November 12 - As of October 31, year-to-date general cargo shipments at the Port of Thunder Bay were up threefold compared with the Canadian gateway's five-year average.

Thunder Bay Port Authority attributed the increase in growth to a variety of diverse shipments, including wind turbines, mining equipment, wood pellets and project cargo destined for the oil sands.

The port's Keefer Terminal is expecting additional shipments through the end of the shipping season, capping off an exceptional year for the terminal.

Thunder Bay also experienced an above-average October, with shipments of grain and general cargo posting strong volumes. The port explained that imports of mining equipment and exports of scrap were influential in this growth.