Cargo Stats

Over the past decade, the Port of Oshawa has handled more than 500 vessels carrying over 3 million metric tonnes of cargo. In 2014, the port handled 42 vessels, carrying over 357 thousand metric tonnes of bulk cargo. That exceeds the previous year’s cargo total by approximately 66 thousand metric tonnes. Steel is the port’s leading cargo, with 167,000 metric tonnes imported through the port, up significantly from over 94,000 metric tonnes in 2013.

Industry and local farmers rely on the cargo shipped through the Port of Oshawa. Liquid asphalt is brought into the port for road construction. Calcium chloride is used mainly for dust control on gravel roads. Local farmers bring their grain, corn and soybeans to the port for shipment to Quebec and Europe. Potash is shipped from Saskatchewan for distribution to local farmers. Road salt is distributed throughout Durham Region. Millscale from Whitby's Gerdau Long Steel North America, is shipped through the port for export to China, and both inbound and outbound project cargo has been shipped on behalf of General Motors.

Cargo Stats 2017

Cargo Stats 2007-2017 10 Year Comparison


Contact Information

Donna Taylor

1621 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Canada L1H 8J7

Phone: (905) 576-0400

Fax: (905) 576-5701

For General inquiries please email

© Port of Oshawa, 2019