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The 2016 Ports Magazine is now available!

The 2016 issue is available in an interactive digital edition. Read it online, download or print a copy. It is fully bilingual for all readers in English and French. With bookmarked pages, you can get to a featured article quickly and easily.

In it, you will find interesting statistics about our ports along with impactful articles on the many ways in which Canada’s ports contribute both to the economy, the environment and the social and cultural communities of the many cities that host a port.

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March 23, 2016
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities Commends Strong Commitment to Canada's Trade-Enabling Transportation in Budget 2017.
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March 21, 2017
Containerized seafood exports are a major economic driver for Nova Scotia
The movement of containerized cargo through the Port of Halifax is a major contributor to the economy of Nova Scotia. The most recent economic impact report, produced by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group, found the Port of Halifax's economic output from operations on the economy of Nova Scotia in 2015/16 is $1.706 billion in economic output, up 5.9% from the last economic impact update to the end of 2013.

March 13, 2017
Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Visits Increase in 2017
The Port of Prince Rupert today released its 2017 cruise schedule, celebrating a more than 100% increase in the number of ships and passengers visiting the coastal community this summer.

March 9, 2017
Nearly Two Million Tonnes of Cargo Delivered Through the Port of Toronto in 2016
In 2016, the Port of Toronto moved 1,874,035 metric tonnes of cargo, marking another strong year for marine imports into the city and once again re-affirming the Port's position as a vital part of Toronto's economic infrastructure.

March 9, 2017
Nearly Two Million Tonnes of Cargo Delivered Through the Port of Toronto in 2016
In 2016, the Port of Toronto moved 1,874,035 metric tonnes of cargo, marking another strong year for marine imports into the city and once again re-affirming the Port's position as a vital part of Toronto's economic infrastructure.

March 7, 2017
Spring is near for Port of Hamilton
The first day of spring marks the start of shipping season at the Port of Hamilton this year. Twenty-one vessels including ships, tugs and barges that passed the winter and underwent repairs in Hamilton will be venturing back into the Great Lakes starting March 20. The maintenance work conducted here is part of an estimated $160 million spent on repair and infrastructure projects this winter by Canadian ship owners and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation in ports ranging from Sarnia to Port Colborne to Thunder Bay.

February 24, 2017
The MPA welcomes the establishment of the Montreal Industrial Port Zone
The President and CEO of the MPA, Sylvie Vachon, together with the Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jean D'Amour, the Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, and the Mayor of the Borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Réal Ménard, today announced the signing of an agreement for the establishment of an industrial port zone (IP Zone) in Montréal.

February 23, 2017
The Port of Trois-Rivières receives the Prix hommage Coup de coeur - Fierté régionale from the Chambre de commerce et d'industries de Trois-Rivières at the 2017 Gala Radisson
On Friday, February 17, the Chambre de commerce et d'industries de Trois-Rivières and the event's Platinum partner, Desjardins Entreprises, announced in front of 520 people gathered at the Delta Trois-Rivières the winners of the 32nd Gala Radisson.

February 16, 2017
St. John's Port Authority first sponsor for new, marine industry award
The Turning the Tide Awards will include three, separate awards; supported through a sponsorship program, but with the port authority in St. John's coming on as the first sponsor.

February 6, 2017
Nanaimo Port Authority wins high marks from customers; 2016 results show higher volumes, 65 new jobs.

February 6, 2017
Port Investment Helps City Performing Arts Facility Shine Brighter
The Lester Centre of the Arts celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday at a gala event featuring new theatrical lighting and stage draperies purchased through a contribution from the Port of Prince Rupert's Community Investment Fund.

January 23, 2017
Port of Halifax had busiest year in a decade.
The Port of Halifax is coming off its biggest year for cargo since the Great Recession of 2007-08, when the American economy tanked in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis.

January 20, 2017
Port of Hamilton releases results of 2016 shipping season.
The Hamilton Port Authority has released its cargo results for the 2016 shipping season. In 2016, 562 vessels visited the Port of Hamilton, carrying 9,277,282 MT of cargo, edging out the 2015 season total by 0.4%. Hamilton continues to hold its position as the largest Canadian Great Lakes port (as measured by cargo volume). This modest increase in Hamilton's cargo is in contrast to the overall Seaway cargo totals, which fell by 3% in 2016.

January 17, 2017
The volume of cargo handled at the Port of Sept-Îles increased 1% in 2016 to 23 million tonnes compared with 22.7 million tonnes in 2015. Mining company IOC Rio Tinto increased its shipments with 18.6 million tonnes in 2016 versus 17.8 million tonnes the previous year. And Tata Steel Minerals Canada shipped 1.6 million tonnes in 2016 compared with 2.3 million in 2015..


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