Our Advantage

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Our Advantage

The Port of Algoma is strategically located:

  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at the focal point of Lakes Huron, Michigan and Superior
  • International Marine Gateway to Northern Ontario

Port of Algoma offers direct linkages to major multimodal transportation networks:

  • Class 1 railways (CN and CP)
  • TransCanada Highway 17 and US Interstate -75 via the International Bridge (6 km from the Port)

The Port of Algoma offers your business room to grow:

  • Substantial acreage available onsite for storage and enterprise development
  • Fully serviced – water, power, gas, and more
  • Offers opportunity for customized development of docks, cargo handling facilities,staging areas and distribution facilities to meet customer requirements

It is the region’s newest port development:

  • Expected to be the largest industrial transportation development project undertaken by the private sector in Northern Ontario and the Great Lakes region in decades
  • Demonstrated support of the municipal, provincial and federal governments

The Port of Algoma is currently operational:

  • Current capacity handles a variety of vessels carrying 5.5 million tonnes of cargo (~500 vessels) per year
  • Nine docks with total length of 1376 meters
  • Water depth of up to 27 feet, capable of accommodating seaway draft lakers and salties
  • Equipped with a range of cargo handling equipment including ship loaders, stackers, conveyors, front end loaders, pole trucks, fork lifts, scrapers, large capacity cranes of up to 300 ton, and weigh scales capable of handling a variety of cargo like dry bulk, break bulk, general cargo and project cargo