Feds pledge $5.5 million to Port of Hamilton expansion

HAMILTON, ON—The Port of Hamilton will see an increase in capacity through a $5.5 million injection from Ottawa.

Image: Port of Hamilton

The port of Hamilton is the primary export gateway for Ontario-grown grain to global markets, the government said. Currently the facility is facing capacity constraints at Pier 10 which result in shipping delays.

“Transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local, regional and national economies,” said Filomena Tassi Minister of seniors and MP for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas. “The investment announced here today will make our transportation system stronger by addressing urgent capacity constraints at the Port of Hamilton and fostering long-term prosperity for our community.”

Expansion of the port will create additional export capacity for agricultural products by building covered storage for bulk goods, addressing congestion by creating additional docking space that will mitigate vessel wait time, and improving the efficiency of the transportation system and food-processing supply chain.