Cleveland Cascades LtdChina Coaltrans 2020Bühler GmbHTBA GroupCimbriaVigan
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Cimbria
  • TBA Group
  • Port of Vancouver USA
  • Port of Stockton
  • Telestack

Partnership enhances Canadian supply chain assets

Partnership enhances Canadian supply chain assets

(Posted on 19/06/20)

HOPA Ports and Max Aicher North America (MANA) have announced an agreement to cooperate on the future development of a portion of MANA’s Hamilton harbourfront property.

As an integrated port network, the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) offers innovative port and marine assets on the Great Lakes. The Port of Hamilton handles some 10 million tonnes of bulk and breakbulk cargo annually, more than any other port on the Canadian Great Lakes.

In the course of modernizing its existing Hamilton facility, MANA has confirmed a 60-acre portion of its site as surplus to its operational needs. The site is located in the northeast corner of pier 18, within Hamilton’s Bayfront industrial area, and is served by marine, rail and road transportation. The property includes open space for outdoor storage, and more than eight acres of warehouse buildings.

“As we solidify our position in North America, this alliance helps us make full use of our assets,” said MANA CEO, Walter Sommerer. “The move is part of a long-term commitment to our Hamilton operation.”

While MANA will retain ownership of the property, HOPA Ports will take on active management of the site, and will begin marketing the space immediately. “This land can be put to great use to attract economic activity and employment to Hamilton,” said Ian Hamilton, President & CEO of HOPA Ports. “We have a great deal of pent-up demand from modern industrial users who are looking for access to multiple modes of transportation, within the Greater Toronto-Hamilton market.”

HOPA Ports has an established track record of developing marine-served industrial spaces. It is a segment of the commercial-industrial real estate market were HOPA Ports offers a distinct skill-set. Over the past 10 years, HOPA Ports has attracted more than $350 million in investment in the ports of Hamilton and Oshawa.

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, and as the Canadian economy turns toward restart mode, the need for robust and reliable supply chain assets has become ever more apparent. The MANA property is highly valuable for its location and multimodal connections, allowing it to support a wide range of potential customers and industries. Anticipated uses include flexible storage of steel and manufacturing components, warehousing and transloading of materials for the construction and manufacturing sectors, value-add processing, and other logistics uses essential to a responsive industrial supply chain.

This alliance complements MANA’s existing Hamilton operations, where the company produces specialized, high-strength reinforcement steel used in high-rise, commercial and industrial projects across North America. Among its high-profile projects is the new Gordie Howe bridge linking Windsor and Detroit. MANA was recently named one of Hamilton’s 40 fastest-growing companies. In 2019, the company doubled the volume of output from the previous year, and expects to further increase production in the coming years, with new products for the automotive industry.

The property will be managed under HOPA Ports’ subsidiary Great Lakes Port Management, established to manage non port-owned multimodal industrial properties in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Bulk commodities moving through the port include grain and other agricultural products, salt, iron ore, coal, gypsum, scrap metal and fertilizers. In the breakbulk sector, the port handles sacks of cocoa beans and butter, totes of sugar, automobiles, steel coils, bars and plate, wire rod, natural rubber and cotton linter.

Latest News

North Sea Canal transhipment down 10 percent

(Posted on 21/09/20)

Transhipment in the seaports in the North Sea Canal region - Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Beverwijk and Zaanstad... Read more


Port of Middlesbrough reborn

(Posted on 21/09/20)

Teesside logistics business, AV Dawson has named its new port facility Port of Middlesbrough - bringing... Read more


Bristol builds for the future

(Posted on 14/09/20)

Amid a decline in infrastructure investment during the COVID-19 crisis, Bristol Port was proud to buck... Read more


Khalifa expansion on Track

(Posted on 13/09/20)

Abu Dhabi Ports has announced that Khalifa Port’s expansion is on pace for completion.The Khalifa... Read more


Rail freight unites to promote decarbonisation

(Posted on 13/09/20)

Four main rail freight companies have come together at Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP)... Read more


Brexit: easements welcome but timescales tight

(Posted on 07/09/20)

The British Ports Association has welcomed new legislation introduced to fast track the planning processes... Read more


Rotterdam continues partnership

(Posted on 07/09/20)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Deal Drecht Cities will be extending their current partnership for... Read more


Panama Canal extends pandemic relief

(Posted on 28/08/20)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the global economy, the Panama Canal will extend its temporary... Read more


Rotterdam Port joins Dutch mission to Beirut

(Posted on 28/08/20)

Last week, a small delegation of officials from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travelled to Beirut... Read more


Covid-19: A dry bulk leaders perspective

(Posted on 26/08/20)

IBJ’s first ever webinar will take place just three weeks from today and is free to view.Launched... Read more


Port of South LouisianaTOC EventsTMS Awards 2020Sailors SocietyTelestackCoaltrans Virtual World Coal Leaders Network 2020
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • TMS Awards 2020
  • Coaltrans Virtual World Coal Leaders Network 2020
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping