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The Belle Carnell: The World's Most Advanced Shellfish Harvester at Port of Argentia

Clearwater Seafoods recently launched and commissioned its newest fishing vessel, the Belle Carnell. A clam harvester, the vessel will fish the seas between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with the most advanced shellfish harvesting and processing technology in the world.

The ship will harvest arctic surf clams, cockle clams and propeller clams year-round. The Bell Carnell will call on the Port of Argentia approximately 10 times per year, operating on a 35-day schedule, according to Captain Kevin Swimm.

The Belle Carnell

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Welcome to Argentia!

We are delighted that you have taken the time to visit our web site and learn more about the tremendous advantages and opportunities available at Argentia.

Formerly occupied by the United States as a military base, Argentia has been returned to the local community and under the leadership of Argentia Management Authority Inc. (AMA), is redeveloping Argentia with a diverse group of port users and tenants involved in marine transportation, construction, manufacturing, steel fabrication, information technology, oil & gas, mining and other activities.

Argentia is a port and industrial site located on the southeastern portion of the Island of Newfoundland, in Placentia Bay. Argentia is situated within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Placentia. For further information on Port Argentia and Placentia Bay, click on

The Marine Atlantic ferry service in Argentia commenced June 15, 2012.

For further information on the Marine Atlantic Ferry Service from North Sydney, NS to Argentia, NL, please click North Sydney, NS – Argentia, NL.

With a strategic location in the center of the world’s major shipping lanes, Argentia offers well-maintained infrastructure, a highly skilled local workforce, and significant cost advantages.

Argentia Management Authority and its subsidiary Argentia Port Corporation are mandated to manage, market and develop Argentia as a catalyst for the economic growth of the Placentia area.

We encourage you to browse our web site and learn more details about the Argentia Advantage.

Why Argentia?

These are just a few of the reasons why you should choose Argentia as the location for your business venture:

*Strategic Location – A superb location in the centre of major North Atlantic shipping lanes and access to the world’s most affluent markets.

*Ice-Free-Port – One of the finest ice-free deep water ports in Eastern Canada.

*Industrial Land - 900 hectares of developed, flat land zoned for industrial use adjacent to the port.

*Skilled Workforce– A highly skilled and motivated workforce on the Avalon Peninsula.

*Government Incentives – Major Federal, Provincial and Municipal Government Incentives.

*AMA Team - A professional business development team to support your start up at Argentia.

*Cost Savings – Port fees and land lease rates positioned favourably to compete with other port and land authorities.

These key selling points combine to provide a compelling value proposition for your company.

Argentia wants your business. Talk to us about your business needs today, and you can have the “Argentia Advantage” working for you too!

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