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 metric 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. 71,405 1,989 69,416 7.2 5,673
Sept-Îles/Pte-Noire, Que. 22,584 4,217 18,367 NS 615
Port-Cartier, Que. 21,729 5,132 16,597 NS 521
Saint John, N.B. 20,575 1,951 18,624 1.2 825
Montréal/Contrecoeur, Que. 19,208 5,261 13,947 41.1 1,827
Québec/Lévis, Que. 16,987 3,681 13,306 NS 740
Halifax, N.S. 13,587 2,699 10,888 29.6 1,761
Hamilton, Ont. 12,757 6,189 6,568 NS 638
Thunder Bay, Ont. 10,101 6,565 3,536 NS 518
Prince Rupert, B.C. 9,452 14 9,438 NS 561
Port Hawkesbury, N.S. 7,885 33 7,852 NS 180
Fraser River, B.C. 7,527 5,401 2,126 1.6 3,479
Come-By-Chance, Nfld. 7,431 104 7,327 NS 148
Nanticoke, Ont. 6,790 1,671 5,119 NS 305
Baie-Comeau, Que. 5,867 1,834 4,033 NS 1,089
Sorel, Que. 5,580 3,306 2,274 NS 317
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 5,152 545 4,607 NS 291
Windsor, Ont. 5,080 2,507 2,573 NS 422
Howe Sound, B.C. 4,864 4,856 8 NS 2,517
East Coast Vancouver Island, B.C. 4,062 4,062 0 NS 2,467
Subtotal-top 20 ports 278,623 62,017 216,606 6.3 24,894
Tonnage, total allCanadian water ports 357,756 97,658 260,098 NA NA
Percent of tonnage of all Canadian waterports 77.9 63.6 83.3 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).