"Our deep-water unobstructed port has access to undeveloped and affordable land, is a strategic location on the ‘Great Circle Route’ for shipping, has access to eastern seaboard markets and the St. Lawrence Seaway, has access to rail and more."

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke
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Ideal Location

NOVAPORTE™ will be a transshipment and gateway hub servicing the Eastern Seaboard of North America, the St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes and the Northwest Passage. It will offer the only deepest, sheltered, un-congested harbours on the eastern seaboard able to accommodate ULCV (18,000+ TEU) operations.

Your first stop on the Great Circle route from Europe and the Suez Canal, NOVAPORTE™ will offer a two-day sailing advantage over New York and Montreal, as well as a three day advantage over Norfolk.

Land Transport Distance & Cost Advantages Relative to Vancouver, British Columbia

Sydney is closer to North American, Eastern and Mid-West market by rail to:

  • Montreal – 2,200 miles closer
  • Toronto – 1,500 miles closer
  • Detroit – 900 miles closer
  • Chicago – 700 miles closer