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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.

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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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What's New

The William Tetley Award 2017 by The Canadian Maritime Law Association. A literary Award valued between $500-$1000.
Submission deadline is December 31, 2016. Click here for complete details. (pdf)

December 1, 2016
New port CEO bullish on Hamilton's future
The new head of the Hamilton Port Authority is bullish both on the city's prospects and the role the port can play in attracting jobs and investment. Ian Hamilton, who was named Thursday as the port authority's president and CEO, is quoted.

November 23, 2016
20th Annual Harbour Lights Campaign Begins November 28th
Campaign has raised nearly $2.5 million for 13 food banks since 1997.

November 21, 2016
Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2016.
November 21, 2016, Halifax, NS - The Port of Halifax welcomed over 238-thousand cruise guests during the 2016 cruise season. This year saw 238,217 guests arriving on 136 cruise vessels. The busiest passenger day was October 11, a five-ship day.

November 18, 2016
Halifax Port Authority preparing for next stage in global shipping.
The Halifax Port Authority has commenced a significant master planning exercise to prepare for the arrival of 'ultra-class' containerized vessels of over 10,000 TEU; large scale industrial mega projects; increasing larger cruise vessels; and how the Halifax Seaport District can complement the urban growth and revitalization currently underway in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth.

November 18, 2016
Port of Montréal expands global reach thanks to new container terminal.
Investments made by the Government of Canada and the Montréal Port Authority to enhance the Port of Montréal's infrastructure will make the global movement of goods more fluid, create direct and indirect jobs in transportation systems across the country, contribute to national prosperity and help grow the middle class.

November 16, 2016
Nanaimo Port Authority and Pacific Heliport Services Complete Heliport Expansion.
The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) and Pacific Heliport Services Ltd. (PHS) are pleased to announce that an upgrade project to expand the existing heliport located on NPA's Cruise Centre lands has received final certification and approval for flight operations effective November 6, 2016.

November 14, 2016
Iron ore exports keep St. Lawrence Seaway shipping on course.
A surge of North American iron ore exports to Japan and China is keeping the St. Lawrence Seaway bustling in the critical months before the shipping season winds down.

November 7, 2016

On The Money, CBC. Watch our president Wendy Zatylny on how ports are affected by the Oceans Protection Plan.


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