Current Projects

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QSL Achieves Green Marine Certification

June 26, 2019 Hamilton & Oshawa, ON – The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) extends its congratulations to QSL for achieving Green Marine certification at both its Hamilton and Oshawa terminal locations. Across North America, Green Marine is a recognized tool for the marine industry—ship owners, ports, seaways, terminals, and shipyards—to evaluate participants’ annual environmental performance…Read More→

Waste Heat Recovery Project Open to Port Partners

The Hamilton Port Authority is supporting an exciting initiative helping companies that operate in Hamilton’s Bayfront Industrial Area to maximize waste heat recovery opportunities. This two-year project ― spearheaded by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with The Atmospheric Fund ― will deliver a report with recommendations on how local firms can leverage district…Read More→

Community News Roundup

Here Comes the Big Red Bus This fall HPA supported the CityKidz transportation program with a $5,000 donation, providing one full season of transportation to all youth in the CityYouth program. Transportation is one of the most critical components of the program, transporting youth door-to-door, ensuring they get to and from CityYouth safely. Supporting Youth…Read More→

Pollinators Welcome! – HPA Plants Second Pollinator Garden on Port Lands

The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has planted a second pollinator garden, located on the northwest side of HPA headquarters at 605 James Street. The garden was planted with the help of volunteers and staff from the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, Environment Hamilton and HPA. Plants were chosen that are native to Southern Ontario and are pollinator…Read More→

Sherman Inlet Shoreline Restored

The restoration of the shoreline at Sherman Inlet is now complete! In 2017, HPA announced the start of a two-year process to restore an area at Sherman Inlet that was filled in 2000, and made a commitment to preserve the inlet as a protected natural space within the port’s perimeter. Sherman Inlet is one of…Read More→

Air quality & dust mitigation initiatives

HPA continues to expand dust mitigation activities following air quality monitoring conducted last year to identify issues. These initiatives include: Doubling sweeping in high-need areas to twice per month and sweeping on a routine basis when receiving fill; Incorporating paving for dust mitigation into new developments, for example, at Pier 10, where significant improvements have…Read More→

Sustainability Fact: Supporting Local Business

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HPA works to support local businesses in Hamilton, Halton, Brantford and Niagara. HPA’s purchasing policy reflects this effort where possible, choosing local suppliers of goods and services. In 2017, more than 80 per cent of HPA’s purchases (by dollar value) were made locally. For more information about HPA’s sustainability efforts, have a look at our  2017…Read More→

2017 Green Marine Results

Hamilton Port Authority’s Green Marine results for 2017 have been released. Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program that creates a framework for marine companies to go beyond simple environmental regulatory compliance. Participants’ ranking for each performance indicator is on a 1-to-5 scale. Level 1 indicates meeting the regulatory standard, while level 5…Read More→

Port Lands Home to New Honeybee ‘Queendoms’

HAMILTON – June 7, 2018 – Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has partnered with urban beekeeping company Humble Bee, providing space to install 12 hive boxes at a new bee yard adjacent to Sherman Inlet on the port’s Pier 15. Each of the 12 boxes at the Sherman Inlet bee yard will be divided into three…Read More→