PRELIMINARY STUDY FOR A TRANSPORTATION LINK BETWEEN THE PORT OF BELLEDUNE, NEW BRUNSWICK AND PORT OF CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND
The study evaluated the potential for establishing a ferry service between the ports of Belledune, New Brunswick and Corner Brook, Newfoundland. It describes the characteristics of the two ports, discusses the freight and passenger traffic between Newfoundland and the mainland, and indicates possible benefits of an alternative to the current ferry service that runs between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Three optional types of service are explored and two are considered for a preliminary feasibility study: a scheduled, year round truck trailer and container ferry service, and a scheduled seasonal fast ferry automobile/passenger service. Advantages of these services are evaluated in terms of travel distance, travel time, and cost. Also discussed are the impact on provincial highways, Newfoundland inter-provincial exports and imports, impact on tourism, economic and other benefits to local industries, and costs of port improvements required to accommodate the proposed services.
Crosswaters Trade Brokers LimitedJacquet River, New Brunswick, Canada
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pagination: 72 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Costs; Economic benefits; Feasibility analysis; Ferry service; Freight and passenger services; Improvements; Port operations; Tourism; Travel time; Trip length; Truck routes
- Geographic Terms: Canada; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Finance; Marine Transportation; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00801939
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 3 2000 12:00AM