Canada: Port of Saint John sees 11% increase in cargo tonnage in 2021

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Gross cargo tonnage in st john port In 2021, it was 28,822,218 metric tons, an increase of 11% compared to 2020.

In the container sector, both TEUs and tonnages witnessed increases, reaching 86,949 TEUs (10% over 2020) and tonnage reaching 617,312 metric tons (6% during 2020). This is the fifth consecutive year of growth in the Port St John’s container segment.

Over the past year, the station has reached a series of milestones, such as the launch of the strategy Advantage of East Coast Rail CP and rail services through the acquisition and upgrade of the former CMQR line in Maine, creating the Port of Saint John as the only Canadian Atlantic port with two local Class I rail providers, including CN Rail.

In addition, there are weekly services from three of the world’s major container lines: MSC, CMA CGM, and Hapag Lloyd.

In other freight segments, dry bulk cargo was up 123% to 1,907,875 metric tons. The increase in this sector is mainly due to two raw materials: potash and recycled metal.

Potash saw an increase from 619,203 metric tons in 2020 to 1,653,750 metric tons in 2021. Recycled minerals saw an increase from 174,471 metric tons in 2020 to 254,125 metric tons in 2021.

The liquid bulk segment posted a 7% increase, primarily driven by higher exports of petroleum products.

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