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PORTS: An Integral Part 
of Canada's Economy

Canada’s seaports are key to moving goods and people via complex logistical supply chains extending to seaports in more than 160 countries throughout the world. Every year Canada’s Port Authorities contribute much to Canada’s economy:

  • 311.5 million tonnes of cargo handled
  • 2.1% annual compound growth rate since 2010
  • 495.9 million in aggregate revenue in 2013 fiscal year
  • 182.4 million in operating income in 2013
  • Over $400 billion worth of goods
  • 250,000 direct and indirect jobs
  • $10.2 billion in salaries
  • $25 billion added to Canada’s GDP
  • $2.2 billion paid in federal and provincial income taxes
  • $2 billion paid in consumption tax
  • Port authorities represent 60% of Canadian maritime exports (2011)
  • Most ports have seen an increase in total tonnage from 2011 to 2012

» Canada's Strategic Gateways Poised for Growth

What's New

September 28, 2016
Port of Oshawa Supports Ontario's Diverse Economy.
Ontario's Great Lakes ports, including the Port of Oshawa have long played an important role in supporting Ontario's changing economy. These ports move virtually every commodity imaginable, from grain, steel and aggregate to wind turbines that are now a part of the province's growing renewable energy sector.

September 15, 2016
Shore-Based Radar System Enhances Marine Safety as Prince Rupert Vessel Traffic Grows.
The Port of Prince Rupert today announced the commissioning of a new shore-based radar regime designed to safely accommodate the port's growth in vessel traffic and international trade.

September 09, 2016
Association of Canadian Port Authorities Welcomes Returning Chair.
Mario Girard, CEO of the Port of Quebec, will lead ACPA Board of Directors for another term. With the Association of Canadian Port Authorities having established itself as a leader in trade and transportation policy in Canada, the ACPA is renewing the term of Mario Girard as Chair of the Board.
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September 08, 2016
Canadian Port Authorities discuss efficiency in shipping.
With crops set to come off the prairies in the coming months, Canadian ports are gearing up for a busy shipping season. The Association of Canadian Port Authorities is holding its annual general meeting in Thunder Bay and some of the hot topics include how to grow ports and shipping in Canada, as well as discussing barriers to shipping on the Great Lakes.

September 08, 2016
Canada's Ports Honour Pioneer in Grain and Shipping Industry.
Today, the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) presented Richardson International Limited, a pioneer in the grain industry, with the prestigious ACPA Medal of Merit Award at the 58th annual ACPA conference.
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September 02, 2016
Canadian Ports Drive Success.
What’s one thing most of the world’s leading cities have in common? A port. As the global market becomes more intimate and interconnected, the importance of a strong and sustainable transportation network is a necessity.
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August 30, 2016
Why Canada's ports are worth the investment.
Donna Taylor, ACPA vice-chair and President and CEO of the Oshawa Port Authority, believes there's a need for a strong strategy to support and encourage more Great Lakes-Seaway shipping.

July 28, 2016
Port Saint John and DP World Enter Long-Term Lease for Operation of West Side Container Terminal.
Today Port Saint John officials announced a lease agreement with global trade enabler DP World for the operation of its container terminal, the largest private sector investment in the port in decades.

July 27, 2016
Windsor Salt mine expansion 'great news' for port authority.
Windsor Salt will invest more than $60 million to expand to the next mining level of the Ojibway salt mine, another 121 metres below ground.

July 27, 2016
Port of Oshawa rail spur pulls its weight.
Imagine moving a piece of cargo that weighs almost as much as a blue whale. No problem for the Port of Oshawa's rail spur. It's allowing the port to break into the niche project cargo market by handling cargo of all shapes and sizes, including a mammoth motor compressor arriving earlier this month from a company in the Kawartha Lakes.

July 12, 2016
Government funding to help strengthen and broaden cargo services at Port Saint John.
The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are committed to supporting Atlantic and Canadian businesses and building a vibrant economic future for the middle class while addressing regional challenges. This is why the federal and provincial governments are providing more than $136 million in funding to modernize Port Saint John's Westside terminals.


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