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Successful implementation of the MDP will require a diligent undertaking of the following port-wide and district-level recommendations within the first five years.

Port-Wide Plan

Governance And Administration

  1. Create an MDP Steering Committee.

  2. Develop and launch a standardized procurement process for commercial agreements.

  3. Adopt a comprehensive disposition strategy.

  4. Incorporate and enforce cargo throughput guarantees into commercial agreements.

  5. Establish a commercial agreements group to administer commercial agreements and ensure compliance.

  6. Work with First Nation communities to enhance partnership opportunities.


Regional Resources Security


  1. Conduct and periodically update a forward-looking water study to assess 5-10 year forecast for freshwater demand.

  2. Actively participate in the dialogue over the future of the Glencore freshwater network.

  3. Maintain access to current water volumes from the Glencore water system and negotiate access to additional volume.

  4. Secure exclusive access to latent capacity available in the NB Power freshwater network and utilize third-party funds to leverage the purchase and installation of new pumps to increase capacity.


  1. Continue to advocate for the operation of the Belledune Generating Station beyond 2030 through a transition from coal to a carbon neutral alternative.

  2. Secure access to affordable green energy through the pursuit of a Port microgrid project in partnership with NB Power.

  3. Advocate for existing and new wind and solar energy projects in the region.

  4. Investigate the potential for siting a biomass energy plant and/or installing SMRs at the Port.


Marine Infrastructure

  1. Program all terminals to their maximum practical capacity:

  • Solicit and secure anchor user(s) for Terminals 1 and 2; and

  • Partner with QSL to secure additional cargo volumes for Terminals 3 and 4.

Climate Change & Resiliency

  1. Conduct feasibility studies for new resilient waterside and landside infrastructure options that address high-event-probability climate parameters.

  2. Develop a set of port-wide planning standards that incorporate climate change and resiliency into infrastructure works.

  3. Finalize and implement a climate change action plan.


Environmental Stewardship

  1. Establish a comprehensive dialogue with regulators regarding future projects at the Port.

  2. Develop, launch, and maintain an environmental policy.

  3. Incorporate a financial incentive structure into commercial agreements to encourage developers to pursue environmental stewardship beyond statutory and regulatory requirements

District-Level Plan

Liquid & Dry Bulk, Ro/Ro District

  1. Acquire the Bulk Handling Facility area from Glencore.

  2. Adopt a multi-commodity approach to developing the district.

  3. Reutilize existing bulk material handling and storage infrastructure wherever possible.

  4. Preserve rights-of-way throughout the district to accommodate the future installation of upland connections.

  5. Enhance utilization of the Tank Farm.


Maritime-Dependent Industry District

  1. Reserve large parcels for development throughout the district.

  2. Partner with provincial and federal authorities to create and implement an incentive program to attract “anchor” industrial tenants to the Port.


Light Manufacturing District

1. Prioritize light manufacturers with operations that complement activity at the Port.


Green Hub District

  1. Partner with federal and provincial authorities to align, develop, and market incentives for third-party green hub developments.

  2. Launch a dedicated marketing campaign to solicit new green development.

  3. Prioritize green development that complements other activities at the Port and can be phased as the market matures.

  4. Encourage third-party investment in microgrid infrastructure and in potential green energy projects both at the Port and throughout the region.


High-Visibility Commercial District

  1. Conduct targeted commercial market study to ascertain local demand and determine the appropriate use and scale of a potential high-visibility commercial project.

  2. Secure a third-party commercial development partner to jointly manage a pilot project.

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