SARNIA, ON, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Government of Canada
officially announced the transfer of the Sarnia Port Facility to the
City of Sarnia. The transfer agreement includes a contribution of over
$8.5 million from the Government of Canada to cover operational costs
and maintain the Port's infrastructure.
The transferred port consists of two parts located in the northerly
harbour and the southerly harbour. The northerly harbour portion is
comprised of the Government Wharf which includes warehousing buildings,
the East Dock Face, and the North Slip. The southerly harbour portion
is comprised primarily of water lots distributed intermittently along
portions of the length of the developed Sarnia waterfront.
Canada's ports are an integral part of the national transportation
system and play an important role in Canada's international trade.
The Sarnia Port Facility is an important port within the Great Lakes and
the Province of Ontario. It carries out activities including ship
repair and maintenance, and winter berthage of vessels.
The Government of Canada's Port Divestiture Program opens up new
commercial possibilities that allow ports to reach their full potential
and maximize their contribution to economic growth, jobs, and
investments in local communities.
"The Government of Canada is committed to enhancing the lives and
livelihood of Canadians, and strengthening the economies of local
communities. This transfer arrangement will put control of the port
directly into the hands of the City to benefit the community and
contribute to Sarnia's local economy for years to come."
Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton
"Today, Sarnia has acquired a waterfront asset that will support private
industry and serve the greater public good. As the new owner and
operator of the Sarnia Port Facility, we have acquired a major
infrastructure asset that will contribute to the economic growth of our
Mayor of the City of Sarnia
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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