“Foundations”: A new book about the early years of Bermingham Construction

“Foundations” recounts the early years of port partner, Bermingham Construction, from its founding year in 1897 to the beginning of the Second World War. Compiled by Tim Bermingham from materials dictated from his grandfather, it includes accounts of the building of the Crowsnest Pass for the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the construction of the Sault Ste. Marie locks. “Foundations” can …

HPA-Mohawk College Partnerships Bridge the Gap between workplace needs and learning opportunities

HPA has been working on a number of initiatives through its partnership with Mohawk College to help connect students with employment in the transportation sector and to help bridge the skills gap. Supply Chain Management Program The first students in the new Supply Chain Management Program at Mohawk College began in January of this year. The post graduate certificate program …

Beauty on the Bayfront – vote for your favourite!

See Hamilton’s industrial bayfront from a new perspective & enjoy the unique scenes from our city’s working waterfront. The City of Hamilton is running a photo contest as part of the Bayfront Industrial Strategy initiative. Twelve finalists have been selected. Have a look at the selections and choose your favourite: https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/planning-community/vote-beauty-in-industrial-bayfront-photo-contest

Air quality & dust mitigation initiatives

HPA continues to expand dust mitigation activities following air quality monitoring conducted last year to identify issues. These initiatives include: Doubling sweeping in high-need areas to twice per month and sweeping on a routine basis when receiving fill; Incorporating paving for dust mitigation into new developments, for example, at Pier 10, where significant improvements have been noted; Addressing track-out dust …

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Sustainability Fact: Supporting Local Business

HPA works to support local businesses in Hamilton, Halton, Brantford and Niagara. HPA’s purchasing policy reflects this effort where possible, choosing local suppliers of goods and services. In 2017, more than 80 per cent of HPA’s purchases (by dollar value) were made locally. For more information about HPA’s sustainability efforts, have a look at our  2017 Sustainability Report

2017 Green Marine Results

Hamilton Port Authority’s Green Marine results for 2017 have been released. Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program that creates a framework for marine companies to go beyond simple environmental regulatory compliance. Participants’ ranking for each performance indicator is on a 1-to-5 scale. Level 1 indicates meeting the regulatory standard, while level 5 indicates leadership and excellence. Hamilton …

HPA is a Proud ‘First Mate’ Sponsor at Port Colborne Canal Days

HPA is a Proud ‘First Mate’ Sponsor at Port Colborne Canal Days 2018 marks the 40th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in Port Colborne. This four day celebration attracts more than 400,000 people over the Civic Holliday Weekend and celebrates the important history along the canal as well as Port Colborne’s working marine community. Hamilton Port Authority is a …

HMCS Moncton Visiting Hamilton Harbour

Two Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships will visit communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes this summer as part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Oriole are this year’s ambassadors for the annual event which connects Canadians to their Navy.  The HMCS Oriole visited Hamilton earlier in July, and the HMCS Moncton will be …