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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.


Extra Caution Advised Due to High Water Levels

The City of Windsor and Windsor Port Authority are advising extra caution be taken by anyone enjoying the Detroit River shoreline or who plan to be boating during Fireworks Night, June 24, 2019.

Extremely high water levels are creating some dangerous conditions:

  • The water is much deeper than normal near the shoreline;
  • The water is much colder than normal;
  • The water is moving more quickly than normal;
  • Obstructions near the shoreline that would normally be visible may be hidden below water now, including docks, rocks and pilings.

Everyone near or on the water is asked to use extra caution to ensure their night is safe and enjoyable.

Click here to read the full Advisory.


Green Marine ReCertification

Follow the link to view the performance report online: 2018 Performance Report


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




Media Release – Board Appointments

Minister of Transport, the Hon. Marc Garneau, has appointed two new Directors to the Board of the Windsor Port Authority.  The appointments of Karen Behune Plunkett and Thomas W. O’Brien are effective June 29, 2018.

Karen Behune Plunkett brings expertise to the Board in strategic planning, business development, marketing and public relations.  She is a founder, principal and consultant to a number of local companies including her current role of Partner and V.P. Business Development of Voltaric Inc., a data analytics company.  Karen is the immediate past-President and CEO of WEtech Alliance.  As President and CEO of Walkerville Brewery, Karen led them to multiple awards including a 2006 World Cup Beer Winner.  Other successful ventures include well-known establishments such as Plunkett’s Bistro, Caterings Café, and Chez Vine Wine Bar.  Board leadership experience includes Windsor Utilities, St. Clair College, Essex Region Conservation Foundation, WEtech Alliance, Ontario Craft Brewers, Co-Chair of Windsor-Essex County United Way Campaign, Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network, in addition to many sub-committees and service boards.  Karen has been awarded the 2000 International Athena Award (only the second Canadian) as well as being appointed Honourary Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex, and the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County.

Founder and Partner of Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, Tom O’Brien was a Chartered Accountant and Managing Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers of Windsor.  Having established the first tax department in Windsor, he went on to become the Global Tax Group Leader for the Consumer and Industrial Products Group, the Leader of the Canadian Automotive Industry Group, and a member of the Canadian Tax Leadership Group.  Tom was a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Policy Board, the effective Board of Directors.  Currently on the Boards of WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, Tom has also served in many community leadership roles as Chair, Treasurer, or Board member to several agencies, including St. Clair College, University of Windsor, Assumption University, United Way, Windsor/Essex County Hospitals Foundation, Essex Regional Conservation Authority, Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation, and both the Essex Pelee Island Winegrowers Association, and the Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario.  Currently, Tom has also been nominated to election of Fellowship, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

President and CEO Steve Salmons comments:  “Success in business development and a strong commitment to community involvement are the hallmarks of a great Director.  Both Karen and Tom bring outstanding records of accomplishment on both these measures.”

For further information, please contact:

Steve Salmons

President and CEO

519-258-5741 x212


Touring K+S Windsor Salt Mine

K+S Windsor Salt Mine

President and CEO Steve Salmons and Harbour Master Peter Berry (4th and 3rd from the right) on mine tour at Windsor Salt (K+S), 975 feet below the surface.

Each year, the Windsor Mine ships more than 1.5 Million tonnes of rock salt to cities in Ontario, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.



CEO Steve Salmons attends Roundtable Discussions

CEO Steve Salmons attends roundtable with Transport Minister Marc Garneau to discuss the Modernization of Canadian Ports.  Each year, more than 213,000 jobs and $14 billion in wages are created by the movement of goods and people through Canadian ports.


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.