In July of this year, the Port of Oshawa joined forces with the Port of Hamilton through an amalgamation that creates a new approach to marine transportation in southern Ontario. The new Hamilton- Oshawa Port Authority, or ‘HOPA Ports’, positions these two key facilities as goods-movement bookends to the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Oshawa’s deep-water port complements the region’s multimodal transportation network, giving shippers the ability to move raw materials, or get Canadian goods to market. The port’s record year in 2018 was propelled by strength in the construction sector, with solid demand for structural steel, asphalt, salt and aggregates.
A new, $6 million grain export terminal opens this fall, enhancing Durham’s $700 million agri-food sector. The new facility, operated by Sollio Agriculture, will provide direct export capacity for the region’s farmers to get their product to global markets. This new facility is leveraging
Oshawa’s location and transportation strengths, and the close connection between the port and 400-series highways.
Now as part of an amalgamated southern Ontario port network, the Port of Oshawa is better positioned to help customers access real estate and transportation services. “The Port of Oshawa is part of what makes Durham Region an excellent place to start or grow a business,” said Jeremy Dunn, VP Commercial at HOPA Ports. With an enhanced business development and infrastructure engineering team on the ground in Oshawa, the port is actively seeking new business partnerships.
For more information about making the Port of Oshawa your gateway into the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, please visit www.hopaports.ca