The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) proudly marks its fourth year of successful operations, celebrating significant milestones and setting ambitious goals for the future. Since the Hamilton Port Authority was amalgamated with the Oshawa Port Authority by the Minister of Transport in 2019, HOPA has emerged as a leading integrated port network, playing a vital role in driving economic growth, building resilient supply chains, enhancing trade networks, and developing sustainable solutions in the Golden Horseshoe Region.

“We’ve had phenomenal growth over the past four years,” says Ian Hamilton, President and CEO of HOPA Ports. “We’ve moved from one location to four locations and it’s been phenomenal how our team has been able to rise to every challenge.”

During its first four years, HOPA has made substantial investments to expand and enhance infrastructure across its port network, continued to build partnerships with key stakeholders and implemented various initiatives aimed at reducing its environmental footprint.

“Sustainability is one of our core values and it’s something we take very seriously and are more than happy to invest in,” continued Hamilton. “We see it in three different ways; one is the goods we consume and how can we be as efficient as possible in that, the energy that we use and then most importantly, what can we do to facilitate greener solutions and greening supply chains for our customers.”

As HOPA enters its fifth year, it remains focused on strengthening its position as a leading port network on the Great Lakes, while upholding its commitment to sustainability and deepening its engagement with waterfront communities to build Port City Pride.

The future looks bright at HOPA Ports!