Why Mortier Bay?

Strategic location, transportation infrastructure, a skilled and Strategic location, transportation infrastructure, a skilled and available labour force and a strong history of supporting heavy industry, position the Port of Mortier Bay as a competitive alternative to other locations on the East Coast – drop Anchor here!


  • Proximity to over $6 billion in development projects in the mining and oil and gas industries – Newfoundland and Labrador will lead Canada in growth with over $34 billion planned in several resource industries in the next five to ten years.
  • Port and industrial facilities to meet the demand for petroleum, petrochemical,offshore, heavy and light industrial and deep-water related industrial activities – the largest offshore fabrication facility on the South Coast of Newfoundland and high capacity fuel storage tanks.
  • Port of Mortier Bay can service multi-billion mining projects, offshore energy deposits, Arctic developments and major world markets.



  • Some of the shortest shipping routes between points in North America, Europe and the Arctic. providing access to markets in excess of 20 million within a day’s haul – 65 km (40 miles) from the Great Circle Route.
  • Intermodal gateway and direct congestion free access to highway system connecting you to multi-billion industries.


  • Deep water, ice-free, dredge-free harbour with a depth of 11 metres at chart datum and plans for a 300 metre wharf (1000 ft.) along with a 300 metre (1000 ft. lay down area)
  • Port authority committed to manufacturing growth, developing faculties to the fullest with an abundance of raw resources and land available at competitive rates
  • Large capacity, heavy lift capabilities, ample warehouse space and with a high capacity power grid with Twin 138kV
  • High speed communications infrastructure with fully digital telecommunication system and a robust broadband network



  • Marystown is commonly known for loyal and skilled labour force with a history of large-scale industrial projects such as the Sea Rose – a contract for topsides fabrication, installation and commissioning of an FPSO for Huskey Energy valued at $395 million
  • Progressive Post Secondary Institutes (College of the North Atlantic and Keyin College) providing industry-related training and skills development

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