Marine Transportation

Table M1: Port Classifications, as of December 31, 2011

  Federal Provincial Local Total
Federal Agency Ports
Canada Port Authorities 17 N/A N/A 17
Harbour Commissions 1 N/A N/A 1
 
Ports Operated by Transport Canada
Regional/local 41 N/A N/A 41
Remote 26 N/A N/A 26
 
Ports Transferred1
From Transport Canada 66 42 131 239
 
Status of Other Former Transport Canada Ports
Demolished 8 N/A N/A 8
Interests terminated 24 N/A N/A 24
Deproclaimed2 211 N/A N/A 211

Notes: N/A = Not available.
 

Additional detailed information on ports is presented in tables M6 and M7 "in the Addendum". This includes summaries of the provincial distribution of the ports Transport Canada administered from 2002 to 2011 and the divestiture status of regional/local and remote ports on a regional basis.
 

1 Includes 20 sites where facilities have been transferred but the harbour bed has not yet been deproclaimed, 65 sites that were transferred to Fisheries and Oceans Canada and one site that was transferred to Health Canada.

2 Public harbours deproclaimed between June 1996 and March 1999.
 

Source: Port Program Management - AHPP, Transport Canada

 

Table M2: Small Craft Harbours, Fishing Harbours by Management Type and Region as of December 31, 2011

Region Harbour
Authorities
 Small Craft
Harbours
Regional
Total
Pacific 81 18 99
Central and Arctic  61 15 76
Quebec 56 23 79
Maritimes and Gulf 273 43 316
Newfoundland and Labrador 279 74 353
 Total1 750 173 923

1 There are no small craft harbours in the Yukon.

Source: Small Craft Harbours, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Table M3: Small Craft Harbours Recreational Harbour Divestitures by Region, as of December 31, 2011

Region Fully Divested
1996-2010
Fully Divested
2011
Total
Divested
Remainder
to be Divested
Total
by Region
Pacific 57 1 58 13 71
Centraland Arctic  312 9 321 118 439
Quebec 228 3 231 22 253
Maritimesand Gulf 79 0 79 1 80
Newfoundlandand Labrador 1 0 1 1 2
 Total 677 13 690 155 845

Source: Small Craft Harbours, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Table M4: Recipients of Divested Small Craft Harbours Recreational Harbours, as of December 31, 2011

Region Province Municipality Private Sector Other1 Total by Region
Pacific 53 2 2 1 58
Central and Arctic  23 232 21 45 321
Quebec 3 200 2 26 231
Maritimes and Gulf 4 19 4 52 79
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 1 0 0 1
Total 83 454 29 124 690

1 In the context of the divestiture of recreational harbours, “Other” refers to sites that have been transferred to local non-profit organizations, First Nations or other federal departments, as appropriate.

Source: Small Craft Harbours, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Table M5: Management of Remaining Small Craft Harbours Recreational Harbours, as of December 31, 211

Region Managed under Lease Small Craft Harbours Other1 Total by Region
Pacific 1 0 12 13
Central and Arctic  80 29 9 118
Quebec 4 18 0 22
Maritimes and Gulf 0 1 0 1
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 1 0 1
Total 85 49 21 155

1 In this context, “Other” refers to a variety of management and non-management situations. Some infrastructure, such as shoreline reinforcement or breakwaters, are largely stable and do not require on-going management. Some facilities are part of a larger development (i.e. a marina) and managed as part of that development. In other cases, facilities no longer exist at the site.

Source: Small Craft Harbours, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Table M6: Number of Port Sites Under the Control and Administration of Transport Canada, by Province, 2002-2011

 (Status as of December 31, 2011)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Newfoundland and Labrador 18 17 15 15 15 14 14 14 8 8
New Brunswick 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2
Prince Edward Island 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1
Quebec 36 35 35 34 33 31 31 31 31 31
Ontario 14 13 11 11 11 9 9 9 8 8
Manitoba 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Saskatchewan 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alberta 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
British Columbia 28 20 18 16 16 15 15 16 15 15
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 113 99 92 87 83 77 77 78 67 67

Source: Port Program Management - AHPP, Transport Canada

 

Table M7: Divestiture Status of Transport Canada Regional/Local and Remote Ports

 (Status as of December 31, 2011)
Region Transferred to Provinces Transferred to Other
Federal Departments
Divested to
Local Interests
Demolished TransportCanada
Interests Terminated
Deproclaimed1 Remaining Total Partial Divestitures
(not counted in transfer total)2
Pacific 0 0 67 4 6 10 16 103 14
Prairie/Northern 0 55 0 0 0 1 0 56 0
Ontario 1 4 20 1 4 17 8 55 15
Quebec 7 2 8 2 0 23 31 73 7
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Atlantic 34 5 36 1 14 160 11 261 15
Total 42 66 131 8 24 211 67 549 51

Notes:

1 Does not include deproclamation of 26 harbours found during subsequent archival research, nor the 20 sites where facilities have been transferred but cannot be deproclaimed because the harbour bed has not yet been divested.

2 In some port divestitures, harbour beds were not transferred, therefore those would be considered partial divestitures.

Source: Port Program Management - AHPP, Transport Canada

 

Table M8: Canada Port Authorities (CPA) Financial Profiles, 2010

 (Thousands of dollars)
Financial Information Port Metro
Vancouver2
Montreal Halifax Quebec City Saint John St. John's Prince Rupert Port Alberni Hamilton
Operating revenues 180,640 88,483 29,016 24,929 15,637 5,701 19,658 4,097 19,297
Operating expenses 69,712 58,983 14,840 13,535 8,854 3,852 9,300 3,833 9,098
Operating income 110,928 29,500 14,176 11,394 6,783 1,849 10,358 264 10,199
Gross revenue charge 5,536 3,848 1,145 909 429 114 588 87 575
Other revenues / (expenses)1 (32,366) (34,261) (7,210) (9,276) (2,968) (1,132) (7,532) (387) (4,278)
Net Income (loss) 73,026 (8,609) 5,821 1,209 3,386 603 2,238 (210) 5,346
 
Other Information
Acquisition of capital assets 55,500 36,016 18,832 7,333 4,170 287 1,880 2,221 2,982
Total assets 1,110,649 363,949 166,149 176,753 86,174 29,274 114,153 13,997 114,063
Equity 882,133 283,713 142,055 54,883 83,646 25,515 92,026 13,090 109,589
 
Ratios
Operating ratio 0.39 0.67 0.51 0.54 0.57 0.68 0.47 0.94 0.47
Return on assets 0.07 -0.02 0.04 0.01 0.04 0.02 0.02 -0.02 0.05

 

 (Thousands of dollars)
Financial Information Nanaimo Thunder Bay Toronto Windsor Saguenay Sept-Îles Trois-Rivières Belledune Total CPAs
Operating revenues 5,939 2,225 31,653 1,385 2,131 13,642 5,041 7,499 456,973
Operating expenses 4,701 2,180 21,715 1,230 1,420 5,159 2,611 2,773 233,796
Operating income 1,238 45 9,938 155 711 8,483 2,430 4,726 223,177
Gross revenue charge 123 61 1318 33 57 359 112 152 15,446
Other revenues / (expenses) 1 (1,346) 450 (1,514) 122 292 (2,204) 522 (3,590) (106,678)
Net Income (loss) (231) 434 7,106 244 946 5,920 2,840 984 101,053
 
Other Information
Acquisition of capital assets 7,356 157 5,138 14 1,491 24,243 12,110 11,825 191,555
Total assets 40,346 38,058 94,609 10,321 23,187 81,226 61,684 65,003 2,589,595
Equity 32,068 37,432 56,741 10,128 20,990 40,546 52,508 36,260 1,973,323
 
Ratios
Operating ratio 0.79 0.98 0.69 0.89 0.67 0.38 0.52 0.37 0.51
Return on assets (0.01) 0.01 0.08 0.02 0.04 0.07 0.05 0.02 0.04

Notes:

1 Other revenue/(expenses) includes items such as amortization, interest expense, interest income, etc.

2 On January 1, 2008, the Fraser River Port Authority, North Fraser Port Authority and Vancouver Port Authority combined to become the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) i.e. Port Metro Vancouver.

Sources: CPAs 2010 Audited Financial Statements

 

Table M9: Canada Port Authorities (CPA) Financial Comparison, 2009 and 2010

 (Thousands of dollars)
CPA Ports Operating revenues Operating expenses Other revenues/(expenses)1 Net Income/(Loss)
2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009
Port Metro Vancouver 2 180,640 146,959 69,712 69,287 (37,902) (38,207) 73,026 39,465
Montreal 88,483 84,168 58,983 59,099 (38,109) (18,818) (8,609) 6,251
Halifax 29,016 26,922 14,840 14,054 (8,355) (9,913) 5,821 2,955
Quebec 24,929 21,578 13,535 13,688 (10,185) (4,383) 1,209 3,507
Saint John 15,637 13,683 8,854 9,440 (3,397) (3,470) 3,386 773
St. John's 5,701 5,324 3,852 3,301 (1,246) (1,258) 603 765
Prince Rupert 19,658 14,512 9,300 7,542 (8,120) (3,412) 2,238 3,558
Port Alberni 4,097 4,017 3,833 3,507 (474) (443) (210) 67
Hamilton 19,297 15,533 9,098 12,270 (4,853) (5,263) 5,346 (2,000)
Nanaimo 5,939 5,635 4,701 4,895 (1,469) (1,137) (231) (397)
Thunder Bay 2,225 2,167 2,180 1,994 389 339 434 512
Toronto 31,653 22,648 21,715 17,802 (2,832) (3,500) 7,106 1,346
Windsor 1,385 1,079 1,230 1,214 89 305 244 170
Saguenay 2,131 2,023 1,420 1,372 235 336 946 987
Sept-Îles 13,642 11,299 5,159 7,741 (2,563) (1,563) 5,920 1,995
Trois-Rivières 5,041 4,167 2,611 2,521 410 (452) 2,840 1,194
Belledune 7,499 8,098 2,773 2,869 (3,742) (2,228) 984 3,001
Total CPA Ports 456,973 389,812 233,796 232,596 (122,124) (93,067) 101,053 64,149

1 Other revenue/(expenses) includes items such as amortization, interest expense, interest income, gross revenue charge, etc.

2 On January 1, 2008, the Fraser River Port Authority, North Fraser Port Authority and Vancouver Port Authority combined to become the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA), i.e. Port Metro Vancouver.

Sources: CPAs 2009 and 2010 Audited Financial Statements

 

Table M10: Financial Results for Transport Canada Ports, 2001/2002 - 2010/2011

 (Millions of dollars)
  2001/02  2002/03  2003/04  2004/05  2005/06  2006/07  2007/08  2008/09  2009/10  2010/11
Revenues 13.8 13.1 12.4 13.6 12.2 10.1 10.3 10.7 10.2 10.5
Expenses  23.6 19.4 21.8 26.9 17.2 17.5 18.2 21.3 19.3 18.5
Operating Income (loss)  (9.8) (6.3) (9.4) (13.3) (5.0) (7.4) (7.9) (10.6) (9.1) (8.0)
Capital Expenditures  6.8 2.2 5.4 11.6 3.4 10.2 11.0 21.5 16.3 7.6
Grants and Contributions  23.1 22.1 1.7 17.8 58.7 0.5 16.0 0.4 23.8 14.5
Net Income (loss)  (39.7) (30.6) (16.5) (42.7) (67.1) (18.1) (34.9) (32.5) (49.2) (30.1)

Source: Port Program Management, Transport Canada

 

Table M11: Pilotage Authorities Financial Results, 2002 - 2011

 (Thousands of dollars)
Pilotage Authority 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Atlantic (APA) Revenues 14,241 16,438 15,988R 16,172 14,794 16,864R 17,956 19,648 21,584 22,041
Expenditures 13,989 15,463 15,562R 16,484 15,767 17,540R 18,718R 18,339 19,208R 20,148
Net Income (loss) 252 975 426R (312) (735)1 (676)R (762)R 1,309 2,376R 1,893
Laurentian (LPA) Revenues 46,734 47,747 51,335 56,505 65,608 66,527 67,824R 62,886 69,241 76,232
Expenditures 46,322 47,175R 54,722 59,819 63,187 62,395 62,739R 59,691 64,054 71,022
Net Income (loss) 412 572R (3,387) (3,314) 2,421 4,132 5085R 3,195 5,187 5,210
Great Lakes (GLPA) Revenues 13,289 11,650 13,820 15,570 18,447 19,006R 16,221 13,770 20,089 19,867
Expenditures 14,850 14,289R 15,902 16,403 18,126 18,744R 16,458R 15,635 18,044 19,106
Net Income (loss) (1,561) (2,639)R (2,082) (833) 321 262R (237)R (1,865) 2,045 761
Pacific (PPA) Revenues 40,590 43,760 45,067 47,640 49,264 52,738 55,076 55,925 59,212 61,758
Expenditures 39,968 42,047 45,666 47,736 48,232 51,227R 53,146 51,990 55,973 58,801
Net Income (loss) 622 1,713 (599) (96) 1,032 1,511R 1,930 3,935 3,239 2,957
Total All Authorities Revenues 114,854 119,595 126,210R 135,887 148,113 155,135R 157,077R 152,229 170,126 179,898
Expenditures 115,129 118,974R 131,852R 140,442 145,312 149.906R 151,061R 145,655 157,279R 169,077
Net Income (loss) (275) (621)R (5,642)R (4,555) 2,801 5,229R 6,016R 6,574 12,847R 10,821

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data.

1 Extraordinary gain of $238,000 due to the insurable loss of a Pilot vessel.

Source: Pilotage Authorities' Annual Reports, various years. Transport Canada

 

Table M12: Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Revenues and Expenditures, 2004/05 - 2012/13

 (Millions of dollars)
Year1 Revenues Gross Expenditures Net Expenditures
2004/05 40.4 543.3 502.9
2005/06 43.2 550.6 507.4
2006/07 41.8 589.3 547.5
2007/08 41.7 582.0 540.3
2008/09 42.1 620.9 578.8
2009/10R 41.5 736.1 694.6
2010/11R 38.4 742.8 704.4
2011/12R 39.7 689.3 649.6
2012/13F 47.9 687.2 639.3

Notes: R= Revised data. F=Forecast data.

1 Due to a change in the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Program Activity Architecture, all revised and forecasted numbers (from 2009/10 to 2011/12) include costs incurred by non-CCG programs like Ecosystems & Oceans Science and Ecosystems & Fisheries Management.

2 Forecasted revenues and expenditures for 2011-2012 exclude paylist requirements (Treasury Board Secretariat Vote 30) and Employee Benefits Plan (EBP) expenses related to the agency’s salaries. These costs will be included when the data is revised in next year's report.

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Table M13: Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Planned Revenues and Expenditures, 2012/13F

 (Millions of dollars)
  Marine
Navigation
ER SAR MCTS Maritime
Security
FOR SBAR Coast Guard
College
Total
Revenues 11.7  -  -  -  - 22.0  12.5  1.7  47.9
Gross Expenditures  42.8 10.6 35.0 47.4 9.5 417.8 113.2 10.9  687.2
Net Planned Spending     31.1 10.6 35.0 47.4 9.5 395.8 100.7 9.2 639.3

Note:
F= Forecast data.
ER = Emergency Response Services
SAR = Search and Rescue Services
MCTS = Marine Communications and Traffic Services
FOR = Fleet Operational Readiness
SBAR = Shore-based Asset Readiness

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Table M14: St. Lawrence Seaway Financial Performance, 2001/02 to 2010/11

 (Thousands of dollars)
Year1 Revenues Expenditures Excess of Revenue
Over Expenses
Net Excess of Revenue
Over Expenses2
2001/02 64,495 79,522 (15,027) (2,117)
2002/03 67,029 84,632 (17,603) (4,015)
2003/04 66,555 86,247 (19,692) (3,087)
2004/05 74,005 98,439 (24,434) (1,737)
2005/06 76,044 95,455 (19,411) 3,346
2006/07 85,198 101,064 (15,866) 3,224
2007/08 78,097 102,876 (24,779) (5,255)
2008/09 70,959 115,108 (44,149) (1,270)
 2009/10 55,247 111,803 (56,556) (2,440)
 2010/111 65,952 117,916 (51,964) 15,108

Notes: Fiscal year from April 1st to March 31st.

1 Revenues for the 2010/11 fiscal year consist primarily of tolls collected during the 2010 navigation season, which ended on December 30, 2010.

2 Following contribution from Capital Trust Fund.

Source: St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

 

Table M15: Canadian-Registered Fleet by Type, 1991, 2001 and 2011

Type of Carriers Gross Tons (Thousands of tons) Number of Vessels
1991 2001 2011 1991 2001 2011
Dry bulk 1,384 1,266 1,293 80 71 71
Tankers 248 479 657 33 22 29
General cargo 81 186 147 15 25 20
Ferries 295 339 397 56 56 67
Other 36 35 38 8 6 6
Total 2,044 2,305 2,531 192 180 193

Note: Self-propelled vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over, including government-owned ferries; excluding tugs used in offshore supply.

Sources: Canadian Transportation Agency and Transport Canada 
 

 

Table M16: Total Pilotage Assignments and Assignments Per Pilot, 2002-2011

Pilotage Authority Indicators 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Atlantic (APA) Number of pilots1 51 56 54 54 55 57 57 58 59 45
Total Assignments 11,806R 12,510 11,848 11,690 10,041 10,134R 9,541 9,063 9,338 8,997
Assignments per Pilot 231 223 219 216 183 178R 167R 156 158R 199
Laurentian (LPA) Number of pilots2 173 172 170 162 164 179 181 175 184 191
Total Assignments 19,149 19,599 20,439 22,197 23,247 23,162 22,658 19,611 21,096 22,729
Assignments per Pilot 111 114 120 137R 142R 129R 125R 112R 115 119
Great Lakes (GLPA) Number of pilots 63 63 62 60 62 62 63 57 57 56
Total Assignments 6,581R 5,737R 6,398R 6,443 7,331R 7,177R 5,989R 4,468R 6,059 6,328
Assignments per Pilot 104R 91R 103R 108 119R 116R 96R 79R 107 113
Pacific (PPA) 3 Number of pilots 109 110 110 110 105 104 106 106 105 126
Total Assignments 12,655 12,952 13,002 13,219 12,945 13,012 12,598 12,046 12,443 12,689
Assignments per Pilot 116 118 118R 120 123 125 119R 114 119 101
Total All Authorities Number of pilots 396 401 396 386 386 402 407 396 405 418
Total Assignments 50,191R 50,798R 51,687R 53,549 53,564R 53,485R 50,786R 45,188R 48,936 50,743
Assignments per Pilot 127R 127R 131 139R 139R 133R 125R 114R 121R 121

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data. Actual pilot assignments.

1 Atlantic Pilotage Authority: Employee pilots and contract pilots.

2 Laurentian Pilotage Authority: Contract pilots and staff pilots

3 Pacific Pilotage Authority: Coastal and Fraser River sectors.

Sources: Pilotage Authorities' Annual Reports, various years. Transport Canada.

 

Table M17: Overview of Major Ferry Services

Marine Atlantic Inc.

Marine Atlantic Inc. is the federal Crown corporation that operates the constitutionally mandated year-round ferry link between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the non-constitutional seasonal alternative between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Argentina, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Woodward Group

Under contract with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Woodward Group operates a single passenger/vehicle ferry service from May to January between Blanc Sablon, Quebec, and St. Barbe, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Works, Services and Transportation

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Transportation and Works provides all the intraprovincial and coastal ferry services under contract with some private companies. In addition, this provincial department operates the coastal service to Labrador, which was formerly provided by Marine Atlantic Inc.

Northumberland Ferries Ltd. (NFL)

NFL is a private company that provides a seasonal passenger/vehicle service from May to December between Caribou, Nova Scotia, and Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island. The federal government provides financial assistance to NFL under the terms of a contribution agreement. The company leases two ferry terminals and two vessels from the federal government.

Bay Ferries Ltd.

Bay Ferries Ltd. is a private company that provides a year-round passenger/vehicle service between Saint John, New Brunswick, and Digby, Nova Scotia. The federal government provides financial assistance to Bay Ferries under the terms of a contribution agreement. The company leases two ferry terminals and one vessel from Transport Canada.

Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Public Works

Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Public Works operates seven passenger and vehicle ferry services, including cable ferries at LaHave, Country Harbour, Englishtown and Little Narrows and self-propelled ferries at Tancook Island, Petit Passage and Grand Passage.

Coastal Transport Ltd.

Under contract with the Province of New Brunswick, Coastal Transport Ltd. operates a year-round passenger/vehicle service between Black’s Harbour and the Island of Grand Manan and between Ingalls Head on Grand Manan and White Head Island, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation

New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation operates nine passenger and vehicle ferry services, including Deer Island.

Groupe C.T.M.A. and C.T.M.A. Traversier Ltée.

Groupe C.T.M.A. is a private company that provides a winter passenger/cargo service between Matane and Cap-aux-Meules under contract with the Province of Quebec. Its subsidiary, C.T.M.A. Traversier Ltée., operates a seasonal passenger/vehicle ferry service from April to January between Souris, Prince Edward Island, and Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec as well as a winter passenger/cargo service during the months of February and March. The federal government provides financial assistance to C.T.M.A. Traversier Ltée. under the terms of a contribution agreement. The company leases two ferry terminals and one vessel from Transport Canada.

La Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ)

Subsidized by the Province of Quebec’s transportation ministry, STQ provides five year-round passenger/vehicle ferry services across the St. Lawrence River. STQ is also responsible for three provincially subsidized services operated by private companies between Rivière-du-Loup and Saint-Siméon, Montmagny and Île-aux-Grues, and Cap-aux-Meules and Île-d’Entrée.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation provides financial support to four year-round ferry operations in eastern Ontario, including services to Glenora, Wolfe Island, Amherst and Howe Islands.

Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC)

The OSTC provides seasonal passenger/vehicle services on Lake Huron between Tobermory and South Baymouth (on Manitoulin Island) from May to mid-October. The company also operates the services on Lake Erie between Leamington/Kingsville and Pelée Island, Ontario, and Sandusky, Ohio, from April through December on behalf of the Province of Ontario.

Manitoba Department of Highways and Transportation

The Manitoba Department of Highways and Transportation operates seven passenger/vehicle ferries on the province’s lakes and rivers, including servicesto Norway House, Matheson Island and Cross Lake.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Transportation

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure operates 13 seasonal river ferries. Some of the services are in Estuary, Lemsford, Lancer, Riverhurst, Clarkboro, Hague, St. Laurent, Fenton, Weldon, Paynton, Wingard, Cecil and Wollaston Barge.

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

Formerly called British Columbia Ferry Corporation, BC Ferries Services Inc. was restructured and renamed in April 2003. It is now an independent company under the Company Act (British Columbia). BC Ferries Inc. is the largest ferry operation company in North America and operates a fleet of 36vessels on 25 routes. The Province of British Columbia receives a federal grant for the provision of ferry service in coastal waters, which is transferred to the company, as well as provincial subsidies. The company is now an independent, self-financing corporation, with its voting shares owned by the B.C.Ferry Authority and its non-voting shares owned by the Province of British Columbia. The B.C. Ferry Commission regulates the corporation’s service levels and rates according to the contract between BC Ferry Services Inc. and the Province.

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation operates the province’s 16 inland ferry services, including Adam’s Lake, Barnston Island, Glade, Kooteney Lake and Galena/Shelter Bay. The Ministry contracts with two private operators for the provision of two services.

Table M17: Overview of Major Ferry Services – Other Ferry Operators

Newfoundland and Labrador

Lake’s Travel Ltd., St. Pierre Tours Ltd.

Nova Scotia

Scotia Prince Cruises, Halifax Metro Transit, Marine Acadie Ltée.

New Brunswick

East Coast Ferries Ltd.

Québec

Traversier Le Passeur Inc., Traverse Oka Inc., Relais Nordik Inc., Compagnie de Navigation des Basques Inc., Traverse Rimouski-Forestville

Ontario

Detroit–Windsor Truck Ferry, Walpole Algonac Ferry Line, Traverse Lefaivre/Montebello Ltée., City of Toronto, Township of Frontenac Islands, Horne Transportation Co. Ltd., Blue Water Ferry Ltd.

Alberta

Bleriot Ferry, Rosevear Ferry, Shaftesbury Ferry, Crowfoot Ferry, Finnegan Ferry, La Crete Ferry, Klondike Ferry, Edwon Ferry

British Columbia

Harbour Lynx, Black Ball Transport Inc., Victoria Express Passenger Ferry, Vancouver Transit, Victoria San Juan Cruises, Washington State Ferries, Alaska Marine Highway, Victoria Clipper, Victoria Harbour Ferry, Nootka Sound Service, Translink, Alberni Marine Transportation, Fraser River Marine Transportation

Yukon

Government of Yukon

Northwest Territories

Department of Transportation

 

Table M18: Total Tonnage Handled in Canada's Port System, 2001 - 2010

 (Millions of tonnes)
  Port System Shares in per cent
Canada Port Authorities
(CPAs)
Transport Canada
and other ports
TOTAL CPAs Transport Canada
and other ports
2001 220.4 174.3 394.7 55.8 44.2
2002 215.1 193.1 408.1 52.7 47.3
2003 227.5 216.3 443.8 51.3 48.7
2004 237.9 215.4 453.3 52.5 47.5
2005 250.7 220.6 471.3 53.2 46.8
2006 254.1 212.5 466.6 54.5 45.5
2007 253.9 215.4 469.3 54.1 45.9
2008 253.5 210.6 464.0 54.6 45.4
2009R 234.6 173.4 410.0 57.2 42.8
2010P 268.6 181.4 450.0 59.7 40.3
AAGR 2001-2010 (in per cent ) 1.8 0.2 1.1    

Note: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data. AAGR= Average annual growth rate.

Source: Statistics Canada, Shipping in Canada, Cat. 54-205

 

Table M19: St. Lawrence Seaway Cargo Traffic, 2001 – 2011

 (Millions of tonnes)
Year  Montreal–Lake
Ontario Section 
Welland
Canal Section 
2001 30.3 32.5
2002 29.8 31.8
2003 28.9 31.9
2004 30.8 34.3
2005 31.3 34.2
2006 35.6 37.4
2007 32.0 34.9
2008 29.3 33.6
2009 20.7R 26.4
2010R 26.9 29.2
2011P 28.7 29.6

Note: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data.

Source: St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

 

Table M20: St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic1 by Commodity, 2001 - 2011

 (Millions of tonnes)
Year  Grain  Iron Ore  General Cargo Coal  Other  Total 
2001 11.8 8.7 3.0 4.8 13.4 41.7
2002 10.3 9.6 4.2 4.2 12.8 41.1
2003 9.6 10.6 2.5 4.2 13.8 40.8
2004 9.3 10.5 4.3 4.2 15.2 43.5
2005 9.8 11.0 3.3 3.7 15.6 43.3
2006 11.5 11.0 4.6 3.7 16.3 47.2
2007 10.4 11.9 2.4 3.2 15.1 43.0
2008 7.6 11.9 1.9 3.6 15.7 40.8
2009 8.2 7.0 0.9 2.9 11.7 30.7
2010R 9.2 9.7 1.5 3.7 12.3 36.5
2011P 8.6 8.8 1.5 3.7 14.9 37.6

Note: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data.

1 Combined traffic on the two sections of the Seaway.

Source: St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation


 

Table M21: International Cruise Ship Traffic at Major Canadian Ports, 2001-2011

 (Thousands of Passengers)
Year  Vancouver  Montreal  Quebec City  Halifax  Saint John
2001 1,060.4 23.9 48.8 160.2 88.2
2002 1,125.3 38.0 66.4 157.0 71.2
2003 953.4 33.6 59.0 170.4 83.9
2004 930.0 43.4 71.3 212.8 138.8
2005 910.2 35.4 66.0 188.7 90.2
2006 837.8 40.6 64.7 169.8 87.8
2007 960.6 34.8 66.2 176.7 133.7
2008 854.5 39.6 82.1 228.1 183.5
2009 898.5 38.8 87.0 227.8 186.5
2010R 580.0 40.1 102.2 261.2 205.9
2011P 663.4 38.0 83.0 243.6 200.0

Note: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data.

Source: Canadian Port Authorities (CPA) web sites data

 

Table M22: Canada's Marine Traffic Statistics by Sector, 2001 - 2010

 (Millions of tonnes)
Year Total Flows Total Handled Total Million
Tonne-KilometresR
Domestic Transborder Overseas Total Flows
2001 53.9 108.0 178.9 340.8 394.7 1,848,069
2002 62.6 114.3 168.4 345.4 408.1 1,752,026
2003 68.6 123.4 183.3 375.3 443.8 1,963,946
2004 69.1 123.3 191.7 384.2 453.3 2,037,446
2005 70.1 128.7 202.2 401.0 471.3 2,201,885
2006 68.2 126.9 203.4 398.5 466.6 2,259,403
2007 67.7 123.3 210.7 401.6 469.3 2,321,512
2008 69.1 118.6 207.4 395.1 464.0 2,216,584
2009R 54.1 98.9 202.8 355.8 410.0 2,229,939
2010P 58.4 102.9 230.7 391.9 450.0 2,501,070

Note: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Shipping in Canada, Cat. 54-205; Transport Canada

 

Table M23: Canada's Marine Domestic and International Traffic Handled at Canada Port Authorities (CPAs) and Other Ports, 2009 and 2010

 (Millions of tonnes)
Port Total Tonnes Handled Annual Growth
(per cent)
Port's Share
(per cent)
2009 2010 2009 2010
Port Metro Vancouver 90.4R 104.7 15.9 22.0 23.3
Saint John 26.4 30.6 16.0 6.4 6.8
Montreal/Contrecoeur 23.8 24.8 4.2 5.8 5.5
Sept-Îles/Pointe-Noire 20.1 24.6 22.6 4.9 5.5
Quebec City/Levis 22.3 24.6 10.4 5.4 5.5
Prince Rupert 11.3 15.0 33.2 2.7 3.3
Hamilton 8.2 11.4 38.8 2.0 2.5
Halifax 10.2 10.2 (0.2) 2.5 2.3
Thunder Bay 7.2 6.8 (6.4) 1.8 1.5
Windsor Ontario 4.7 5.3 12.5 1.1 1.2
Trois-Rivières 2.5 2.9 18.2 0.6 0.6
Belledune 2.6 2.1 (17.5) 0.6 0.5
Toronto 1.6 1.5 (8.3) 0.4 0.3
St. John's 1.4 1.5 3.5 0.3 0.3
Nanaimo 0.8 1.3 71.9 0.2 0.3
Port Alberni 1.1 1.0 (1.3) 0.3 0.2
Chicoutimi (Port Saguenay) 0.3 0.4 27.0 0.1 0.1
Total CPA Ports 234.6 268.6 14.5 57.2 59.7
Other Ports 175.3 181.4 3.4 42.8 40.3
Total Handled All Ports 410.0 450.0 9.8 100.0 100.0

Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. R= Revised data.

Source: Statistics Canada, Shipping in Canada, Cat. 54-205

 

Table M24: Share of Tonnage Carried by Foreign-Flag Ships in the Canadian Coasting Trade (Domestic), 2001 - 2010

 (Millions of tonnes)
Year Vessel Flag Total Share (per cent)
Canadian Foreign Canadian Foreign
2001 52.8 1.1 53.9 98.0 2.0
2002 59.8 2.8 62.6 95.5 4.5
2003 65.8 2.8 68.6 95.9 4.1
2004 67.4 1.7 69.1 97.5 2.5
2005 68.3 1.8 70.1 97.4 2.6
2006 65.4 2.8 68.2 95.9 4.1
2007 60.1 7.5 67.7 88.9 11.1
2008 63.9 5.1 69.1 92.6 7.4
2009R 51.7 2.4 54.1 95.6 4.4
2010P 52.9 5.5 58.4 90.6 9.4

Note: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Cat. 54-205; Transport Canada

 

Table M25: Canada's Marine International Traffic, by Foreign regions, 2001-2010

 (Millions of tonnes)
Foreign regions 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010P AAGR1
2001-10
United States
Loaded 62.0 72.9 81.2 83.7 85.8 84.6 80.8 74.1 67.6 68.6 1.1
Unloaded 45.9 41.4 42.2 39.6 42.9 42.3 42.5 44.5 31.3 34.3 (3.2)
Total2 108.0 114.3 123.4 123.3 128.7 126.9 123.3 118.6 98.9 102.9 (0.5)
 
Other International
Loaded 112.7 101.4 110.2 112.3 116.0 121.7 133.4 129.4 129.7 150.9 3.3
Unloaded 66.2 67.0 73.0 79.4 86.2 81.7 77.3 78.0 73.1 79.8 2.1
Total2 178.9 168.4 183.2 191.7 202.2 203.4 210.7 207.4 202.8 230.7 2.9
 
Total International
Loaded 174.7 174.3 191.4 196.0 201.8 206.3 214.2 203.5 197.3 219.4 2.6
Unloaded 112.1 108.5 115.2 119.0 129.2 124.0 119.7 122.5 104.4 114.1 0.2
Total2 286.9 282.7 306.6 315.1 330.9 330.3 333.9 326.0 301.7 333.5 1.7
 
Share of total
US (%) 37.6 40.4 40.2 39.1 38.9 38.4 36.9 36.4 32.8 30.8  
Other International (%) 62.4 59.6 59.8 60.9 61.1 61.6 63.1 63.6 67.2 69.2  

Note: R=Revised data. P=Preliminary data.

1 AAGR= Average Annual Growth Rate.

2 Loadings and Unloadings at Canadian ports.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Shipping in Canada, Cat. 54-205; Transport Canada

 

Table M26A: Canada's Marine International Traffic, by Canadian regions and Containerization Rate, 2001-2010

 (Millions of tonnes)
Canadian regions 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 AAGR1
2001-10
Atlantic ports
Loaded 42.3 48.6 54.6 55.5 56.1 54.9 56.5 50.5 45.9 48.7 1.6
Unloaded 38.1 32.3 38.2 40.0 43.7 37.4 34.2 35.1 37.4 38.6 0.1
Total 80.4 80.9 92.8 95.5 99.9 92.3 90.7 85.7 83.3 87.3 0.9
Containerization rate Loaded (%) 6.3 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.9 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.3 4.9  
Unloaded (%) 4.9 5.9 5.5 4.8 4.7 5.3 4.7 3.5 2.5 3.0  
 
St. Lawrence ports
Loaded 37.2 39.4 45.5 40.6 44.0 49.0 52.5 52.0 53.2 56.4 4.7
Unloaded 31.1 32.9 34.2 36.4 39.8 38.9 40.1 39.0 32.8 36.5 1.8
Total 68.3 72.3 79.7 77.0 83.8 87.9 92.6 91.0 86.0 93.0 3.5
Containerization rate Loaded (%) 10.2 10.3 9.5 11.8 11.3 10.5 12.4 14.2 11.9 11.3  
Unloaded (%) 14.8 15.3 14.7 15.7 14.3 14.8 13.9 14.3 14.0 14.8  
 
Great Lakes ports
Loaded 16.8 15.9 16.4 17.8 16.3 16.3 15.1 14.6 13.3 12.3 (3.4)
Unloaded 33.3 32.3 31.2 29.5 31.7 31.8 28.7 29.6 18.2 21.4 (4.8)
Total 50.2 48.2 47.6 47.2 48.0 48.1 43.7 44.2 31.4 33.7 (4.3)
Containerization rate Loaded (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
Unloaded (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1  
 
Pacific ports
Loaded 78.3 70.4 74.9 82.2 85.3 86.1 90.2 86.3 84.9 102.0 3.0
Unloaded 9.6 10.9 11.6 13.1 13.9 15.9 16.8 18.7 16.0 17.6 7.0
Total 87.9 81.3 86.5 95.3 99.2 102.0 107.0 105.0 101.0 119.6 3.5
Containerization rate Loaded (%) 8.7 10.9 11.7 12.2 11.5 11.8 13.4 13.9 14.9 12.8  
Unloaded (%) 39.1 47.3 52.1 51.8 53.1 51.1 52.3 50.8 51.3 58.3  
 
Total Canada ports
Loaded 174.7 174.3 191.4 196.0 201.8 206.3 214.2 203.5 197.3 219.4 2.6
Unloaded 112.1 108.5 115.3 119.0 129.2 124.0 119.7 122.5 104.4 114.1 0.2
Total 286.9 282.7 306.7 315.1 330.9 330.3 333.9 326.0 301.7 333.6 1.7
Regional shares
(%)
Atlantic 28.0 28.6 30.3 30.3 30.2 27.9 27.2 26.3 27.6 26.2  
St. Lawrence 23.8 25.6 26.0 24.4 25.3 26.6 27.7 27.9 28.5 27.9  
Great Lakes 17.5 17.0 15.5 15.0 14.5 14.6 13.1 13.6 10.4 10.1  
Pacific 30.7 28.8 28.2 30.3 30.0 30.9 32.0 32.2 33.5 35.9  
Containerized tonnes
(Millions)
Loaded 13.3 14.2 15.7 17.5 17.5 18.0 21.2 21.5 21.0 21.8 5.7
Unloaded 10.2 12.1 13.2 14.5 15.1 15.9 15.9 16.3 13.8 16.9 5.7
Total 23.5 26.3 28.9 32.0 32.7 33.9 37.1 37.8 34.8 38.7 5.7
Containerization rate Loaded (%) 7.6 8.1 8.2 8.9 8.7 8.7 9.9 10.5 10.7 9.9  
Unloaded (%) 9.1 11.2 11.5 12.1 11.7 12.8 13.3 13.3 13.2 14.8  
Total (%) 8.2 9.3 9.4 10.2 9.9 10.3 11.1 11.6 11.5 11.6  

Note: R=Revised data. P=Preliminary data.

1 AAGR= Average Annual Growth Rate.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Shipping in Canada, Cat. 54-205; Transport Canada

 

Table M26B: Canada's Leading ports handling International Containerized freight, 2001-2010

 (Thousands of TEUs)
Leading ports 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010P AAGR1
2001-10
Metro Vancouver2
Loaded 596.0 721.0 791.0 840.0 884.0 1125.4 1192.4 1197.9 1029.6 1218.1 8.3
Unloaded 552.0 738.0 748.0 825.0 884.0 1173.0 1278.4 1294.4 1124.0 1297.0 10.0
Total 1148.0 1459.0 1539.0 1665.0 1768.0 2298.4 2470.8 2492.3 2153.6 2515.0 9.1
(Empy containers in %) 9.8 12.2 13.7 11.3 13.7 14.6 11.4 13.6 10.2 13.5  
 
Montreal
Loaded 458.0 479.0 507.0 570.0 550.0 574.2 657.8 728.1 587.2 625.4 3.5
Unloaded 462.0 500.0 514.0 575.0 569.0 568.9 597.3 651.6 555.2 587.0 2.7
Total 920.0 979.0 1021.0 1145.0 1119.0 1143.1 1255.1 1379.8 1142.5 1212.4 3.1
(Empy containers in %) 7.7 7.2 5.4 6.9 3.6 4.1 4.4 7.4 7.5 7.9  
 
Halifax
Loaded 258.0 248.0 245.0 250.0 260.0 254.5 230.5 178.5 172.7 208.6 (2.3)
Unloaded 244.0 238.0 254.0 242.0 250.0 241.8 216.7 165.4 141.9 183.7 (3.1)
Total 502.0 486.0 499.0 492.0 510.0 496.3 447.1 344.0 314.6 392.3 (2.7)
(Empy containers in %) 13.7 13.3 13.7 15.0 13.8 12.9 13.7 13.3 13.9 17.3  
 
Prince Rupert
Loaded 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 77.1 109.0 148.2  
Unloaded 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.2 102.4 155.5 193.8  
Total 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1 179.5 264.4 342.0  
(Empy containers in %) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.1 26.2 25.3  
 
Other ports3
Loaded 58.0 68.0 164.0 195.0 199.0 25.9 25.0 27.7 25.2 29.4 (7.3)
Unloaded 48.0 62.0 152.0 194.0 217.0 26.9 25.5 24.7 23.9 28.5 (5.6)
Total 106.0 130.0 316.0 389.0 416.0 52.8 50.5 52.4 49.1 57.9 (6.5)
(Empy containers in %) 28.8 19.4 18.5 19.6 20.9 40.1 46.2 44.0 45.8 44.4  
 
Total Canada
Loaded 1370.0 1516.0 1707.0 1855.0 1893.0 1979.9 2107.6 2209.3 1923.8 2229.6 5.6
Unloaded 1306.0 1538.0 1668.0 1836.0 1920.0 2010.5 2128.0 2238.6 2000.4 2290.0 6.4
Total 2676.0 3054.0 3375.0 3691.0 3813.0 3990.5 4235.6 4447.9 3924.2 4519.6 6.0
(Empy containers in %) 10.6 11.1 11.6 11.3 11.5 11.7 9.9 12.7 11.2 13.6  
 
Shares of total Canada:
Metro Vancouver 42.9 47.8 45.6 45.1 46.4 57.6 58.3 56.0 54.9 55.6  
Montreal 34.4 32.1 30.3 31.0 29.3 28.6 29.6 31.0 29.1 26.8  
Halifax 18.8 15.9 14.8 13.3 13.4 12.4 10.6 7.7 8.0 8.7  
Prince Rupert 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 4.0 6.7 7.6  
Other ports 4.0 4.3 9.4 10.5 10.9 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3  

Note: TEUs = Twenty-foot Equivalent Units. R=Revised data. P=Preliminary data.

1 AAGR= Average Annual Growth Rate

2 On Janurary 1, 2008, the three lower Mainland port authorities (Fraser River, North Fraser and Vancouver) amalgamated to continue as Port Metro Vancouver.

3 Other ports : includes Fraser River containers from 2001 to 2005 period.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Shipping in Canada, Cat. 54-205; Transport Canada

 

Table M27: Total Marine Imports/Exports by Country, 2009 - 2010

 (Millions of dollars)
Destination Exports1 Percentage change
2009R 2010
United States 17,140 21,055 22.8
China, Peoples Republic 9,914 11,732 18.3
Japan 7,424 8,257 11.2
Korea, South 2,895 3,095 6.9
United Kingdom 2,644 3,335 26.1
Netherlands 1,997 2,381 19.3
Norway 1,584 2,300 45.2
Germany 1,624 2,211 36.1
India 1,698 1,608 (5.3)
Brazil 959 1,596 66.4
France 1,411 1,118 (20.8)
Italy 1,130 1,315 16.4
Belgium 981 1,077 9.8
Mexico 910 1,118 22.9
Taiwan 932 1,075 15.4
Indonesia 827 947 14.5
Hong Kong 813 941 15.7
Australia 871 838 (3.8)
Other Countries 15,878 15,605 (1.7)
Grand Total (Exports) 71,632 81,603 13.9

 

 (Millions of dollars)
Origin Imports Percentage change
2009R 2010
China, Peoples Republic 17,923 19,696 9.9
Japan 6,564 6,884 4.9
Germany 5,599 6,104 9.0
United States 4,721 5,788 22.6
United Kingdom 2,904 3,111 7.1
Algeria 2,541 2,897 14.0
Norway 2,867 2,171 (24.3)
Italy 2,136 2,168 1.5
Korea, South 2,222 1,807 (18.7)
France 2,150 1,843 (14.3)
Kazakhstan 1,617 2,195 35.7
Saudi Arabia 1,529 2,009 >100
Brazil 1,378 2,076 50.7
Iraq 1,173 1,642 40.0
Russia 1,295 1,266 >100
Taiwan 1,043 1,303 24.9
Thailand 1,023 1,055 3.1
Netherlands 1,132 920 (18.7)
Other Countries 20,640 23,566 14.2
Grand Total (Imports) 80,456 88,500 10.0

Note: R=Revised data.

1 Includes domestic exports and re-exports.

Source: Statistics Canada, International Trade database and Transport Canada

 

Table M28: Value of Marine Share of Canadian International Trade, 2010

 (Millions of dollars)
  Marine All Modes Marine share
(per cent)
Transborder
Exports 1 21,055 299,076 7.0
Imports 5,788 203,389 2.8
Total United States 26,843 502,465 5.3
 
Other countries
Exports 1 60,548 100,225 60.4
Imports 82,712 200,362 41.3
Total 143,260 300,586 47.7

Note: Table may not add up due to rounding.

1 Including domestic exports and re-exports.

Sources: Statistics Canada, International Trade database and Transport Canada

 

Table M29: Total Marine Imports/Exports by Commodities, 2010

  Canada-United States Trade
Commodity exported1 Millions of dollars
Gasoline and Fuel  11,597
Crude petroleum 5,809
Organic Chemicals 525
Iron Ore 488
Other petroleum products 437
Non-ferrous products and alloys 346
Primary Iron & steel products 330
Residual2 215
Grains 164
Cement 148
Coal 133
Newsprint 110
Fabricated steel products 109
Engine & Parts 108
Other food products 91
Potash 65
Salt 64
Sand and gravel 50
Other commodities 264
Total (All Commodities) 21,055

 

  Canada-United States Trade
Commodity imported Millions of dollars
Gasoline and Fuel  2,497
Coal 846
Iron Ore 767
Other petroleum products 418
Inorganic Chemicals 287
Non-ferrous metals 215
Organic Chemicals 165
Electrical machinery & electronic equipment 110
Other Chemicals 96
Machinery and related equipment 76
Residual2 75
Other food products 71
Beverages 49
Grains 23
Sand and gravel 13
Salt 13
Cement 11
Primary Iron & steel products 9
Other commodities 46
Total (All Commodities) 5,788

 

  Canada-Overseas Trade
Commodity exported1 Millions of dollars
Grains 9,182
Other food products 7,327
Non-ferrous products and alloys 6,821
Coal 5,721
Woodpulp 3,872
Residual2 3,381
Machinery and related equipment 2,963
Iron Ore 2,702
Non-ferrous metals 2,149
Potash 2,074
Lumber 1,993
Inorganic Chemicals 1,722
Newsprint 1,184
Plastics and Rubber Products 1,136
Other Chemicals 1,010
Primary Iron & steel products 979
Gasoline and Fuel  945
Organic Chemicals 646
Other commodities 4,739
Total (All Commodities) 60,548

 

  Canada-Overseas Trade
Commodity imported Millions of dollars
Crude petroleum 15,632
Residual2  12,155
Passenger Motor Vehicle 7,148
Machinery and related equipment 5,858
Gasoline and Fuel  4,661
Other food products 4,477
Electrical machinery & electronic equipment 4,265
Furniture, major appliances and household equipment 3,729
Other Chemicals 3,342
Fabricated steel products 2,999
Plastics and Rubber Products 2,407
Inorganic Chemicals 2,051
Beverages 1,889
Non-ferrous products and alloys 1,618
Primary Iron & steel products 1,461
Non-metallic products 1,347
Engine & Parts 1,338
Non-ferrous metals 1,061
Other commodities 5,276
Total (All Commodities) 82,712

1 Includes domestic exports and re-exports.

2 Residual commodities include textiles, leathers, and other miscellaneous products nes (not else specified).

Sources: Statistics Canada, International Trade database and Transport Canada

 

Table M30A: Port Utilization Indicators as of January 2012

No. Indicator Unit1
a) Intermodal Indicators (containers)
1 Truck turnaround time Minutes
2 Vessel turnaround time Hours
seconds/ TEU
3 Average vessel call size TEU
4 Berth Utilization TEU/ metre of workable berth
5 Container dwell time 2 Days
6 Gross port productivity TEU/ hectare
7 Gross crane productivity TEU/ gantry crane
 
b) Bulk indicators
1 Vessel turnaround time Hours
2 Average vessel call size Tonnes
3 Berth occupancy rate Percent
4 Gross berth productivity Tonnes/ hour

Notes:

1 TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit.

2 For import rail containers only.

Source: Transport Canada, Policy Group, Economic analysis

 

Table M30B: Various Supply Chain Models for International Inbound Container Movements in Western Canada Covered under the Fluidity Indicator , 2011

Supply Chain Components Supply Chain Models
1
Direct Rail
2
Rail via intermodal yard by truck
3
All rail via intermodal yard
4
Transload – rail via intermodal yard
5
All truck – no transload
6
All truck – with transload
7
Direct air
8
Dual airport
Water Ocean Transit x x x x x x    
Port Dwell x x x x x x    
Land Road Truck from marine terminal to origin rail yard/transload facility   x   x   x    
Truck from transload facility to rail yard       x        
Inter-urban truck transit (long-haul)         x x    
Truck from shipper warehouse to origin airport             x x
Truck from intermediary airport to destination airport               x
Truck from destination airport to end destination warehouse             x x
Trans-loading Dwell at transload facility       x   x    
Rail Rail transit from marine terminal to origin rail yard     x          
Origin rail yard dwell   x x x        
Inter-urban rail transit x x x x        
Destination rail yard dwell x x x x        
Air Dwell at origin airport             x x
Air transit (airport-to-airport)             x x
Dwell at end destination airport             x x
Dwell at intermediary airport               x

Note: Scope defined as vessel departing from foreign port of loading to container offloaded rail car at inland rail terminal. The table is meant to depict supply chain chain components included in the calculation of each supply chain and not intended to convey the sequence of events from origin to destination.

Source: Transport Canada, Policy Group, Economic analysis

 

Table M30C: End-to-end Transit Times from Shanghai to Toronto via British Columbia Ports Using a Direct Rail Model, 2010 - 2011

Month Average transit time (days) 2010 Average transit time (days) 2011 Change 2010/11 (Percent)
Jan. 23.1 23.1 0.0
Feb. 21.5 23.6 9.8
Mar. 21.2 22.8 7.5
Apr. 21.7 22.8 5.1
May 22.2 22.0 (0.9)
Jun. 22.2 21.3 (4.1)
Jul. 22.5 20.9 (7.1)
Aug. 21.4 21.5 0.5
Sep. 21.6 23.2 7.4
Oct. 22.9 22.4 (2.2)
Nov. 22.2 22.7 2.3
Dec. 22.4 23.5 4.9
Year Average 22.1 22.5 1.8

Source: Transport Canada, Economic Analysis

 

Table M31: Seafarer Certificates of Competency by Title Category for 2011

Category Certificates
Issued
Certificates
Renewed
Total
Nautical Certification 3,327 1,128 4,455
Engineering Certification 636 1,053 1,689
Tanker - All Training and Familiarization 449 127 576
MODU/MOU 1 15 1 16
Proficiency and Passenger Safety Management 3,041 19 3,060
Other Certifications 57 1 58
Total 7,525 2,329 9,854

Note: Categories include all types of certificates of competency; for example the Nautical Certification category includes certifications for Master, Chief Mate, First Mate and Deck for the different classes of tonnage and waters (e.g. domestic, inland, near coastal, etc.).

1 Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU)

Source: Transport Canada, Safety and Security, Marine Safety

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