The Port of Hamilton serves the steel, agriculture and petroleum industries. During the Shipping season the Port of Hamilton is visited by an average of 200 ocean vessels and 200 Lakers. The port is spread out over a very vast area, which means that at one time this past season there have been as many as 8 salties in port at one time. The Hamilton mission also assists vessels in the Welland Canal including Port Weller, Port Colborne and Port Robinson. In 2019, the Port of Hamilton officially became administered by the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority.