About the Port of Hamilton

The Port of Hamilton handles the largest volume of cargo and shipping traffic of all Canadian Great Lakes ports. Annual tonnage has increased steadily since the 1912 establishment of the Hamilton Harbor Commissioners — the body charged with responsibility for governance of the Port of Hamilton. That year, tonnage totaled 89,400 tonnes. Today, the Port of Hamilton averages volumes in excess of 12 million metric tonnes, ranking it among Canada’s top ten ports. About 11,000 metres of dockwall allow 700 vessels to berth yearly. The Port of Hamilton is linked to two major Great Lakes shipping routes, the Welland Canal entrance sitting approximately 26 nautical miles from the Burlington Canal and the St. Lawrence River, approximately 151 nautical miles from the entrance into Hamilton Harbor.


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The Maritime Concierge for Canadian & U.S. Great Lakes Ports

As Canadian Vessel Agents and Great Lakes Agents, World Shipping is the maritime concierge for Canadian Great Lakes ports and all U.S. Great Lakes Ports including:

Canadian Vessel Agents – Canadian Ports

Great Lakes Vessel Agents – U.S. Ports


 About World Shipping, Inc.


Over 55 Years of Heritage

Since 1960, World Shipping has been active in serving shippers and receivers of international cargo operating in multiple segments, including freight forwarding, ocean freight, trucking, rail operations, warehousing and distribution, bulk liquid international logistics, and customs clearance. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers.

Vessel Agents Since 1960

World Shipping, Inc. is an independent shipping agency (Great Lakes Vessel Agents & Canadian Vessel Agents) specializing in vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding and project logistics.