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About Port Windsor

The Windsor Port Authority is one of just 17 national ports created by the Canada Marine Act (1999).

This strategic system of 17 ports promotes the national, regional, and local social, environment, and economics objectives of:

  • Competitiveness and trade
  • Safety, security, and environment
  • Commercial development

As such, Port Windsor is focused on promoting and encouraging economic growth in the Windsor-Essex region by leveraging its unique location at the heart of the Great Lakes, a region that represents the third largest global economy. Port Windsor truly connects Windsor-Essex to the world.

As the Authority receives no federal funding to support its operations, it must generate business revenues through leasing of properties, cargo fees, harbour fees, and permits to support a self-sufficient and self-sustaining operation

The Port is governed by a Board of 7 appointed community representatives:

  • 1 Federal
  • 1 Provincial
  • 1 Municipal
  • 4 from Port Users (federally appointed)

Vision Statement

To Connect Windsor-Essex to the World

Mission Statement

Port Windsor will be the catalyst that transforms the future of the Windsor-Essex region as a hub of integrated international transportation.

Our WPA Board of Directors

About

Walter Benzinger

Chair

Appointment By:
Federal Government

Term:
February 9, 2024

About

Anthony Mascaro

Vice-Chair

Appointment By:
City of Windsor

Term:
June 30, 2021

About

Sophia
Chisholm

Director

Appointment By:
Provincial Government

Term:
February 9, 2024

About

Thomas
Porter

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 28, 2021

About

Karen Behune
Plunkett

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 30, 2023

About

Tom
O'Brien

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 30, 2023

About

Remy
Sirls

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 30, 2024

WPA Leadership Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Salmons was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Port Authority in 2018, bringing to the position extensive business experience in growth, development and economic expansion. Prior to joining Port Windsor, Steve oversaw community development in Lakeshore, held the positions of Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance (Ontario) and Senior Advisor for the Herb Gray Parkway project, General Manager of Community Services at the City of Windsor, and CEO of the Windsor Public Library. Steve has spent his career serving in senior roles, providing strategic leadership with a consistent focus on economic expansion.

His education includes an MBA (Strategic Studies), an Honours BComm (Labour Relations) and a BA (Psychology) from the University of Windsor, ON. Steve serves as a Board member for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Ontario Marine Coalition, Chamber of Marine Commerce, and is active with the Windsor Transportation Group.

Steve is a life-long resident of Windsor.

 

About

Steven C Salmons

President & CEO

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Peter Berry

Director of Port Operations, Harbour Master

About

Patricia Leblanc-Jaeger

Director of Finance and Administration

About

Liz DiMenna

Administrative Assistant

2020

Port Windsor
Annual Report (EN)

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2020

Port Windsor
Annual Report (FR)

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2021

Port Windsor
Annual Report (EN)

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2021

Port Windsor
Annual Report (FR)

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Port Windsor will be the catalyst that transforms the future of the Windsor-Essex region as a hub of integrated international transportation.

CONTACT

wpa@portwindsor.com

519.258.5741

3190 Sandwich Street
Windsor, ON
N9C 1A6
Canada

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