The Windsor Port Authority

The Windsor Port Authority is one of 18 independently managed Canada Port Authorities created under the Canada Marine Act of 1998. Seven directors are appointed by the federal minister of transport, the Province of Ontario and the City of Windsor.

The authority's mission is to "manage, develop and promote the Port of Windsor for the benefit of its stakeholders." It also works "to create a premier international Great Lakes port that will facilitate and maximize economic development and growth."

Cargo volumes traditionally total 5 to 6 million tonnes annually, with total throughput exceeding 5.2 million tonnes in 2008. Windsor is the third largest port among the Great Lakes Canadian Port Authorities and historically ranks in the top 15 ports in Canada. The main commodities handled are salt, construction aggregates, petroleum, grain and steel. Windsor’s location at the approximate mid-point of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway system provides maximum efficiency for eastbound and westbound cargoes to points within Ontario and the U.S. Midwest.

President/CEO David Cree leads the authority.

Learn more about the Windsor Port Authority.