Richie Mann is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations for Melford International Terminal and Melford Atlantic Gateway. He currently serves as the President of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce and as the Past President of the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Cancer Society – Nova Scotia Committee.
Melford Atlantic Gateway (Melford) will design and construct a deep-water container terminal on the Strait of Canso at Melford, Nova Scotia, Canada. Melford is ideally and strategically situated and will be the Eastern North America deep-water terminal closest to Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia on the Great Circle Shipping Route. Melford will be built to optimize the efficient loading/unloading of the largest container vessels. Melford has an ice-free harbour, no air draft restrictions and is ideally suited for terminal development. The project includes phased construction of a container terminal, , an on-dock intermodal rail yard connecting to the CN trans-continental rail system, container handling equipment, customs and cargo screening equipment, site security, utilities, truck gate, maintenance facility and an administration center. The Melford Logistics Park will be constructed immediately adjacent to the container terminal and will include, but not be limited to trans-loading, light manufacturing, value added operations, warehousing, consolidation and deconsolidation for import and export cargo and temperature controlled facility operators.