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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

April 27, 2016
PortsToronto Marks Ninth Consecutive Year of Profitability in 2016
PortsToronto today released its 2016 Audited Financial Statements, marking the organization's ninth consecutive year of profitability and demonstrating PortsToronto's continued role as an investor in the infrastructure, community and economic performance of Toronto.

April 26, 2016
CP, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the Montréal Port Authority and terminal operators celebrate partnership, commitment to international supply chain expertise
On the occasion of the budgetary considerations presented today by Minister for Maritime Affairs Jean d'Amour at the Quebec National Assembly, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) noted with satisfaction the progress achieved since the implementation of the Quebec Maritime Study just two years ago.

April 26, 2016
Canadian Pacific (CP), and senior officials from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the Montréal Port Authority, Global Container Terminals Canada, Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership, DP World Canada, Logistec Corp. and Fraser Surrey Docks yesterday met at CP's head office in Calgary to discuss their commitment to working together in promoting Canada's largest and two most important gateways to the international supply chain.

April 25, 2016
Cruise ship industry contributes $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016. Economic impact expected to continue growing as passenger visits rise again in 2017
Cruise ships, together with their passengers and crew, make a significant annual contribution to the Canadian economy - and cruise industry spending is increasing at a healthy rate in all three of Canada's major coastal cruise regions - BC, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Those are among the findings of a new study detailing the economic impact of the cruise industry in Canada - including everything from spending by cruise lines home-porting and making port calls; to on-shore spending by passengers and crew members; to commissions paid to travel agents across the country.

April 24, 2016
Cruise Industry Surpasses $100 Million Mark for the First Time in Atlantic Canada
The Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA) is very pleased to report that direct spending by the cruise industry in Atlantic Canada in 2016 totalled $102 million. These details come from a recent study titled, "The Economic Contribution of the International Cruise Industry in Canada 2016." The report details the economic impact of the cruise industry as a whole in Canada for 2016 and shows that Atlantic Canada is a premier cruise destination with unique port destinations that offer the thrill of discovery, the tranquility of nature and welcoming people.

April 21, 2016
First cruise vessel to arrive April 24
The 2017 Halifax cruise season will officially start April 24 at 4:15 p.m. with the arrival of the Amadea, a Phoenix Reisen vessel. This cruise ship will first berth at Lunenburg at 7 a.m. and will depart for Halifax at noon.

April 21, 2016
Growth at Port of Halifax - again
Increase in traffic, larger vessels account for growth for '21 consecutive months'. Fuelled by the arrival of a new service and bigger vessels, container traffic at the Port of Halifax rose yet again during the first three months of this year. "We are seeing 14 per cent growth year over year . . . and we've now seen 21 consecutive months, or seven quarters, of growth," Lane Farguson, a spokesman for the Halifax Port Authority, said in an interview Friday.

April 12, 2016
First Saltie to Windsor Port in 2017.
CAPTAIN MAXIM KOROLKOV and crew of the first ocean going vessel of the season were welcomed at the ADM Windsor Grain Terminal on April 10 by officials of the terminal and Windsor Port Authority. The M/V HEMGRACHT docked at ADM on April 7 and is expected to leave on April 12 with a load of feed products destined for Dublin, Ireland.

April 10, 2016
Local Gymnastics Training Reaches New Heights Through Investment from Port of Prince Rupert.
One of Prince Rupert's newest sporting societies has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to a financial contribution from the Port of Prince Rupert.

April 6, 2016
Halifax Port Authority has banner year.
Profits almost doubled at the Halifax Port Authority last year, as shipping lines brought in more cargo and the cruise ship industry surged ahead. "It was a strong year across all our lines," Paul MacIsaac, the port authority's senior vice-president, said in an interview Thursday. "All types of cargo were up and cruise ships were strong as well."

April 5, 2016
Grain shipments make for busy March at Thunder Bay port.
The Port of Thunder Bay opened with a solid week of shipping to start the 2017 navigation season, with March volumes above the ten-year-average. Port Authority CEO Tim Heney said the first ships have been lakers, and the majority of cargo shipped was grain from last year's strong prairie harvest.

April 5, 2016
Yesterday, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and its clients celebrated the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first containers at the Port of Montreal, a milestone in supply chain history.

April 3, 2016
ACPA and Canadian Port Authorities celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day.
On April 4th the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the eighteen Canadian Port Authorities will again celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day--an opportunity to highlight our industry's role in job creation and economic prosperity. Ports are a vital part of the transportation infrastructure within Canada and across the Americas connecting farmers, manufacturers, workers and consumers to the global marketplace.
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March 25, 2016
Smooth sailing to port; Captain of port's 1st ship of season amazed by what he barely saw on lake.
The Manitoulin laker arrived in the Thunder Bay Port on Friday morning, and docked at the Richardson Elevator at 7:42 a.m., making it the first ship to arrive in the 2017 navigational season. Ship Capt. John Carlson said the trek to Thunder Bay was smooth sailing with the least amount of ice that he's seen in the last 30 years in Lake Superior.

March 23, 2016
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities Commends Strong Commitment to Canada's Trade-Enabling Transportation in Budget 2017.
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