Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority and its Partners renew support for CityKidz Summer to Remember Camp program

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports), in collaboration with its Partners, is proud to announce its renewed commitment to support the CityKidz Summer to Remember Camp program for the second consecutive year. The CityKidz Summer to Remember Camp program is a transformative initiative, providing children from underserved neighbourhoods with a unique opportunity…Read More→

HSPP Opens a New Manufacturing Location in Thorold, Ontario.

Mississauga, ON, August 4, 2023 – High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc. (HSPP) is excited to announce theopening of a new 91,980-square-foot production facility based in Thorold, Ontario, expanding its capacityfor processing and distributing high-strength and abrasion-resistant steel. The Thorold facility adds a third location to HSPP’s existing manufacturing presence in Mississauga, Ontario, and Sudbury,…Read More→

Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority strengthens ongoing relationship with RBG, providing financial support for its Summer Student Program

HAMILTON, ON – Building on their longstanding partnership, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) is proud to provide financial support for Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) Summer Student Program. HOPA Ports is dedicated to providing an enriching experience for university students who will benefit from mentorship by industry experts in this hands-on learning opportunity. Each of…Read More→

HOPA Ports reports strong first-half performance in 2023 navigation season

The Great Lakes shipping season is now at the half-way mark, and HOPA Ports is seeing positive trends in the year-to-date cargo results for its Ontario facilities. The Port of Hamilton is reporting consistent strength in steel, fertilizer and grain, while the Port of Oshawa sees steady demand for cement and asphalt, supplying local construction…Read More→

Short Sea Shipping on the Great Lakes

New study reveals opportunities to move more goods on the Canada-US Great Lakes HAMILTON, ON – A new study sheds light on the potential advantages of short sea shipping services between southern Ontario and the US Great Lakes region. The study is authored by Fluid Intelligence, a data-analysis partnership of HOPA Ports and the McMaster…Read More→

Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority celebrates its fourth anniversary

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) proudly marks its fourth year of successful operations, celebrating significant milestones and setting ambitious goals for the future. Since the Hamilton Port Authority was amalgamated with the Oshawa Port Authority by the Minister of Transport in 2019, HOPA has emerged as a leading integrated port network, playing…Read More→

Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority looks to Atura Power for Green Hydrogen

Hamilton, ON – Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Atura Power to acquire green hydrogen as part of its commitment to supporting the growth of clean energy and reducing its carbon footprint.  HOPA is the largest Port on the Great Lakes, operating multi-modal transportation facilities in Hamilton, Oshawa and…Read More→

HOPA Ports Welcomes New Board Member: Nancy DiGregorio

HAMILTON ON – HOPA Ports welcomes the announcement by Minister of Transport, Hon. Omar Alghabra, of an appointment to its Board of Directors. HOPA Ports is pleased to welcome the new appointment of Ms. Nancy DiGregorio to its Board of Directors, as Class II User Appointment, for a term of three years. Ms. DiGregorio has…Read More→

Larissa Fenn

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Larissa Fenn is Vice President, Corporate Affairs at HOPA Ports, leading a team responsible for communications and government relations, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and corporate culture.

Previous positions included communications and public policy roles at the Canadian Bankers Association, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, and the Regional Municipality of Halton.

Larissa holds a B.A.(Hons) in Political Science from Queen’s University. She holds the APR designation from the Canadian Public Relations Society, and completed the Senior Public Sector Leaders program at the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business. Larissa has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and as a member of the Policy Council of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Bill Fitzgerald

Vice President, Strategic Development

Bill assumed the role of Vice President, Strategic Development in 2024, after having served as HOPA’s Vice President, Operations since 2008.

Bill joined the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority in July 1995 as Project Engineer. He previously worked with the Regional Municipality of Ottawa’s Transportation Department, as well as for the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Waterloo.

Bill received a Bachelor of Applied Science, civil engineering / water resources, in 1995 from the University of Waterloo and registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1997.

Jeremy Dunn

Vice President, Operations

Jeremy assumed the role of Vice President, Operations in 2024 after having served as HOPA’s Commercial Vice President since 2019. Prior to joining HOPA, Jeremy served in successive leadership roles at The Miller Group, one of Canada’s leading transportation construction and infrastructure maintenance companies. Jeremy has managed multiple business groups in the heavy construction, asphalt paving and aggregates sectors driving results through business restructuring, service improvement and strategic growth. In his most recent role, Jeremy served as General Manager of Miller Maintenance, responsible for managing and growing Miller’s highway maintenance business in Ontario.

Previous to The Miller Group, Jeremy held the position of Director of Operations for the Dunn Group of Companies.

Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) through Queen’s University. He also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.

Janet Knight

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer for the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority since 2008, Janet joined the HPA in 1998 as Accounting Supervisor and subsequently served as Controller.

Prior to joining the HPA, Janet held the position of Financial Analyst with St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as various positions, including Marketing Communications/Research Lead with Zeneca Agro. Janet graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Commerce. She attained the professional designation of Certified Management Accountant in 1992.

Ian Hamilton

President & CEO

Ian Hamilton is President & CEO of HOPA Ports (Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority). He assumed this role in 2017, after serving as the Port Authority’s Vice President of Business Development and Real Estate since 2008. Ian has been instrumental in developing working waterfronts in Hamilton, Oshawa, and Niagara by attracting new business and private investment, and creating an integrated marine network across Southern Ontario.

Ian possesses more than 25 years of experience in international transportation and logistics in Europe and North America, and has held progressively senior positions in the liner shipping industry, including Transatlantic Trade Director (Europe) for CP Ships and Business Development Manager for Hapag-Lloyd. Ian is Chairperson of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, and holds positions on various other boards, including: the Chamber of Marine Commerce, the Hamilton Club, and Brigs Youth Sail Training.

Ian holds an MBA from Aston University (UK) and a BSc in business administration and economics from the College of Charleston, South Carolina.