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Surging Demand: Hamilton & Oshawa Port Increase Space

Surging Demand: Hamilton & Oshawa Port Increase Space

Surging Demand: Hamilton & Oshawa Port Increase Space
September 25
14:41 2020

HOPA invests in the future of shipping to increase connectivity and efficiency for its partners.

With the yearly increases of e-commerce spending and high-tech products flooding the North American market cargo shipping has seen its steady increase. The same goes for bulk and breakbulk cargo (BULK relates to trades where dry cargoes such as Iron ore, Grain, Coal, Alumina and Phosphate are carried in loose form & BREAKBULK relates to trades where the cargoes are carried in a unitized form such as palletized, bagged, strapped, bundled, drummed and crated). The Hamilton Port handles some 10 million tonnes annually which is the most of any port on the Great Lakes.

Another benefit to shippers and processors is the ability to store Liquid Bulk within Hamilton and the newly acquired Oshawa Port. Safety is the main concern for all liquid bulk cargo such as petroleum, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), LNG (liquefied natural gas) and chemicals. With access to rail and road, HOPA can serve the expanding food and beverage processing sector with the ability to load, unload and store Non-hazardous liquid build cargo including vegetable oils, cooking oils, milk and juices.

Demand in Hamilton & Oshawa Port Increase Industrial Space. Indoor and Outdoor Storage and Stevedoring

With extensive indoor and industrial space accessible for short or long term storage managing equipment such as:

  • Windpower components
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Factory machinery and components
  • Finished steel slabs, beams, coils
  • Rail cars

HOPA can assist with the loading and unloading of ships which require a true knowledge of the operation of loading equipment, the proper techniques for lifting and stowing cargo, and correct handling of hazardous materials.  HOPA allows you access to their professional Stevedoring firms. You can connect with Federal Marine Terminals or Great Lakes Stevedoring Co. Ltd.

Port of Oshawa Attracting Investment. Read more here.

Whether you’re shipping outbound or inbound, the Port of Hamilton or the Port of Oshawa can be your gateway to the world. With a superb location, exceptional multimodal connections around Toronto Ontario Canada and to the USA, these world-class port facilities, comprehensive equipment and storage facilities are available to expand your business.

HOPA Ports and Max Aicher North America (MANA) join forces allowing property with access to marine, rail and road transportation. The property includes open space for outdoor storage and more than eight acres of warehouse buildings. Read more here.

The demand around the Hamilton & Oshawa Ports called for an increase in industrial space. Now is the time to connect with HOPA’s real estate experts to discuss all of your business expansion needs. Jeremy Dunn Warehouse / Industrial can be reached via email or by phone at 905-512-0416. If you are looking for office space, commercial or short-term please email or call Maureen Eaton,  or 905-525-4330 ext. 250.

To learn more about the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority, please visit

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Lloyd Stevens has been writing Canadian business news for over 20 years with articles appearing in Perspective which appears in The Globe & Mail and contributing to and

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