Federal funding secured for expansion of Canada’s Oshawa Port
The Canadian federal government will contribute approximately CA$14 million (US$10.89 million) in funding to support the planned expansion of the Port of Oshawa in Ontario.
The federal contribution, to be drawn from the National Trade Corridors Fund, will be added to a CA$16 million (US$12.44 million) investment from the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) for the CA$30 million (US$23.33 million) project to extend the marine infrastructure in Oshawa to accommodate two berthed vessels, improve loading and unloading times, expand storage capacity with the addition of a new grain silo, upgrade roads, and improve stormwater management.
The Port of Oshawa Export Expansion Plan will address infrastructure deficiencies at the port’s East Wharf to increase Canadian exports and improve the efficiency of the port and the performance of the transportation system in the port’s catchment. In particular, the planned improvements will support grain farmers in Central Ontario by offering a more practical transport solution than trucking their grains across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.