Sarnia picks up port facility from federal government

by MM&D Online Staff

SARNIA, ON—The Government of Canada has transferred the Sarnia Port Facility to the City of Sarnia. The transfer agreement includes a contribution of over $8.5 million from the Government of Canada to cover operational costs and maintain the Port’s infrastructure.

The transferred port consists of two parts located in the northerly harbour and the southerly harbour. The northerly harbour portion is comprised of the Government Wharf which includes warehousing buildings, the East Dock Face, and the North Slip. The southerly harbour portion is comprised primarily of water lots distributed intermittently along portions of the length of the developed Sarnia waterfront.

The Sarnia Port Facility is an important port within the Great Lakes and the Province of Ontario. It carries out activities including ship repair and maintenance, and winter berthage of vessels.

“Sarnia has acquired a waterfront asset that will support private industry and serve the greater public good. As the new owner and operator of the Sarnia Port Facility, we have acquired a major infrastructure asset that will contribute to the economic growth of our City,” said Mike Bradley, mayor of the City of Sarnia.

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