HPA purchases former Westinghouse complex.
HPA has added another warehousing facility to its portfolio. The 500,000 sq. ft former Westinghouse plant at 1632 Burlington St. was selected because it features excellent road and rail access, multi-storey ceiling heights, and overhead cranes capable of handling up to 180 tons. The complex is home to several manufacturing businesses and HPA plans to market additional space in the property. The acquisition increases HPA’s warehouse space under roof from 2 million sq.ft to 2.5 million sq.ft. Some of the tenants in the building include:“
- Handling Specialty Manufacturing – Custom engineered and manufactured lifts
- Kubes Steel – Steel rolling, bending and custom fabrication
- Pemco Inc. – Metal distribution
- RK Magnetics Inc. – Manufacturing and repair of electromagnetic equipment
- Stern Laboratories – Safety testing of nuclear components
- Cole Carriers – Integrated supply chain management
- Mattawa Industrial Services Inc. – Specialty industrial maintenance services
- JS Cowan Consulting – Pension and benefit plan consulting
- Arcelor Mittal Dofasco – Storage and staging
Ontario’s harvest heads to market
Hamilton’s grain terminals are gearing up for another busy fall season. By the end of September, more than 745,000 tonnes of grain had already been handled through the Port of Hamilton, an increase of more than 38 per cent over the same period in 2013. The shipping activity involvesgGrain handling terminals operated by Parrish & Heimbecker and Richardson International, in addition to Bunge’s Hamilton oilseed crush operation. Agricultural cargo tonnages have more than doubled from 815,000 metric tonnes (Mt) in 2009 to 1.8 million Mt in 2013. Agricultural commodities now represent 18 per cent of the port’s total tonnage, up from 9 per cent in 2009.
Harbour West – Marina gears up to handle larger craft
Harbour West Marina has purchased a new 80-ton travel-lift. “The trend has been for recreational boats to get larger, but not many marinas can handle the big craft,” said Harbour West Marina Manager Kelly Flood. “With this kind of lift capacity, we’ll have an advantage that can attract new slip-holders to Harbour West.”
One of the new, bigger craft already calling Harbour West home is the Calstar, a 52-ft cruiser built by Neptunus in St. Catharines. The Neptunus arrived in Hamilton this summer.
The $360,000 travel-lift is part of HPA’s ongoing investments at Harbour West Marina, to ensure the Marina is a prominent anchor within Hamilton’s redeveloping waterfront neighbourhood, and to attract seasonal slipholders and visiting boaters to the Harbour.
Manufacturing gives project cargo tonnages a lift
10,000 MT of project cargo has been handled through the Port of Hamilton so far in 2014, a 164% increase over the same period in 2013. Project cargo originates primarily in the US and Europe, and includes heavy equipment, building components, and wind turbine components.
Finished steel tonnages have also risen 160% relative to 2013, with more than 320,000 MT transiting the port so far this season. “As the southern Ontario economy continues its recovery, construction and manufacturing are picking up. That translates into growing steel and project cargo tonnages at the Port of Hamilton,” said Bruce Wood, HPA President & CEO.
Highway H20 celebrates 10 years
This year’s HWY H2O Conference takes place November 19 & 20, 2014 at the Toronto Airport Marriot. Conference modules will showcase insights on trends, policy and regulatory issues, infrastructure, cargo diversification and market opportunity. Visit www.hwyh 20-conferences.com to register.