Strategic partners including Ports America, China Communications Construction Company, Canderel, government partners and many private investors are propelling this project forward.

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Chiefs of 13 First Nations communities in Nova Scotia participate in Novazone sod-turning


In December 2016, Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) announced they had reached an agreement to work together to promote, develop and manage NOVAPORTE™. SHIP also reached an agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to design and build NOVAPORTE™.

With its operator and design/build partners in place, NOVAPORTE™ has received support from former Prime Minister Jean Chretien who is the project’s international advisor. The project received endorsements from Canadian municipal, provincial and federal government officials, while funding for the construction part of the project is coming from both Canadian and offshore investors.

NOVAPORTE™ is also pleased to partner with a Canadian leader in engineering and environmental services, Stantec, along with ZPMC, the largest producer of cranes and maritime equipment in the world and Dentons, the largest law firm in the world with extensive networks across North America, Europe and Asia. AECOM is also associated with the project for port engineering services.

Most recently, Chiefs of Nova Scotia’s 13 Mi’kmaq communities announced they fully support the project.