Oshawa considers short-sea shipping options

OSHAWA, Ont. — Durham Region in Ontario is undertaking a study to assess the potential for marine transportation via the Port of Oshawa to improve the movement of goods to and from the region.

A draft report on the topic will be presented to regional shippers at a consultation meeting to be held in Oshawa on Feb. 22, according to media. 

The municipality is asking interested parties and other stakeholders for feedback to the preliminary report, prepared by Ottawa-based management consulting firm CPCS.

CPCS has said a small number of shippers in the Great Lakes are starting to test short-sea shipping as part of their operations, and other shippers in Durham have also indicated an interest in using short-sea shipping if the service proves competitive and offers cost savings.

Potential value has been indentified for shippers of containerized cargo and a number of bulk products, including grain, steel and salt.

For more information, contact Tracey Curtis at 905-668-4113 ext. 2615.

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