Port Saint John, on Canada’s Eastern seaboard is one of Canada's largest seaports by tonnage, handling an average of 28 million metric tonnes of cargo annually. It is both a bulk port with a niche container sector and a major port of call on the Canada-New England cruise itinerary. The Port welcomes more than 200,000 cruise guests each year. The impact to GDP is $242 million (CAD) with employment reaching over 2,900 FTE. The Port is committed to container sector growth with a $205 million (CAD) infrastructure improvement project underway to lengthen and strengthen the pier and deepen both terminal berths and the main channel and widen the harbour. Port Saint John, the closest Atlantic Canadian port to the interior of North America by road and rail, is well-situated for this growth. The Port is centrally located in Saint John and shares an industrial/commercial and recreational waterfront with the City.