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rePORTage Magazine

The newly rebranded bilingual Ports Magazine is now available!

The 2015 issue has been modernized with bold images, graphics and a new colour scheme that makes it reader friendly, and contains bilingual, English and French content for all readers.

In it, you will find interesting stats about our ports along with impactful articles on innovation within the marine industry, investment in infrastructure, community partnerships and much more..

Read it today!

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What's New

February 1, 2016
Hockey Goals Help Build Healthy Community Through Port Sponsorship. As the Prince Rupert Rampage hockey club kicked off the 2015/2016 post-season on Saturday night at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre against the Terrace River Kings, the Port of Prince Rupert announced a significant charitable contribution related to the team's accomplishments.

January 29, 2016
Exporters eye Hamilton port. After decades of neglect, Hamilton, Ont., is gaining attention as an export hub. Money is flowing into the port as companies peg Hamilton as a good location to base trade in crop and food products from Western Canada going to markets in eastern North America and overseas.

January 28, 2016
Port of Thunder Bay Posts Another Remarkable Season. The port's overall cargo total for 2015 was just over 8.9 million metric tonnes, ranking as the third-strongest tally since 2000 and 17% stronger than the five-year average of 7.6 million metric tonnes. Grain shipments were remarkably strong toward the end of the season, as more than 2.3 million metric tonnes of grain were shipped from the port on lakers and salties since the beginning of November.

January 22, 2016
Cargo Volumes Continue to Rise at Port of Oshawa. More than 378-thousand metric tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Oshawa in 2015. That's up by 5.95 percent from the previous year, or over 21-thousand metric tonnes. Shipments of potash, magnesium chloride and asphalt were up along with steel.

January 22, 2016
Cargo Performance Proves Port's Resilience In Shifting Economic Conditions. A 26% surge in container volumes and the continued success of grain and wood pellet terminals at the Port of Prince Rupert helped stabilize overall 2015 results in the wake of declining coal volumes and international commodity markets.

January 20, 2016
2015 IN REVIEW. The volume of cargo handled by the Port of Sept-Îles in 2015 dropped 4.6% to 22.7 million metric tons, compared to 23.8 million tons in the previous year. The slight decrease, due mainly to the closure of Cliffs Natural Resources in Pointe-Noire, was almost completely offset by the increase in shipments by Rio Tinto IOC, which rose by 24% to 17.8 million tons, and those of Tata Steel Minerals Canada, at 2.3 million tons. Tata Steel is now a major shipper, accounting for 10% of the port's annual volume.

January 20, 2016
Port Traffic Rebounds in 2015. Windsor Port Authority (Windsor, Ontario), January 19, 2016. After a slump in total tonnage handled in 2014 following the record year in 2013, Port Windsor rebounded nicely in 2015 with an increase in total traffic of 3.8%. Tonnage reached 5.642 million tonnes, well above both the five- and ten-year averages for the port.

January 15, 2016
Port experiences significant year-over-year traffic increase of 10%. During 2015 Port Saint John experienced an overall 10% increase over 2014 in all commodity sectors of port traffic, with a total tonnage figure of 26.4 million metric tonnes of cargo handled throughout the year.

January 13, 2016
The Port of Montreal's Good Neighbourhood Committee takes stock of its first year At the end of 2014, the Montréal Port Authority set up a Good Neighbourhood Committee to improve communications with nearby communities. Among other things, it addressed the Port of Montréal's array of projects, its complaints management process, intermodal freight transportation, and various concerns of committee members. The committee aims to foster closer and more lasting relations between the MPA and its neighbouring communities.

January 13, 2016
Port Invites Applications to Community Investment Fund. The Port of Prince Rupert announced this week that the application period for its 2016 Community Investment Fund is open.

January 12, 2016
Seaway Wraps Up 2015 Navigation Season With OECD Innovation Award Under Its Belt. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, January 12, 2016. With water temperatures well above the 10-year average, the St. Lawrence Seaway closed its 2015 navigation season ice-free on December 31st. Thirty-six million tonnes of cargo transited the waterway during the season, with grain, at volumes well above the five-year average, leading the way.

January 11, 2016
Port Development Forecasted to Employ Thousands More as Prince Rupert Capitalizes on Status As Global Community. The Port of Prince Rupert today released a study projecting that its fully-realized development plan could generate almost 5,000 new jobs in northern British Columbia directly related to port activity, with corresponding increases in wages and government tax revenues.

January 5, 2016
The Port of Sept-Îles hands out its 29th Cane to the first ship of the year. Sailing under Netherlands flag, the M/V SPAARNEGRACHT, was the first ship of the year to call Sept-Îles, arriving from Savannah, USA, at 9:47 a.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

January 4, 2016
Port of Montreal celebrates 177th Gold-Headed Cane presentation Ceremony. Montréal Port Authority President and CEO Sylvie Vachon officially inaugurated the start of a new year of activity at the Port of Montréal today by presenting the Gold-Headed Cane to Captain Jun Eric Aljo Dalipe, master of the Vigorous, the first ocean-going vessel to enter the Port of Montréal without a stopover in 2016.

December 8, 2015
Hamilton home to new flour mill operation. The milling division of grain-handling giant Parrish and Heimbecker Limited announced that Hamilton will be the home of the first new flour mill to be built in Ontario in 75 years. The new building, seven storeys totalling 10,000 square feet, will be built at the north end of Wellington Street on Hamilton Port Authority land where Parrish and Heimbecker already has a large grain handling terminal. Also mentioned in and

December 8, 2015
Port invests in childhood learning through Prince Rupert Growing Space Society The Port of Prince Rupert is strengthening the foundations of early learning in the community with its latest Community Investment Fund contribution.

December 2, 2015
The Port of Sept-iles Makes a Special Donation to the Guignolée des Média. The Port of Sept-Îles is delighted to do its part for the Guignolée des médias with a very special donation to the Comptoir alimentaire de Sept-Îles food bank: one hundred Christmas turkeys to be distributed among the community's neediest people.

December 1, 2015
Port Posts Strongest November in 17 Years. The Port of Thunder Bay handled 1.2 million metric tonnes of cargo during the past month - the most for any November since 1998.


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