Guided by our recent Master Development Plan and with support from our partners, community and Indigenous rights holders, we are rising to the challenge of climate change with an ambitious transition plan that promises sustainable solutions for our region and the world.
MDP 2052 Process
In late 2020, the Port launched a long-range planning process to guide future development. Working with experts in marine transportation and green energy, we developed a vision for a highly diverse, dynamic port that will drive growth and prosperity while supporting a green economic transition for the north.
This vision was validated through an engagement process that gathered input from community stakeholders, Indigenous rights holders and Port partners, tenants and clients.
Key Drivers for the Plan
- Environmental Sustainability
- Opportunities created by climate change and new development
- Opportunities to seek new industrial partners that operate in a sustainable manner
Opportunities to seek partners suited to the region who embrace highly productive, low cost industrial processes
Opportunities to establish private-public partnerships to leverage investment in multi-year infrastructure projects
Opportunities to align and strengthen provincial/federal policies to establish a clear and attractive development regime for the region
Indigenous Rights Holders and Community Stakeholders
Opportunity to foster understanding and support through meaningful dialogue and new partnerships
Phase I 2022-2032 – Maximizing cargo throughput and activating new uses
- Secure new maritime-dependent industrial users to take advantage of existing infrastructure and drive additional cargo
‘Green’ port operations as much as possible
Establish a cluster of industrial activity that includes import/export of processed materials with traditional liquid and dry bulk
- Explore opportunities to develop a Green Energy Hub through new partnerships, and agreements, and by working with regulators to lay the foundation for first-of-their-kind developments in New Brunswick. Explore opportunities to develop light manufacturing and high-visibility commercial real estate in new locations on Port property
Phase II 2032-2052 – Establishing the Green, Diverse Port
- Establish BPA as a leader in green energy and green industrial processes Balance maritime-dependent uses with other commercial and industrial development