Hamilton Port Authority vows to “double efforts” following closure of steel plant

by Canadian Shipper

HAMILTON, Ont. — The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has expressed its “deep sympathy” for the employees of US Steel Canada’s Hamilton plant, which is now idle following an announcement Tuesday.


“We wish the best for the employees of US Steel Canada as they and their families deal with this difficult time,” said HPA president and CEO Bruce Wood.


The origins of the port are closely tied to steel production which has contributed to economic growth and sustainability in the Hamilton community for decades, according to HPA officials.


“We are fully supportive of measures that aid the recovery of the local steel industry and recognize the importance of steelmaking and related services in Hamilton,” HPA officials said in a release. “The revival of steel production is an important piece of the economic landscape for the city.


“Looking ahead, we will double our efforts in positioning the port as a driver for regional economic growth, promoting job creation through initiatives including the proposed container feeder service, the development of project cargo markets and through land development strategies. The HPA will work with valued port partners, users and stakeholders in advancing plans to stimulate new economic growth.”

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