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Windsor Port Authority Board Appointment

The Province of Ontario has named Sophia Chisholm, CPA, CA, as its appointment to the Windsor Port Authority’s Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Hon Caroline Mulroney.

Read the full Release: Sophia Chisholm Appointed to Windsor Port Authority Board



Media Release: Socks for the Homeless

Port Windsor has donated 850 socks to 4 homeless shelters in Windsor.  This represents one pair for each of the 850 workers, who come to work each day at Port Windsor.

Frigid temperatures during this current polar vortex have put the homeless at particular risk of exposure and frostbite.  The availability of new, clean socks is critical to weathering the current temperatures.

Read the full release: Socks for the Homeless


Developing a Hub


Just think about these numbers:

  • $5.7 billion project value spanning two nations
  • 2,500 construction jobs
  • 25,000 truckloads of concrete (lined up end-end, they stretch from Windsor to Chicago)
  • 22,000 metric tons of Canadian and U.S. steel
  • 5,000 metric tons of cabling — the weight of 2,500 Windsor-built mini-vans

By every measure and perspective, these are mega-project numbers and the very definition of economic prosperity.

The new Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB), adding a second bridge connecting the highways of Ontario and Michigan, at the busiest trade crossing in North America, is so much more than this.  It presents an opportunity for immediate and temporary project benefits, as well as for the future prosperity of both Canada and the United States.

Read the full editorial compliments of Great Lakes Seaway Review Volume 49 Number 2.



Media Release: The Salvation Army Red Kettle Donation

Port Windsor has donated $2500 to The Salvation Army‘s Annual Red Kettle Campaign. The funds have been re-purposed from the usual year-end festivities and recognitions to the priority of our community supports. From food hampers to helping put toys and clothes under the tree, The Salvation Army is providing practical assistance to those in need this Christmas.

Read the full release: Tis the Season to Give

Steve Salmons, Port Windsor President & CEO, presents Major Danny Pinksen, of the Salvation Army, $2500 in support of The Salvation Army Annual Red Kettle Campaign, December 16, 2020.



Media Release: Historic Artifacts Donation

Romeo Machine Shop has donated several historic marine artifacts preserved from the former Matt Shipyard to the Port of Windsor for preservation, and safekeeping.

Vince Del Duca, Romeo Machine Shop President and Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO, are shown above with the 8-tonne anchor from Canada Steamship Lines’ ship, the Fort Chambly.  The ship caught fire December 6, 1988 while in Port Windsor and ultimately did not operate again.

Joseph and Vince Del Duca, from Romeo Machine Shop, load mooring bollards that will find a new home within one of Port Windsor’s Outdoor Museums, Prosperity Place and Queen’s Dock.

Read the full Media Release.


Media Release – Give a Smile. Get a Smile.

Port Windsor has purchased 100 dozen Tim Hortons Smile Cookies to bring smiles to the 846 essential port workers who have persevered over the summer to ensure the goods critical to our local economy continue to flow.  All proceeds from the purchase of the cookies will support the vital programmes of the John McGivney Children’s Centre and W.E. Care for Kids.

Read the full release: Give a Smile. Get a Smile.


Port Windsor named Marine Industry Trusted Partner for COVID-19

Port Windsor is the first Port in Canada to be named a Marine Trusted Partner by the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

The Marine Trusted Partners programme sets out best practices put in place to protect ship crews, customers, service providers and the public from risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers preventive measures before boarding ships and prevention while onboard, as well as measures for managing a sick person on board.

The Chamber of Marine Commerce is in regular communication with federal government transport and health officials to ensure a coordinated approach that helps to protect employees and stakeholders who interact with the marine sector. We are providing our ship owners, ports and other members information on the latest measures and best practices coming from federal and provincial government departments here in North America and through the International Chamber of Shipping.
Chamber of Marine Commerce

From the beginning of the outbreak, Port Windsor has taken several measures to ensure its staff have up-to-date information and knowledge about the COVID-19 virus. Work arrangements were modified to allow staff to work from home where possible, or provided with enhanced protocols and PPE to protect them and other workers while performing their duties. The Port provided all operators with the most current information to protect port-side staff, and how to engage safely with visiting ships. Foreign ships coming into port are tracked continuously for the health conditions of their crew.

More than 800 masks were recently distributed to all persons who work in Port Windsor each day.

We are proud of our many operators who have made the health and safety of all workers in Port Windsor a priority. They have all taken steps to ensure that Port Windsor remains a destination of choice. This is more than about keeping the flow of essential goods and materials flowing, it’s about keeping our community safe.
Steve Salmons, President and CEO, Port Windsor

A recent audit by the Marine Chamber determined that the port has successfully implemented a full range of best practices for preventative measures and processes to provide a level of trust and confidence for those dealing with Port Windsor.

Read the full Media Release.


COVID-19 Update: Business Continuity

COVID-19 Update to our Customers and Stakeholders
The spread of the COVID-19 virus is changing rapidly in Canada and globally. Just like you, we are monitoring new developments regarding COVID-19 closely.

Staff will tele-work from home for the duration of the COVID-19 health event to increase social distancing.

As a result, we are relying more on other resources to communicate, such as telephone, email, website and our social media channels.

Best contact can be found in the list provided below.
President & CEO: Steve Salmons –
Director of Finance & Administration: Lindsay Thiessen –
Director of Operations & Harbour Master: Peter Berry –
General Inquiries: Liz DiMenna –

For the latest local information on COVID-19, please visit
COVID-19 information and advice is also available through the Government of Canada website (

Note: Please call the main phone line, 519-258-5741, to arrange deliveries other than mail.


Helping your business navigate COVID-19

How is COVID-19 affecting your business?

Port Windsor is part of the Windsor-Essex COVID-19 Economic Task Force, whose purpose is:

“In a timely manner, collect, coordinate and disseminate information on strategies, programs and other remedies that are available to mitigate the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the economic well-being of workers, entrepreneurs, businesses and the Windsor-Essex regional economy.”

Take the Regional Economic Impact Survey.


Seaway opens for the 2020 Season

March 24, 2020 – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway’s 62nd navigation season today, with the transit of the NACC Argonaut through Lock 8 on the Welland Canal.

Click here for the full press release.