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The 2017 Ports Magazine is now available!

The 2017 issue is available in an interactive digital edition. Read it online, download or print a copy. It is fully bilingual for all readers in English and French. With bookmarked pages, you can get to a featured article quickly and easily.

In it, you will find interesting statistics about our ports along with impactful articles on the many ways in which Canada's ports contribute both to the economy, the environment and the social and cultural communities of the many cities that host a port.

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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 (2016)
  • More than $22 million to their local communities (2010-2014)
  • Over $200 billion worth of goods
  • 213,110 direct and indirect jobs
  • $14 billion in salaries
  • $25 billion added to Canada's GDP
  • More than 1.3 million cruise ship passengers
  • $53 billion in economic activity

» Canada's Strategic Gateways Poised for Growth

What's New

January 5, 2018
The Port of Trois-Rivières welcomes the first ocean-going vessel of 2018, the Lowlands Opal
The Lowlands Opal is the first ocean-going vessel from an overseas port to dock at the Port of Trois-Rivières in 2018. It reached the port on Thursday, January 4, at 1:10 p.m., following a 16-day non-stop Atlantic voyage.
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January 5, 2018
The vessel arrived in ballast and will set sail again on January 6, 2018 with 77,000 tons of iron ore from IOC Rio Tinto destined for Ghent, Belgium.

January 1, 2018
The Port of Montreal welcomes the first ocean-going vessel of 2018
By crossing the downstream limits of the Port of Montréal at Sorel at 11:55 a.m., the Ottawa Express became the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montréal without a stopover in 2018.

December 18, 2017
Traffic increase at Authority a sign of city's thriving economy, says CEO
An increase in traffic at the Windsor Port Authority is a sign of the city's booming economy, according to the CEO of the federal agency. David Cree said the number of ships using the port is up 10 per cent compared to the same time last year, with salt and grain as the hottest commodities.

December 8, 2017
Logistec and the Port of Trois-Rivières strengthen their long-standing partnership
The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Logistec Stevedoring Inc. for the leasing and operation of its general cargo terminal. This agreement strengthens a long-standing business relationship between the Port of Trois-Rivières and one of the leading port terminal operators in North America.
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November 29, 2017
Eimskip advances to weekly callings and feeder sea service at Port of Halifax
Icelandic carrier Eimskip has announced a short sea feeder shipping service between the Port of Halifax and Portland, Maine.

November 28, 2017
Port of Prince Rupert Proving to be an Engine of Growth Across Northern British Columbia
The Port of Prince Rupert generated more than $1 billion in economic output for Northern British Columbia's economy last year, according to a study commissioned by the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

November 24, 2017
The Port of Halifax welcomed over 292-thousand cruise guests during the 2017 cruise season. This year saw 292,722 guests arriving on 173 cruise vessels, making 2017 the busiest cruise year for the Port of Halifax so far.

November 23, 2017
The Port of Montreal is joining forces with Soverdi and Alliance forêt urbaine to extend the canopy of greenery on its lands. As a first step, this new partnership will plant 375 trees. Accordingly, the Port of Montreal joins about a hundred private partners already active in the greening of private and institutional lands in Montreal.
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November 17, 2017
Port of Thunder Bay re-brands as The Superior Way West
In an effort to increase brand awareness in Canada's west, the Port of Thunder Bay has a new tagline and logo.

November 14, 2017
Port Saint John experienced 3% Increase in cruise activity in 2017
The 2017 cruise season at Port Saint John provided a 3% year-over-year increase with 208, 818 visitors from cruise ships in 2017 as compared to 202,929 in 2016.

November 10, 2017
Donation of $ 38,650 to the Curé-Chamberland and Saint-François-d’Assise Schools by the Port of Trois-Rivières Cycling Team – Roue Libre
Over the past 5 years, as part of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, the Port of Trois-Rivières’ Roue Libre cycling team has been committed to funding the region’s elementary schools.
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November 8, 2017
A strong season finish expected at the Port of Thunder Bay
Officials with the port authority in Thunder Bay, Ontario, say they are expecting a strong finish to the shipping season as they expect to ship a level of cargo only achieved three times in the last 20 years. According to a written statement issued on Wednesday, prior to October 31 this year, the port has handled 6.7 million tonnes of cargo and are on track to ship an estimated total of nine million metric tonnes by the end of this season. That's despite grain shipments during October being down slightly from October, 2016. Also read on Lake Superior News and Northern Ontario Business websites

November 8, 2017
Montréal's cruise season sees a record 33% increase in 2017
The Port of Montréal welcomed 114,517 passengers and crew members during the 2017 cruise season, up 33% compared to 2016. In all, some 21 ships representing 16 international cruise lines moored 52 times at the newly renovated T1 Terminal located at the Alexandra Pier in Old Montréal and at Terminal T3 located east of Jacques-Cartier Bridge. This season also saw 16 domestic cruises operating between Montréal and the Magdalen Islands.

October 19, 2017
Windsor Port Authority Honoured at the AAPA Conference in Long Beach, California
Windsor Port Authority was recently honoured at the Awards Luncheon of the Annual Conference of the Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA). The Award of Merit was granted to Windsor Port Authority within the Communications Category for its community initiative "Windsor Port Authority Outreach Campaign with Olde Sandwich Towne". This award reflects the outstanding work by the Windsor Port Authority staff, who have consistently demonstrated the commitment to various initiatives for community enhancement within Olde Sandwich Towne.


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