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 …

port sustainability report

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’s Sustainability Report

HPA is proud to present its first ever Sustainability Report The report outlines HPA’s ongoing commitment to transparency, and explores what the port does, how it interacts with our community, and how decisions are made to support social, environmental and economic sustainability. It is also an opportunity to celebrate our successes. A sustainable Port of Hamilton’s the product of the …

2017 #PortCity Flagship Initiatives

In 2017, we took time to listen to our neighbours and other stakeholders about ways to improve port-community interactions, and build awareness and pride in our port city. We are embedding sustainability into our decision-making and long-term planning, and we have completed some short-term actions in 2017. Here are a few: 1.       Restore the original shoreline at Sherman Inlet Restoring …

HPA contribution to CBC-Hamilton series, “Hamilton’s Identity Crisis”

The ongoing CBC Hamilton series asks good questions: who are we, and what do we want to become? Hamilton is clearly changing as a result of a convergence of forces – some planned; some unforeseen; some local; some global. But we would suggest that as much as the ‘old Hamilton’ is being replaced by the new, in some cases transformation …

Randle Reef Update

HPA was pleased to host the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, who announced a new step forward for the Randle Reef remediation project. Minister McKenna was accompanied by the project funding partners, representing the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, the City of Hamilton, the City of Burlington, the Hamilton Port Authority, and Stelco. The …