Representing longshore employers, owners/operators, lines, and agents in the Port of Halifax.

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 »

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 »