Table 11- 4a Top 20 Canadian Water Ports by Tonnage (Domestic and International): 1996

Table 11- 4a
Top 20 Canadian Water Ports by Tonnage (Domestic and International): 1996

(Thousands of U.S. short tons)

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Port name Total Domestic International Containerized shipments
(as percent of total tonnage)
Number
of vessel entrances/
clearances
Vancouver, B.C. 78,711 2,192 76,518 7.2 5,673
Sept-Îles/Pte-Noire, Que. 24,895 4,648 20,246 NS 615
Port-Cartier, Que. 23,952 5,657 18,295 NS 521
Saint John, N.B. 22,680 2,151 20,529 1.2 825
Montréal/Contrecoeur, Que. 21,173 5,799 15,374 41.1 1,827
Québec/Lévis, Que. 18,725 4,058 14,667 NS 740
Halifax, N.S. 14,977 2,975 12,002 29.6 1,761
Hamilton, Ont. 14,062 6,822 7,240 NS 638
Thunder Bay, Ont. 11,134 7,237 3,898 NS 518
Prince Rupert, B.C. 10,419 15 10,404 NS 561
Port Hawkesbury, N.S. 8,692 36 8,655 NS 180
Fraser River, B.C. 8,297 5,954 2,344 1.6 3,479
Come-By-Chance, Nfld. 8,191 115 8,077 NS 148
Nanticoke, Ont. 7,485 1,842 5,643 NS 305
Baie-Comeau, Que. 6,467 2,022 4,446 NS 1,089
Sorel, Que. 6,151 3,644 2,507 NS 317
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 5,679 601 5,078 NS 291
Windsor, Ont. 5,600 2,763 2,836 NS 422
Howe Sound, B.C. 5,362 5,353 9 NS 2,517
East Coast Vancouver Island, B.C. 4,478 4,478 - NS 2,467
Subtotal-top 20 ports 307,129 68,362 238,767 6.3 24,894
Tonnage, total all Canadian water ports 394,359 107,650 286,709 NA NA
Percent of tonnage of all Canadian water ports 78 64 83 5 NA

KEY: NA = Not applicable. NS = Not significant.

NOTE: Ports are ranked by total tonnage.

SOURCES

Statistics Canada. Shipping in Canada, Catalogue No. 54-205-XPB, 1996. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Statistics Canada. Transportation Division. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).