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Port of Oshawa Announces Major New Project

 

Oshawa (Nov. 12th, 2014) – The Port of Oshawa in partnership with Oshawa Stevedoring Inc. is pleased to announce that it is expanding its services with the construction of a new multi million-­‐dollar pad on the east port lands.

“The new cargo pad will allow the port to accommodate far more bulk materials,” said Donna Taylor, President and CEO of the Oshawa Port Authority. “The more cargo we can handle, the better we’re able to serve existing customers and attract new ones.”

The potential for new business also brings the opportunity to create additional jobs in the port. The Port of Oshawa supports 294 jobs, and each year generates major economic benefits, including 6 million dollars in provincial and federal taxes.

The port handles an average of $23 million worth of cargo annually from steel and asphalt to grain. Last year, was one of the port’s most successful years. It handled 43 vessels, carrying over 291 thousand metric tonnes of various goods.

The new cargo pad will be built to the highest environmental standards. Construction is scheduled to begin next week, with completion expected by the end of the year.

About the Oshawa Port Authority

The Oshawa Port Authority was established by Letters Patent issued on January 25th, 2012 pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Oshawa Port Authority operates the Port of Oshawa and manages the associated harbour lands that are owned by the Crown. Visit: www.portofoshawa.ca.

For further information contact:

Donna Taylor, President & CEO, Oshawa Port Authority, portoshawa@bellnet.ca 905-­‐ 576-­‐0400