A next generation transportation, logistics, and energy hub on North America's East Coast

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Novaporte is a 2000+ acre deep-water port, logistics, and green energy infrastructure project.

The greenfield development will meet the projected doubling of maritime cargo traffic through North America's east coast by 2050 with a zero-carbon transportation infrastructure.


Connecting Europe and the Suez Canal to North America via rail and transshipment.

Strategically located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, Novaporte is six miles off the Great Circle Route and the first port of call for ships sailing from Europe and the Suez Canal.

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Offering a unique combination of assets found nowhere else along the eastern seaboard.

Novaporte is the only location on the eastern seaboard with the scale, affordability, connectivity, and clean energy infrastructure needed to build a next generation transportation and trading hub.

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Deep-Water Mega Terminal

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Offshore Wind Marshalling & Green Energy

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Port-Side Logistics Park

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North American Rail Connectivity

News Articles

Chief Terry Paul of Membertou and Albert Barbusci shaking hands.

Novaporte, Blue Water Shipping Announce Agreement to Develop the First Offshore Wind Marshalling Port in Canada

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA – Novaporte, a transportation, logistics and green energydevelopment in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, announced today a concession agreement with BlueWater Shipping, a global provider of all logistics services in modern supply chain management.Both parties will work together, along with equity partner Membertou First Nation, to develop amajor marshalling hub in Sydney,…
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CBRM Extends Exclusive Development Agreement with SHIP

Cape Breton Regional Municipality council continued its support of the Novaporte project by voting to approve a three year extension of the Option and Development Agreement with SHIP. This vote of confidence is a recognition of the time, effort, and money that has been invested by SHIP and its indigenous partners in the development of…
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SHIP Signs on New Partners

Membertou Signs on as Major Partner for Sydney Port Development SYDNEY, N.S – Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (“SHIP”) announces the expansion of its partnership consortium to include Membertou and Bridging Finance Inc. SHIP is working to develop Novaporte, a deep-water, multi-use port on 500 acres within the Port of Sydney. Novaporte is expected to have…
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Work to Begin on Mi’kmaq Section of Novazone

Logistics park planning with private sector partners and municipality Sept. 13, 2017 – SYDNEY, NS – Design and site work for civic infrastructure is commencing for the first portion of the Novazone logistics park. Members of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, government and private sector partners gathered at the 250-acre site to turn the…
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Mayor and First Nations leaders support “transformative opportunity” at Port of Sydney

December 13, 2016 CBRM RELEASE – For immediate release Sydney, Nova Scotia — MONTREAL, QUEBEC – The head office of Montreal’s Canderel was the setting for a historic meeting with key partners in Port of Sydney’s Novaporte and Novazone project. Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) met with Membertou Chief Terry Paul, Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny,…
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MOU provides labour stability during Sydney container terminal construction

August 31, 2016 News release – For immediate distribution Sydney, Nova Scotia — The 15 local trades unions hoping for employment through the possible construction of a $1.2-billion deep-water container terminal in Sydney harbour agreed in principle to maintain labour peace during project construction. Project proponent still seeking out port operator, shippers and suppliers. The Cape…
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Egyptian ambassador hopeful about shipping partnership with Sydney port

By Peggy MacDonald, CBC News – June 1, 2016 — Egypt’s ambassador to Canada was in Cape Breton this week to promote business and education links between the island and his country. Full article.
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Announcing NOVAPORTE™ and its logistics park NOVAZONE™

February 10, 2016 – News release for immediate distribution Sydney’s Deep Water Port Development Project Named NOVAPORTE™ Sydney, Nova Scotia, February 10, 2016 — The Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) and the Port of Sydney are pleased to announce the exciting new brand for Sydney’s new container terminal: NOVAPORTE™ and its adjacent logistics park NOVAZONE™.…
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CBRM and SHIP Announce MOU with Dalian, China

December 16, 2015 News release – For immediate distribution Sydney, Nova Scotia — The Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) and the City of Dalian, Liaoning Province in the People’s Republic of China are pleased to announce they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) laying the ground work for an official sister city…
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CB & Central NS Railway work with SHIP on Port development project

Sydney, Nova Scotia, November 19, 2015 — Cape Breton Regional Municipality has recently officially granted Harbor-Port Development Partners (HPDP) the exclusive right to market the port of Sydney for development, including building the financial and operating consortium to construct a state of the art container terminal and logistic park able to accommodate the latest generation…