The Gateway to Industry in Atlantic Canada

Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada

The Gateway to Industry in Atlantic Canada

Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada

The Gateway to Industry in Atlantic Canada

Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada

The Gateway to Industry in Atlantic Canada

Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada

The Gateway to Industry in Atlantic Canada

Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada

The Gateway to Industry in Atlantic Canada

Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada

IMPAC Ports - Marine Ports of Atlantic Canada

Marine Ports Atlantic Canada

We facilitate the networking, exchange of information, and representation for member ports.

Independent marine ports play an integral to the economic health of their host communities as well as to the Atlantic Provinces’ broader economic fabric. Marine shipping more than any other form of transportation provides linkages to overseas markets for a vast array of goods we depend on every day.

It represents the least cost and lowest environmental impact mode of shipping, especially for many importers and exporters of large items and bulk volumes of goods. The communities, businesses, and port operations are closely intertwined, and the ports continue to be a cornerstone of local and regional economic development.

The Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada (IMPAC) is made up of a diverse representation of divested ports located throughout the region. The ports are diverse in terms of timing of divestitures, lines of business, capital infrastructure requirements and capital availability, and the communities in which they are located.

What they have in common is the positive economic impact the ports have on Atlantic Canada, with their established infrastructure and their ‘open for business’ attitudes, and their role in providing a more environmentally friendly transportation system.

 

Industry Impact

 

Stats Below Based on Annual Impact for 2018

 

Shipping Value

%

Marine

Air = 28%
Trucking = 25%
Rail = 18%

full-time jobs

%

of regional cargo

%

of fisheries

Cruise Business

Cruise Visitors

Million Spent by Visitors

Passenger Ferries

%

of Ferry Rides in Canada

%

of vehicle trips in Canada

$368 million

in added value

$219 million

in salaries and wages

$60 million

in taxes to federal and provincial governments

Featured Member

Corner Brook Port

A sheltered, deep water port located in Western Newfoundland. Accessible year round, the port is well positioned for shipping to and from destinations in North America such as ports along the St. Lawrence Seaway, in Atlantic Canada, along the Eastern seaboard of the United States or in the Arctic. 

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Marine Traffic

Tide Information

PHONE:

902-432-2498

EMAIL:

info@impacports.com

MAILING ADDRESS:

103 Baglole Ave.
Summerside, PEI
C1N 5G5