On July 1, 1999 the Windsor Port Authority replaced the Windsor Harbour Commission and became one of eighteen independently managed Canada Port Authorities created under the new Canada Marine Act passed in 1998. The new Windsor Port Authority continues to administer federal lands within the Port and to serve as a collective spokesperson for the port users representing their interests on various municipal, provincial, and federal issues.
Under its new mandate, the Windsor Port Authority has greater management flexibility than before including increased freedom to develop contracts and leases related to land and facilities, to set tariffs and fees, and to borrow money from commercial sources.
Connect Windsor-Essex to the World.
Port Windsor will be the catalyst that transforms the future of the Windsor-Essex region as a hub of integrated international transportation.