Tall Ship TS Playfair Coming to Hamilton Harbour

[:en] One of the Great Lakes oldest youth sailing training programs ties up in Hamilton Harbour HAMILTON  – One of the Great Lakes best known tall ships, sail training vessel TS Playfair, will soon be making her home berth in Hamilton harbour thanks to the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) and a hard working group…Read More→

Building the Talent Pipeline through Innovative Partnerships

In December 2017, Mohawk College and the Hamilton Port Authority announced a partnership to help connect students with employment in supply chain and logistics. Since then, the Hamilton Port Authority and employers operating on port lands have worked closely with City School to develop a demand-led strategy for building postsecondary pathways through Mohawk College. This…Read More→

Have you seen the ‘Big Blue Chair’?

Down by the boat launch at Fisherman’s Pier you will find the ‘Big Blue Chair’ that has been installed by the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA). The chair is one of the first steps in HPA’s goal to make Fisherman’s Pier a more welcoming gateway to the city. This new addition to the area is a…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

port sustainability report

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→

HPA is a Proud ‘First Mate’ Sponsor at Port Colborne Canal Days

HPA is a Proud ‘First Mate’ Sponsor at Port Colborne Canal Days 2018 marks the 40th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in Port Colborne. This four day celebration attracts more than 400,000 people over the Civic Holliday Weekend and celebrates the important history along the canal as well as Port Colborne’s working marine community….Read More→

HMCS Moncton Visiting Hamilton Harbour

Two Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships will visit communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes this summer as part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Oriole are this year’s ambassadors for the annual event which connects Canadians to their Navy.  The HMCS Oriole visited Hamilton earlier in July, and…Read More→