Potash shipments helped make for a busy year at the Port of Thunder Bay.  | Reuters/David Stobbe photo

Shipping season closes at Thunder Bay

Last year’s 7.3 million tonnes in grain volumes were below the previous year but above the five-year average


Another shipping season has come to an end at the Port of Thunder Bay. The last grain vessel of the 2017 shipping season, CSL Laurentian, left port Jan. 4. Port officials said total grain volumes for the 2017 season were 7.3 million tonnes. That’s slightly below the 7.5 million tonnes shipped in 2016 but higher […] Read more

Tim Heney, chief executive officer at the Port of Thunder Bay, said the port welcomed its first vessel of the 2017 shipping season on March 24. | File photo

Thunder Bay shipping season starts early

Eastbound grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay are off to a good start in 2017, thanks to an early break-up of winter ice and ample grain stocks in storage at the port. Tim Heney, chief executive officer at the Port of Thunder Bay, said the port welcomed its first vessel of the 2017 […] Read more

Early season grain shipments got off to a slow start at the Port 
of Thunder Bay last year because of a small carry-out.  |  File photo

Thunder Bay posts strong grain season

Another shipping season is in the books at the Port of Thunder Bay, and according to port officials, it was a good one. Thunder Bay’s 2016 shipping concluded Jan. 10 with the last incoming vessel, MV Frontenac, delivering a load of road salt. Tim Heney, chief executive officer with the Thunder Bay Port Authority, said […] Read more


Thunder Bay's 2016 shipping concluded Jan. 10 with the last incoming vessel, MV Frontenac, delivering a load of road salt. | File photo

Thunder Bay grain business down slightly despite strong finish

Another shipping season is in the books at the Port of Thunder Bay, and according to port officials, it was a good one. Thunder Bay’s 2016 shipping concluded Jan. 10 with the last incoming vessel, MV Frontenac, delivering a load of road salt. Tim Heney, chief executive officer with the Thunder Bay Port Authority, said […] Read more