Port Windsor plotting a bold new direction

Port Windsor plotting a bold new direction

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…)

Association of Canadian Port Authorities elects Jim Quinn as new Chair

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 to operate a fleet of fully hybrid vehicles

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 builds on its deep roots in the community

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…)

Change – the only constant for Sterling Fuels!

Sterling Fuels and Windsor Port Authority (WPA) have shared a long history of co-operation and prosperity. Change and adapting to the challenges it presents have been a consistent  theme and has presented Sterling and WPA with many opportunities to strengthen the partnership that has made the port of Windsor the 3rd largest Canadian Port in the Great Lakes and Sterling Fuels, Ontario’s largest ship refueling terminal.

Significant and continued capital investments have transformed the Windsor Sterling Fuels marine terminal into the premier vessel refueling terminal on the Great Lakes. Sterling Fuels Windsor provides the Great Lakes marine fleets with a “One Stop Shopping” experience. All grades of marine fuels (marine diesel and all Intermediate fuels) are available by pipeline. A complete line of ExxonMobil package lubricants and ten grades of ExxonMobil Marine bulk lubes are available over our dock. Crew changes, waste, sludge removal, and supplies can all be handled in one stop over our dock. (more…)

Champion Iron ships ten millionth tonne of iron ore from Bloom Lake

Through the facilities of Port of Sept-Îles’ multi-user terminal, Champion Iron Limited announced that its subsidiary, Quebec Iron Ore Inc. shipped its tenth million tonne of high-grade 66.2% Fe iron concentrate from its Bloom Lake Iron Mine (“Bloom Lake”), located near Fermont, Quebec.

The achievement of this significant milestone occurred less than eighteen months after Bloom Lake was recommissioned, and achieved its annual full nameplate capacity of 7.4 metric tonnes per annum in its first year of operation. Champion benefits from access to world class infrastructure at the port, including access to a deep-water terminal where a Capesize vessel can be loaded in less than 40 hours. The delivery and sale of the Bloom Lake high-grade iron ore concentrate to end-users in Asia, Europe and the Middle East is being completed at a time of rising demand for high-grade iron ore concentrate with low impurities. (more…)