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.
Stats Below Based on Annual Impact for 2018
Air = 28%
Trucking = 25%
Rail = 18%
of regional cargo
Million Spent by Visitors
of Ferry Rides in Canada
of vehicle trips in Canada
in added value
in salaries and wages
in taxes to federal and provincial governments
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.
BAYSIDE, N.B. -- The world’s largest freezer vessel was docked at one of Atlantic Canada’s smallest ports yesterday afternoon. Bringing in a load of fish from Alaska, the almost 17,000 tonne Star Courage was the largest vessel to ever dock at the Port of Bayside, and...
Digby port’s role in ocean innovation and technology discussed during meeting with COVE representatives
DIGBY, N.S. – CEO Jim Hanlon and COO Sheila Paterson were in Digby recently to promote the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE). They were met with a representation of businesses, academics, First Nations and community leaders during their July 13...
This August 15th and 16th, Tall Ships are coming to Digby! Join us in an event celebrating our local talent and treasures. Celebrate the Rhythms of the Sea through live (local) music from morning to evening at three different stages throughout town, follow the artisan...