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About

Overview

Port of Argentia is a heavy industrial seaport located on the southeastern portion of the island of Newfoundland, Canada.

Formerly the site of a U.S. Naval Base, Argentia is being redeveloped with a diverse group of port users and tenants providing support services to key industry sectors, such as marine transportation, renewable energy, aquaculture, offshore oil, and mining.

Port of Argentia is North America’s first monopile marshalling port in support of US energy transition. Argentia’s strategic location and proximity to US offshore wind developments are key factors in securing contracts to receive offshore wind foundation monopiles for laydown and storage. Utilizing its existing infrastructure and vast land assets, the Port has dedicated over 70 hectares of paved runways, within 2 kms of quayside, to monopile marshalling.

Argentia is the port of call for both domestic and international container shipping lines. Eimskip calls Argentia regularly on its Green Line bringing cargo to/from Europe to the United States. TMSI provides a weekly scheduled service to/from Argentia and Halifax.

Cooper Cove Development

Infrastructure

Port of Argentia is planning a major dock expansion project at Cooper Cove in Argentia Harbour. This $100M infrastructure investment will see the port’s quayside capacity add 430 metres of dock facilities alongside over 12.5m water depth at three berths., including a roll-on roll-off feature. Additionally, this development will add approximately 12 hectares of valuable laydown space adjacent to the new dock. The new facility will feature the latest innovations to maximize decarbonization and port electrification.

Funding

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced a commitment of $15.1M to this project; this follows the Federal Government of Canada’s commitment of $38M announced last year.

Environmental Assessment

The Provincial Government of Newfoundland Labrador recently released the Cooper Cove Marine Terminal Expansion Project from environmental assessment, with conditions. The project is still going through a Federal environmental assessment.

Conceptual drawing below depicts proposed dock expansion, laydown acreage and support facilities; final design may be modified to reflect effective integration of multiple user applications.


Why Port of Argentia

These are just a few of the reasons why you should choose Port of Argentia as the location for your business venture:

  • Strategic Location – A superb location alongside major North Atlantic shipping lanes; serviced by domestic and international container shipping lines.
  • Proximity to provincial capital – 130 kms from St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador’s capital city
  • Ice-Free, Deep-Water Port –ice-free, deep-water port featuring over 630 metres docking facilities at 5 berths, with 8.5 – 11 metres water depth quayside.
  • Industrial Land – 3,000 acres of developed, flat land, zoned industrial, adjacent to the port and 3-km distance from nearest communities provides comfort from noise pollution
  • Skilled Workforce – A highly skilled and motivated workforce on the Avalon Peninsula with experience working on major global projects.
  • Professional Team – A professional business development team to support your start up or expansion at Argentia.
  • Competitive Advantages  – Port fees and land lease rates positioned favourably to compete with other port and land authorities.

In combination, these key selling points can provide a compelling value proposition for your company. Port of Argentia wants your business. Come and talk to us about your business needs today!

Argentia Capital Inc.

Port of Argentia established a joint venture with Torrent Capital to facilitate investment to fund strategic port infrastructure development. This partnership provides ACI with access to over $100M CAD enables faster response to market opportunities requiring capital investment. 

Mission Statement

Port of Argentia provides effective stewardship of the seaport and industrial property assets at Argentia for the long-term benefit of the communities and people of the Placentia region of Newfoundland & Labrador.


Board of Directors


Port Team



Community Support

Chemotherapy Treatment Room

Port of Argentia strives to support local community organizations through various financial contributions but none are more important than providing the financial resources to improve health care. The Port is pleased to announce a donation of $10,000 to the Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation for the purchase of specialized equipment to upgrade the Chemotherapy Treatment Room at Placentia Health Centre. The equipment and furnishings include a chemo treatment chair, a blanket warmer unit, along with many other upgrades.

Port of Argentia donated $10,000 to equip the Chemotherapy Room at Placentia Health Care Centre. Freshwater Community Centre Quilters Group participated in the presentation and donated a collection of locally produced hand-crafted quilts.

Placentia Food Bank

Port of Argentia and Partners Donate $15,000 to Placentia Area Food Bank

In the true sprit of the Festive Season, Port of Argentia, Boskalis, Pattern Energy, and Mammoet, have teamed up donating $15,000 to the Placentia Area Food Bank to offset the cost of Christmas food hampers and to help restock the shelves at the local distribution center.


By-Laws

BY-LAWS OF PORT OF ARGENTIA

Port of Argentia is incorporated under Laws of Newfoundland & Labrador as a Private Not for Profit Corporation (Without Share Capital) in the legal name Argentia Management Authority Inc.