Newfoundland & Labrador

Argentia - Port of Argentia

The former site of a United States naval facility, the Port of Argentia is a premier heavy industrial seaport with infrastructure and port facilities supporting diverse business opportunities in metal fabrication, international container shipping and offshore marine services. Services available at the port include berthage, anchorage, pilotage, fresh water, supplies, fuel bunkers, welding and repair services, stevedoring, cranes, storage and marshalling yards. The port features an international shipping line and Canada Customs vessel traffic centre.  Marine Atlantic offers seasonal service between Argentia and Canada’s mainland during the summer months. 


Situated on the southeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, on the eastern shore of Placentia Bay and 130 kilometres southwest of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial capital of St. John’s, the Port of Argentia is well positioned to serve marine freight and industrial opportunities. Located between North America and Western Europe, the port is a marine transportation hub connecting both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Industrial Parks

The Port of Argentia owns and operates:

  • Dock lands (40 hectare site with over 600 metres of wharves)
  • Southside Industrial Park (1,000 hectare site, light industrial and commercial)
  • Northside Industrial Park (400 hectare site, heavy industrial)
  • Technology Park (4 hectares)
For further information:
Port of Argentia
PO Box 95
12 Marquise Avenue
Argentia, NL    A0B 1W0
Tel: 709-227-5502 (main office)
Tel: 227-7390 port (operations office)

Bay Bulls - Pennecon Energy Marine Base

Pennecon Energy Marine Base (PEMB) is a private, wholly owned company within the Pennecon Energy Services Group, located in the town of Bay Bulls, 20 minutes from St. John’s. 

PEMB consists of 16 acres of rock-fill waterfront, located at an ice-free, deepwater port.  Direct access by sea, as well as a modern highway linkage with St. John’s and surrounding industrial parks, makes PEMB an ideal location for any type of shore-based marine activity, from vessel mobilization/stevedoring to repairs and upgrades of ocean going vessels and offshore drill rigs. PEMB is the closest deepwater port to the Grand Banks oil fields of Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Hebron.


  • Berths: 3
  • Berth length: 90 m - 115 m
  • Water depth: 7.5 m - 10 m
  • Tidal range: 1.65 m
  • Wharf elevation: 3.2 m @ LNT
  • Heavy laydown bearing capacity
Heavy lift quayside, stevedoring, heavy equipment, side and stern loading with roll-on/roll off, warehousing, lay down area, office space.
For further information:
Pennecon Energy Marine Base
Northside Road
Bay Bulls, NL    A0A 1C0
Tel: 709-334-2820 or 709-699-5585 (24/7)

Corner Brook - Port of 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 kilometre fjord connected to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  A sheltered and deepwater 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, shipping to the Arctic or to European destinations.

Port Infrastructure

  • 53 tonne capacity fixed pedestal crane
  • Container storage area: 28,000 m²
  • Berthage: 362 m
  • Deck elevation: 4.1 m
  • Water depth no less than 10.1 m at dockside
  • Turning basin diameter: 1530 m
  • Tidal range: 2 m
  • Channel to bay: 1.6 km wide, 46 m deep
  • No prevailing wind/wave issues
  • Large industrial waterfront building (110,000 ft²) recently renovated and available for lease
  • 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 (ISPS)
  • 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 east via TCH in Deer Lake, offering daily international, national and regional connections
  • Hospital in the City of Corner Brook just 2 km from dock
For further information:
Corner Brook Port Corporation
R.A. Pollett Building
61 Riverside Drive
PO Box 1165
Corner Brook, NL    A2H 6T2
Tel: 709-634-6600

Lewisporte - Port of Lewisporte

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, width 37 m
  • Water depth: 7 m (minimum)
  • Tidal range: 1 m
  • Wharf elevation: 2.1 m
  • Enclosed warehousing: 2,600 m2
  • 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 - Port of 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 deepwater 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 of Stephenville

The Port of Stephenville (under new management since October 2015) is located on the north shore of St. George’s Bay about 50 kilometres east of Cape St. George. It can be navigated year-round, with occasional icebreaker support during the 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.

The port provides berthage and ample turning room for ships 10 metres depth at dockside, in the channel and turning basin. Its quay is 293 metres x 20 metres with 7500 square metres of paved dockside area.

The port operates according to Transport Canada’s national service standards and complies with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.


  • 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


  • On-site operations manager, security and customs bonded warehouse
  • 24/7 tug service
  • Stevedoring and minor repairs
  • Direct connection to Trans Canada Highway (TCH)
  • Airport within 4 km, hospital within 5 km of dock
  • Fuel, towage, linesmen, boatmen, fresh water, supplies, harbour master, Canada Border Services (customs), waste oil disposal, garbage disposal, goods storage, wharf parking, electrical connections, crane service, boom truck service, forklift service, kitchen, washroom and showers, weigh scales, light tower usage.
For further information:
Port of Stephenville
Port Harmon Authority Ltd.
PO Box 100
Stephenville, NL    A2N 2Y9
Tel: 709-643-5626

St. John’s - Port of 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
  • Water depth: 3 m to 15 m (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

St. John’s – A. Harvey Marine Base

A. Harvey’s Marine Base Division is a long established and leading local supplier of logistic support services to the offshore oil & gas and marine industries.

A. Harvey has been in the marine stevedoring business since 1865. In response to being awarded a long-term contract with Hibernia in 1995, the company undertook a $7 million reconstruction of Pier 14 in St. John’s Harbour, making it the most modern facility of its kind in Eastern Canada.  Since that time, the base has serviced offshore drilling activity for Hibernia, Terra Nova and Husky Energy and services have grown to include trucking services, container rentals and logistics support services.

The A. Harvey Marine Base is situated on 12 acres of prime waterfront property in St. John’s Harbour, at the east-end of Water Street, strategically located as the nearest point to offshore Newfoundland and the Grand Banks, near all industrial parks and minutes from St. John’s International Airport.

ISO 9001:2008 registered and certified under the Marine Transportation Security Act as a compliant port facility marine, marine base features include:

  • 435 metres of dock space suitable to accommodate 5 offshore supply vessels.
  • Water (45-70 m3 per hour)
  • 24-hour security with CCTV security cameras
  • Heavy lift dock capable of 62-tonne lift
  • Drilling bulks (barite, bentonite and cement)
  • Two Liebherr LHM mobile harbour cranes purpose built for high duty cycles
  • Heavy duty forklifts to 36,000-pounds capacity
  • Two entrances, one of which is open 24 hours per day
For further information:
A. Harvey Marine Base
Pier 14, 71 Water Street
St. John's, NL    A1C 1A1
Tel: 709-570-7060

Nova Scotia

Halifax - Port of Halifax

The Port of Halifax is a diverse cargo and cruise port, strategically located on the Great Circle Route. It has minimal tides and is one of the world’s largest and deepest ice-free ports.  The port has the capacity to accommodate the world’s largest vessels and is the only major seaport in Canada with on-dock policing services.

The Halifax Port Authority has invested significantly over the past five years in infrastructure, and has the latest technology and world class security. Over the last five years, the private sector has invested over $250 million in port-related infrastructure with the Halifax Port Authority investing over $100 million. The Port has two major Gateway infrastructure projects underway to enhance breakbulk and containerized cargo terminals.

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 is 20 kilometres long, up to 1.5 kilometres wide with a limiting depth of 27 metres and can handle vessels up to 500,000 dwt.

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

Mulgrave Marine Terminal:

The Mulgrave Marine Terminal is located in the Town of Mulgrave on the western shore of the Strait of Canso.  The 2.8-hectare terminal is positioned to service the offshore oil & 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 six 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 four 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 on the eastern side of the Strait of Canso.  This L-shaped pier is located adjacent to the Strait of Canso Yacht Club, offers five to six meter depths along the wharf face and provides excellent berth space for pleasure craft, 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 - Port of 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, New Brunswick. 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 and containers. It is easily connected to central Canadian inland markets by rail and road and provides a marine gateway to global markets.

The port has a diverse range of facilities, including some managed by Port Saint John on behalf of the federal government and others that are privately owned.

For further information:
Saint John Port Authority
111 Water St.
Saint John, NB    E2L 0B1
Tel: 506-636-4869

Belledune - Port of Belledune

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: 12.60


Belledune has four terminals, a liquid bulk storage compound, modular fabrication facilities, a freight station offering 1,740 square metres of indoor shed storage space 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 - Port of Charlottetown

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

Latitude: 46º 23’N
Longitude: 63º 07’W
Channel depth - 10 m at lowest tide
South Berth - length 183 m
East Berth - length 150 m


Fresh water, supplies, bunker and diesel fuel, gas and lubricants, hospital & airport, port operations, security, Canada Customs, pilotage (compulsory).

For further information:
Charlottetown Harbour Authority Inc.
1 Weymouth Street
PO Box 1117
Charlottetown, PE    C1A 7M8
Tel: 902-566-7974