Thunder Bay Coal Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

Thunder Bay Coal Terminal is in Ontario, Canada. It is operated by Thunder Bay Terminals. The coal terminal was established in 1978, and has annual total handling capacity of 11 million metric tons.[1][2]


The terminal is located in the Port of Thunder Bay, at the head of Lake Superior in the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It extends 55 kilometers along Lake Superior and the Kaministiquia, McKellar, and Mission Rivers.

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Coal from western Canada is shipped from Thunder Bay to domestic and international destinations.[3] It also transports coal from the Powder River Basin in the USA.[4]

Terminal Details

  • Owner: Thunder Bay Terminals
  • Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 11 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 1978
  • Type: Exports
  • Sources of coal: Western Canadian Coal, Powder River Basin (USA)



  1. "Thunder Bay Coal Terminal," GEO, accessed April 2015
  2. "Thunder Bay Port Authority," accessed April 2015
  3. "Thunder Bay Terminals Ltd.," Port of Thunder Bay, accessed April 2015
  4. "Corporate Background," Thunder Bay Terminals, accessed April 2015

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