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Cargo: Imports & Exports How ports connect to you.

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Paula Copeland

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Transcript of Cargo: Imports & Exports How ports connect to you.

Cargo: imports & Exports
How Products Move
How do products in your everyday life get to your home, your school, and stores? Where do they come from?
How products get to your home and school...
Port Saint John Connecting to the World
United States of America
Through Port Saint John
How ports connect you.
Canada's ports are key to moving goods. Ports connect producers and receivers of products to 160 countries around the world.
Look a few products that go through Canada's ports every year!
can you imagine more?

United Kingdom
And more!
Last year...
565,438 metric tonnes of container cargo went through the Port.

That amount of container cargo weighs the same as more than 4 million harbour seals. They weigh 136 kilograms each!
22 million metric tonnes of liquid bulk went through the Port.
That's enough to fill an olympic-sized swimming pool 8,764 times!
1.8 million metric tonnes of dry bulk went through the Port.
That's the same as 1.8 billion 1 kg bags of salt!
There are many modes of transportation to move goods.
Do you see any of these in your everyday life?
Did you know?
Shipping goods by sea not only costs less but it has a smaller environmental impact than rail or truck.
Import vs Export
are things that are shipped in.
are things that are shipped out.
If we took 1 large ship out of service. we would have to add 875 truckloads on the highway or 225 railcars on a train to equal the lost load.
What do the blue arrows represent?
What do the orange arrows represent?
1. What can be imported and exported?
2. Who are Canada's main trading partners?
3. What are Canada's top exports? Top imports?
4. Port Saint John is primarily an
Port. What does this mean?
Discussion Questions
NB Products and Natural Resources are exported around the World
What types of products do you think New Brunswick produces to export to the world?
Who works at/with a Port?
Can you think of the types of jobs at a port?
Hint: Think of the types of jobs that connect with a port to move goods in and out of New Brunswick?
Saint John is An International Port
With over 350 port connections worldwide!
Canada's 18 Ports of
National Significance
Port Saint John Cargo Diversity
Products exported from Saint John on container to the Caribbean, Southern USA and then to the world beyond.
May be either liquid or dry. In Saint John types of bulk cargoes are:
fish oil
scrap metal
petroleum products
Break Bulk
Break bulk cargo may include:
modular homes
forest products
windmill components
Plus! Cruise
All major cruise lines calling in North America call on Saint John
For more information about Port Saint John...
Visit Port Saint John's website at
You will find:
Daily vessel reports (ships in port for the day and what cargo they are carrying)
Cruise ship schedules
A link to tidal information
News about the Port

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