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Halifax Port Authority plans expansion of south-end terminal

ROGER TAYLOR THE CHRONICLE HERALD Published August 29, 2018 – 7:09pm Last Updated August 29, 2018 – 7:21pm Some people might not like it, but the Halifax Port Authority has “temporary plans” to expand the Halterm container terminal by extending a pier south. That means the containers, which have become a part of the people’s enjoyment of… Read more »

Maersk to Send Container Ship Through the Arctic

THE CHRONICLE HERALD Published August 20, 2018 – 6:05pm The world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, will soon be the first to send a container ship through the Arctic along Russia’s Northern Sea Route, the High North News of Norway reported Monday. The Venta Maersk, capable of carrying 3,600 containers, is part of a new generation of 1A… Read more »

Proposed Sydney container terminal still moving forward

  SYDNEY, NS — The mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and candidate for the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leadership, Cecil Clarke, says the next major stage in the effort to create a container terminal at the port of Sydney will be the establishment of an international working group. In a recent interview, Clarke… Read more »

Officials expect busy 2018 for cruise ships

The Amadea makes its way into Halifax Harbour in 2017. The 2018 cruise season in Halifax will begin April 22 with the arrival of Fram, a Hurtigruten vessel. From April 22 to Nov. 6, the Port of Halifax is expecting 200 vessels to call on Halifax carrying a total of about 300,000 passengers. The Halifax… Read more »

Port of Halifax sets new cargo record

A new record has been set in containerized cargo volume through the Port of Halifax. Containerized cargo volume through the Port of Halifax has set a new port record, according to the Halifax Port Authority in a news release Thursday. In 2017 containerized cargo volume was 559,242 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which was an increase… Read more »

Commissionaires Nova Scotia win Halifax Port Authority contract

Halifax Port Authority has selected Commissionaires Nova Scotia to provide security-related services. Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been selected by the Halifax Port Authority to provide security-related services, including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and cruise ship access control at the Port of Halifax. The Commissionaires had been Halifax Port Authority’s security service for 16 years, and after… Read more »

Strait of Canso container terminal project reaches milestone

The proponents behind a proposed container terminal along the Strait of Canso have issued a request for qualifications for firms to complete the detailed professional engineering work for the project. Richie Mann, vice-president of marketing for the Melford Atlantic Gateway container terminal project, said in an interview Wednesday the move means the project has reached… Read more »