How We Impact The Industry
Location: Oshawa is one of the few cities that can boast an airport, rail lines, a regional deep-sea port and 400-series highways, all within close proximity. Trucking companies appreciate that the port’s loading dock is located just 2 km from the 401.
New Rail Spur: With the completion of the rail spur, the Port of Oshawa will be truly intermodal, and able to respond to the growing demands of current and prospective port clients.
Competitive Edge: The Port offers the benefit of full seaway draft, a workforce skilled in handling all types of cargo, and for importers and exporters, access to world markets through the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Sound Leadership: The creation of the Oshawa Port Authority provides the governance stability and certainty for businesses to plan and invest in the port.
The Port is a Major Economic Driver: The port generates $6 million annually in federal and provincial taxes, in addition to local tax revenues generated by the port tenants.
Major Mover: On average, the port handles $23 million worth of cargo annually, from salt and steel products to asphalt and grain.
Job Generator: The movement of cargo through the port supports 294 jobs. New industry in the port provides the opportunity to create and support new jobs.
We’re Expanding: The East Wharf Consolidation Project is on time and on budget, and will provide additional berth for ships, and more cargo handling space.
Great Supporters: Our customers, Port Users, MPs, MPPs, municipal and regional elected officials speak our praises, and recognize the value of the Port of Oshawa as an important economic driver.
Seaway and Highway Water: Extending approximately 2,000 nautical miles into North America’s heartland, the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System gives shippers the most direct water route to and from the continents major industrial and agricultural markets.The system consists of the five Great Lakes, the Seaway and the St. Lawrence River from the Atlantic Ocean to the Port of Montreal.
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