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2nd Annual Port Day Community Open House Held at Port of Johnstown Saturday – VIDEO

2nd Annual Port Day Community Open House Held at Port of Johnstown Saturday – VIDEO
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Port of Johnstown investment attracts new business

Johnstown – The Port of Johnstown held their second annual Port Day on Saturday.

It was a chance for the public to get a tour around the facility and hear how well the port is doing. The free community event also featured tours of the CCGS Corporal Teather C.V., and the Navy vessel HMCS Goose Bay and attracted more than 1000 people.

Port of Johnstown officials reported that infrastructure investments have attracted new business from the agricultural and steel sectors at the event on Saturday which saw the local community as well as politicians and business leaders in attendance.

Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Mayor Pat Sayeau said that there has been an improved trend in cargo volumes being shipped through the port by truck, rail and ship since the completion of the port’s $35 million infrastructure upgrades. He was joined by MP Gord Brown (Leeds and Grenville), MPP Steve Clark (Leeds-Grenville) Chamber of Marine Commerce Vice-President of Operations Robert Turner, HMCS Goose Bay Lt. Commander Robert Tucker and Captain Terry Weller, Commanding Officer, CCGS Corporal Teather CV.

General manager of the Port of Johnstown Robert Dalley also said that “This summer, the port will be receiving shipments of specialized steel for use in the construction industry,” said Robert Dalley, general manager of the Port of Johnstown. “This is a new cargo for us and it will be delivered by ship to our revamped Harbour Front dock.

Chamber of Marine Commerce Vice-President of Operations Robert Turner reported an overall positive outlook for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping. “Every day, the cargo moved on the St. Lawrence Seaway contributes $50 million worth of economic activity to Canada and the U.S.

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