Port of Toronto reports eight-year high for cargo imports

The Port of Toronto, a Canadian sea port, has announced that it handled more than 2m tonnes of cargo during 2014, a 30% increase year-on-year, marking an eight-year high for marine imports into the city. The port also recorded 160 ship visits over the year. The cargo carried into the port included stone and aggregate imports, which increased by 50%, and salt imports, which increased by nearly 150% over 2013’s figures.

“From the salt used on our roads to keep drivers safe to the concrete used in Toronto’s booming construction industry, the goods delivered through Toronto’s port have a significant impact on the people, projects, and industries of Toronto,” said Geoffrey Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, PortsToronto.

“The port provides Canadian and international businesses with a convenient, cost-effective and environmentally-responsible way to bring goods into Canada’s largest city. This eight-year high underlines the importance of maintaining and marketing the operation of the port,” concluded Wilson.