Skip to Content

About: Windsor Port Authority

Recent Posts by Windsor Port Authority

Parliament Hill Day in Ottawa, 2018

Steve Salmons participates in Parliament Hill Day in Ottawa.  

Ports in Canada handle 62% of all import and export tonnage within Canada.  Ports are responsible for 213,000 direct and indirect jobs. 

READ MORE

Mill Street Parkette – Grand Opening and Naming Ceremony

The Windsor Port Authority will be hosting a “Grand Opening and Naming Ceremony” for the parkette at the foot of Mill Street commencing at 12 noon on Tuesday April 24, 2018.

Click here to read full Press Release.

READ MORE

Notice Regarding Ojibway Shores Access

The Ojibway Shores property located between Black Oak Natural Heritage Park and the Detroit River is recognized as extremely significant environmental land providing habitat to rare fauna and flora as well as numerous species-at-risk.

Due to the significant damage done over the past year, the property is currently closed to the public in order to allow the area to environmentally regenerate. Notice is posted on the property indicating no entry.

Please click here to access full document.

READ MORE

Press Release – New President and CEO Welcomed

April 3, 2018

The Windsor Port Authority Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Steven  C. Salmons as the incoming President and CEO of the Port effective May 1, 2018. Mr. Salmons will assume responsibilities following the retirement of David Cree, CEO of the Port for the past 33 years. George Sandala, Board Chair, notes that Mr. Salmons’ demonstrated leaderships skills and accomplishments throughout his career ensures the continued success Port of Windsor has experienced under the leadership of David Cree.

Mr. Salmons is a graduate of the University of Windsor having achieved a BA in Psychology, an Honours BComm in Labour Relations, and an MBA in Strategic Studies.  He has over 25 years in senior executive and advisory leaderships roles. As former CEO of the Windsor Public Library, Mr. Salmons led the team to become Canada’s most award winning library, achieving not only national awards of excellence, but also a North American first for service innovation. He has served as General Manager, Community Services for the City of Windsor and Senior Policy Advisor in various Provincial Government Departments, notably the Government’s No.1 economic priority – the Windsor Border initiative. As Director of Community and Development Services for the Town of Lakeshore, besides a number of strategic accomplishments to ensure implementation of Council’s agenda, Mr. Salmons identified and negotiated property acquisitions that created the largest beachfront on the north shore of Essex County and was also instrumental in the development of the $62.0 míllion Atlas Tube Centre and Recreation Complex.

Recently the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a review of Canada Port Authorities to optimize their role in the transportation system as strategic assets that support inclusive and sustainable growth and trade. “The Canadian Port Authority system needs to be re-examined to ensure Canada is always well positioned to innovate and compete for years to come.”  ln view of Minister Garneau’s announcement, George Sandala has indicated Mr. Salmons’ extensive diverse experience and knowledge will certainly add value to his contribution as CEO of Windsor Port Authority to Transport Canada, identifying potential policy, legislative and regulatory changes to help Canada Port Authorities consolidate their position as key players in the Canadian economy.

##

For further information and inquiries, please contact

David Cree, President & CEO

519-258-5741

wpa@portwindsor.com

READ MORE

2017 Port Traffic Rebounds

 

Press Release

February 6, 2018

Port Traffic Rebounds in 2017

After unexpected declines in the 2016 season, the port rebounded nicely in 2017 with total cargo handled at all the port’s facilities increasing by almost 7%.  The most significant gain was realized at the K+S Windsor Salt Company with shipments increasing by 20% to almost 2.2 million tonnes.  Also having a very positive season was the ADM Agri-Industries which experienced an increase of just over 6% in total grain products moved through the facility.

David Cree, President and CEO of the Windsor Port Authority, stated, “All in all 2017 was a very positive season.  Our two major commodities have traditionally been salt and construction aggregates, and that continued this past year.  As noted, salt shipments were up significantly while construction aggregates recorded a minor decline to just over 1.6 million tonnes”.

Of the other cargoes handled within the port, petroleum products which are handled through the Sterling Fuels facility dropped by 4.2% to 256,924 tonnes and general cargo which is handled at Morterm Terminal and consists primarily of imported steel declined by just over 7%.

Other important milestones during 2017 included near completion of the green space and fishing pier at the end of Mill Street and the beginning of public consultations for the development of the green space on Sandwich Street which is adjacent to the Port Authority offices.

In conclusion, Mr. Cree stated “We were very pleased with the final results for 2017 and with the scheduled start of construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge slated for later this year, we are projecting moderate growth in 2018 and continued growth for four to five years thereafter”.

###

For further information and inquiries, please contact

David Cree, President & CEO

519-258-5741

wpa@portwindsor.com

 

READ MORE

Traffic increase at Windsor Port Authority…

…a sign of city’s thriving economy, says CEO.

Salt and grain were the hottest commodities

Please click here to see full article in CBC News.

READ MORE

Cargo Business Booming

Cargo business at Windsor’s ports is already up substantially this year with a few weeks to go, according to figures released on Thursday.

Volumes at the port to the end of November are up 10 per cent.

The biggest movers this year have been salt, general cargo and Ontario grain, but the port has seen increases in all types of cargo, said David Cree, president and CEO of the Windsor Port Authority.

“Everything’s up and that’s a reflection of the buoyant Windsor economy,” he said.

“Many of the materials moving through the port are destined for local construction and manufacturing.”

For a second straight year, grain is up “significantly” with huge volumes of canola, soybeans and other grains coming into the ADM terminal to be processed for domestic food, plus export overseas, Cree said.

“We’re also expecting a fair amount of stone to come in December for some additional work scheduled on the truck plaza for the Gordie Howe International Bridge,” he said.

Overall, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes are expected to finish ahead of 2016 with a total cargo tonnage from March 20 to Nov. 30 reaching 33.6 million metric tons — up 8.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.

Please click here for complete Windsor Star article.

READ MORE

Windsor Port Authority Honoured at the AAPA Conference in Long Beach, California

Windsor Port Authority was recently honoured at the Awards Luncheon of the Annual Conference of the Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA) held in Long Beach, California. AAPA is an alliance representing more than 130 Port Authorities in Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The Award of Merit was granted to Windsor Port Authority within the Communications Category for its community initiative “Windsor Port Authority Outreach Campaign with Olde Sandwich Towne”. Accepting the award on behalf of the Windsor Port Authority was George Sandala, Chair of the Board of Directors, who noted “this is a significant achievement for Windsor, considering we were judged alongside major ports such as New York, Vancouver and Long Beach. This award reflects the outstanding work by the Windsor Port Authority staff, who have consistently demonstrated the commitment to various initiatives for community enhancement within Olde Sandwich Towne. It’s nice to see their hard work and dedication so suitably rewarded.”

The Windsor Port Authority Outreach Campaign with Olde Sandwich Towne consisted of a broad-based consultation program to determine the needs and objectives of various community organizations and the public in general within the Sandwich Towne Community. The goal of these discussions was to identify very specific environmental, community and sponsorship activities which would be appropriate for the Windsor Port Authority given its mandate and financial resources. The activities undertaken to date include the following: creating over 1200 linear feet of new fish habitat in conjunction with 2 of its major tenants (Sterling Fuels Limited and LafargeHolcim); developing a derelict Port Authority dock into public space, including green space and fishing pier and significant fish habitat (Queen’s Dock); purchasing a large vacant lot adjacent to the Port Authority’s offices on Sandwich Street to be developed as an “outdoor museum” with green space, walking paths and story boards detailing the history of Olde Sandwich Towne and the Port; making strategic donations to the community including: Brock/Tecumseh Statue, Hiram Walker Statue, Sandwich Towne Festival, Santa Claus Parade, St. John’s Church Foodbank and the Sandwich Teen Action Group and working with local youth groups on numerous clean-up projects on vacant properties.

Media Contact :

David Cree, President & CEO

519-258-5741

READ MORE

 

Recent Comments by Windsor Port Authority

    No comments by Windsor Port Authority