News and Media Releases

A report entitled Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region was published on July 18, 2018. (The report is available at Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was retained to prepare this study by a consortium of U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River stakeholders. Study sponsors include: the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, the American Great Lakes Ports Association, the Chamber of Marine Commerce, the Lake Carriers’ Association, and the Shipping Federation of Canada.

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We have posted the Appointment Opportunity for the Director (Federal Representative) of the Oshawa Port Authority on the Governor in Council (GIC) Appointments website.

The appointment opportunity indicates how to prepare the application and apply online.

Oshawa Port Authority Chairman, Gary Valcour welcomed Captain Dariusz Janiak, Master of the M/V Lake Ontario to Oshawa on April 12, 2018.

The M/V Lake Ontario is the first general cargo vessel into the Port of Oshawa for the 2018 navigation season. The Vessel arrived to offload 18,881 metric tonnes of rebar which was loaded in Turkey. Her next port of call is Duluth.

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Oshawa Port Authority Chairman, Gary Valcour and President & CEO, Donna Taylor, welcomed Captain Kumar Abhinay, Master of the M/V Federal Champlain to Oshawa on April 7,2017.

The M/V Federal Champlain is the first general cargo vessel into the Port of Oshawa for the 2017 navigation season. The vessel arrived to offload 17,815 metric tonnes of steel bars which were loaded in Turkey. Her next port of call is Hamilton.

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OSHAWA – All aboard! It’s not often that a tour bus makes the rounds at the Port of Oshawa. The port was delighted to welcome members of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce to its first Port Day, an opportunity for the local business community to get a first hand glimpse of the inner workings of our national-deep sea port.

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A diverse economy is a crucial part of Canada’s economic success, especially now as the global economy slows. In Alberta, a province that relies on oil and gas for its revenues, elected officials have reiterated the need to diversify to protect the economy.

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Oshawa - Canada’s aging national infrastructure is benefiting from a major injection of federal funding. Over the next ten years, $120 billion has been earmarked for green, transit, and social infrastructure. But what about funding for Canada’s trade infrastructure? With international trade expected to double or even triple by 2020, investing in Canada’s ports should not be an option, but a must.

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Oshawa – Imagine moving a piece of cargo that weighs almost as much as a blue whale. No problem for the Port of Oshawa’s rail spur. It’s allowing the port to break into the niche project cargo market by handling cargo of all shapes and sizes, including a mammoth motor compressor arriving earlier this month from a company in the Kawartha Lakes.

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Contact Information

Donna Taylor
President/CEO and Harbourmaster

1621 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Canada L1H 8J7

Phone: (905) 576-0400

Fax: (905) 576-5701

Email: For the President and CEO/Harbourmaster directly and any Project or Cargo inquiries please email
           For General inquiries please email

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