Port of Shelburne

Record #: TOS0019
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2023
Last Full Update: 24 Oct 2017


Located In Shelburne (town of)
Where To Find Us
95 Water St, PO Box 670
Shelburne, NS
Canada B0T 1W0
Areas Served Shelburne County ; Shelburne Harbour


Website www.shelburnens.ca/port-of-shelburne.html
E-Mail shelburnestevedores@ns.aliantzinc.ca
Phone 902-874-2040
Contact Wayne Langthorne, Port Manager, Town of Shelburne; Phone: (Business) 902-874-2040; Email: shelburnestevedores@ns.aliantzinc.ca
Alternate Contact Ken Smith, Interim CAO, Town of Shelburne; Phone: (Business) 902-875-2991 ext 5; Email: ken.smith@shelburnens.ca
Mailing Address c/o Town of Shelburne 
PO Box 670 
168 Water St 
Shelburne, NS 
Canada B0T 1W0

Description & Services

The Port of Shelburne, Shelburne Marine Terminal (SMT), is owned and operated by the Town of Shelburne. The Town created the Shelburne Port Committee to give guidance to Council regarding the terminal and related activities.  
The Shelburne Port Committee is currently chaired by the Mayor of the Town of Shelburne with membership made up of one additional councillor from the Town of Shelburne, one councillor from the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, five members from the public that live in the Town of Shelburne, the Port Manager and the Town of Shelburne CAO. The Chair of the Board is Mayor Harold Locke (to Oct 2024).  
The day-to-day management of this Town-owned asset is provided by the Port Manager, Wayne Langthorne. The Town of Shelburne currently provides the necessary administrative support for the Port’s activities including billing, leases, etc. 
The Shelburne Marine Terminal (SMT) is located within Shelburne Harbour along the southwest shores of Nova Scotia. Shelburne Harbour, Nova Scotia, is the third best natural harbour in the world (following Havana, Cuba and Sydney, Australia).  
The channel, called Eastern Way, leading to the entrance of the Shelburne Harbour, is 800 meters wide with a minimum depth of 9 meters through its narrows. The Shelburne Harbour has safe anchorages for vessels in 13 meters of water. The port is ice free and no pilot is required to enter the harbour.

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