The Sudden Closure of Canada’s Only Deepwater Arctic Port

On July 25, the privately owned management company, Omnitrax, announced that it was shutting down the Port of Churchill, giving some 40 workers the dreaded two-week notice. Shipping usually runs from late July to early November, meaning that this year’s shipping season will barely even get started before being drawn to an abrupt close.

Published August 9, 2016

Last modified on November 15, 2017