Industrial

MSC to call Port of Corner Brook weekly

October 28, 2020 – The Corner Brook Port Corporation is pleased to advise that MSC is increasing its container service in the region with a weekly call to the Port of Corner Brook. Today’s arrival of the MSC Elbe marks the start of the increased frequency of vessels.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company added the Port of Corner Brook to its Canada Gulf Bridge Service in May 2020 on a bi-weekly schedule. Recognizing the strong regional economic impact, the Port of Corner Brook continues to work diligently to grow and develop the container business with increased focus on expanding import cargo. To date, more than 2,800 containers of product from the province have been exported from the Port of Corner Brook. Feedback from users indicate significant transportation cost savings with improved access to worldwide markets.

“The service is transitioning to a weekly call months earlier than our original projection at the start of the project. MSC’s weekly call to Corner Brook is a significant project milestone that we are happy to share with our project partners.  We look forward to the service continuing to grow and having a positive impact on the region.” Jackie Chow, CEO Corner Brook Port Corporation.

MSC is the only international ocean carrier providing access to and from Asian and South American markets directly linked to Newfoundland. The service will now include weekly sailing from Montreal, Saint John, and Corner Brook with unmatched vessel capacity.

For more information please contact Jennifer Hartley, Business Development Manager by email jhartley@cornerbrookport.com.

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Call for Proposals – Engineering Services

Corner Brook Port Corporation is requesting proposals from qualified engineering firms to assist the Port with the design and construction of a cold storage facility to be located dockside at the Port of Corner Brook. The services required include preliminary investigation, design, provision of a public tender and construction management.

This project, proposed by the Corner Brook Port Corporation, is intended to significantly contribute to the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing industry by providing access to safe cold storage in a location that is strategically positioned on the wharf to give direct access to the port’s international container service. The completion of the project will increase business opportunities to both fish harvesters and processors through lower costs, quicker time to market and better direct access to international markets promoting economic development for seafood processors, harvesters
and other businesses in the surrounding areas and strengthening the regional and provincial economy.

View the Call for Proposal below or view on www.bidsandtenders.ca 

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CBPC is a non-profit community-based organization responsible for the stewardship and operation of the Port of Corner Brook. CBPC oversees the management of a range of port assets including the dock, six rental buildings, three ancillary buildings and 22 acres of waterfront land. CBPC aims to facilitate port growth and development through its two-pronged mandate. The first is the provide a high-quality ocean transportation and distribution link to meet the needs of western Newfoundland and the second is to contribute to regional economic development. CBPC has primarily been an industrial port with focus on pursuing industrial projects, particularly those with the potential to increase port activity and stimulate the local and/or regional economy. CBPC’s objective is to align port capabilities and regional capacity and invest in infrastructure where viable long-term opportunities exist.

For more information contact the Port:

Tel. 709-634-6600 | e-mail. info@cornerbrookport.com

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Call for Expressions of Interest – Cold Storage

Subject: Cold storage facility (fish) in Corner Brook, NL

The Corner Brook Port Corporation (CBPC) invites expressions of interest from prospective cold storage users to support the development of a cold storage facility in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. This multi-user facility will be positioned strategically on the dock at the Port of Corner Brook to give direct access to the port’s international container service.

CBPC recognizes the limited access to proper cold storage in the region and the impact it has on the industry. Currently, many processors incur significant additional transportation costs as it is necessary to move fish off the island to be stored in facilities in other provinces. As well, due to the lack of cold storage near the Port of Corner Brook, it has been identified that the fishing industry does not have equal opportunity to benefit from the international container service available at the port. Specifically, processors planning to ship fish to international markets directly from Corner Brook are not able to safely store fish prior to its shipment. A dockside cold storage facility will provide processors with lower costs, quicker time to market and better direct access to international markets promoting economic development for seafood processors, fisherpeople and other businesses in the surrounding areas.

To address this cold storage shortage, CBPC plans to construct a public use cold storage facility for fish products at the Port of Corner Brook. The facility will have an expected holding capacity of 5,000 to 6,000 tonne. The expected budget for this project is $10 million. CBPC has funds to invest in this project however additional funding for cold storage equipment and racking will be required.  While CBPC will be applying to federal programs to assist with this project we are seeking industry partners in invest in the project in exchange for guaranteed storage at a preferred rate.  While project partners will be able to invest to guarantee their access to storage a limited percentage of storage will remain available for public use.

Industry partners interested in contributing to the project are requested to submit a non-binding EOI application.  If you have questions or would like to discuss this opportunity prior to submitting an EOI application, you may contact Jennifer Hartley. Application are due July 10, 2020.

After the EOI applications have been received CBPC will evaluate the demand for cold storage to determine the optimal size facility to construct, given the constraints of the available space, potential investment funds and estimated construction cost.  We are unable to guarantee that we will be able to construct sufficient cold storage to meet the needs of all interested applicants.  The EOI process will be followed by a formal subscription process first offered to EOI applicants.

Download the application: CBPC Expression of Interests – Fish Cold Storage 2020

CONTACT

Jennifer Hartley, M.Ed., MBA

Business Development Manager, Corner Brook Port Corporation

Office: 709-634-6600 Mobile: 709-640-1399

Email applications to: jhartley@cornerbrookport.com

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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company to service Port of Corner Brook

NEWS RELEASE

CORNER BROOK, NL (May 11, 2020) – The MSC ELBE is expected to arrive at the Port of Corner Brook May 12, 2020 as the inaugural call of a new container service to the Port of Corner Brook. The purpose of this visit is to position empty cargo containers so that the Port and its partners, Logistec Stevedoring Inc. and Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd. can prepare for their first international shipment.

MSC is enhancing its shipping network in Canada by adding a new call to Port of Corner Brook. Building on its existing presence in the Ports of Montreal and Saint John, MSC will deploy the additional service to Corner Brook, beginning this month. MSC is a global leader in transport and logistics, facilitating international trade between the world’s major economies and emerging markets across all continents.

“This new service is a symbol of our long-lasting commitment to Canada and mutually beneficial relationship with the Corner Brook Port Corporation and our customers in Newfoundland and Labrador. What is even more important is our continuous commitment to invest in and serve the Canadian market in general and the Newfoundland and Labrador market in particular, providing services which support local trade ambitions and trigger growth, while opening doors to global opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Sokat Shaikh, President and CEO of MSC Canada.

“This international container service at the Port of Corner Brook achieves a key objective in the Port’s long-term strategy” says Jackie Chow, Chief Executive Office of Corner Brook Port Corporation, “we are pleased with this collaboration with MSC, as our global shipping partner, as this service will provide an efficient transportation link to world markets and will support the growth of international trade in western Newfoundland and Labrador, the Province and Canada.”

The 4800 hp tug, Dalton Warrior, will be stationed in the Port of Corner Brook to assist the MSC vessels in safe berthing. The Dalton Warrior is owned and operated by PD Industries and is available to service vessels in the western region.

The Port’s terminal operator, Logistec Stevedoring Inc. will oversee the handling and storing of containers and the loading and unloading of cargo in and out of containers. Over the next two weeks, containers will be filled with cargo, sealed, and tagged in preparation for shipment.

“At LOGISTEC, we firmly believe in this type of partnership. Working together toward a common goal benefits not only the local economy, but the national economy as well. Our investment of $1.7 million will be put toward increasing the operational efficiency at the Port of Corner Brook. Making smart investments in Canadian transportation infrastructure and trade corridors are key to ensuring Canada’s continued success in the global marketplace”, explained Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc.

This project was made possible by an investment of $5.5 million approved under Transport Canada’s National Trade Corridors Fund. This funding was augmented by $5.5 million contributed by project partners: Corner Brook Port Corporation, Logistec Stevedoring Inc., Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd., and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“As Premier, my government was pleased to be a partner for this important expansion project. The arrival of the first international shipment from MSC marks a significant milestone for the Port, the City of Corner Brook and the entire region.  By working together, we are creating new economic opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador and I look forward to seeing this momentum continue.”

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“The arrival of an MSC vessel this week is a strong indication that the Corner Brook Port Corporation is prepared to receive and distribute international shipments. Through investments from the federal government’s National Trade Corridors fund, the Port was able to improve their ability to transport international goods, joining a list of world class shipping facilities, while stimulating a vital sector of our local, regional and national economies. The growing business of the Corner Brook Port Corporation is strengthening employment opportunities and business potential in the Long Range Mountains, and across the country.”

Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains

“Transportation and logistics are an essential driver for economic development and the new freight loading infrastructure at the Port of Corner Brook will enable new opportunities to unfold for us all. We are encouraged that our long term partners such as Corner Brook Pulp and Paper and the Barry Group will see benefits from this project just as we are excited that new users will be attracted to our world class facilities. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to partner with the Corner Brook Port Corporation, all of the project partners and the Government of Canada to make this happen.”

Fisheries and Land Resources Minister and Corner Brook MHA Gerry Byrne

Related Resources

Mobile Harbour Crane to arrive in Port of Corner Brook

Employment opportunities with Logistec Stevedoring Inc. at Port of Corner Brook

Investment in Corner Brook Port infrastructure announced

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Media Contacts

Corner Brook Port Corporation

Jennifer Hartley, Business Development Manager

709-640-1399 | jhartley@cornerbrookport.com

 

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

media@msc.com

 

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Mobile Harbour Crane to arrive at Port of Corner Brook

CORNER BROOK, NL (April 24, 2020) – The BBC Austria is set to arrive at the Port of Corner Brook Sunday, April 26, 2020, to deliver container handling equipment for the Port of Corner Brook. The equipment includes a new eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane and two Hyster Reach Stackers purchased by the port and its project partners. Also, on board is a third Hyster Reach Stacker and three Mafi Shunter Trucks purchased by Logistec Stevedoring Inc. for its operations at the port. Offloading of the equipment will commence Monday, April 25, 8am.

This acquisition of the port’s equipment was made possible by an investment of $5.5 million approved under Transport Canada’s National Trade Corridors Fund in August 2019.

“Our government is investing in Canada’s economy by making improvements to our trade and transportation corridors. The transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local, regional, and national economies. This investment in the Port of Corner Brook will stimulate economic growth, create quality middle-class jobs, and ensure that Canada’s transportation networks remain competitive and efficient, fostering long-term prosperity for all of the Long Range Mountains.”
-Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains

This funding was augmented by $5.5 million contributed by project partners: Corner Brook Port Corporation, Logistec Stevedoring Inc., Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd., and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“A partnership like this is what we at LOGISTEC firmly believe in. Newfoundland plays an important role in the Canadian supply chain. Making smart Investments in Canadian infrastructure and trade corridors are key to ensuring Canada’s continued success in the global marketplace.”
-Rodney Corrigan, LOGISTEC Stevedoring, President.

The new mobile crane will increase efficiency at the Port of Corner Brook by growing its capacity to move containers at a faster rate. This equipment will enhance the port’s industrial global shipping operations by allowing for the movement of Canadian goods to international markets.
“Stimulating economic growth for western and northern Newfoundland is an integral part of the port’s mandate. The arrival of the new mobile crane and other required equipment is a significant milestone in laying the groundwork for future prosperity for the Port and the region.”
-Jackie Chow, Chief Executive Office, Corner Brook Port Corporation

About Corner Brook Port Corporation
Incorporated in 2001, the Corner Brook Port Corporation (CBPC) is a community-based, community-controlled organization. As a not-for-profit corporation, future profits from the operation are reinvested back into port infrastructure and facilities to ensure long-term sustainability in the region. The mission of the CBPC is to ensure the continued growth and development of the port by providing a high-quality ocean transportation and distribution link to serve the needs of western and northern Newfoundland and Labrador. The Corporation works toward its mandate within three lines of business: industrial port operations, real estate, and cruise tourism.

News release: click here

Media Contact:
Jennifer Hartley
Business Development Manager
709-640-1399 | jhartley@cornerbrookport.com

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Employment Opportunities with Logistec Stevedoring Inc. at Port of Corner Brook

In August 2019, the Corner Brook Port Corporation, along with funding and project partners, announced significant investments to enhance port infrastructure. This project will help the port facilitate a transportation link to international markets from Corner Brook, NL.

Since the announcement, the port, along with its stevedoring partner Logistec Stevedoring Inc., has been working closely to move the project to fruition. The port has purchased container handling equipment consisting of a mobile crane and two reach stackers, which are due to arrive late April or early May.

The hiring process is a key project milestone for Logistec. This process is officially underway as they look to hire qualified and diverse talent to join their team. Employment positions currently offered include:

“Creating more and better-quality jobs is key to boosting growth in our region. Our mandate at the port is to enhance the economic well-being of Western and Northern Newfoundland and Labrador and this project certainly aligns with this goal, so we are more than happy to share all upcoming opportunities with our partner Logistec.” says CEO Jackie Chow.

Logistec is a recognized terminal operator across North America, operating in more than 34 ports and 60 terminals. For more information about Logistec Stevedoring Inc. visit www.logistec.com

Interested in applying for a position with Logistec?

Send your resume to recruiting@logistec.com!

For more information about the Port of Corner Brook email info@cornerbrookport.com.

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