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‘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 ( 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 »

Record season for Port of Halifax

The Chronicle Herald Published: 14 hours ago Halifax received 316,869 cruise ship passengers in 2018, which is an eight per cent increase over the number of passengers that landed in Halifax during the 2017 cruise ship season. The number of vessels calling on Halifax this year was 198, which was 14 per cent more than the… Read more »

SHIPPING NEWS: Container business ever adjusting

Premium content Peter Ziobrowski Published: 27 November 2018 Maersk is quietly winding down its MMX or Montreal Mediterranean Express service. Maersk Line has made no formal announcement of the service ending; however no ships are scheduled after December. The MMX Service began in July of this year, calling in Halifax for the first time on… Read more »

Review of 2018 Halifax Port Days

by Canadian Sailings | Oct 18, 2018 | | By Tom Peters The developing technology to create a more efficient cargo supply chain, the status of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, and CN’s continued investment in safety and equipment to keep cargo moving fluidly, were among the main topics of discussion at the annual Halifax Port Days. Digitization… Read more »

SHIPPING NEWS: Fillmore ignores port expansion

Published: Oct 12 at 4:45 p.m. Updated: Oct 12 at 5:30 p.m. Halterm Container Terminal Limited, located in Halifax. According to CBC, the federal cabinet recently rejected the port’s request to fund the expansion of the Halterm container terminals. – Contributed by Peter Pziobrowski Halifax MP Andy Fillmore appears more interested in upholding his professional planning dogma… Read more »

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 »