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Greet the world. Grow the
ocean economy.
for the future.

Where History Meets New Opportunities

We are Newfoundland and Labrador’s primary and most advanced container terminal. We are also the primary offshore energy supply and service centre and a destination of choice for the cruise ship industry. And—true to our roots—we are one of the most active fish-handling ports in the province.

As innovators and entrepreneurs, the Port of St. John’s has evolved to become a strategic transportation hub and a powerful economic engine for our province.

The St. John's Port Authority (SJPA) plays a central role in both the day-to-day marine operations of the port and in planning its future. We are solutions-focused and discover new ways to innovate, collaborate, and improve to ensure we are moving forward as a community

The Port by Numbers


0.5% of annual operating income, given to community investment


paid annually to the City of St. John's as payment in lieu of taxes


For more than half of all general cargo to the island (containers, autos, trailers and breakbulk).


fundraised by the St. John's Port Authority over the past 13 years.


granted to students through post-secondary scholarships since 1999.


paid annually to the Federal Government as a charge on gross revenues.


of our operating revenue is generated from port activity—we do not receive any taxpayer funds.


commercial vessels for a total of 1,723,625 metric tonnes of cargo came to our port in 2016.


has been contributed to the provincial GDP and with 3,890 direct and indirect jobs in 2016 by the Port.

The Port of St. John’s is the right port for you

Location is what makes us the first economic gateway between North America and Europe. But opportunity is what makes us the right port for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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