Beach Canal Lighthouse Group Virtual Meeting

Join the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group (BCLG ) for their next General Meeting on Wednesday February 17 at 7:00 PM. Featuring Captain Scott F. Bravener who will be speaking about his days sailing on the Great Lakes. About Captain Scott F. BravenerPresident, McKeil Marine LimitedComing to McKeil in 2019, Scott Bravener has had a career of more…Read More→


HOPA Ports is pleased to welcome a new tenant to the Thorold Multimodal Hub. Tora Inc. is a St. Catharines-based company offering warehousing, sorting, assembly and other services for domestic and international manufacturers. The company will occupy 60,000 sq.ft of warehouse space within the recently-opened Thorold Multimodal Hub. The Hub is a 200-acre multimodal industrial complex…Read More→

Brock, HOPA Ports aim to strengthen Niagara economy through partnership

January 21, 2021 St. Catharines, ON – Through a new collaboration, Brock University and HOPA Ports (Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority) want to help put wind in the sails of Niagara’s economy. Both committed to enhancing the life and vitality of the region, the two organizations formalized their partnership by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)…Read More→

HOPA Ports posts solid season after uncertain start

All-time high cargo tonnage at the Port of Oshawa; packed construction season in Hamilton January 19, 2021 HAMILTON, ON – Shipping season on the Great Lakes closed on January 8, and at the combined ports of Hamilton and Oshawa, HOPA Ports has reported a total tonnage for the season of 10.6 million metric tonnes. A…Read More→

Tanks for the Memories

After over a month of demolition work, the Petrocor tanks in Oshawa have been removed. HOPA Ports acquired the Simcoe Street lands in late 2019 and moved swiftly to improve the efficient functioning and appearance of the area. Tank Demolition Progress Photos

Agrifood Highlights

This year Canadian grain shipments through the St. Lawrence are up 20 per cent over the 2019 season, in part due to increased overseas demand during the pandemic. The Port of Hamilton – a major gateway for Ontario grown crops- is home to 14 agrifood companies, 4 of which are grain export/processing facilities. The Port…Read More→

New Pollinator Trees at the Port of Hamilton

HOPA has planted new Service Berry trees outside of our Hamilton head office at 605 James Street North.Service Berry trees are a native tree species, whose spring blossoms help feed pollinators. These trees, planted in partnership with Humble Bee, are part of the port’s growing pollinator corridor of native plantings that provide food and shelter…Read More→

Seabin Project Update

HOPA Ports’ Seabin was installed last summer at Harbour West Marina, and is currently in its second season of operation, helping keep plastic litter out of Hamilton Harbour. The Seabin is a floating garbage can; it has a little suction that helps it attract and capture debris in a mesh bag under the surface. It…Read More→