The Belledune Port Authority is pleased to announce the first ship arrival of 2021!

The Belledune Port Authority was glad to welcome Captain Nobe Parreno Lagalagot, Master of the MV “Cielo Di Capalbio”, and his crew as the First Ship of 2021 as they laid anchor at the Port of Belledune on January 1st. Calling on multi-cargo Terminal 3, the “Cielo Di Capalbio” began the loading of 25,000 MT of wood pellets – a commodity that is part of a sector that has grown exponentially over the past few years at the Port of Belledune.

The “Cielo Di Capalbio” sails under the flag of Liberia and was only built in 2012. It is a bulk carrier and this is the first time it has ever called on the Port of Belledune.

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, the usual in-person “First Ship of the Year” ceremony was unable to take place. A commemorative gift in the form of an award will be mailed to the ship’s agent, Calypso Marine Agency, in lieu of the presentation ceremony with the Captain and crew. The BPA will also be giving the Captain and his crew some merchandise such as toques to help keep them warm while they work during these upcoming winter months.

Speaking of the occasion, BPA President & CEO, Mr. Denis Caron, said: “Although we cannot all be together to mark this event, we still wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the MV “Cielo Di Capalbio” being the first ship at the Port of Belledune in 2021. The past year has been a challenging one for many, but we were fortunate to finish 2020 strong with 21 vessels in December alone – a record at the Port for most ships in a month! As we turn the corner into 2021, we at the BPA are gearing up for another big year. Our Master Planning exercise for planning the future of the Port is underway and it is going to require all hands-on deck. I know that our team at the Port is more than ready for the hard work ahead and we are looking forward to engaging with our stakeholders on this project. Together, I know we can have a great 2021!”



For more information, contact:

Denis Caron

President & CEO

Belledune Port Authority


Port of Belledune Director Lorio Roy Appointed To Order Of Canada


Lorio Roy, Director

Lorio Roy, a member of the Belledune Port Authority board of directors, has been appointed to the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours.

Congratulations to Mr. Roy and thank you for everything you do for the Port of Belledune!


“Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. More than 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.”

A Fresh New Look

Collaborating with digital marketing agency, Hutchinson Creative out of Dalhousie, NB, the Belledune Port Authority has officially launched a new website that comes with an updated fresh design, colours, added video content, an interactive menu, motion graphics, and updated photos of the Port of Belledune facilities. Built with a focus on opportunities and business development with both current and new clients, it is now easier than ever to see what the Port has to offer for a wide array of industries.

Even more, the BPA remains to be ‘anchored in our community’. Links on the homepage make it easy to navigate the website to find the latest news and updates including a new career page for job postings, recent social media posts, tenders, and requests for proposals for projects. Visitors to the site can also access application forms for donation or sponsorship requests, view information on how the BPA is committed to environmental leadership and learn all about the BPA’s growing relationship with neighbouring First Nation communities as well as view the historic protocol agreement that was signed in 2018. Highlighting the region as a whole, the careers page with employment opportunities includes videos showing the magnificent natural beauty of the area and what northern New Brunswick has to offer for those who live in our communities.

The BPA is looking forward to using this digital platform to connect even more with all stakeholders, partners, potential customers, and most of all our community neighbors. Check out the new website today at and explore all it has to offer!

Port Tariffs

The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) wishes to advise all marine and stakeholder interests that tariff charges at the Port of Belledune will remain the same until further notice. Any activity (primarily of a vessel or cargo operation) within the area managed by the BPA is subject to BPA’s tariffs. The Port of Belledune includes the navigable waters and property managed, held, or occupied by the Authority, more specifically identified in the BPA’s Letters Patent pursuant to the Canada Marine Act.

Other charges/tariffs may apply to vessel or cargo operations throughout the port, including those for pilotage, tugs, stevedoring costs, marine agency costs and terminal operator costs. These fees are not part of the BPA tariffs, but are from other organizations.

Documents containing more details about the tariff charges may be found on the Port of Belledune website at the following link:

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

New Brunswick’s Greatest Resource

May 28th 2020 – Belledune Port Authority Office Closure

Notice – Tug Services

Please join us in welcoming McKeil Marine to the Port of Belledune!

The Port will be entering a transition period from now until April 27th, 2020 with McKeil Marine joining current tug operator, Atlantic Towing, for berthing and towing services. The Port will continue offering two tugs, and after the transition period, McKeil Marine will become the sole service provider.

We thank Atlantic Towing for their decades of service with the Port and for helping in this transition period.

To make arrangements with McKeil Marine, please contact Dan MacPherson at or call 506-333-6614.

Proactive Disclosure – Possible Delays

Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Belledune Port Authority. However, the Belledune Port Authority’s ability to meet timelines for proactive publication may be affected by the current circumstances and exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of our employees. As a result there may be delays in the proactive publication of information during this period. Making information available to Canadians proactively continues to be important to us. We will continue to make reasonable efforts to meet the timelines for the proactive disclosure of information, in accordance with operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period as we all navigate these unprecedented challenges.