The Return of the Cruise to the Port of Corner Brook

The Seven Seas Navigator

News Release

Following a two-year halt to the cruise industry that was felt around the globe, the Port of Corner Brook is excited to once again welcome passengers and crew back into our beautiful city.

The first Ship to make its way into port this season is the Seven Seas Navigator, which will make its first of seven trips into the Bay of Islands on May 24th. This ship can hold up to 490 passengers and 325 crew, and despite being smaller in size, the Navigator represents the official return of the cruise to the city of Corner Brook.

The cruise industry has a profound impact on the city of Corner Brook and surrounding area, significantly increasing the economic activity in the region. There are expected to be 24 calls into the Port of Corner Brook, consisting of 6 inaugural visits by different cruise ships.

The largest ship coming into the port is the Sky Princess, which is making its inaugural visit to Corner Brook. This large vessel can accommodate 3,660 passengers and 1,346 crew, and should be a sight to behold once it enters port, due to its sheer size and intriguing design.

The Sky Princess

The Corner Brook waterfront is renowned for its tremendous scenery, and one of the best ways to enjoy the view is experienced while watching cruise ships come into port, especially ones the size of the Sky Princess.

There is a wide variety of ships coming into the Bay of Islands during this cruise season, featuring vessels arriving from 5 different countries (USA, CAN, GER, ENG, ISL), bringing people from all across the globe into the community.

The majority of the calls for this upcoming season are in the months of September and October, allowing operators within the tourist industry to extend their season, something that was greatly missed over the last two years. The direct impact that the passengers and the crew of the ship make on the local economy is significant, whether by purchasing tours, utilizing local transportation services, or even increasing activity in local shops/restaurants, all were missed greatly due to the cancellations over the past two years due to Covid-19.

The cruise lines themselves also have a huge impact on the operations and economy at the Port of Corner Brook. These ships have to routinely pay for cruise services, supplies and port fees, which results in a huge boost for the city of Corner Brook and the CBPC.

With everyday life creeping back to normalcy after the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic it will still be essential to keep passengers, crew and staff safe from the virus. It will be important for us to continue following the guidelines set out by Transport Canada and the Provincial Government to ensure the safety of everybody involved.

The return of cruise lines into the Port of Corner Brook for the 2022 season will create a significant amount of economic activity in the Corner Brook region, new job opportunities, and increasing revenues for several local businesses.

The cruise schedule for the upcoming 2022 season can be found here.


Call for Artist Proposals – Port Mural


Corner Brook Port Corporation (CBPC) is a community-based organization responsible for the day-to-day operation
of the Port of Corner Brook. CBPC is committed to pursuing projects which have the potential to generate economic
activity for Western Newfoundland. The Tourism Mural Project is part of the Cruise Enhancement Project that
includes various improvements to the cruise welcome program. Cruise tourism is an important revenue generator
for the port and creates economic activity in the city and region. CBPC would like to improve the overall appearance
and atmosphere at the dockside area so that the passenger experience is reflective of the local area and/or culture.

CBPC is issuing an open call for artists to submit individual or group proposals to create an original mural to be
displayed on the outside back wall of the port transit shed located on the wharf (see attached). As part of the
CBPC’s cruise enhancement project, the goal of this mural is to help create a more welcoming and inviting
experience during the arrival of cruise ships. We encourage artists to imagine the space through the lens of a cruise
ship passenger arriving to the City of Corner Brook for the first time. What is it about Corner Brook and the culture
of this province that attracts tourists to Newfoundland and how can this be portrayed within the mural?
Individual and group submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., March 27th. The selection process will take place
and the preferred candidate(s) will be notified by April 3rd. Installation of the mural will be scheduled for Spring
2020. To eliminate the risk to the artist(s) we recommend that the mural be painted on an independent material to
be installed directly on the building.

This call for proposals is open to all artists who are interested in engaging with the CBPC, its board members and
the community in conversations about place-making, public art, and the generation of ideas. We welcome both
individual and group proposals, although artist teams must share the total commission awarded. Previous mural
experience is not required but considered an asset.

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Artist statement of intent
3. Contact information
4. Up to five images of previous work (in JPEG format) with accompanying documentation (i.e. title, medium,
dimensions, location).
5. Full description and sample of the proposed mural.

The artist(s) selected for this project will receive a flat rate artist’s fee of $5000.00. Material costs as well
as photo/video documentation of the work will be covered by CBPC.

Deadline for Submissions: March 27, 2020.

Submit all submissions to info@cornerbrook.com.

We would like to thank all artists in advance for the interest in this project. If there are any questions of concerns
regarding this project please contact Jennifer Hartley, business development manager via email
info@cornerbrookport.com or phone 709-634-6600.

Download: Port Mural Project-Call for proposals


Notice of Increase in Port Tariff Rates

Corner Brook Port Corporation
P.O. Box 1165, 61 Riverside Drive
Corner Brook, NL  A2H 6T2 Canada
Phone: (709) 634-6600
Fax: (709) 634-6620


December 4, 2020

Notice of Increase in Tariff Rates – Port of Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador

The Corner Brook Port Corporation (CBPC) wishes to advise that there will be a 3% increase in Port Tariff Rates effective January 31, 2020.  This increase will apply to harbour administration, berthage, wharfage and storage. Effective Jan. 31, 2020 interest will be applied to all overdue accounts as per section 10 of the Terminal Tariff document.

The complete Terminal Tariff report detailing the rates, charges, rules and regulations at terminals and facilities in the Port of Corner Brook is available on the Corporation’s website under Industrial Operations.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the increase please contact Dean Jennings, Operations Manager at 709-637-4282.

Best regards,

Jackie Chow, CPA, CA

Chief Executive Officer


Investments in Corner Brook Port infrastructure announced

Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, Gudie Hutchings on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a $5.5 million investment for a project that will increase operation efficiency at the Port of Corner Brook, and will move Canadian goods to international markets.

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a contribution of $850,000 towards the project on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Corner Brook Port Corporation will be contributing $2,325,000, Logistec $1.7 million, and Corner Brook Pulp & Paper $625,000.

Federal and Provincial Government representatives and key industry partners join Port CEO Jackie Chow following significant investment announcement.

In April 2019, Corner Brook Port Corporation submitted a funding proposal to Transport Canada under the National Trade Corridors Fund and today the proposal was approved. This significant investment will be used to enhance the loading and unloading capacity at the port facility and allow the port of Corner Brook to access major shipping routes.

In the immediate future the port will purchase container handling equipment consisting of a mobile crane and two stackers. This equipment along with existing infrastructure including the fixed pedestal crane will increase workflow efficiencies by allowing the port to load international container ships within the limited time constraints of the vessel call. Once the container operation is underway, the port will construct a warehouse on the dock to create indoor cargo storage space.

In addition to facilitating a transportation link for the region, the mandate of Corner Brook Port Corporation is to facilitate economic development for the region.

“Transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local, regional and national economies.” said MP Gudie Hutchings.

There is export potential in multiple sectors, both in the short-term and in the years to come.  Some of the more imminent opportunities are in fisheries, forestry and other natural resources.  An international shipping service also provides growth opportunities for businesses looking to import raw materials and goods from international destinations. In the long-term, the stability of a regular shipping service may generate the conditions for more export development in this and neighbouring regions.

With the confirmation of this infrastructure enhancement, the port will be working with its stevedoring partner Logistec Stevedoring Inc. to attract an international carrier to provide regular cargo service to the port, which will lead to economic growth for Western Newfoundland.

The support of this project through the National Trade Corridors Fund will facilitate the development and expansion of export markets by creating a direct trade route from Corner Brook to global markets.  Creating a reliable and stable trade route will improve production planning, which is especially important for perishable products, and potentially open the door to new global customers.

“The opportunity to develop an international container service will be the cornerstone in the port’s future as we move into the post-divestiture period and strive to ensure the port’s long term sustainability.” CEO Jackie Chow

Transport Canada – News Release