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
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VIDEO: PORTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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)
March 25, 2015
Port of Toronto Achieves Eight-Year High for Cargo Imports.
More than two million tonnes of cargo from around the world were delivered directly into the heart of the city last year through the Port of Toronto, marking an eight-year high for marine imports into the city and confirming the Port's position as a key contributor to Toronto's transportation infrastructure and economic strength.
March 25, 2015
New Port of Oshawa Company Generates Jobs and Economic Benefits. Triad Metals, one of the Port of Oshawa's newest customers is already making its mark: the company is gearing up to hire new workers, and is currently in the race to bring the first international vessel into the port, kicking off this year's shipping season.
March 24, 2015
TERMONT MONTRÉAL INC. THE FUTURE OPERATOR OF VIAU TERMINAL. Termont Montréal Inc. will be the future operator of the Viau container terminal at the Port of Montreal. Longstanding partners, the Port of Montreal and Termont Terminal Inc. signed a long-term lease on March 19, under which the private company Termont Montréal Inc. will invest $42 million in the initial phase of the terminal project. If container growth continues, Termont Montréal Inc. will invest an additional $30 M towards the project's second phase.
March 17, 2015
The Port of Montréal's cruise operations were singled out for the fourth time by the prestigious magazine Cruise Insight: the port received the Best Turnaround Destination award yesterday, in parallel with the Seatrade Cruise Shipping international convention and trade show. Read More English / French
March 10, 2015
PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Maher Terminals Holding Corp., the operator of the Port of Prince Rupert's Fairview Container Terminal, today announced its decision to proceed with expansion of the 7-year-old facility, increasing its container capacity by 500,000 TEUs to accommodate growing container volumes and further enhancing the Canadian gateway's growing role in North American trans-Pacific trade. Read More Web version / Pdf version
February 27th, 2015.
On frozen Lake St. Clair, The Windsor Star (Ontario) This story follows life on the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker the Griffon and its efforts to help the shipping industry in the winter months.
February 23rd, 2015.
Port of Halifax anticipating 146 cruise vessel calls during 2015 cruise season.
February 20th, 2015.
Minister Fast Announces New Partnership with Association of Canadian Port Authorities. A Canadian trade commissioner will be working shoulder to shoulder with the 18 members of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities.
February 19th, 2015.
Houston, Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Green Marine received the Lloyd's List North American Maritime Award last night for Environmental Excellence.
February 12, 2015.
Arrival of M/V Happy Star with the two largest shiploaders in North America. The port of Sept-Iles is very pleased to announce the arrival of the M/V Happy Star with the two gigantic shiploaders destined for the port's multi-user dock. English / French
February 3rd, 2015.
Halifax Port Authority releases Economic Impact Report findings
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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