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Canadian Port thread

I thought we should have a thread on Canadian ports as they are a very important part of transportation for all of Canada.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/mari...-harbours.html

http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/mari...thorities.html


I thought I would start with this article about the port of Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert has added another major shipping line to its customer base.

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Yang Ming (TPE:2609) and its partners in THE Alliance launched a new weekly call at the northern B.C. port’s Fairview container terminal on April 21 as part of its PS8 service from Asia to North America’s West Coast.

The new service will initially add an estimated 100,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per year to Fairview’s containerized cargo volume.

But the additional volume is only one side of the equation.

Shaun Stevenson, the Port of Prince Rupert’s vice-president of Trade Development and Public Affairs, said the win for the port in the addition of a fourth weekly container call at the northern port is “really about another service that represents market reach.”
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With the addition of THE Alliance, Prince Rupert is now serviced by all three of the world’s major container-shipping alliances, which were formed in 2017.

Prince Rupert, the closest major North American port to Asia, is one of the continent’s fastest growing container cargo ports. Container traffic through the port in 2017 was up 26% to 926,540 TEUs compared with 2016.
https://biv.com/article/2018/04/alli...-cargo-service
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Port Alberni Port Authority opens doors to public

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“Port Day is an opportunity for the residents of Port Alberni to gather down at the harbour and take a look at the many amenities and opportunities to be involved in recreation at the water,” said Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society president Kenn Whiteman.

The port authority’s director of public relations and business development Dave McCormick agreed.

“It’s an effort to have something that appeals to everybody in the community, to come down to see the dynamic mixes that we have here currently and that we’ve had for a long time,” said McCormick, citing industry, commercial fishing, leisure and recreation activities that go on daily at the harbour.
https://www.albernivalleynews.com/ne...ors-to-public/

https://www.portalberniportauthority.ca/

Port of Nanaimo The Solutions port

https://npa.ca/en/

https://portauthority.npa.ca/en/

https://deepsea.npa.ca/en/

https://marina.npa.ca/en/

https://cruise.npa.ca/en/

Nanaimo Auto Terminal Planned for Nanaimo Assembly Wharf

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Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) is partnering with Western Stevedoring (Western) and their affiliate organization, the Auto Division of SSA Marine (SSA) to design, build, finance and operate a multipurpose break bulk terminal with an initial focus on European automobile import and processing at NPA’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf (NAW).

Ewan Moir, Nanaimo Port Authority, President & CEO comments, “The project has the potential to transform Canada’s import automobile supply chain by addressing the significant existing transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities and congestion while providing several compelling logistical efficiencies and environmental benefits. The project will also provide sustainable economic development opportunities for Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.”
https://npa.ca/en/blog/2018/04/nanai...ssembly-wharf/

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The Star Princess returns Monday, April 9th at noon and departs at 9:30 PM. She begins this cruise on April 3rd in Los Angeles, cruising to Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Astoria and arriving in Nanaimo before her final call in Vancouver, completing an 8-day Pacific itinerary on April 10th. The Star Princess called on the Port of Nanaimo in October 2016 and October 2017; Monday marks her only call to Vancouver Island on this itinerary. She is a Grand-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruise Lines, 290 metres in length, beam of 36 metres, and a passenger capacity of 3100 & 1250 crew.

Ewan Moir, President & CEO of the Nanaimo Port Authority, welcomes the 2018 cruise season for Central Vancouver Island with the call of the Star Princess. Moir comments: “Nanaimo has the great pleasure, as a major gateway to Central Vancouver Island, of receiving the Star Princess for the third time in 19 months. The Star Princess’ arrival in April is a great economic lift for our communities, a significant benefit from first-time passengers to Vancouver Island. We believe that many passengers will return once they discover one of the most preferred destinations in the world.”
https://npa.ca/en/blog/2018/04/mv-st...assed-opening/
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Prince Rupert port is Canada's Leading edge port!

http://www.rupertport.com/

http://www.rupertport.com/shipping

http://www.rupertport.com/operations

http://www.rupertport.com/port-authority/mission

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The Prince Rupert Port Authority is a local port authority constituted under the Canada Marine Act, and Letters Patent issued under the Act, to operate the Port in the Prince Rupert Harbour. We are an autonomous and commercially viable agency, governed by an independent Board of Directors with full control over all Port decisions, with a mandate to facilitate and expand the movement of cargo and passengers through the Port of Prince Rupert.

The Port Authority is responsible for the overall planning, development, marketing and management of the commercial port facilities within Prince Rupert Harbour. This includes ensuring competitive, efficient and timely responses to customer needs and business opportunities. It also means ensuring we facilitate these opportunties in in a manner that is safe, responsible, and sustainable.
The Prince Rupert Port Authority takes an entrepreneurial approach to business development. This approach has resulted in the forging of many strategic alliances and partnerships to move the development of the Port forward into the new millennium.
http://www.rupertport.com/future

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Building The Gateway
PRPA's Gateway 2020 vision is a Port growth strategy that ensures the needs of port tenants, future trade opportunities and regional economic development goals are coordinated and balanced.

The plan identifies specific development sites, appropriate general terminal uses, and ensures potential conflicts between future terminal activities are mitigated. It leverages common use infrastructure like Ridley Island's Road, Rail and Utility Corridor to maximize the development opportunity for large bulk terminals within the port. It also prioritizes opportunity for expansion in the Port's intermodal activities and services and integrates them into the broader development.

The result is the sustainable development of a well-planned, integrated and diversified port that anchors the Prince Rupert Gateway.
http://www.rupertport.com/news/releases

http://www.rupertport.com/shipping/performance
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Now can anybody tell me if Ontario or Quebec have ports? I was wondering if someone from Victoria knows if they have a port also? I know that Vancouver has a port of somekind.
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I believe the Port Of Montreal is one of the largest inland ports in the world.
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Now can anybody tell me if Ontario or Quebec have ports? I was wondering if someone from Victoria knows if they have a port also? I know that Vancouver has a port of somekind.
Thunder Bay has a port. It mostly is used for grain transport.

I believe that Montreal still has a port.

Neither of these is anything as large as in the past.
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I have heard tell that Atlantic Canada may have some ports but this is unconfirmed...

Aha! I have found a website for the "Port of Saint John"!


We're actually the 3rd busiest port in Canada by tonnage, mainly due to liquid bulk (pretty much all of which consists of crude oil and petroleum products related to the Irving Oil refinery).

Here are some stats on the cargo side:


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The Port's West Side facilities are currently undergoing a 7-year, $205 million modernization project that will significantly increase their capacity.

Saint John is also a major port of call for cruise ships from May to October. This year marks our 30th cruise season, and we're expecting 75 ships carrying approximately 176,000 passengers and 70,000 crew.
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Thank you very much I really wish to learn more about the ports of Atlantic Canada as I am not well in the understanding of such ports! I love to learn so thanks for all that post!
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Now can anybody tell me if Ontario or Quebec have ports? I was wondering if someone from Victoria knows if they have a port also? I know that Vancouver has a port of somekind.
seriously?
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You of all people I thought would know about this!
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Thunder Bay's port isn't even a shadow of its former self; you have to have mass to cast a shadow. Or something? What it does in a year, it once did in a week.

Our first Salty arrived on Tuesday morning, it will bring Canada wheat to Casablanca which is pretty cool I guess. The first Laker was a month ago.

https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-ne...t-salty-903420

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THUNDER BAY -- The M.V. Federal Bering officially opened ocean-going traffic for the 2018 navigation season on Tuesday at Canada's farthest inland port.

Thunder Bay port and civic officials welcomed Captain Philips Kuruvilla and Chief Engineer Mario Peter Andrades with the port's traditional Top Hat ceremony.

Federal Bering, a 200-metre ocean carrier fitted for the Great Lakes, was commissioned in 2015 and is owned by Fednav, which is Canada's largest international dry-bulk ocean transportation group.

She will load 21,000 metric tonnes of wheat before embarking on a 7,800-kilometre journey to her destination port of Casablanca, Morocco.
The Port of Thunder Bay operated April to January in 2017 and moved 8.8 million tonnes on 393 vessels. For comparison, the busiest year was 1983, when 1,359 vessels moved 23.6 million tonnes.

http://www.portofthunderbay.com/arti...istics-281.asp

In terms of total land area dedicated to port activities, Thunder Bay has one of the largest in the country. In other terms, it's not very large anymore. Duluth-Superior is similar to Thunder Bay in that almost all of its waterfront is dedicated to industry. Unlike Toronto where people live on the water, no one lives near it in this city. Our breakwater is also among the longest in the world, and one of the furthest from land, since the bay is too large to provide adequate shelter.
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Thunder Bay's port isn't even a shadow of its former self; you have to have mass to cast a shadow. Or something? What it does in a year, it once did in a week.

Our first Salty arrived on Tuesday morning, it will bring Canada wheat to Casablanca which is pretty cool I guess. The first Laker was a couple weeks ago. This is one of the latest seasons to start. It used to be normal for a season to run April to December but in the past 15 years or so, it's been March to January. There is still a bit of ice in the harbour but it's melting fast.

https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-ne...t-salty-903420
Great post Vid! That is awesome certainly something I did not know before!
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You of all people I thought would know about this!
Sorry but your question might be the most ill-informed that I have seen on SSP in at least 6 months. You don't even know that Montreal has a port? You think that Vancouver "has a port of somekind" (sic)?

It is like I was to say something like this:


Now can anybody tell me if Ontario or Quebec have skyscrapers? I was wondering if someone from Victoria knows if they have a skyscraper also? I know that Vancouver has a skyscraper of somekind.
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Sorry but your question might be the most ill-informed that I have seen on SSP in at least 6 months. You don't even know that Montreal has a port? You think that Vancouver "has a port of somekind" (sic)?

It is like I was to say something like this:


Now can anybody tell me if Ontario or Quebec have skyscrapers? I was wondering if someone from Victoria knows if they have a skyscraper also? I know that Vancouver has a skyscraper of somekind.
I find the humor in my post since I really wish for someone that has a strong pull or influence on these ports to show their passion and answer the questions. I understand your reflection with regards to myself so no big deal! It does not matter if you wish to contribute or not other than to stat the above because that says as much about you as it does about me right!
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Vancouver has Canada's largest port by far. More than one actually. And is served by ships from over 100 countries.
It is also North America's largest exporting port.
Someone else can post all the stats and articles as I don't know how.
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Wow, that is interesting about Tbay. I almost didn't believe you until I looked at the map. No one backs onto the water! Not even on the river.

Hamilton Harbour is the same on the Hamilton side. Across the harbour in Burlington it is the opposite. When I drive through that rich area of Aldershot, Burlington, I always wonder how those 1%ers feel about their lake view including giant smoke stacks spewing out emissions.

However, on the Lake Ontario side of Hamilton, many homes line the lake.

As for that breakwater, that's pretty cool. That is indeed pretty damn long.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Ham...!4d-79.8711024
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The reason Thunder Bay's port is so industrial (and likely Hamilton's too) is that in the late 1800s/early 1900s, the city engaged in a practice called "Bonussing", which was outlawed just before WWI, where they would give bribes (land, money, tax free status, etc) to companies to convince them to set up in the community. The most famous example is where Fort William, in about 1913, gave $600,000 (the equivalent to around $13 million today) to a company that almost immediately went bankrupt. It was supposed to build a factory that built tractors or something? Meanwhile, there was no sewage system and a large part of the city was an overpopulated slum with raw sewage running in ditches lining the streets.

All the land of our waterfront, even the undeveloped parts, are zoned for industrial use and owned by private companies. The exceptions, and there are three, are parts of the west ends of the islands in the river delta, a small park across the river from that, and Port Arthur's waterfront marina. These were created in 1981, 1994, and 1971 respectively. The location of the original Fort William is under the rail yard at the mouth of the river.

The breakwater and larger grain elevators were built in the 1930s to 1950s, a legacy of CD Howe and the men around him at the time. It moved port operations out of the river and into the lake, just in time for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the beginning of international shipping to the port.
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The reason Thunder Bay's port is so built up (and likely Hamilton's too) is that in the late 1800s/early 1900s, the city engaged in a practice called "Bonussing", which was outlawed just before WWI, where they would give bribes (land, money, tax free status, etc) to companies to convince them to set up in the community. The most famous example is where Fort William, in about 1913, gave $600,000 (the equivalent to around $13 million today) to a company that almost immediately went bankrupt. It was supposed to build a factory that built tractors or something? Meanwhile, there was no sewage system and a large part of the city was an overpopulated slum with raw sewage running in ditches lining the streets.

The breakwater and larger grain elevators were built in the 1930s to 1950s, a legacy of CD Howe and the men around him at the time. It moved port operations out of the river and into the lake, just in time for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the beginning of international shipping to the port.
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