Cranes at Port Saint John Container Terminal

Last year was disastrous for the cruise industry thanks to the COVID pandemic – but – the port posted an increase on another front for 2020. New figures released today show the port ended the year with a two percent increase in overall cargo tonnage handled.

Breaking it down – container tonnage was up 19-percent over the previous year making 2020 the fourth consecutive year of growth in the container sector. Starting this year – Hapag Lloyd will be joining MSC and CMA-CGM in providing container service through the port.

Dry bulk cargoes were also up driven by potash shipments from Saskatchewan. Break bulk cargo representing .01-percent of business is the only cargo sector to experience a decline in numbers.