Novaporte (The Port of Sydney) will be the last major new port to be developed on the Eastern seaboard of North America in our lifetime.

Former PM says proposed Sydney container terminal has ‘90 per cent’ chance of success

March 20, 2018. Cape Breton Post. Former prime minister Jean Chrétien was acting as chief cheerleader Tuesday for the development of a proposed container terminal in the port of Sydney. Speaking at the Think Export N.O.W. Conference in Membertou, Chrétien, who was hired as an international adviser with Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP), which is…

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Canada Could Boost Arctic Container Shipping

March 8, 2018. The Maritime Executive. By Harry Valentine. Efficient operations at Canada’s Pacific coast container ports combined with efficient trans-continental railway services have resulted in these ports approaching peak operational capacity. The situation increases the possibility of using Canada’s Arctic channel to transfer some container transfer operations to the east-coast ports. Full article.

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CBRM council approves port agreement, paves way for container terminal

November 20, 2017 - Cape Breton Post Cape Breton Regional Municipality council has approved what Mayor Cecil Clarke calls a “significant” agreement aimed at smoothing the turbulent waters of port development. Full article.  

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SHIP extends exclusivity agreement for five years

Full article. Contact: Albert Barbusci Chief Executive Officer Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (S.H.I.P.) abarbusci@gmail.com T (480) 309-4885    

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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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CBRM port development potential enormous

May 22, 2016 - Cape Breton Post The handout for this year's Sydney Harbour Port Days was entitled 'Thinking Big' - A new home on the East Coast for Ultra Large Container Vessels. Full article.  

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Nova Scotia mega container port project gaining traction

April 20, 2016 - American Journal of Transportation - After marking time for several years, an ambitious project to build a mega deep-sea container port at a greenfield site in Sydney on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia appears to be gaining traction though key pieces of the puzzle still need to fall into place. Full…

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Why shipping experts think the time is right to build a container terminal in Sydney

CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton - May 20, 2016 --- Ports Day in Sydney has transformed in recent years into a hotbed of discussion about the potential of building a container terminal in the harbour — and this year, attendees from all facets of the shipping industry say the time is right to make it a…

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Technical feasibility study gets funding

April 18, 2016 - China Communication Construction Company and Harbor Port Development Partners agree to fund technical feasibility study for NOVAPORTE In his role as International Advisor to Harbor Port Development Partners (HPDP)​, The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada and Albert Barbusci, founding Partner of HPDP​ met with President Chen Fenjian…

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NOVAPORTE presented at Suez Canal conference

March 1, 2016 - Cairo, Egypt—The NOVAPORTE™ container port and transhipment hub proposed for the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia was showcased at the Suez Canal Global Conference. Full article.  

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Sydney’s Port has a Future

Special to the Cape Breton Post from Business Cape Breton - December 3, 2015 --- Access to the sea has played a significant part in Cape Breton’s history. We have a storied history involving our prime maritime location. Full article.  

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China Communications Construction Company tours Port of Sydney, study in the works

November 19, 2015 - Sydney port officials are hoping to have a shipper, business plan and feasibility study for a Sydney container hub within six months. Full article.    

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McKeil Marine – Serious on Sydney

By Peggy MacDonald, CBC - June 4, 2015 --- A supplier of tug, barges and marine equipment says Sydney wasn't even on its radar not long ago, but now it has serious plans to make the port home for its Atlantic Canada operations. Full article.    

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Big Future for Giant Ships

Bigger is better. May 18, 2015 --- An "infectious" trend toward ordering more and bigger box ships seems unstoppable as carriers fulfill their alliance capacity commitments, reports Lloyd's List.  Full article.  

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