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Supply Chain Partners Keep Canadian Grain Flowing at Port of Thunder Bay

Prairie grain farmers are fulfilling increased demand for Canadian grain in Europe and North Africa thanks to an efficient supply chain and ready capacity at the Port of Thunder Bay.  Grain elevators in Thunder Bay, Canada’s furthest inland port, are experiencing a surge in grain throughput.  The global pandemic has created voids in grain supply […]

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First Ocean-Going Salty Arrives in Port of Thunder Bay

International shipping is open in the Port of Thunder Bay.  The Cyprus-registered M.V. Tufty became the first ocean-going “Salty” vessel to enter the Port this season, berthing at Richardson’s Main elevator Friday, April 10. The season opened to domestic vessel traffic in March and strong grain shipments have been observed during the first few weeks.  […]

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Port of Thunder Bay Shipping Season Begins

For the first time on record, a tug and barge has opened the Port of Thunder Bay shipping season.  The 2020 navigation season officially began with the arrival of the Tug Sharon M1 and Barge Huron Spirit on Thursday evening.  The vessel combination came abeam of the Mission Pier entrance at 21:30 March 26, 2020.Owned […]

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Message to Port Stakeholders

With ramped-up health and safety measures in place, the shipping season will commence in the Port of Thunder Bay this week. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, marine shipping is vital to the integrity of the Canadian and global supply chain.Following all guidelines set by Transport Canada in consultation with the Public Health Agency […]

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Prairie exports power busy month

See the latest cargo statistics for the Port of Thunder Bay   Follow us for more updates Linkedin Twitter The Port of Thunder Bay is reporting above-average cargo tonnage as of October 31.  Port terminals have handled 6.9 million metric tonnes of cargo so far this season.  This figure is 10% higher than last year […]

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Port Volumes Up

The Port of Thunder Bay is reporting strong cargo volumes at the end of June.  Shipments of Prairie grain, the port’s primary commodity, remained ahead of last year’s pace in June, continuing a three-month trend.   Year-to-date grain volumes of 2.5 million metric tonnes (MT) are 9% higher than the same period last year.  This […]

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Opening of Navigation ‘Top Hat’ Ceremony

The 2019 navigation season has officially begun in the Port of Thunder Bay with the arrival of two vessels on Thursday, March 28.  MV Kaministiqua arrived at 08:00 Thursday morning to take the Top Hat title, an honour bestowed upon the first vessel to transit Lake Superior and arrive in the Port of Thunder Bay […]

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Port of Thunder Bay Reports End to Strong Shipping Season

The final vessel of the shipping season departed the Port of Thunder Bay Sunday, January 13, capping off a busy end to another good year at the Lake Superior port.  MV Kaministiqua is headed for Windsor with a load of canola from the Canadian prairies. Kaministiqua was one of 65 vessels to call the port […]

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Ocean Vessel Traffic Boosting Cargo Volumes as Season-end Nears

The Port of Thunder Bay had very high ocean vessel traffic in the month of November, a trend that is continuing in December and making for a strong end to the shipping season. Twenty ocean vessels – commonly referred to as ‘salties’ – called the Port in November to load or unload with internationally-trading cargo. […]

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Terminal Reconfiguration Update

The Port of Thunder Bay is reconfiguring its Project Cargo Terminal to accommodate growing demand, improve cargo handling efficiency, and expand storage and staging options for shippers. Thunder Bay is a supply chain hub for dimensional cargo destined for Western Canada. The port regularly handles wind turbines, mining equipment, structural steel, and electrical infrastructure, among […]

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