Moving the Economy

Independent Marine Ports of Atlantic Canada

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The divested ports of Atlantic Canada are economic drivers in their communities, offering marine shipping options that move the economy.

Independent marine ports play an integral to the economic health of their host communities as well as to the Atlantic Provinces’ broader economic fabric.

Stats above based on annual impact for 2018.

Marine shipping 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.

IMPAC is made up of a diverse representation of divested ports located throughout the Atlantic Canadian 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.