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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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What's New

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)

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.

March 31, 2015
Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden Rejuvenation Project to receive valuable funding from Hamilton Port Authority. Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) recently announced a $30,000 donation from The Hamilton Port Authority to its Rock Garden Rejuvenation project.

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

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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