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2019 could be another record-breaking cruise ship season

  From April 8 to November 6, the Port of Halifax is expecting 192 vessel calls carrying approximately 320,000 cruise guests Another record-breaking number of passengers is expected in Halifax this year during cruise ship season. From April 8 to November 6, the Port of Halifax is expecting 192 vessel calls carrying approximately 320,000 cruise… Read more »

Once-burning, Halifax-bound container ship arrives in the Bahamas

The Canadian Press Published: a day ago Updated: 13 hours ago   A massive container ship that burst into flames on its way to Halifax is now in the Bahamas, according to the German company that owns it. The Yantian Express has arrived at the anchorage in Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama Island, according to Hapag… Read more »

Burning container ship on way to Bahamas, company confirms

The Chronicle Herald Published: 3 hours ago Updated: 3 hours ago Smoke rises from the Yantian Express at sea Jan. 15. – Midshipman Cameron Brunick / U.S. Merchant Marine Academy The Yantian Express is no longer heading for Halifax. The 320-metre vessel, currently 2,315 kilometres from the Bahamas, is to arrive at the Port of Freeport in… Read more »

SHIPPING NEWS: Response to hazardous ships lacking

Peter Ziobrowski Published: 14 hours ago Updated: 14 hours ago The M/V Yantian Express is seen on Jan. 15. The ship’s cargo is still on fire and smoke and water can be seen coming from the ship. – Cameron Brunick The Yantain Express, which caught fire Jan. 3 while bound for Halifax, now looks to be under… Read more »

Destination unknown for the still-smoking Yantian Express

The Chronicle Herald Published: Jan 18 at 4:12 p.m. Updated: Jan 18 at 4:17 p.m. The Yantian Express is slowly being towed, but still has no destination. The vessel, currently 1,800 kilometres from Halifax, was spotted with smoke still coming from the containers on Tuesday. Midshipman Cameron Brunick of the United States Merchant Marine Academy… Read more »

‘One big ship’: Container ship in Halifax is largest the port has seen

The CMA CGM Libra is 364 metres long, and has a carrying capacity of 11, 400 shipping containers The CMC CGM Libra in the Halifax Harbour (Steve Farmer/Halifax Port Authority) An enormous container ship docked near Point Pleasant park yesterday was the largest ship the Halifax port has ever serviced according to the Halifax Port… Read more »

Tugboat en route to tow burning container ship to Halifax: U.S. Coast Guard

By Alex Cooke, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Saturday, January 5, 2019 1:36PM AST Last Updated Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:01PM AST HALIFAX — An offshore tug and supply vessel is en route to a large Halifax-bound container ship burning 1,500 kilometres off the city’s coast with plans to tow the vessel to its final destination, the U.S…. Read more »

Bigger Halterm taking shape

The Chronicle Herald Premium content Peter Ziobrowski Published: Dec 29, 2018 at 8:33 a.m. McNally Construction Inc. has built several piers in Halifax, including an extension to Pier 42. – Peter Ziobrowski The expansion of Pier 41 / 42 at Halterm is legitimately underway. Though the Port Authority announced in October that work had begun,… Read more »

SHIPPING NEWS: CN bid for Halterm makes perfect sense

The Chronicle Herald 12 December 2018 Peter Ziobrowski Canadian National Railway is bidding to acquire a stake in Halterm, the largest container terminal in Eastern Canada. Word came last week that CN has made an offer to buy Halterm, the Port of Halifax south-end container terminal. While the report was seemingly out of the blue,… Read more »

CN Rail in joint bid for Halterm stake

  The Canadian Press Tim Arsenault (tarsenault@herald.ca) Canadian National Railway confirmed Thursday that it is bidding to acquire a stake in Halterm. Halifax is Canada’s fourth-busiest port in terms of container traffic. Employment could double, plus opportunity to grow Halifax as an eastern gateway Canadian National Railway is bidding to acquire a stake in Halterm, the… Read more »