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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

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August 28, 2015
Canada's East Coast ports target increased maritime trade. American Amidst an uncertain global environment, Canadian ports on the East Coast are pursuing a capacity expansion strategy to increase business and to potentially offer alternatives, in some cases, to lingering congestion issues at US ports on the eastern seaboard as well as on the West Coast.

August 26, 2015
Port of Oshawa Stands Out Through Economic Ups and Downs. While half of Canada's 18 Port Authorities, saw their annual tonnage drop last year over 2013, tonnage was up by 22.5 percent in the Port of Oshawa. With a revenue growth rate of 15.9 per cent, Oshawa underwent the most robust growth of any Canadian federal port which is well above the national average of 6.8 per cent.

August 19, 2015
North Shore's port terminals busy as trade numbers grow. Trade through Port Metro Vancouver and its North Shore terminals continues to roar: the port released its mid-year report Tuesday, showing 1.5 per cent growth in cargo over the same period last year. Grain exports, which go through Richardson International and Cargill Canada's Low Level Road terminals were up 8.9 per cent overall with Richardson's new grain elevators expected to be online in 2016.

August 19, 2015
Cargo tonnage down, but salt shipments on rise on Seaway. According to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, salt shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway from April 2 to July 31 are up 3 per cent to 1.4 million metric tons, and those figures are in comparison to a particularly strong year in 2014.

August 18, 2015
Demand continues to drive growth at Port Metro Vancouver. Mid-year cargo statistics show 1.5 per cent growth over similar period last year Port Metro Vancouver today released its 2015 mid-year statistics, showing continued growth in trade through the Pacific Gateway.

August 14, 2015
Hermel Exhibition Site Opens in the Port of Sept-Iles. The Port of Sept-Îles, in partnership with Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu, officially opened the Hermel exhibition site today in the Port of Sept-Îles Marina building.

August 6, 2015
Montreal expands to handle container growth. JOC.com (Newark, New Jersey), August 6, 2015. The Port of Montréal is on a roll: not only is it enjoying strong increases in cargo volumes last year and in the first half of this year, but it is also getting a big investment by the Québec government to build the infrastructure it needs to handle future growth. As well, the port authority is in the midst of expanding its annual container capacity to 2.1 million 20-foot-equivalent units from the present 1.5 million TEUs.

August 5, 2015
Thunder Bay Port Experiencing Another Formidable Season. Into the 2015 shipping season, the Port of Thunder Bay continues to experience very strong cargo volumes. As of July 31, grain shipments through the port's elevators are 26% higher than the 5-year average, and on-par with 2014, which is the strongest season for the port since 1997.

August 03, 2015
Port Saint John to invest $68m in container terminal upgrade

July 31, 2015
Port of Montreal to install shore power for cruise ship terminal and wintering ships. The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, joined Robert Poëti, Québec Minister of Transport, and Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO, Montréal Port Authority, in announcing today new funding for the installation of shore power at the Port of Montréal.

July 31, 2015
Port of Québec to install shore power at cruise ship terminal. The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, joined Jean D'Amour, Québec Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, Dominique Vien, Québec Minister of Tourism, and Mario Girard, President and CEO, Québec Port Authority, in announcing today new funding for the installation of shore power at the Port of Québec.

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.

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