Shipping Season underway – New Face on Thunder Bay Port Authority Board of Directors


Port of Thunder BayTHUNDER BAY – The shipping season is underway in Thunder Bay. As the western terminal for the Great Lakes Waterway, Thunder Bay is a destination for ships from around the world. Grain, ore, and goods arrive in Thunder Bay as a trans-shipment point. Shipping contributes greatly to our local economy.

Mark WrightThere is a new face on the Thunder Bay Port Authority Board of Directors. Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities announced the appointment of Mr. Mark Wright of Thunder Bay, Ontario, to the board of directors of the Thunder Bay Port Authority for a three-year term, effective March 1, 2012.

“I am pleased that Mr. Wright has agreed to serve on the board of the Thunder Bay Port Authority,” said Minister Lebel. “His knowledge and expertise in economics and strategic management will be valuable assets to the authority.”

Mr. Wright holds a bachelor of human resources management from York University and a bachelor of arts (political science) from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. He is currently pursuing a master of business administration (executive management) at the Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

Since 2008, Mark has been the executive director, Resource Development and Alumni, at Confederation College, where he also acts as the college liaison with business and community leaders throughout northwestern Ontario. Mr. Wright is a trustee of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, where he chairs the Grants and Scholarships Committee.

As the new shipping season is getting underway, you can check out the Ships in Port feature on This live map will let you see what ships are in Thunder Bay.

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