Expansion of Canada's port facilities to meet projected upsurges in traffic volumes is expected to cost the federal government about $100 million annually. That is the figure Manpower and Immigation Minister Robert Andras says is needed over the next 15 years if ports are to meet tonnage increases. Projections on which the capital estimates are based were quoted by Andras from a Ministry of Transport study. Thunder Bay's Keefer Terminal, cited for improvements by the study, will, in the next few years, handle larger amounts of western coal for delivery to Ontario Hydro generating stations and Canadian steel mills on the Great Lakes. This movement is estimated at six to 10-million tons yearly. As it grows, and the quantities of other commodities increase, pressure will be placed on the port's current installations. If grain shipments continue to be concentrated in their current place in the harbor and the volume grows as anticipated, a second harbor within the port may be necessary. According to the study, volumes through the Port of Vancouver will jump by 25-million tons a year. Other projections list Naticoke on Lake Erie as up by 10-million tons yearly, Sept-Iles, Quebec by 45-million tons, and Thunder Bay a 35-million ton increase.

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    Transportation Development Agency Centre

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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM