Saint John Port is the largest in the Province of New Brunswick, handling about 27 million tons of cargo each year. It generates about three thousand jobs for area residents. The port is critical to trade for New Brunswick’s petroleum, aquaculture, forestry, and potash industries. It also supports a growing cruise industry sector.
In 2007, Saint John Port handled over 27 million tons of cargo, dominated by 25.2 million tons of liquid bulk in the form of fish oil, chemicals, molasses, petroleum, and other liquid products. The port also handled almost 1.2 million tons of dry bulk, 391 thousand tons of general cargo, and more than 46.5 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo.
Saint John Port’s Rodney Container Terminal is devoted to handling containers and breakbulk. It has two berths, dredged each fall, with alongside depth of 12.2 meters. The terminal has eight sheds covering over 3 thousand square meters and an open area of 18.2 hectares. The terminal offers four rail tracks and on-dock rail services as well as direct access to the highway network.
The Barrack Point Potash Terminal supports a major industry in New Brunswick. With capacity for loading/unloading 2700 tons per hour, the terminal handles both potash and bulk rock salt. It includes two sheds with over 33 thousand square meters for storage and berths with alongside depth of 13 meters. The Canadian National Railway serves the facility.
Saint John Port’s Long Wharf Terminal handles import and export general and bulk cargo, with excellent connections to both rail and road networks. It offers 5.5 thousand square meters of insulated sheds and a 6.1 hectare open area as well as three berths with alongside depth of from 9 to 10.7 meters. The terminal is served by rail, with tracks in the back storage area, and has access to the highway networks.
Handling containers and bulk and general cargo, the Lower Cove Terminal contains 7.4 hectares of fenced, lighted paved area and offers excellent rail and road access. Its berth has alongside depth of 10.7 meters.
Saint John Port’s Navy Island Forest Products Terminal handles forest products, general cargo, and containers. It offers access to seven deep-water berths with alongside depth of over 10 meters, over 48 thousand square meters of sheds, and a 6.5-hectare open area. The terminal includes five roll-on/roll-off ramps and rail and road access.
The No. 10/11/12 Terminal at Saint John Port handles general and bulk cargo at two berths with alongside depth of 9.7 meters. It offers 12 sheds of 6.9 thousand square meters and a 4-hectare open area. Two berths have rail tracks and all berths have access to the country’s highway system.
Pugsley Terminal A/B is a multi-use cruise facility operated by the Saint John Port Authority. Its berths have alongside depth of 10.4 meters, and it contains a two-hectare open area for storage.
Pugsley Terminal C is an intermodal facility that handles a variety of breakbulk general cargoes. With alongside depth of 10.4 meters, it contains insulated and heated sheds covering 6.1 thousand square meters. The terminal offers direct rail access, with three tracks serving C shed, and access to the highway network.
Several privately-operated facilities are located within Saint John Port. They include the Canaport Marine Terminal for handling and storing petroleum cargo, Courtenay Bay Terminal for the export of refined petroleum products, and Crosby Molasses Company that imports molasses and handles other liquid bulk cargoes.
Saint John Port’s Bay Ferries Terminal houses the Princess of Acadia carrying vehicles twice a day between Saint John and Digby across the Bay of Fundy, saving 582 kilometers of driving distance.