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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

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.

September 20, 2017
Association of Canadian Port Authorities Welcomes New Chair
With the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) having established itself as a leader in trade and transportation policy in Canada, the ACPA is announcing the term of Donna Taylor as Chair of the Board.
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September 20, 2017
Canada’s Ports Honour a Master Mariner and a 19th Century Company
Today, the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) recognized the late Captain Norman Stark (individual) and Seaspan (company) with the prestigious ACPA Medal of Merit Award at the association's 59th annual ACPA conference.
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September 15, 2017
Canadian Ports Look to the Future
With the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the passing of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and significant investments in a national trade corridor fund, the importance of Canada’s import and export markets has once again come to the fore, with our ports at the centre of these new opportunities.
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September 15, 2017
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority wins marine environment award
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is honoured to win a 2017 North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) award for its marine environment protection initiatives.

September 13, 2017
Metlakatla Nation improves local harvesting opportunities through Port partnership
The coastal community of Metlakatla will be starting to harvest homegrown fresh produce year-round thanks to a contribution from the Port of Prince Rupert's Community Investment Fund.

September 7, 2017
A year after Hervé Martel's visit to Canada, as the President of HAROPA, the Montreal Port Authority and HAROPA have signed an international cooperation agreement on the occasion of the Sister Ports Conferences which took place in Paris, Rouen and Le Havre from September 4th to September 6th, 2017.

September 6, 2017
Shipments through Thunder Bay's port continue upswing, say officials
Thunder Bay's port continues to see strong shipping numbers this year, with overall cargo shipments up 17 per cent over 2016 as of August 31. According to the Thunder Bay Port Authority, August saw shipments rise slightly above the 10-year average for the month, coming in at 750,000 metric tonnes and buoyed by strong potash and coal volumes.

August 29, 2017
The Port of Prince Rupert can now accommodate the largest container vessels in the world, following DP World's expansion of its Fairview Container Terminal that increases the Port's container-handling capacity to 1.35 million TEUs annually.

August 18, 2017
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Halifax Port Authority's investment-grade credit rating of 'A+' as strong financial performance continues.

August 11, 2017
Shore Power Project completed - Cruise ships can now be powered by electricity at the Port of Montréal
The Montréal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce that its shore power project has been completed and that vessels docking at the Port of Montréal's new cruise terminal can now be powered by electricity. This two-pronged project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2,800 tonnes per year. Shore power is a very effective way to reduce air emissions from marine diesel engines. It leads to better ambient air quality by enabling ships to turn off their engines and connect to the power grid for the power they need while they are docked.

August 8, 2017
Montreal a major 'turnaround' port for eastern voyages
Over the past few years, Montréal has become a major "turnaround" port for Eastern Canada - that is, a port where passengers from one voyage disembark, while another group of guests embarks for the next cruise.

July 26, 2017
The Port of Québec at its Very Best to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation!
It has been a long time since we have seen so many people at the Port of Québec. In a picture-perfect setting, cheering crowds and enthusiastic crews made RDV2017 an unprecedented success. Tuesday, July 18, even before the event was launched and the visits began, curious crowds squeezed onto the wharves to watch the tall ships arrive.

July 25, 2017
Rotary-Led Waterfront Trail Project Enabled Through Port Community Funding
One of Prince Rupert's public waterfront walkways will be reopened after more than a decade, the result of a $1.1 million rehabilitation project that will begin this summer.

July 21, 2017
The Port of Sept-Îles is delighted that Société ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) has retained local contractor Groupe G7 to build the conveyor that will link the multi-user dock to SFPPN storage facilities. This local contract, a $15 million investment on the part of SFPPN, is in keeping with the agreements stipulating that users of the multi-user dock are responsible for linking it to their storage facilities.

July 21, 2017
Bahri's new state of art 26,000 DWT RoCon vessels call Port Saint John
As part of their ongoing joint marketing strategy to increase global shipping services at Port Saint John, DP World and port officials today jointly welcome Bahri as the newest shipping line to call regularly at DP World Cargo Terminals located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

July 20, 2017
Unique study to measure how vessel speed affects underwater noise and killer whales earns strong support from industry
Fifty-three marine shipping industry organizations, along with Washington State Ferries, have committed to participate in a voluntary study, the first of its kind, to focus on the relationship between slower vessel speeds, underwater noise levels and effects on southern resident killer whales.

July 19, 2017
Seaway cargo up 20% as waterway supports economic growth
Total cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway are up 20 per cent this year as the marine highway supports business growth from key sectors of the North American economy.

July 3, 2017
The newest terminal on the St. Lawrence River to be operated by Groupe Somavrac
The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) and Groupe Somavrac announced today the signing of a long-term agreement to operate Terminal 13 at the Port of Trois-Rivières. This terminal, with a surface area of 23,000 m2, as well as Pier 13, was restored in 2016 and has been in operation since January 2017.
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