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• The Association of Canadian Port Authorities was founded in 1958 and groups together ports and harbours and related marine interests into one, national association.

• The ACPA is the pre-eminent Association for the advocacy and advancement of the Canadian Port Industry.

• ACPA members contribute greatly to the local, regional and national economy of Canada with over $400 billion worth of goods handled annually.

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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

April 25, 2016
Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal: Restored and ready for the 2017 cruise season.
Minister of Tourism, Minister responsible for the Mauricie region Julie Boulet, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, Minister responsible for the Montréal region Martin Coiteux, Minister for Maritime Affairs, Minister responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent region Jean D'Amour, and Mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre announced $35 million in financial support to the Montreal Port (MPA), in the presence of MPA President and CEO Sylvie Vachon. This partnership will make it possible to restore Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal and provide modern port facilities for the 2017 cruise season.

April 19, 2016
Halifax Port Authority revenue grows almost five per cent in 2015
Revenues at the Halifax Port Authority increased almost five per cent to $35.4 million in 2015, reflecting a solid year for the authority's three lines of business - cargo, cruise and real estate.

April 19, 2016
Halifax Port Authority revenue grows almost five per cent in 2015
Revenues at the Halifax Port Authority increased almost five per cent to $35.4 million in 2015, reflecting a solid year for the authority's three lines of business - cargo, cruise and real estate.

April 18, 2016
Port Investment in Kitkatla Kitchen and Greenhouse Benefits Skill Development and Community Nutrition
The Port of Prince Rupert announced today that a $244,000 investment from its Community Investment Fund will help preserve traditional food production, increase nutritional education and develop new skills within the Gitxaala Nation.

April 13, 2016
Port of Oshawa Kicks Off New Shipping Season
The Port of Oshawa has officially welcomed the first international vessel at a special Top Hat ceremony, signaling the start of a new shipping season. M/V Wigeon arrived from Portugal with more than 20-thousand metric tonnes of steel rebar.

April 13, 2016
Cooperative agreement renewed between the Ports of Antwerp and Montreal Canada NewsWire.
Yesterday during a joint trade mission in Montreal, the port authorities of Montreal and Antwerp, Belgium renewed their cooperative agreement.

April 12, 2016
PortsToronto Celebrates the Arrival of the First Ship of the Season with the 155th Annual Beaver Hat Ceremony.
PortsToronto Harbour Master Angus Armstrong "crowns" Federal Rideau Captain Sharma Vinod Kumar with a 200-year-old silk and beaver top hat at the 155th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony at Redpath Refinery. The annual ceremony dates back to the mid-1800s and celebrates the arrival of the Port of Toronto's first ocean-going vessel of the season.

April 10, 2016
Massive Crawler Crane is Keefer's first project cargo of the season.
MV Minervagracht took on the port's first project cargo shipment of 2016 at Keefer Terminal. The cargo is a massive crawler crane, components of which arrived at the terminal via 80 truckloads from Alberta. Logistec Stevedoring provided ship-loading services.

April 5, 2016
ACPA Celebrates Western Hemisphere Ports Day
Today the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) is pleased to celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day, a day of recognition acknowledging our industry's role as a key driver of job creation and economic prosperity, and its commitment to education, training and environmental stewardship initiatives on behalf of the communities they serve across Canada and the Americas.
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April 4, 2016
A strong 2016 cruise season marks Canada Place's 30th anniversary.
Port Metro Vancouver's 2016 cruise season officially kicks off today with the arrival of the Star Princess at Canada Place. Vancouver expects to welcome approximately 830,000 passengers on 228 calls, reflecting a forecasted three per cent increase in passenger volume over 2015.

April 4, 2016
Port of Montreal mapping steady growth.
With its strong emphasis on general cargo, the Port of Montréal has managed to be largely shielded from the plunge in global commodity markets. Indeed, Montréal has gained traction, surging to second place among Canadian ports after Vancouver for total cargo and maintaining its market share with NY/NJ and other competing U.S. East Coast ports for North Atlantic container business.

April 1, 2016
Season's first saltie just misses breaking Port of Thunder Bay record.
A vessel that arrived Tuesday became the second foreign-flagged ship to ever cross the local port's breakwall before April, missing the record by two days.


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