Record year for agricultural shipments through the Port of Hamilton

  Hamilton, ON – The Port of Hamilton continues to expand its role as a leading transportation hub for Ontario’s agri-food sector. In 2017, the port handled its highest-ever total of agricultural products. Close to 2.3 million metric tonnes (MT) of commodities such as Ontario-grown corn, wheat and soybeans, as well as canola, sugar, potash and other fertilizers were handled …

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 …

New container terminal a welcome addition to regional transportation network

A new container terminal has opened its doors in Hamilton. Based at the Port of Hamilton’s Pier 15, the Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT) will play a key role in the GTHA-Niagara logistics network. HCT is a 3-acre depot offering temporary storage and redeployment of loaded or empty containers for customers in southern Ontario. The terminal handles both 20- and 40-foot …

Optimizing the Great Lakes Trade Corridor

Almost 60 years after the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway opened, how can we optimize the Great Lakes region’s role as a trade corridor? When the Seaway opened in 1959, it marked the completion of one of North America’s greatest infrastructure projects: a marine highway connecting Great Lakes cities to the Atlantic. “It has moved the ocean a thousand miles inland,” …