The Port of Belledune in 1967 - Built to facilitate shipping for Brunswick Mine and Brunswick Smelter as well as help boost the economy in northern New Brunswick for decades to come.
Old Belledune Elementary School located next to the Port of Belledune. Today, this is where the Belledune Port Authority’s administration building is located.
1988 – 1998
Terminal 2 was constructed as an extension of Terminal 1 in the early 1990’s to give the Port of Belledune the ability to handle larger vessels for the Belledune Generating Station operated by NB Power. Terminal 2 is equipped with a CSU (Continuous Self Unloader) making it still today an extremely efficient bulk terminal
Construction of Terminal 3
After the construction of NB Power’s Belledune Generating station it was determined that an opportunity existed to export synthetic gypsum, which is a bi-product of NB Power’s process. At the time there was more than 300,000mt of synthetic gypsum being produced; a perfect quantity to be the base cargo for the Port of Belledune’s new mixed cargo terminal.
Wagenborg Vessel – Vessel in port at Terminal 1 during the winter months; the Port of Belledune offers year round shipping services making it a competitive option for shippers.
1998 – 2008
Port of Belledune with the newly constructed Terminal 3. The M.D. Young Terminal was built to generate new business and serve the shipping needs of the industry surrounding the Port of Belledune.
Belledune Port Authority
March 27, 2000 the Port of Belledune became a Canadian Port Authority marking its significance as a gateway to Canada’s economy, intermodal connectivity and potential to drive commerce in eastern Canada.
Signing of Perlite Lease
Having an agreement to see perlite shipped into the Port of Belledune marked a significant milestone in the Port of Belledune’s diversification efforts. Commercializing the terminals had officially begun!
In 2004, Rayburn Doucett was named President & CEO of the Belledune Port Authority. Rayburn’s experience and commitment to the northern New Brunswick economy brought a passion that would see growth and development happen at the Port of Belledune.
2008 – 2018
Research & development tour with Cianbro in Brewer, ME to understand pipe rack modules, how they are built and learn about how New Brunswick companies can compete in a global market with the Port of Belledune as a catalyst for activity.
Atlantic Gateway Trade Mission to Brazil promoting Modular Fabrication, Mining and Atlantic Canada’s trade corridors in Sao Paolo Brazil.
Port of Belledune with new Modular facility, terminal and new terminal space following 2009-2011 infrastructure expansion project.
The large piece of equipment was built on Terminal 4 in 2013 by a local fabrication company where it was then shipped to Port Cartier to be used by a mining company.
Offering flexile shipping service is one of the strengths of the Port of Belledune. Shipping these tanks built by a local manufacturer overseas is another way the Port is helping to drive economic growth in the region.
From 2009-2011 The Port of Belledune did a major expansion to allow it to ship even more bulk commodities. This is what the terminals look like today, filled with bulk commodities and making use of the investment at the Port of Belledune.