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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:

  • 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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IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR GREENTECH 2015! Green Marine's next expedition -GreenTech 2015 - is set for Seattle, WA, from May 27th to 29th. Green Marine is excited to hold its annual conference on the U.S. West Coast for the first time! The preliminary program and registration form are now available on line. Read more (pdf)

May 19, 2015
The Prince Rupert Port Authority today announced the completion of the Port of Prince Rupert's $90-million Road, Rail & Utility Corridor (RRUC), unlocking new terminal developments and market access for Canadian exporters. (PDF)

May 19, 2015
PortsToronto Reports Seventh Consecutive Year of Profitability.PortsToronto today released its 2014 Audited Financial Statements, marking the organization's seventh consecutive year of profitability and demonstrating PortsToronto's continued role as an investor in, and significant contributor to, the overall prosperity and growth of Toronto.

May 14, 2015
Local port off to strong start after banner year for grain shipments. The Thunder Bay Port Authority highlighted the banner year they had in 2014 at their 16th annual general meeting, saying the city's port authority saw a surge in grain shipments last year that resulted in the largest cargo volume to move through the port in nearly 20 years.

May 12, 2015
Annual meeting of the Montreal Port Authority: more than satisfactory results for 2014. The year 2014 was marked by a substantial upswing in container traffic at the Port of Montréal and the financial results followed: up a significant 8% in the volume of cargo handled, this growth made it possible to cross the threshold of 30 million tonnes of cargo handled in a single year.

May 10, 2015
Rail spur to Port of Oshawa now complete. The rail spur is ready to go as ships start docking at the Port of Oshawa for the 2015 shipping season.

May 5, 2015
Vancouver to Build New Container Terminal. Port Metro Vancouver has submitted an Environmental Impact Statement for a new container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C. on Canada's west coast.

May 5, 2015
Port of Thunder Bay Opens With Strong Grain Volumes. Despite a later than usual start to the shipping season, the Port of Thunder Bay handled above-average grain shipments in April: grain elevators loaded more than 688,000 metric tonnes of grain to both domestic and foreign vessels during the month, which is 12% more than the ten-year average for April.

April 27, 2015
2015 Cruise Season is Underway. (Halifax, Nova Scotia) - With the arrival of the Phoenix Reisen vessel Amadea to Halifax this morning, the 2015 cruise season is officially underway in Atlantic Canada.

April 27, 2015
AAPA Elects Port Saint John CEO Jim Quinn To Serve As 2015-16 Chairman Of The Board. At its 2015 Spring Conference on April 21, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) - the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas - elected Jim Quinn, president and CEO of New Brunswick, Canada's Port Saint John, to serve as the international trade association's chairman of the board for the 2015-16 activity year.

April 23, 2015
Forget oil. Canada's economic future is on the Seaway. If the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region were a country, it would be the third largest economy in the world in terms of economic activity (USD$5.5 trillion) and it generates a jaw-dropping 50 million jobs, or nearly 30 per cent of the combined workforce in the United States (U.S.) and Canada, and accounts for 24 per cent of research and development spending in the U.S. and 72 per cent in Canada.

April 22, 2015
ACPA Federal Budget Statement. Statement from Wendy Zatylny, President of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, on the release of Canada’s federal budget. Version française (pdf)

April 21, 2015
Halifax Port Authority finalist for international awards. The Halifax Port Authority is a finalist for two 2015 Containerisation International Awards in the categories of Corporate Social Responsibility and Port Authority of the Year.

April 21, 2015
Port of Oshawa Off To Flying Start As New Shipping Season Opens. The Port of Oshawa officially welcomed the first international vessel, M/V Marbacan, at a special Top Hat ceremony today, kicking off a new shipping season, and what is expected to be a pivotal year for the port.

April 16, 2015
Ocean-going ship loads up on Canadian wheat. The shipping season's first ocean-going vessel has made it to Thunder Bay: on Wednesday, Capt. Volodymyr Ovdiyeno was honoured at a special top-hat ceremony aboard the Cyprus-registered MV Tundra, which will leave the port 15,000 tonnes heavier carrying a cargo of western Canadian wheat.

April 13, 2015
CWB Marquis, $40M laker, makes debut visit to city port. THUNDER BAY - One of the next generation of Great Lakes cargo ships made its debut stop in the city.

April 10, 2015
First Laker makes it to Thunder Bay Ontario after icy voyage across Superior. Capt. Vaughan Kendall says getting to Thunder Bay had its share of harrowing moments, with thick ice still coating much of Lake Superior and slow going after sailing through the Sault locks.

April 8, 2015
Port of Oshawa "fully intermodal" with new rail spur. The Oshawa Port Authority announced on April 8 that a long awaited rail spur to the east wharf has been completed and is ready for traffic.

April 8, 2015
PortsToronto Celebrates the Arrival of the First Ship of the Season with the 154th Annual Beaver Hat Ceremony M/V Tundra Captain Volodymyr Ovdiyenko was crowned with the centuries-old silk and beaver top hat at the 154th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony at Redpath Refinery as Captain of the season's first ocean-going ship into the Port of Toronto.

April 6, 2015
German cargo vessel opens Hamilton's shipping season. A German ship loaded with imported steel coils was first into the Port of Hamilton Monday, beating a Canadian vessel full of iron ore pellets to make Canadian steel.

April 2, 2015
Minister Raitt marks the opening of the 2015 St. Lawrence Seaway shipping season. With more than $20 million of Canadian cargo transiting each day, the Seaway is a major contributor to the regional economy of the Great Lakes as well as the North American economy as a whole.

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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