The Port in Hamilton is a secured facility, with access restricted to authorized individuals with need and right to access port areas. Card readers at the various electronic gates will provide access to individuals holding a Port Security Access Card (PSAC) issued by the Port Security Centre.
Individuals without a PSAC must proceed to the Port Security Centre at 450 Sherman Ave to acquire a PSAC.
The Port in Oshawa is a secured facility, with access restricted to authorized individuals with need and right to access port areas.
Individuals requiring access into the Port must check in at the Port Authority Main Office
Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority – Oshawa Main Office
1621 Simcoe St. S.
Visitors must check in at the Port Authority Main Office to obtain a temporary visitors’ pass on arrival.
Visitors will be provided with a visitor pass, which must be worn and visible at all times while on-site. Any pass issued is to be returned to Port Authority Main Office prior to visitor departure from the port unless otherwise instructed. Visitors are not authorized to be in restricted areas or industrial areas unless they are escorted by an employee who is authorized to be in that area and will remain with the visitor, or the visitor has been issued a temporary restricted area access pass for that area.
All visitors must present government issued identification (ID) to security personnel when attempting to enter the port. The purpose of the visit will be verified by security personnel before access is provided. Visitors shall be scheduled in advance. Unscheduled visitors must be authorized by the Port Authority and, if applicable, the Marine Facility Security Officer (MFSO) to have access granted.
Visitors will be advised of specific security requirements in effect at the time of visit.
Vehicle control procedures apply if vehicles must be driven into the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority – Port of Oshawa location.
450 Sherman Ave
905.525.3412 – 24 Hours
Security and Emergency Contact Information
CALL 911 FIRST IN ANY EMERGENCY SITUATION
To report marine and/or rail emergencies or to report suspicious activity call:
Harbour Master’s Office / Port Patrol
905-525-3412 – 24 Hours
and then call:
Transport Canada Emergency Reporting Centre
1-888-857-4003 – 24 Hours
Environmental Emergency Spills Action Centre (SAC)
As of January 1st, 2022, the Port Security Centre will be changing its hours of operation.
Port Security Centre will be OPEN:
Mondays / Wednesday’s and Friday’s
from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Port Security Centre be CLOSED:
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s / holidays