Southwestern Sales Corporation partnering with Port Windsor to help improve community safety

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…)

Ports merger expected to diversify project cargo options

Ports merger expected to diversify project cargo options

By Keith Norbury

The recent merger of the Hamilton and Oshawa port authorities should give shippers of project cargo and breakbulk more options for moving those cargoes, said the new President and CEO of the combined Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority. “It gives us a more diversified value proposition in talking to customers, giving them a couple of different alternatives in terms of access to the marine in both facilities,” said Ian Hamilton.

“The project cargo portion of our businesses is relatively small, sort of under five per cent of the overall business,” Mr. Hamilton added, “But breakbulk, on the other hand, is quite an important piece of our business particularly in the steel sector, for both Oshawa and for Hamilton.” (more…)

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…)

Record cargo volumes continue moving through the Port of Vancouver

Record cargo volumes continue moving through the Port of Vancouver

Overall cargo volume through the Port of Vancouver reached a record high of 147 million metric tonnes (MMT) in 2018, up 3.5 per cent from 2017. One of the port’s biggest strengths continues to be the ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America. Sectors that experienced strong growth last year include containers, potash, canola products and barley, all of which hit new records in 2018.

Between January 1 and June 30, 2019, overall cargo through the port increased 0.5 per cent to a record 72.5 MMT over the same time last year, with new mid-year records in containers, potash, grain and cruise passengers. (more…)

Delivering capacity: collaborative approach to funding and delivering infrastructure achieving results at the Port of Vancouver

Delivering capacity: collaborative approach to funding and delivering infrastructure achieving results at the Port of Vancouver

Increased market demand in Asia-Pacific trade continues to underlay the importance of securing sustained investment in, and timely delivery of, trade-enabling infrastructure for the Port of Vancouver. Gateway infrastructure, such as road and rail projects, and marine terminal projects have benefitted from an ongoing successful, collaborative strategy that has attracted billions of dollars in public and private investment during the past several years.

The successful delivery of numerous trade corridor projects, such as the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor series of nine road and rail projects, including eight overpasses, has demonstrated the port community’s ability to deliver capacity to support goods and people movement throughout the region. This continues to provide the impetus for private investment in various terminal enhancements, expansions and new-builds across the port’s business sectors. (more…)

Morterm Limited – Port of Windsor’s full-service marine terminal

Morterm Limited – Port of Windsor’s full-service marine terminal

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…)