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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:

  • 309.7 million tonnes of cargo handled
  • 2.2% increase from 2011 to 2012
  • 8.2% increase from 2010-2012
  • $438.1 million in aggregate revenue in the 2011 fiscal year
  • $118.6 million in 2011 operating income
  • $162 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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2014 Canadian Ports Magazine

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

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What's New

November 24th, 2014
Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2014.

November 18th, 2014
ACPA President, Wendy Zatylny speaks before the House of Commons Finance Committee on the changes to the Canada Marine Act as proposed in Bill C-43 and calls for infrastructure dollars for ports.

November 12th, 2014
Port of Oshawa Announces Major New Project. The Port of Oshawa, in partnership with Oshawa Stevedoring Inc., is pleased to announce that it is expanding its services with the construction of a new multimillion dollar pad on the east port lands. Donna Taylor, President and CEO of the Oshawa Port Authority, is quoted.

Green Marine annual conference on green technologies and innovation for marine transportation
Green Marine organizing their eighth annual conference on green technologies and innovation for marine transportation, to be held in Seattle, WA, May 27-29, 2015. Call for papers are being welcomed.
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November 6, 2014
St. Lawrence Seaway Makes Up for Last Winter's Lost Shipping. As North American industries stockpile raw materials in advance of the winter months and cities across Canada and the U.S. bring in much-needed salt for road safety, the St. Lawrence Seaway flows with international freight.

November 6, 2014
North Americans relying on Seaway for vital cargo ahead of winter

November 6, 2014
North Americans relying on Seaway for vital cargo ahead of winter

6 Novembre, 2014
Les Nord-Américains dépendent de la Voie maritime pour le transport de marchandises essentielles avant l’hiver

Professor William Tetley Award
The Canadian Maritime Law Association has established the Professor William Tetley Literary Prize Award. Click here for the details.

ACPA proposal for the forthcoming Federal 2015 Budget
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