Port Saint John in New Brunswick reported its container tonnage in the first five months of 2013 totaled 220,198 tons, jumping 102 percent from 109,218 tons in the same period in 2012.
Throughput in terms of 20-foot-equivalent units from January to May was 32,823 units, rising 71 percent year-over-year from 19,213 TEUs.
Total tonnage inched up 1 percent from 12.4 million tons during the first five months of 2012 to 12.5 million tons in the first five months of 2013.
“Port Saint John has seen great strides so far this year and much of that is owed to our partners and stakeholders,” said Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John, in a written statement. “We hope to see these numbers get even higher as we continue building positive partnerships with global shippers and receivers.”