2019 Sustainability Report

HOPA Ports is proud to present its Summary Report of Sustainable Actions in 2019. The report outlines HOPA’s ongoing commitment to transparency, and explores what the port does, how it interacts with our communities, and how decisions are made to support social, environmental and economic sustainability. It is also an opportunity to celebrate our successes. A sustainable Port of Hamilton …

First Ship Contest Winners

Port of Hamilton The First vessel of the 2020 shipping season arrived at the Port of Hamilton on April 3. The Federal Nagara arrived with a load of ferroalloy from South Africa and made its way to QSL at Pier 23. It was recorded passing through the shipping canal at 7:25 am Johnny from Stoney Creek is our Port of …

First Ship kicks off Marine Shipping Season at Port of Oshawa

April 12, 2020 Oshawa, ON – Domestic cement carrier, NACC Quebec, became the first ship to arrive at the Port of Oshawa today, officially kicking off its 2020 marine shipping season. Sailing all the way from Port-Daniel–Gascon, along the southern shore of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, the NovaAlgoma laker pulled into dock 3, along the eastern slip, with a …

HOPA Gives Back to Hamilton Food Share & Feed the Need in Durham

Hamilton & Oshawa, ON – While communities across Canada self-isolate, families everywhere are feeling the crunch. Many businesses have been forced to close due to isolation measures, and now millions of Canadian residents are applying for the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit and Employment Insurance. Right now, many families are focusing on the essentials by stocking up on groceries and supplies while …

First Vessel & Unique Start to 2020 Shipping Season at Port of Hamilton

April 3, 2020 HAMILTON, ON – International bulk carrier, Federal Nagara, became the first ship to arrive at the Port of Hamilton today, officially kicking off its 2020 marine shipping season. Travelling all the all the way from Richards Bay in South Africa, the Fednav-owned vessel docked at Pier 23 with a load of ferroalloy for local stevedore QSL to …

HOPA Ports Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our commitment to public safety and economic sustainability during this unprecedented health crisis  March 17, 2020 Hamilton & Oshawa, ON – The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) has been taking every precautionary measure recommended by the World Health Organization, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to do so over the coming …

HOPA Ports closes out the 2019 season surpassing 10 million tonnes

First year a wrap as amalgamated Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority January 28, 2020 HAMILTON AND OSHAWA, ON – Cargo volumes exceeded 10.5 million metric tonnes (MT) at the newly-amalgamated ports of Hamilton and Oshawa in 2019. The Port of Hamilton saw cargo volumes totalling just over 10 million MT, comprised of steelmaking commodities, grain, fertilizer, aggregates, road fuel and others. The …

Message on the passing of Bruce McArthur

The staff and board of the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority extend our condolences upon the passing of Mr. Bruce McArthur. Mr. McArthur served as a member of the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority board of directors from the time of amalgamation in June 2019. Prior to that, Bruce served as a member of the Oshawa Port Authority board of directors for several years. …

Port Tariff Update

Pursuant to section(s) 49 through 53 of the Canada Marine Act, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) hereby gives notice that effective March 1, 2020, HOPA’s shipping related tariffs will increase 2% over 2019 levels (some exceptions apply). View the updated tariffs. The purpose of this announcement is to notify the industry and public of these changes. Any interested person is …