Saint John, NB Jan. 30, 2023 — DP World and Port Saint John welcomed two additional post-Panamax cranes over the weekend to the terminal ultimately strengthening its position as an important part of the Atlantic Gateway.
These cranes will enable increased throughput, provide more well-paying job opportunities and economic benefits for Saint John and the region as a whole. The modernization project means more career opportunities at the port and in the transportation, logistics and warehousing sectors. It will provide an economic boost for the province and support growth in GDP overall. The arrival of the cranes marks a significant milestone in Port Saint John’s $205 million modernization project. This project will be completed in 2023 and is a three-way partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of New Brunswick and Port Saint John.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the long-term, sustainable economic growth of Saint John and the Atlantic region,” said Maksim Mihic, CEO and General Manager DP World (Canada) Inc. With connections to 500 ports worldwide, intermodal transportation and three class one railways, Port Saint John is well positioned for growth for the foreseeable future. The investments being made throughout the trade-eco-system including logistic services will make the port a more competitive gateway for decades to come.”
These additional cranes bring the total to four, the most quay cranes ever at Port Saint John. The cranes arrived from Charleston, South Carolina and are the bigger brothers to the two cranes that arrived in 2016. The Hyundai Heavy Industries Container Cranes have an outreach of 190 feet and can reach up to 21 containers wide and are capable of servicing vessels with a capacity between 10,000 and 14,000 TEUs.
“We are about to see a change in our skyline,” said Donna Noade Reardon, Mayor, City of Saint John, New Brunswick. “The port modernization project is an opportunity of epic proportion for Saint John. We are thrilled to have a global partner like DP World investing in Port Saint John and our city.
New cranes will significantly increase shipping capacity, reaffirming Saint John’s position on the global stage as a world-class container option. We are always moving forward and Saint John is open for business.”
“The arrival of these two cranes is symbolic of the growth we can offer not only to port business, but also to our community and our region,” says Craig Bell Estabrooks, President and CEO of Port Saint John. “Soon we will have more than double the capacity to move product and to create jobs. Partners like DP World open doors for us and our local economy to pursue new opportunities for our industrial parks, our supply chain, and manufacturing capacity. With every new milestone we hit, we solidify our position as one of Canada’s top ports and we intensify our standing as an agent for positive change and economic growth for our province.”
About DP World
We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.
We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of over 300 business units in more than 75 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.
Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 101,000 from 162 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.
We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.
About Port Saint John
The vision of Port Saint John is to be a catalyst for growth, recognized for our community leadership. The Port of Saint John is Atlantic Canada’s largest port by tonnage and has a diverse cargo base, including dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, containers, and cruise.