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Cruise industry continues to grow in importance for Halifax local economy

by CanadianSailings | Sep 11, 2019 | Business and Economy, Featured, Gateways and Corridors, Ports and Terminals, Tom Peters By Tom Peters The Halifax cruise industry continues to sail along nicely with another record year for cruise passengers on the horizon. A recent study released by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 2019 Cruise Trends and State of the Cruise Industry, found 30-million people worldwide… Read more »

Port of Halifax’ Port Operations Centre has become the focal point around the creation of a digital port

by CanadianSailings | Sep 11, 2019 | Business and Economy, Featured, Gateways and Corridors, Other, Ports and Terminals, Tom Peters By Tom Peters The Port of Halifax, through the Halifax Port Authority (HPA), is evolving in the digital world. It’s a process that has been ongoing for several years, says Lane Farguson, HPA’s Manager, Media Relations and Communications. “We have been working on becoming a… Read more »

Port of Halifax extending South End Terminal to accommodate larger vessels

by CanadianSailings | Sep 11, 2019 | Business and Economy, Featured, Gateways and Corridors, Ports and Terminals, Tom Peters By Tom Peters The size of the vessels carrying containerized cargo calling along the East Coast of North America continues to increase. Earlier this year, the Port of Halifax received its largest Ultra-Class vessel so far, the 364-metre CMA CGM Libra, with TEU (twenty foot… Read more »

Halifax port survey backs up south-end terminal expansion over Dartmouth option

Francis Campbell (fcampbell@herald.ca) Halifax Herald Published: 24 June Updated: A recent Halifax Port Authority-sponsored survey found that a majority said they were concerned by the volume of container truck traffic downtown and supported train options to reduce it. – Eric Wynne HALIFAX, N.S. — The Halifax Port Authority has propped up its plan to expand… Read more »

Brand new container ships enhance Halifax reefer trade

by CanadianSailings | Jun 10, 2019 | Keith Norbury, Ocean, Ocean Carriers, Other, Other Stories, Shipbuilding and Repair By Keith Norbury Tropical Shipping expects to debut a second brand-new container ship on its Halifax run by this July to transport fresh and frozen foods and other products to the Caribbean. “It may even be earlier,… Read more »

Feds invest $47.5 million in Port of Halifax, Windsor Street Exchange upgrades

The Halifax Herald Andrea Gunn (agunn@herald.ca) Published: 3 June 2019 A federal investment of $47.5 million in the Port of Halifax is a game changer, says the authority’s president and CEO Karen Oldfield, and will improve the lives of both Haligonians and port users. At a media event in Halifax on Sunday, Transport Minister Marc Garneau… Read more »

Shipping lines join block chain platform

Reuters (natpostblogs+reutersblog@gmail.com) Published: 13 hours ago COPENHAGEN — Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) and CMA CGM are to join market leader Maersk in a block chain platform aimed at limiting a costly paper trail in the industry. With MSC and French-based CMA CGM, the second- and fourth-largest container shipping companies in the world, joining the platform, nearly half… Read more »

Yantian Express finally arrives in Halifax after January cargo fire

The Chronicle Herald Published: 21 May 2019 The Yantian Express container ship sits in the Bedford Basin after arriving in Halifax on Monday morning. – Ryan Taplin A container ship that caught fire and burned for days in the middle of the ocean in January arrived in Halifax, its intended destination, on Monday. The Yantian Express… Read more »

Singapore’s PSA acquires Halterm

The Chronicle Herald Tuesday, 7 May 2019 PSA International confirmed on Monday the Singapore company is acquiring the Halterm Container Terminal in south end Halifax, from Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure Partners for an undisclosed amount. – Ryan Taplin Officials with PSA International confirmed on Monday the Singapore company is acquiring the Halterm Container Terminal in south… Read more »

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 »