Saint John Port Days go virtual for 2021

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

The Port of Saint John, New Brunswick’s, Port Days, a maritime and transportation industry conference with more than 60 years of history, will be held this year for the first time virtually on June 8th.

Port Days has been a part of the Port identity and a ritual for many stakeholders and partners ending with a longstanding Seafood Fiesta dinner tradition. Though the 2021 virtual edition will not include this feast, Port Saint John and its partners are coming together to highlight the Port’s strategic direction leading to the Port of the Future.

Port Saint John and its partners are in a state of growth, stimulated by the West Side Modernization Project, a stage of evolution related to post-pandemic resumption of cruise activity, and an era of even greater collaboration with our community and port industry partners. These themes will all be explored in five separate sessions on June 8th.

The virtual conference is free to register and begins at 10:00 am ADT and then breaks at noon. The afternoon session picks back up at 1pm ADT and runs until 2:30 pm ADT.

The sessions cover many areas of focus for the Port and community including:

  • West Side Modernization Project & the Future Port
    Panel: Port Saint John with Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, DP World, J.D. Irving Limited, Stewart McKelvey
  • Growth & Workforce Sustainability
    Panel: Port Saint John with NB Post-Secondary Education Training & Labour, Envision Saint John
  • Data & Innovation
    Panel: Port Saint John with DP World, Transport Canada Innovation Centre
  • Cruise in Post-Pandemic Times
    Panel: Port Saint John with Ajamil & Partners Inc, Aquila Centre for Cruise Excellence
  • Port in the Community
    Speakers: Port Saint John with AiVP, Dublin Port Company

Community and business members alike are invited to tune in on June 8th. Interested attendees are encouraged to pre-register. Full agenda available here.