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The Port Hawkesbury Paper site offers ideal development locations for a global business edge.

The PHP ownership is proud to offer development opportunities on our local site.

Why Develop in Port Hawkesbury?

Access to Highly Skilled Workforce: Over half of the population in the Strait Region has some form of post-secondary education — approximately 20% have a college-level diploma or certificates, about 20% have a university degree or higher, and an estimated 15% have an apprenticeship or trade certificate.

Location: Our Port Hawkesbury campus offers a broad range of industrial utilities, services and assets that can be leveraged to support lower-cost development. It is strategically located within 80 km of the Great Circle shipping route and is close to major transportation links.

Most importantly, it offers an ice-free port, year around rail and 100 series highway links 


Shipping Time in Days to:

Halifax Int’l Airport: 238 km/148 miles Rotterdam: 6 days
Regional Airport: 3 km/2 miles Mumbai: 16 days
  Singapore: 20 days
  HoChiMin City: 21 days


Site Assets

Our site is rich with assets that can be leveraged to support lower-cost development 

Business Development Fact Sheet


  • Experienced logistics team and supply chain management
  • Wharf is located in an ice-free port (10.2m draft, 185m length)
  • Trans-loading facility with qualified personnel and heavy lift capabilities
    and year-round rail and highway transportation hub with truck scales
  • Marine vessel to rail or truck; rail to truck or marine vessel;
    truck to rail or marine vessel; three hours to NFLD ferry

Covered Warehouse Space

Rail Warehouse

  • The building has rail siding for inside loading, complete with a ground-level door and an unused truck bay with leveling on the south end and a ramped dock at the north end.
  • 240’L x 160’W x 24’H
  • 4 rail car positions inside, deck-level
  • OH Truck Door 14’6”W x 14’H

Wharf Warehouse

  • 250’ L x 87’ W x 23’ H
  • OH door 15’ W x 14’ H (both ends)

Scale House

  • Two separate industrial scales (tare in/ out);
    each scale pad = 11” W x 160’ L; max wt = 90 MT
  • FRID access linked to mobile phone load reports resulting in simple and quick gate stops
  • Large load by-pass gates

Liquid Transload and Storage

  • Liquid unloading capacity complete with steam and air

Secure Site

  • 24/7 Security, and access control with two licensed security officers every shift
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS)
  • 3rd licensed security officer on the wharf when interfacing with an international vessel
  • 24-hour onsite high-resolution camera monitoring and recording
  • Patrolled facility
  • Monitored rail access

Resources & Infrastructure

  • Fifteen separate brownfield site development opportunities within a secure area
  • Significant permitted surplus industrial waste treatment capacity
  • Three-phase power available throughout the site
  • Fresh and saltwater availability
  • Reclaimable waste heat
  • High, Medium, and Low-pressure steam
  • Access to skilled trades/workforce, machine shop and stores
  • Local crane company operates on neighboring property (between access and yard)
  • Yard and fiber procurement capacity
  • Deepest port in the North Atlantic and in proximity to the Great Circle Route, Northeast U.S., and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Strait of Canso is truly ice-free, easy to navigate, and has no congestion at 20km x 1.5km and 27m deep

For More Information Contact

Geoff Clarke

Business Development Manager

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