Exports drive banner season at Port of Hamilton

MEDIA RELEASE January 14, 2019 Hamilton, ON – The Hamilton Port Authority’s 2018 cargo results are in, revealing the highest volume of cargo handled through the port in more than a decade. More than 11.6 million metric tonnes of cargo was imported or exported through the Port of Hamilton during the 2018 shipping season, an…Read More→

Ontario’s Opportunity: New Industry Done Right

Port of hamilton

More than 2,100 people go to work every day at Ontario’s largest marine port, which spans 630 acres along Hamilton’s working waterfront. The people working here are part of a maritime trading industry that is older than the province itself, and yet which holds untapped economic opportunity. This is not like any other industrial district;…Read More→

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→

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→

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→