Great Northern Port is a proposed deep water port and marine service and supply base to be located at Crémaillère Harbour on the Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Harbour is situated approximately 4.1 kilometres South of the Town of St. Anthony, in the electoral District of St. Barbe/Lanse Aux Meadows. The Proponent, Great Northern Port Inc. (GNP), is a company, registered in the Province, and formed to investigate the feasibility of and generate investment in the proposed port project.
Great Northern Port Inc. economic objective is to create a catalyst for growth based on a cluster of port services driven by current, and projected, onshore and offshore logistics requirements as well as future multi National military and Coast Guard activity in the Arctic region. The Project has the potential not only to invigorate the Great Northern Peninsula commercially but also to realize the value of the natural and historic resources that already attracts active international interest. Moreover by raising awareness and setting the bar for Arctic and Far North development through research, commitment to best practices, and ice-ready, harsh environment response and rescue, we propose that GNP will be a value-added benefit both economically and environmentally to the Great Northern Peninsula, to the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and to Canada.
Dan Villeneuve, President and CEO of GNP: “Dan’s advice to up-and-coming successfuls in Port development: “Pursue it with passion and never, ever, allow anyone to say ‘it cannot be done.’” Einstein said, Villeneuve adds. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.’ I don’t know about the ‘touch of genius’, but I’ve got a lot of courage to believe in this project and the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador!”
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