On any given day, hundreds of trucks carrying aggregates, mixed concrete, fuel, scrap metal and various other commodities utilize Russell Street, one of the main access roads within the port of Windsor. These traffic levels are not unusual in a port where various port users share access roadways in order to conduct daily business operations. Russell Street’s location is unique because the access roadway is also shared by General Brock Public School where school buses, parents dropping off their children and pedestrians comingle with business traffic at key times during the day. (more…)
Morterm Limited is a privately owned facility strategically located within an eight-hour drive of half of all U.S. businesses, manufacturing plants and households, and directly across from the City of Detroit. Ideally located in the industrial heartland of Southwestern Ontario, the terminal is located in the Port of Windsor at North America’s busiest International Crossing with direct access to the Highway 401 corridor, the United States Highway system via the Ambassador Bridge, the soon to be constructed Gordie Howe International Bridge, and the Detroit–Windsor Truck Ferry. (more…)
A new look and new feel… Windsor Port Authority has plotted a bold new direction!
Beginning with the creation of a new Vision and Mission that captures the Port’s importance within the Windsor-Essex economy, Port Windsor is determined to be the catalyst that transforms Windsor-Essex into a hub for integrated, international transportation. The new focus, along with a newly created strategic plan, represents an exciting transition within Port Windsor from a silent economic entity to a bold economic engine that is looking to vigorously lead the Windsor-Essex region in the pursuit of new and expanded economic prosperity. (more…)
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has announced that Jim Quinn, President and CEO of Port Saint John has been appointed as Chair, effective September 11, 2019.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to assume the role Chair of the ACPA Board of Directors at this critical time in the evolution of Canada’s ports,” says Mr. Quinn. “Under the leadership of my predecessor, Donna Taylor, we made tremendous progress over the past year working with our members and partners on important initiatives like the Ports Modernization Review. With critical issues such as digitalization, security and sustainability on the policy agenda, I am eager to work with my port colleagues to consolidate our position and move forward with a plan that will advance Canada’s ports as an economic enabler for all Canadians.” (more…)
Termont Montreal has announced that, following a 2018 pilot project that demonstrated the effectiveness of the technology, it will be transforming its entire fleet of 57 terminal tractors into hybrid vehicles with Effenco’s revolutionary Active Stop-StartTM technology for heavy-duty vocational vehicles, and in so doing, will reduce the port’s impact on the environment and, specifically, improve air quality. (more…)
Port Windsor is proud to announce the September 2019 opening of Prosperity Place, a new community gathering space located in the Sandwich community of Windsor Ontario. Port Windsor partnered with the Sandwich Teen Action Group (“STAG”) which organization received a $108,000 grant from Ontario’s Trillium Foundation to create an outdoor gathering place that will engage residents and connect them to their neighbours.
“Port Windsor has partnered with STAG on several other successful community projects and events,” says Steve Salmons, President and CEO of Windsor Port Authority. “We are proud to develop this property into such a worthwhile community-based gathering space. Building inclusive and engaged communities is important to all those who live and work in the Sandwich community, including our port customers. The name Prosperity Place highlights the Port’s focus on ensuring community prosperity by providing a space for residents of the community to meet, to perform and to learn.” Prosperity Place is now part of the educational walking tours from the University of Windsor and the local schools. (more…)