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The Largest Canadian Port on the Great Lakes

The Port of Hamilton is located within a day’s drive of 100 million North American consumers. With numerous Seaway-depth berths, shippers through the Port of Hamilton have access to shipping destinations in the Great Lakes and around the globe.

Ontario, Canada offers a welcoming business climate, with more than 40 international free trade agreements in place. What’s more, overseas shippers enjoy the considerable cost advantage of the low Canadian dollar.

The Port of Hamilton’s terminals provide handling, transloading and storage of a wide range of commodities including:

Advantage Hamilton

  • Modal choice: extensive marine, rail and direct highway access
  • 45 minutes to the US border
  • Two Class-1 North American railways
  • Two expert Stevedores
  • Highly skilled workforce
  • 10-m drafts
  • Direct marine access to international waters via the St. Lawrence Seaway
  • Ample wharf space

Transit times from Hamilton

 

Montreal, Canada 2 days Houston, USA 18 days Antwerp, Belgium 16 days Rotterdam, Netherlands 16 days Brake, Germany 17 days Panama Canal 18 days Mersin, Turkey 27 days

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