Newfoundland & Labrador


Argentia Harbour is located on the east side of Placentia Bay, NL. The harbour is entered between Low Room Point and Broad Cove Point, and extends 3 km (1.9 mi) southwest to the head of Sandy Cove. It can be navigated year round.


Anchorage, pilotage, fresh water, supplies, minor repairs, fuel, stevedoring and Canada Customs, upland storage, cranes.


  • Berths: 5
  • Berth length: 105 m (345 ft) to 155 m (509 ft)
  • Water depth: 7.4 m to 11.0 m (24 to 36 ft)
  • Tidal range: 2.38 m (7.8 ft)
  • Wharf elevation: 4.12 m (13.5 ft)
For further information:
Argentia Port Corporation
PO Box 95
Argentia, NL    A0B 1W0
Tel: 709-227-7390
Cell: 709-227-4653
Fax: 709-227-2128

Corner Brook

Situated on the west coast of Newfoundland, the Port of Corner Brook is located at the end of the Humber Arm, a 35 km (22 mi) fjord connected to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  A sheltered and deep water port, it is navigable year-round with occasional ice-breaker services. The geographic location of Corner Brook is ideally situated for freight service along the eastern seaboard and Montreal via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Port Infrastructure

  • 53 tonne capacity fixed pedestal crane
  • Container storage area: 28,000 m² (91,864 ft2)
  • Berthage: 362 m (1,200 ft)
  • Deck elevation: 4.1 m (13.5 ft)
  • Water depth no less than 10.1 m (33 ft) at dockside
  • Turning basin diameter: 1530 m (5000 ft)
  • Tidal range: 2 m (6.4 ft)
  • Channel to bay: 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, 46 m (150 ft) deep
  • No prevailing wind/wave issues
  • Waterfront space suitable for office or commercial use available for lease in the R.A. Pollett Building

Port Services

  • Port Operations Manager and Security on site
  • Port of entry with full services from Canada Border Services Agency
  • Fully compliant with the International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code
  • Fresh water, supplies, bunker and diesel fuel, gas and lubricants, etc
  • Stevedoring and minor repairs
  • International garbage disposal and gray/black water/sludge removal
  • Direct connection to Trans Canada Highway (TCH)
  • Airport 50 km (31 mi) east via TCH in Deer Lake, offering daily international, national and regional connections
  • Hospital in the City of Corner Brook just 2 km (1.2 mi) from dock
For further information:
Corner Brook Port Corporation
R.A. Pollett Building
61 Riverside Dr.
PO Box 1165
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6T2
Tel: 709-634-6600


Lewisporte is located in Notre Dame Bay and is the point of origin for passenger services and freight shipments between Newfoundland and the coast of Labrador. The deep water port can be navigated year round, with occasional icebreaker support during the winter months. Lewisporte is the off loading center for aviation fuel supplied to Gander International Airport.

Latitude: 49º 14.8’N
Longitude: 55º 03’W
Fresh water, supplies, minor repairs, stevedoring, power supply, side and stern loading with roll-on/roll off, warehousing, lay down area, paved wharfage, customs service and truck service.


  • Public wharf: Length 183 m (600 ft); Width 37 m (121 ft)
  • Water depth: 7 m (23 ft) (minimum)
  • Tidal range: 1 m (3.2 ft)
  • Wharf elevation: 2.1 m (6.9 ft)
  • Enclosed warehousing: 2,600 m2 (8,530 ft2)
  • Lay down area: 4.5 hectares
For further information:
Department of Transportation and Works
122 Main Street
Lewisporte, NL    A0G 3A0
Tel: 709-535-6200

Port aux Basques

Located on the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, Port aux Basques harbour is ice-free year round.  It has an approximate water depth of 10 meters, harbour channel width of 55 meters, and an inner harbour turning radius of 270 meters.

Marine Atlantic is the sole shipping company operating from the harbour, with the Canadian Coast Guard, oil tankers, cruise ships, and other occasional shipping companies harbouring. The harbour is equipped with 10 deep water docks that vary in length and depth to accommodate ships of various specifications.

In addition to this current infrastructure, the municipal council has ownership to undeveloped land on the eastern side of the harbour that is ideally suited for future development. The outer harbour may also be well suited for specific transportation developments.

The port has a tug boat service available, a Canadian Coast Guard Centre and is directly linked to the Trans Canada Highway.

Latitude: 47º 34’51” N
Longitude: 59º 8’15” W
CHS Charts: #4641
Fresh water, power supply, laundromat, washroom facilities, showers, payphone, fuel, minor repairs, supplies, marine hardware store on wharf, towing service, ferry service, hospital, airport shuttle service, harbour manager and a shopping centre closely located (one minute walk).
For further information:
Port aux Basques Harbour Authority
PO Box 1380
Port Aux Basques, NL     A0M 1C0
Phone: (709) 695-7975

Stephenville (Port Harmon)

Stephenville’s Port Harmon is located on the north shore of St. George’s Bay about 50 km east of Cape St. George. It can be navigated year round, with occasional icebreaker support during winter months.  Its entrance is a dredged channel, 72 meters wide by 2100 meters long, with green leading lights passing over a depth of 10 metres, reduced to lowest normal tide.

Port Harmon is designated as a compulsory pilotage area under the authority of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA). The Pilot boarding station is approximately 1 nautical mile (3.7 km) west of the Port Harmon harbour entrance.

Port Harmon provides berthage and ample turning room for ships 10 meters depth at dockside, in the channel and turning basin.  Its quay is 293m x 20m with 7500 m2 of paved dockside area.


  • Marginal wharf: 293 m x 19 m
  • Water depth: 9.8 to 10.1 m
  • Tidal range: 1.7 m
  • Wharf elevation: 3.6 m
For further information:
Port Harmon Authority Ltd.
PO Box 100
Stephenville, NL A2N 2Y9
Tel: 709-643-5626

St. John’s

Home to the most easterly full-service port in Canada, St. John’s remains the logical choice for the offshore energy supply and service sector. Strategically located, sheltered, ice-free, it has the largest and most modern supply base in Atlantic Canada. The Port is a vital transportation hub and one of the most accessible and flexible ports in the country. It is the primary offshore energy supply and service centre, home to the province’s most advanced container handling facility as well as a state-of-the-art mixing and distribution facility at dockside. The port’s combined strengths – skill and dedication of local workers, commitment and ingenuity of marine-related businesses, and a focus on regional development and world-class facilities – have all contributed to an exciting success story.

Latitude: 47º 34’ 03”N
Longitude: 52º 42’ 41”W
CHS Charts: #4846
Multi-purpose container terminal, offshore/onshore supply base, roll-on/ roll-off facilities, liquid and dry bulk handling, fresh water, environmental/ waste services, ship chandling, bunkering, ship repair, dry dock, synchrolift, truck service, pollution response, vessel traffic control, customs service, pilotage, towage, consular services and International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Certification.


  • Berths: 36
  • Total length: 4,398 m (14,429 ft)
  • Water depth: 3 m to 15 m (9.8 to 49 ft) (at low tide)
For further information:
St. John’s Port Authority
1 Water Street
PO Box 6178
St. John’s, NL    A1C 5X8
Tel: 709-738-4782


Nova Scotia


The Port of Halifax is located 97 km off the Great Circle Route. The outer harbour is 2 km wide and 8 km long, with a channel leading to an inner harbour called the Bedford Basin. It is one of the world’s largest and deepest ice-free ports.

The Halifax Port Authority has invested significantly over the past five years in infrastructure, and has the latest technology and world class security.

Facilities and Services:

  • Deepest berths on the East Coast of North America
  • On-dock, direct-to-rail discharge
  • Temperature-controlled warehousing
  • Terminals that service containerized, bulk, breakbulk, RO/RO and project cargo
For further information:
Halifax Port Authority
PO Box 336
Halifax, NS    B3J 2P6
Tel: 902-426-8222
Strait of Canso Superport
(Mulgrave and Port Hawksbury)

The Strait of Canso Superport is located between mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.  Formed in 1997, the port is positioned within a naturally deep, ice-free harbour, which is open for business year-round. 

The Superport includes two marine facilities, the Mulgrave Marine Terminal and the Port Hawkesbury Pier.

The port is a major bulk port, handling approximately 68% of Nova Scotia’s international and domestic cargo tonnage and is central to offshore resources and North American and International shipping routes.  Commodities shipped include crude oil and petroleum products, stone aggregate, gypsum, forestry products, highway salt, coal, and gravel.

Mulgrave Marine Terminal

The Mulgrave Marine Terminal is located in the Town of Mulgrave (Latitude: 45036’N; Longitude: 61023’W), on the western shore of the Strait of Canso.  The 2.8-hectare Terminal is positioned to service the offshore oil and gas industry through its strategic location, excellent infrastructure, skilled workforce, and supply base services. The Terminal also services a range of bulk and breakbulk cargo activities requiring warehousing and lay down area at dockside as well as serving the needs of marine construction projects on Canada’s east coast.

There are two berths available at the Mulgrave Marine Terminal, which total 500 meters in length.  The north berth is 150 meters in length and the south berth is 275 meters.  There is a 10-meter depth along the north berth and depths along the south berth range from 10 to 6 meters.  The wharf length provides operational berthing for two to three vessels depending on vessel length, lay berthing activity, and draft requirement.  Handymax bulk ships typically call at this facility.

The terminal also includes more than 4 acres of fenced, lay down area adjacent to dockside and individual office and warehouse space is available for lease.

Port Hawkesbury Pier

The Port Hawkesbury Pier is located in the Town of Port Hawkesbury (Latitude: 45037’N; Longitude: 61021’W), on the eastern side of the Strait of Canso.  This L-shaped pier is located adjacent to the Strait of Canso Yacht Club, offers 5 to 6 meter depths along the wharf face, and provides excellent berth space for pleasure crafts, small cruise ships, service vessels, fishing boats, tugs, barges, and pilot boats.


The following services are available at the Strait Superport marine facilities or through contracted arrangement with Strait area companies:

  • Custom Fabrication
  • Water (600-700 gpm)
  • Fuel
  • Stevedoring
  • Trucking
  • Industrial Cranes
  • Environmental Services
  • Coatings
  • Logistics Support
  • Lodging and Provisions
  • Shuttles
  • Inspection Services
  • Wire Rope
  • Barges, Boats and Trailers
  • Drilling Fluid
For further information:
Strait of Canso Superport Corporation
428 Main Street
PO Box 238
Mulgrave, NS    B0E 2G0
Tel: 902-747-2410

New Brunswick

Saint John

The Port of Saint John is one of Canada’s major deep-water ports. It is located on the mouth of the Saint John River, on the Bay of Fundy, NB. The port is ice-free year round.

The port handles an average of 28 million metric tonnes of cargo annually, including dry and liquid bulks, break bulk, containers and cruise. It is easily connected to central Canadian inland markets by rail and road and is part of Canada's Atlantic Gateway, providing a marine gateway to global markets.


General, bulk and container terminals, liquid bulk terminal, towage, shed storage, CCG MCTS system, roll-on/ roll-off ramps, container service, truck service, ship chandling, bunkering and ship repair.


  • Berths: 21 (total length 3,865 m (12,680 ft))
  • Sheds: 8 general unitized cargo 100,000 m3 (328,084 ft3); 2 dry bulk 21,500 m2 (70,538 ft2)
For further information:
Saint John Port Authority
111 Water St.
Saint John, NB E2L 0B1
Tel: 506-636-4869


The Port of Belledune is located on Chaleur Bay in northeastern New Brunswick.  It is a deep-water port, open to navigation all year round. Its position allows it to offer some of the shortest shipping routes between points in Europe and North America.

Latitude: 47° 55.0’ N
Longitude: 65° 50.0’ W
Max Draft: 11.7 Chart Datum
Belledune has 4 terminals, modular fabrication facilities, a freight station offering 1,740 m2 of indoor storage capacity and more than 650 hectares of land adjacent to its main terminal facilities that are available for development.
For further information:
Belledune Port Authority
112 Shannon Dr.
Belledune, NB E8G 2W2
Tel: 506-522-1200


Prince Edward Island


Charlottetown is a deep-water commercial harbour. The port remains ice-free from April 15 through December 31; occasional icebreaker support is required late in the shipping season. It is located on the west bank of the Hillsborough River on the south coast of Prince Edward Island. During the winter season icebreaker support is available upon request. Charlottetown is the capital and largest city in the province, and therefore the centre of most commerce.

Latitude: 46º 23’N
Longitude: 63º 07’W

Approach Channel:

  • Depth – 10 m (33 ft) at lowest tide


  • South Berth - Length 605 ft
  • East Berth - Length 605 ft
Fresh water, supplies, bunker and diesel fuel, gas and lubricants, hospital & airport, port operations, security, Canada Customs, pilotage (compulsory).
  • Cruise Ship Welcome Centre and Multi Purpose Events Centre: 2,106 m2 (6,909 ft2) (Heated)
  • Transit Shed (heated): 1,755 m2 (5,758 ft2)
  • Open Storage Area: 6,500 m2 (21,326 ft2)
For further information:
Charlottetown Harbour Authority Inc.
1 Weymouth St.
PO Box 1117
Charlottetown, PE    C1A 7M8
Tel: 902-566-7974


Souris is approximately 100 km (62 mi) from the port of Charlottetown and is the nearest Island port to the commercial shipping lanes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Port of Souris is a fishing station, a commercial shipping port and an inter-provincial ferry terminus, making Souris a focal point of economic activity on the eastern end of Prince Edward Island. The port typically remains ice-free from April 15 through January 31.

The Souris Harbour Authority’s holdings include five wharfs, breakwater, transit shed, authority office building, marina, ice house, lighthouse, Eastern Cold Storage, vessel topside storage and harbour bed totaling 460 hectares.  The port is host to a Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Station.

Souris is located approximately 26 km (16 mi) from East Point, on the east side of Colville Bay, PEI.
Latitude: 46º 21’N
Longitude: 62º 15’W
CHS Charts #4419

Berthing, Laydown, Warehousing:

  • Over 470 m (1,542 ft) of available berthing

  • 8,500 m2 (91,500 ft2) of exclusive topside lay down area next to berths

  • 4.5 acres of other lay down yards

  • 2,933 m2 /31,570 ft2 of existing warehouse:

    • 145.9 X 20.1 meters (2,933 m2 / 31,570 ft2)

    • Three offices and male/female washrooms

    • 7 on-grade wharf deck overhead doors

    • 4 truck loading bay ramp doors

    • 14 ft on-grade loading bay door

Other Services:
Fresh water, welding, carpentry, diving, mobile crane, minor repairs, stevedoring, fuel and port manager.  Icebreaker support is available upon request during the winter season
Not compulsory but available 24 hours per day.
For further information:
Souris Harbour Authority Inc.
118 Breakwater St.
PO Box 339
Souris, PEI    C0A 2B0
Tel: 902-687-7209


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