Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Government of Canada has announced $5 million for the $10 million transload facility being constructed at the Port of Hamilton.
With funding, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority will improve the transfer of steel products between vehicles at the Port with new connections between marine, rail and road.
“As the largest port in Ontario, the Port of Hamilton is the key supply chain gateway for steel and other essential goods that feed the region’s economy,” said Ian Hamilton, president and CEO of the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority
“This investment will help to ensure a reliable supply of steel necessary for residential and civil construction projects and for Ontario manufacturers.”
Hamilton’s port is Ontario’s largest and one of the busiest in Canada. This project will relieve supply chain congestion and help Canada compete in key global markets. This will strengthen our economy and create good paying jobs.”
“The Port of Hamilton plays an integral role in driving the economic growth of our city and of our entire region,” said Hamilton Mountain MP Lisa Hepfner.
Relieving supply chain congestion at Canadian Ports was a targeted call for proposals under the National Trade Corridors Fund to implement measures to relieve immediate supply chain congestion and facilitate the movement of goods at Canadian ports. Eligible recipients targeted included Canadian Port Authorities, organizations supporting supply chain projects and Canadian Port Authorities partner organizations.