The Port of Belledune on the east coast of Canada is a world class deep water facility with exceptional year round cargo handling capacity. It handles resource materials, energy, aggregate, and so forth.
The port was built in 1968 to facilitate the shipping needs of Noranda (Glencore) Smelter. It was originally operated by the Canada Ports Corporation in Ottawa. In 2000, the Port of Belledune became a local port authority.
The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) offers modern equipment and infrastructure which includes a barge terminal, a roll-on, roll-off terminal and Modular Component Fabrication Facility. It is a year-round, ice-free, deep-water port and offers efficient stevedoring always ensuring the integrity of its customers’ cargo. The port has ample outdoor terminal storage space and several indoor storage facilities — a definite competitive advantage for bulk, breakbulk and general cargo handling.
The BPA offers diversity, innovation and has a reputation for excellence. To continue to achieve these sustainable results, it benefits from a dynamic and engaged board of directors and a professional and committed staff.
Safety is always the first priority at the Port of Belledune, which holds the ‘Certificate of Compliance of a Marine Facility or a Port.’ The EPA holds an A+ safety rating from Transport Canada. Transport Canada Marine Safety & Security has not identified any vulnerabilities during its past assessments.
FIVE GROWTH SECTORS
As part of its diversification efforts, the BPA has adapted a new business development method with an increased focus on specific growth sectors. The objective behind this new strategic direction is to enhance the BPA’s capabilities, create new opportunities and encourage new development at the Port of Belledune and in Northern New Brunswick.
The majority of cargo handled by the Port of Belledune in 2016 fell under the energy sector in the amount of 1,620,187,000 kilograms.
With this focused approach to business development the BPA strives to be innovative, offer supply chain solutions and be a catalyst for growth in Northern New Brunswick.
SIX NEW COMMODITIES
The Port of Belledune welcomed six new commodities in 2016, including bauxite, urea, limestone, mill scale, silica sand and road salt.
While bauxite, limestone, mill scale, silica sand and road salt all fall within the Mining & Minerals sector, urea falls within the Agricultural sector, and is used predominantly as a fertilizer. The Port of Belledune received a shipment of urea in April, 2016 in the amount of 5,984,000 kilograms. The shipment came from Muuga, Estonia. Prior to 2016, the port received its last
shipment of urea in 2006.
Over the course of the year, the port also welcomed 7,183
tonnes of bauxite from New Amsterdam, Guyana, 36,731,000 kilograms
of limestone from Lower Cove, Newfoundland, 7,183,000 kilograms of
mill scale from Nanticoke, Ontario and 9,428,000 kilograms of silica
sand from Long Pond, NFLD. In addition, the port also received
its first five shipments of salt, three of which came from Pugwash
Nova Scotia, one shipment from Magdalen Island, Quebec and
another from Casablanca, Morocco totalling 67,915,000 kilograms of
salt in 2016.
The BPA is very pleased to have welcomed these new
commodities to the port and it will continue its efforts to create
new opportunities and encourage new development in an effort
to sustain its success and enhance its capabilities.
EASTERN CANADA STEVEDORING INC.
Eastern Canada Stevedoring Inc. (ECS), a subsidiary of Quebec
Stevedoring Company Limited (QSL), has been providing their
clients with exceptional services tailored to their specific needs
for many years. The company is very active at the Port of
Belledune. Supported by a management team with a wealth of
experience, skilled workers with extensive know-how and
equipment at the cutting-edge of technology, ECS adheres to the
most stringent quality standards of the stevedoring industry.
ECS is the terminal operator for Terminal 3 and also provides
stevedoring services for all other terminals at the Port of
ECS works very closely with the management team at the
Belledune Port Authority to develop innovative customer
solutions and provide the most flexible port experience.