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Import & Export Infrastructure

Saint John has entered a new period of growth, supported by a rapidly growing/improving port, rail and air options and a stronger-than-ever transport trucking industry, all perfectly poised to connect your business to the world. Saint John is open for business!

Port Saint John

A Gateway to Global Markets!

Port Saint John is a part of the critical transportation infrastructure of Canada and a cornerstone of the New Brunswick economy. Our mission is to proactively manage, in a sustainable manner, the provision of infrastructure and service for present and future users of Port Saint John to the economic and social benefit of the surrounding region.

Port Saint John is a critical partner to industrial/commercial businesses of all sizes and growth goals. The port enhances any import/export-based operation that establishes in Saint John.


We Are Connected

Connected with over 500 ports worldwide. Regular container calls from CMA CGM, MSC, and Hapag-Llyod and to class 1 rail lines, CN, CP, and CSX. Average annual cargo handling of 28-million metric tonnes.

Port Saint John Modernization

The Port of Saint John expansion project ($205 million) is significantly expanding the port’s capacity and capabilities and positioning Saint John as an important part of the Atlantic Gateway.

Custom Solutions Experts

Port Saint John currently has three regular container services including CMA CGM, MSC, and Hapag-Lloyd, and is the only port in Atlantic Canada with rail optionality. These services offer competitive transit times for the US East Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean, North EU, and Central/South American markets. Serving customers in Central & Eastern Canada, New England, and the Midwest US.

Hapag-Lloyd Container Service

Hapag-Lloyd's new Saint John Express connects Northern Europe with key markets using the Canadian Pacific Railway network in Canada (Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver) and the United States (Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis).

Not Just Cargo

Not only can we handle your container cargo, we are also equipped to handle bulk and break bulk. Our Port offers terminal optionality; with heavy load-bearing capacities and significant open area for complex lay down requirements.


Stevedores are contracted to coordinate the labour required to handle the cargo move both on and off the vessel and through the terminal. They can also provide any necessary equipment for the cargo move. With the exception of the DP World facility, all three stevedores can operate at Long Wharf, Lower Cove and Piers 10/11.

CMA - CGM Container Service

CMA CGM is the third largest container line in the world with a niche North-South service connecting to points in Central and South America and the Caribbean. CMA uses the Canadian National Railway service which has access to major population bases in Central Canada as well as the US Midwest. Calling Saint John weekly since 2017, CMA CGM makes a trans-shipment through Kingston, Jamaica through to the Caribbean & Central/ South America.


Marine pilotage services and expertise in the field of navigation and safety. Extensive experience in working within the Bay of Fundy and Saint John Harbour. Pilots and fleet positioned in Saint John.

Ancillary Services

Port Saint John has access to competitive ancillary services, including barging and towing, industrial fabrication, and engineering firms in the Province of New Brunswick.

Large Scale Barge Facility

Spruce Lake Industrial Park is home to a large-scale barge facility. This facility features a large barge docking area with a large scale wide/heavy duty roadway which connects to Spruce Lake Park and has 1 km access to major highways.

MSC Container Service

MSC is the largest container line in the world, connected to 315 ports globally. MSC has been calling Port Saint John regularly since 2012, with trans-shipment through Freeport, Bahamas. MSC offers a weekly service, connecting Atlantic Canadian importers and exporters with Global Markets. The line offers 20/40ft dry standard and high cube containers, refrigerated cargo options, and flat racks for over-dimensional cargo solutions.

Industrial Supply Companies

Experienced in major construction projects including service and maintenance. Over 100 established industrial fabricators and 170+ engineering firms in New Brunswick. Accustomed to the varied demands of heavy lift operations. Technical consultancy and engineering guidance. Comprehensive fleet of cranes, transporters, and non-conventional lifting gear.

Canadian Pacific Railway


With Port Saint John’s significant infrastructure upgrades, CP will be able to offer a broader and more efficient service offering.

CP Connects. With over 40,000 m² of on-dock warehousing space, Port Saint John affords customers with a range of options enabling them to manage inventory and increase supply chain efficiency. Whether sourcing from or shipping to global and regional markets, we get your goods to their final destination faster.


CP Connects

CP provides customers with superior access and optionality on the Atlantic coast. CP has approximately a 200-mile advantage from the east coast into Montreal, Toronto, and Chicago.

Domestic Repositioning Program

CP can market your intermodal containers, which would otherwise move empty, and use them in the North American market to provide low-cost repositioning to the Maritimes.


The Saint John automotive compound is the closest Atlantic Canada vehicle distribution centre to the automotive production centres in Ontario and the U.S. Midwest. The compound has capacity for 18 multi-level auto racks and approximately 600 vehicles. Its close proximity (2.5 miles) to Port Saint John facilitates fast and efficient service for automotive compound customers.

TempPro Monitoring

CP’s dedicated TempPro team closely monitors container conditions while the shipment is en route and can address any issues in near real-time, ensuring your goods are delivered securely and safely.

Even More Connections

Access to a deepwater ocean terminal with a world-class operator that is willing to invest. Multi-use terminal with on-dock rail infrastructure, warehouses and container handling equipment.

Expedited Customs Procedures

As a low-risk transportation carrier for U.S. imports, CP can arrange expedited customs procedures between Canada and the U.S.

Automotive Logistics

CP's yard logistics system automates processes and supports real-time inventory reporting. Customers have better visibility of their shipments. The Saint John compound allows for the easy distribution of vehicles across the Maritimes.

Intermodel Terminal

CP now offers access to the new NB Southern Railway Intermodal Terminal. Strategically located in Saint John, N.B., the terminal provides door-to-door service to and from the Maritimes. Able to securely transport temperature-sensitive products safely and reliably with CP TempPro. Provides seamless truck passage, making it more fluid and efficient, getting your products to market quickly.

Strategically Located Terminals

12 modern intermodal container terminals ideally situated in high-density areas in Canada and the U.S., with the ability to expand.

Extensive Network of Transload Facilities

Allows more goods to be containerized and shipped domestically or overseas.

Temperature Controlled Fleet

CP’s fleet of temperature-controlled containers includes 900 refrigerated containers and over 1,200 heated containers, which are GPS-tracked and equipped with the latest telematics technology available for use across our network.

Extending Our Reach

CP's acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railroad (CMQ) gives us access to key Atlantic ports. Our network gained 481 miles of additional track in Canada and the U.S., with five short line connections. This creates optionality for our customers and positions CP as a full coast-to-coast supply chain provider.

CN Rail Transportation Services

CN Connects The Dots.

We got our start in rail close to 100 years ago. Since then, we’ve evolved into a world-class transportation leader and the only transcontinental railway in North America. Our 20,000-mile network spans Canada and Mid-America, connecting three coasts: the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. Our supply chain partnerships carry customer cargo all the way to Mexico City. Wherever you find CN trains, you’ll find a host of service options to help you ship more; faster, further and more cost-effectively.


Equipment You Need

Did you know that we own and operate the largest fleet of rail equipment in Canada? That means you get the quantity and variety you require to meet your needs for safe, damage-free shipping!

Private Car Storage

Managing Your Private Fleet. Rail yards and siding can get busy. That's why we place a high priority on keeping our operating yards fluid, so that train connections are on time and your goods get to where they need to be. Materials and cars are accessible when customers need them, but are kept out of the way to keep facilities free of congestion.

Customs Brokerage Service

Personalized service with a single point of contact – 24/7 – that’s the advantage of using CN’s Customs Brokerage Service. We go the extra mile, ensuring shipments are cleared efficiently and your valuable commodities don’t get stuck at the border.

20,000 Route-Miles of Track!

CN’s network is your connection to North America and the world. Whether you’re shipping across our rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles of track, shipping globally through the many ports we service on three coasts, or leveraging 23 strategically located Intermodal terminals across our network, we connect you with the people that matter most: your customers.

Distribution Services

Three coasts, 20,000 miles of track and over 31 strategically located distribution centers, bulk transfer facilities and Cargoflo transloads giving our rail and non-rail served customers access across North America and beyond.

A Few Stats

17,000 trained railroaders looking out for each other! More than 300 million tons of cargo carried annually! 2,000 municipalities reached by our outreach programs!

DP World

DP World Saint John offers container and non-containerized cargo handling services with over 500,000 square feet of bonded warehousing capacity including container stuffing/destuffing, breakbulk, stevedoring and other cargo handling solutions, all within a designated on-terminal facility. Multiple weekly liner services offer competitive transit times to over 500 ports in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Ports and terminals are the gateways to smarter, more efficient and more secure global supply chains. DP World Canada is hard at work reimagining the future, with step-change terminal handling innovations designed to streamline our global network of ports and keep things flowing.


Four Sheds

Four sheds with 51,995 m2 (559,670 ft2) of covered warehouse storage space and 112,000 m2 (1,205,558 ft2) of fully bonded open area.

Two Berths

One berth with 369 metres, draft 12.2 metres and one berth with 345 metres, draft 17.1 metres.

Well Established in Canada

With a global reputation built on nearly a century of experience we are a leading provider of smart logistics solutions, we help trade flow across Canada and the world. DP World Canada operates terminals in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Surrey, Nanaimo and Saint John and is Canada’s largest container terminal operator.

82 Acre Terminal

Multi-purpose terminal with 9,000 feet of on-dock rail. Perfect for off-loading/loading for all cargo requirements.

Connecting Global Markets

Our modern, strategically positioned marine terminals have the speed, reliability and reach to ensure your cargo gets to where it needs to be. Our Saint John Port location allows for convenient shipping to / from the East Coast to many points, Global.


DP World specializes in Non-Vessel Operating Carrier Services (NVOCC), Transloading, Inland Trucking & Intermodal Services, Short Sea Shipping, and Expedited Rail Service (ERS).

Four Cranes

Four post-Panamax quay cranes with capabilities to work up to a 21 container-wide, 10,000-14,000 TEU capacity vessel.

Smarter Trade

We are the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, we help trade flow across the globe. Our global network spans 64 countries; made up of logistics terminals, marine services, ports and economic zones. We think ahead, anticipate change and create innovative trade solutions for a positive impact on society.

Global Reach

300 business units Located in 75 countries. 103,000 people from 161 countries. 70,000 vessels serviced each year. 190,000 containers moved every day!




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Head Office

15 Market Square,

2nd Floor, City Hall

Saint John, NB  E2H 4L1

Cell: 506-639-1247

Direct Land: 506-658-4418

Office Land: 506-658-2860

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