The Port Committee of the Corner Brook Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Corner Brook and a number of other port stakeholders, established the Corner Brook Port Corporation (CBPC) in 2001.
CBPC is a not-for-profit corporation established under the laws of Newfoundland and Labrador. The port was divested to the Corporation from Transport Canada in November 2004.
Following incorporation, the Corner Brook Port Corporation established a mandate as follows:
- To ensure the growth and development of high quality ocean transportation and distribution services.
- To enhance the economic well being of Western and Northern Newfoundland and Labrador.
Corner Brook Port Corporation is a community-based and controlled organization responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Port of Corner Brook.
As a non-profit entity, any profits from the operation are re-invested back into infrastructure and facilities. The Corporation is committed to expanding shipping opportunities for the region, where viable, as well as pursuing projects which have the potential to generate economic activity for Western Newfoundland.
Three Lines of Business
The Corner Brook Port Corporation has three main lines of business. These three sources of revenue help the Corporation achieve its mandate and become commercially viable and sustainable in the long-term. The core objectives for each line of business are as follows:
Board of Directors
Verbon Hewlin, P.Eng.
Mayor Jim Parsons
Port Manager & CEO:
Jacqueline Chow, CPA, CA
Business Development Manager:
Jennifer Hartley, M.Ed., MBA