5 major ports in Canada

1. Port of Vancouver
Overseen by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority,this portis the country’s largest port. In North America,it’s the third largest in terms of tonnage capacity. As the main port facilitating trade between the nation and other world economies because of its strategic positioning between the different ocean trade routes and the river fishing lanes. It’s serviced by an intricate network of interstate highways and rail lines.

The port handlesover 76 million metric tonnes of the country’s total cargo which loosely translates to over $43 billion in import and export goods from global trading partners. With 25 terminals handling container, bulk cargo and break cargo the port provides employment directly to over 30,000 individuals who deal with the maritime cargo, shipbuilding and repairs, the cruise industry and other non-maritime enterprises.Vancouver

2.Port of Montreal

Located on the Saint Lawrence River seawaythis porthas had a massive impact on the economy of Quebec and Montreal. This is becauseit lies on the shortest direct trade route between North America, the Mediterranean region and Europe.

Usingsome of the latest technologyhas ensured efficiency in this port. They just started using AI driven intelligence to predict the best times for drivers to pick up their or drop off theircontainers. In addition, they have received funding for the construction of a fifth container terminal which gives the port even greater capacity than its current annual capacity of at least 1.45 millionTEUs. With the new terminal the port is projected to be able to handle 2.1 million TEUs. The cargo tonnage of this port annually is more than 35 million metric tonnes.


3. Port of Prince Rupert

Port of Prince Rupert was built as an alternative option to the Vancouver port andit has a massive reach to the worldwide market. It has efficient operations moving exports like wheat and barley through its food production terminal, Prince Rupert grain. This terminal is among Canada’s most modern grain facilities with the capacity of shipping over seven million tonnes of grain annually. It also hasa storage capacity of over 200,000 tonnes. It serves the North African, Americas and Middle East markets.

4.Port of Halifax

With connections to 150 economies worldwide,this portisthe epitome of efficiency with its self-imposed deadlines that help it move cargo fastwhile still retaining high levels of professionalism. The port plans to be able to handle two mega vessels simultaneously by March of 2020 when the container berth will be fully extended. The container traffic on the East coast of Canada where this port is located has increased twice fold meaning the port has to expand to accommodate the traffic and take advantage of the influx

The port strategically sits at the gateway of both outgoing and inbound cargo traffic in North America. Perhaps its biggest advantage is thatit is an ice-free harbor as well as being a deep water port with very little tidesso it can operate all throughout the year comfortably. It’s among the top four container ports in Canada that has the capacity of handling large volumes of cargo. It features facilities for oil, grain, gas, general cargo and a shipbuilding and repair yard. Apart from handling breakbulk, roll on/off and bulk cargo it also welcomes cruise liners. It has distinguished itself as a leading cruise ship port of call globally.

5. Port of Saint John

This port lies to the east of the country and is the largest port on that end. It handles bulk, breakbulk, liquid cargo, dry cargo and containers. The port can handle approximately 28 million metric tonnes of cargo and its connection to 500 other ports worldwide makes it a major facilitator of commerce in the country.

The Port of Saint John boasts ofexcellent connectivity to the inland markets of Canada via road and rail as well as a high popular cruise terminal. They also have terminals to cater to crude oil, scrap metal recycling, molasses among other goods and products.



Post time: Mar-22-2023