Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez announces funding at the Port of Hamilton, HOPA Ports


A smooth and reliable transportation system is crucial for our economy, and the Government of Canada is taking significant steps to ensure this through the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF). This initiative aims to make supply chains more efficient, reduce trade barriers, and foster business growth, creating future economic opportunities.

On May 31, Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez announced up to $51.2 million in funding for 19 digital infrastructure projects under the NTCF. These projects will leverage innovative technologies to strengthen supply chains, ensuring goods move faster and at a lower cost, ultimately making life more affordable for Canadians.

“Strong supply chains help make the cost of living more affordable for Canadians. This technological innovation will help make supply chains faster and more resilient. With these investments, we’re making sure crucial knowledge and information can be shared and acted on for the benefit of Canadian consumers, workers, and businesses,” said Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez.

One of the key projects includes funding for a new Intelligent Vehicle Management System at HOPA Ports’ facilities. This AI-enabled technology will monitor truck traffic, including the number and types of trucks, their entry and exit times, and queue durations.

“This will give us the information we need to make operational improvements like creating staging areas and improving scheduling,” said Ian Hamilton, President & CEO of HOPA Ports. “Data is a powerful resource that can help us improve supply chains and the environmental performance of our transportation system.”

The $512,354 project, slated to begin in 2024, will be funded equally by HOPA Ports and the NTCF program. This initiative exemplifies how strategic investments in technology can enhance our local economy and contribute to a more efficient and sustainable transportation system.

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