Deep and ice-free port

The Strait of Canso is one of the best deep-water, ice-free ports on the east coast of North America – strategically positioned to service the marine transportation sector.

Strait of Canso Port

Year-round facilities

The Strait Superport owns and operates two marine facilities: the Mulgrave Marine Terminal and the Port Hawkesbury Pier. Both sites are open year-round.

Our Marine Facilities

Shaped by the sea

Our local communities are shaped by the sea. And so are we. The Strait Superport is closely engaged with those who live, work and operate in the Strait area and beyond.

Community Focus
365 ice-free days year round
27-metre channel limiting depth
17M tonnes of cargo in 2017
1,000s of acres of prime industrial land
20-km long port
61% throughput
of all Nova Scotia’s international 
and domestic cargo tonnage


  Connecting Our Community