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Canadian Ports Magazine

Media Kit 2015
»The Canadian Ports Magazine Media Kit for 2015 is now available!
»Le cahier de l'annonceur 2015 du Canadian Ports Magazine est maintenant disponible!

»The 2014 edition of Ports Magazine is available here
Featuring articles on the challenges of shifting trade patterns, impacts of extreme weather, and port cities as economic drivers..

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PORTS: An Integral Part 
of Canada's Economy

Canada’s seaports are key to moving goods and people via complex logistical supply chains extending to seaports in more than 160 countries throughout the world. Every year Canada’s Port Authorities contribute much to Canada’s economy:

  • 311.5 million tonnes of cargo handled
  • 2.1% annual compound growth rate since 2010
  • 495.9 million in aggregate revenue in 2013 fiscal year
  • 182.4 million in operating income in 2013
  • Over $400 billion worth of goods
  • 250,000 direct and indirect jobs
  • $10.2 billion in salaries
  • $25 billion added to Canada’s GDP
  • $2.2 billion paid in federal and provincial income taxes
  • $2 billion paid in consumption tax
  • Port authorities represent 60% of Canadian maritime exports (2011)
  • Most ports have seen an increase in total tonnage from 2011 to 2012

» Canada's Strategic Gateways Poised for Growth

What's New

July 30, 2015
The provincial government will invest up to $68.3 million over seven years, through the Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, towards the expansion and modernization of the Westside terminals at the Port of Saint John.

July 28, 2015
Port of Oshawa Cargo Volumes Way Up. Oshawa Port Authority (Oshawa, Ontario), July 28, 2015. Since the opening of its 2015 shipping season in April, bulk cargo volumes through the Port of Oshawa are up by an unprecedented 93 percent over the same time last year.

June 27, 2015
Green Marine has signed a nine-month contract with Transport Canada to provide insight on underwater noise generated by shipping and its effects on marine life, along with potential solutions. English / French

July 28, 2015
Port of Oshawa Cargo Volumes Way Up. Oshawa Port Authority (Oshawa, Ontario), July 28, 2015. Since the opening of its 2015 shipping season in April, bulk cargo volumes through the Port of Oshawa are up by an unprecedented 93 percent over the same time last year.

July 22, 2015
Government of Canada and Port Metro Vancouver announce funding for shore power for container vessels

July 10, 2015
The Harper Government Supports Improvements to the Port of Quebec. The Harper Government and the Québec Port Authority announce $60,219,333 in federal funding for the project to construct a deepwater multipurpose terminal at the Port of Québec, under the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. This project will promote economic growth for businesses and residents in the region and will contribute significantly to making Canada more competitive on the world stage. English / French

July 9, 2015
Exhibit shows how Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System serves millions of people daily. Opening to the public on Saturday at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, is an exhibit extolling the benefits of the Marine Superhighway and how it affects the daily lives of millions of people.

July 8, 2015
Government of Canada announces funding for key improvements to the Port of Saint John Significant New Building Canada Fund investment will promote national prosperity.

July 7, 2015
Harper Government announces initiative to improve ship-source oil spill preparedness and response. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced the launch of the Area Response Planning pilot project and related Community Participation Funding Program. Area Response Planning is one of the Government of Canada's measures under the World-Class Tanker Safety System that aims to further strengthen Canada's robust marine safety system by supporting ship-source spill preparedness and response, tailored to a particular geographic area, in collaboration with local communities, Aboriginal groups, industry and all levels of government.

July 6, 2015
Harper government invests in safe marine shipping. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $3.7M to Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping to help establish the Vancouver-based Centre and support its initial operations.

June 28, 2015
Government of Canada announces a major investment at the Port of Trois-Rivières Financing will enable the Port to increase its productivity and continue to grow.

June 26, 2015
Port's Enhanced Green Wave Incentive Program Rewards Environmental Performance. PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA - With the maritime shipping industry making investment in sustainable practices and technologies a priority, the Port of Prince Rupert is enhancing one of its programs that rewards positive environmental performance.

June 25, 2015
HPA donates $10K to Mission to Seafarers. On June 25, 2015, Hamilton Port Authority announced a donation of $10,000 - part of the proceeds of its annual fundraising golf tournament to support the Mission to Seafarers, Southern Ontario.

June 25, 2015
Port Authority Contribution to Local Seafarers Centre Highlights Careers at Sea. The Prince Rupert Port Authority today celebrated the fourth annual International Day of the Seafarer with a donation that will enhance the services provided to hundreds of international seafarers who disembark commercial ships at the Port of Prince Rupert every year.

June 24, 2015
On-line weather and wave forecasting tool launched at Port Saint John. The Governments of Canada & New Brunswick & the SmartATLANTIC Saint John Consortium celebrate the completion of the SmartATLANTIC Saint John Inshore Weather Buoy project.

June 18, 2015
Port Contribution to City of Prince Rupert Roof Repairs Will Keep Arts Strong at Lester Centre. The premier live performance venue of BC’s North Coast will be flipping its lid thanks to the latest investment from the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund.

June 18, 2015
Port's Annual Public Meeting Highlights Strong Performance, Value of Diversification. The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) today released details about its increased diversification while reaffirming its commitment to a long-term sustainable growth strategy. Details of the PRPA's activities and financials were discussed during its Annual Public Meeting, held today at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert.

June 18, 2015
President of ACPA, Wendy Zatylny, was invited to appear before the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Agriculture and spoke about how the Ports play a valuable role in facilitating movement of our world-class agriculture products in every region of Canada.

June 15, 2015
New rail spur already a major draw at Port of Oshawa, The Oshawa Port Authority hosted its third Annual General Meeting today, releasing its 2014 audited financial statements that show major projects including the multi-­?million dollar rail spur and cargo pad, are generating new business opportunities and jobs for local workers.

June 11, 2015
Almost 50 grade eight students from Centre Scolaire Samuel de Champlain are visiting the Port of Montreal this week, thanks in part to sponsorship from both Port Saint John and the Port of Montreal. English / French

June 10, 2015
Key maritime industry players have announced the creation of the Maritime Information Bureau (MIB), a new quick access to experts and information about the marine sector, its spinoffs and its activities in Québec.

June 9, 2015
Port of Halifax named 2015 Port of the Year. The Port of Halifax has been named the 2015 Port of the Year by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).

June 4, 2015
Highlights of 2014 at the Port of Trois-Rivières. The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) held its annual general meeting today, during which Mr. Cléo Marchand, Chairman of the Board of the TRPA, gave a brief overview of the highlights of 2014, an exceptional year for the Port. English / French

June 1, 2015
Port of Thunder Bay Off to a Strong Star. Grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay are off to their strongest start since 1997: as of May 31, more than 1.8 million metric tonnes of grain have been loaded at the Port's elevators.


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