b'THE UNCONTAINEDoptions, she told AJOT. reports significant increases in finished steel for Come 2023, a new 2000 lbs per square footthe transportation and construction sectors, and pier will be open, providing additional optionsrail cargo has also doubled over the past five years. for breakbulk cargo owners. Coupled with threeInfrastructure investments are proceeding to handle stevedoring options, an experienced unionized labormore general, breakbulk, and bulk cargo.force, and access to competitive ancillaryLast year, Hamilton Container Terminal support services (including two Class I raillaunched a container feeder service with the providers) PSJ ensures break bulk ownersDesgagns from Hamilton to Montreal. This receive a one-stop service, Birchill said. CANADA IS JUSTpilot shipment was supposed to have been At the Port of Halifax, breakbulk is thefollowed by two others in 2021, but they did not main focus of Richmond TerminalsSTARTING materialize and latest plans are to and Ocean Terminals. These facilitiesstage two shipments in 2022 before handle substantial volumes of steel,TO TAKEprogressing to 20 sailings in 2023.project cargo and heavyHOPA president and lift. Non-containerizedADVANTAGE OF ITS MASSIVE CEO Ian Hamilton strongly cargo, which includesbelieves in competitive options breakbulk, is on the upswing,UNTAPPED WIND ANDfor container movements through judging by latest figuresthe Great Lakes amidst supply showing volume of 553,809SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL. change challenges, highway, tons in 2021 versus 385,793and coastal port congestions.tons in 2020. For its part, the Port of Toronto, Steel industry-related cargo represented amaritime hub for Canadas biggest city and highlight of the Port of Quebecs overall 2021commercial centre, entered 2022 on a high cargo throughput of 28.5 million tonsa 5.5% gainnote after reporting robust cargo traffic in 2021from 2020. covering a range of bulk, project and general cargo Situated between Montreal and Quebec City onproducts totaling 2.3 million tons.the St. Lawrence River, the Port of Trois-Rivires hasThis included 185,000 tons of steelan 18-year spared no efforts in the past few years to enhance itssummittransiting through the port to construction appeal as an intermodal, bulk, and breakbulk hub. Itssites throughout the Greater Toronto Area and C$130 million Terminal 21 project, which has receivedcurrently the hottest real estate market in Canada.government funding, is the keystone of the On CourseThe Port of Windsor has come off a banner year for 2020 development plan. in steel and construction materials. Steel movements Multi-purpose vessels carrying wind farmclimbed by 300% to some 200,000 tons.components by such carriers as Spliethoff (on itsThe amount of steel and construction materials Cleveland Europe Express service) are familiarcoming through the port tells you that sights at Trois-Rivires as they are at such otherour country is on the build, St. Lawrence waterway ports as Valleyfield, nearwith roads, Montreal.Robust Steel Traffic on Great LakesOn the Great Lakes, the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) Logistec Laurier Terminals in Port of Montrealspecialized in breakbulk cago.5'