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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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»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..

WENDY ZATYLNY's contribution to The Globe and Mail
Canada’s ports must prepare for 21st-century trade deals

ACPA proposal for the forthcoming Federal 2015 Budget
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August 21th, 2014
Alouette opens Aluminium Logistics Centre at Relance Terminal in Sept-Îles
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H2O Conference November 19 & 20 2014 - Toronto
HIGHWAY H2O CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION

August 20th, 2014
Canada Port Community honours Alphonse Bélanger with the Medal of Merit award

20 Août, 2014
La Communauté Portuaire Canadienne rend hommage à Alphonse Bélanger en lui remettant la Médaille de Mérite

August 20th, 2014
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) welcomes new board and incoming chair, Bernie Dumas, CEO of the port of Nanaimo

20 Août, 2014
L’Association des Administrations Portuaires Canadiennes (AAPC) accueille son nouveau conseil et son nouveau président, Bernie Dumas, PDG du port de Nanaimo

August 20th, 2014
Green Marine and Canadian Port Authorities to collaborate to reduce environmental footprint

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