Port of Hamilton
The Port of Hamilton is served by two Class I railways and offers direct connections to 400-series highways. Located just 40 minutes from the US border. More than 9,000 rail cars transit the port of Hamilton each year.
Services include the following:
New rail transload facility for steel, in partnership with Amalgamated Trading
In partnership with Amalgamated Trading Ltd., a new, 20,000 m2 rail transload facility is under construction at Pier 15. By creating new interconnections between marine, rail and road, this project will increase the efficiency and the resiliency of the supply chain in the region for the construction and manufacturing sectors. When completed, the facility will add more than 100,000MT of new steel handling capacity at the Port of Hamilton.
Hamilton is Canada’s gateway for goods movement. Located at the centre of the busiest economic hub in the country, Hamilton’s strategic location and infrastructure supports every type of business.
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The Port of Hamilton is the largest port in Ontario and the western marine gateway to the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA). The Port of Hamilton is critical infrastructure for key Ontario industries, facilitating international trade flows and supporting domestic supply chains.
Download: Hamilton Port Map & Directory
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- Supply Chain Solutions that Deliver: How HOPA works with our customers
- Hamilton Land Use Plan (PDF)
- Hamilton vessel tracker (link)
Hamilton Container Terminals offers short-term and long-term storage of ocean containers. Services include:
Ontario-wide drayage, fumigation, container storage & handling, flexi-lining, stuffing, weighing, buy & sell, maintenance and repair.
- Southern Ontario’s largest gateway for overseas exports of Ontario-grown corn, wheat and soybeans, handling more than a million tonnes of exports per year.
- Largest gateway for imports of crop inputs used in southern Ontario agricultural production (urea ammonium nitrate, potash).
- Essential infrastructure for raw material imports from the U.S. for steelmaking (iron ore/coal).
- Major import gateway for finished steel used in GTHA automotive manufacturing, durable goods and construction projects.
- Export gateway for large Ontario-manufactured components, factory equipment and machinery
- Major regional import gateway from the U.S. for liquid bulk petrochemical products, such as consumer gasoline and asphalt cement used in GTHA road construction.
|Cargo Origin||Cargo Group||2020||2021|
|Grand Total (mt)||9,928,491||10,839,504|
HOPA Ports facilitates rail transload in the Port of Hamilton. Aiding in the transferring of shipments from one mode to another while relieving supply chain congestion.
“As the largest port in Ontario, the Port of Hamilton is the key supply chain gateway for steel and other essential goods that feed the region’s economy”.
HOPA Ports has plans to create new interconnections between marine, rail and road, this project will increase the efficiency and the resiliency of the supply chain in the region for the construction and manufacturing sectors.
Future plans focus on a shift in trade flows from truck to rail, reducing carbon emissions associated with long-distance truck transportation of steel products.
The Port of Hamilton is critical to Canada’s steel industry, supporting key local and Ontario businesses such as automotive, construction, furniture and appliances and pre-engineered buildings.
- Cargo: Approx. 10 million MT / year
- Cargo value: $3.3 billion
- Vessel calls: Approx. 650
- Acreage: 630 ac. / 255 hectares
- Tenants: 130
- Jobs on port property: 2,100
- Jobs connected to cargo: 38,000
- Annual economic activity connected to cargo: $6 billion
- Rail cars: 7,000
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