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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.


Keeping you safe at work: Marine Sector Health and COVID-19

Please contact Windsor-Essex County Health Unit: or call 519-258-2146 or 1-800-265-5822, should you need more information.

PDF: Keeping you safe at work


Media Release: COVID-19

For the Windsor Port Authority, ensuring the health and well-being of Canadians, port employees, customers, and seafarers who transit through ports is the top priority.  As such, we are working closely with the federal government and the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop and adopt government-wide practices to help protect Canadians and visitors alike.  The important thing right now is making sure we slow down the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.  We support the government’s efforts and are working hard to do our part.  We take direction from the Public Health Agency of Canada on health-related matters, and Transport Canada on marine operations. We will continue to act appropriately as the situation evolves.

Read the full release:  2020 03 17 Media Release – COVID-19


Port Windsor Acting Now to Prepare for Climate Change

Port Windsor is taking initial steps to prepare and fortify its waterfront harbour infrastructure against the impacts of climate change.

The Windsor Port Authority’s Climate Change and Risk Assessment Plan will identify the risks related to climate change and its impact on the current and future conditions of the port’s assets.

(L – R) David Diemer, Dillon Consulting Ltd; Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President & CEO; Claire Sanders, Essex Region Conservation Authority; Irek Kusmiercyzk, MP Windsor-Tecumseh

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Port Leases Riverside Marina to Windsor Yacht Club in 60-year Deal

The Windsor Yacht Club has entered into a 60-year deal to lease and operate the Riverside Marina from the Windsor Port Authority commencing for the 2020 boating season.

“The Windsor Port Authority has always recognized the importance of marina services and access to the waters that surround us.  The Windsor Yacht Club has a proven record of delivering first-rate marina services.  We are confident that this new beginning for Riverside Marina will mean only a bright future for our customers, and the Windsor-Essex region.”  –Steve Salmons, President and CEO, Windsor Port Authority.

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Media Release – Prosperity Place – Sept 26, 2019

Port Windsor has unveiled the name of its new outdoor marine museum –


in celebration of International Maritime Day.

Steve Salmons (Windsor Port Authority President & CEO), Hunter Kersey (Town Crier) and Peter Berry (Windsor Port Authority Harbour Master) celebrate the Official Opening of Prosperity Place.

The Town Crier called the children of General Brock Public School and the community itself to gather at this new destination for the official opening. Elders from the Walpole first Nation performed a smudging ceremony to purify the space and recognize the historic connection to this area by several first nations.  Literally anchored by an anchor, the new outdoor space is adjacent to the offices of Port Windsor in Old Sandwich Towne, and tells the story of marine trade and commerce for over 10,000 years at this very location.

The Town Crier called the children of General Brock Public School and the community itself to gather at this new destination for the official opening.

Click below to read the full release:

Media Release – Prosperity Place – Sept 26 2019


High Water Levels: 30 Meter Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

The Windsor Port Authority has authorized a temporary 30 day buffer zone of 30 meters for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 meters of shore unless docking., ….

“We are dealing with historic high waters’ crisis, not a shipping issue. But still, by imposing a 30 meter ban we are asking all pleasure craft to be good neighbours and stay away from the shoreline property owners that are dealing with significant pressures”. Steve Salmons, President and CEO, Windsor Port Authority.

Click here to read full News Release.


2019 Annual General Meeting

As part of the requirements of the Canada Marine Act, the Windsor Port Authority is holding its annual meeting at The Bistro at the River on Thursday, June 13, 2019, commencing at 4:00 p.m. 

Copies of the financial statements of the Port Authority will be available for review, and the meeting is open to the public.

In addition, copies of the financial statements may be obtained at the Windsor Port Authority office, 3190 Sandwich Street, Windsor, Ontario.

Please click on link below to read full document:

2019 Annual General Meeting Notice




Port Windsor Provides 100 Meals & 100 Cold Weather Kits to 100 Homeless

Port Windsor has donated 100 meals and 100 cold weather kits to the Street Help for the Homeless Centre at 964 Wyandotte Street E.   Each kit contains two pairs of warm socks, gloves and a toque to help protect the homeless against harsh winter conditions.

The donation is made in the name of Port Windsor’s customers and community partners.  For each person attending the recent Year-End Open House, a package and dinner was placed under the office Christmas tree.

On Christmas Day, most of us will be warm in our homes

and surrounded by family at the dinner table. 

We need to remember that there are those who will be cold,

those who will be alone and without Christmas dinner”,

Steve Salmons, President and CEO of the Windsor Port Authority.

In 2018, Port Windsor contributed more than $40,000 to a dozen community projects, ranging from the Chief Tecumseh/General Brock and Hiram Walker sculptures, Open Streets, scholarships at both the University of Windsor and St Clair College, The Arts Council of Windsor, neighbourhood clean-ups, St John’s Sandwich Food Bank, STAG, Windsor Symphony and the Mission to Seafarers.

The Windsor port is one of 18 national ports identified for their strategic contribution to the economy of Canada.  The third largest port in Ontario, Port Windsor moved 5 million tonnes of product in 2018, created more than 800 direct jobs, and contributed $260 million in economic impacts locally.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Salmons

President and CEO


100 cold weather kits loaded for donation to Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, ON.

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO, visits Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor.

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO, visits Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, ON.