Optimizing the Great Lakes Trade Corridor

Almost 60 years after the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway opened, how can we optimize the Great Lakes region’s role as a trade corridor? When the Seaway opened in 1959, it marked the completion of one of North America’s greatest infrastructure projects: a marine highway connecting Great Lakes cities to the Atlantic. “It has moved the…Read More→

A tip of the Top Hat welcomes first vessel of 2017

March 21, 2017 Hamilton, ON – The first vessel of the 2017 shipping season has arrived at the Port of Hamilton. The tug Calusa Coast and its specialized tank barge Delaware arrived carrying liquid asphalt from Detroit for delivery to the Yellowline Asphalt Products terminal at the Port. The Hamilton Port Authority marks the start…Read More→

Port of Hamilton releases results of 2016 shipping season

Hamilton, ON – The Hamilton Port Authority has released its cargo results for the 2016 shipping season. In 2016, 562 vessels visited the Port of Hamilton, carrying 9,277,282 MT of cargo, edging out the 2015 season total by 0.4%. Hamilton continues to hold its position as the largest Canadian Great Lakes port (as measured by…Read More→

Economic Advantage: Hamilton as a Port City

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The Port of Hamilton is an important economic engine in its local community, and throughout the surrounding region. Let’s take a closer look at the economic impact of Ontario’s biggest port: More than 2,100 people work on-site at port terminals, on shop-floors and in warehouses. A further 1,979 have an indirect or induced employment connection…Read More→

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Maximizing ports for the good of Ontario’s economy

“We want to see Ontario be the trade gateway it can be, using marine and rail transportation to their full capacity.” Read the OpEd in the latest edition of Maritime Magazine:  Maximizing ports for the good of Ontario’s economy

Conference of Great Lakes Governors and Premiers Release First Ever Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Maritime Strategy

June 15, 2016–Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met today to discuss their ongoing partnership to grow the economy and create jobs.  On behalf of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, they released the first-ever regional strategy to jump start the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence maritime transportation system. The strategy’s…Read More→