Halifax

Eneti negotiating with U.S. shipbuilders for Jones Act-compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

  Monaco-based  Eneti has  announced it is in advanced discussions with several American shipbuilders for the construction of a Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV). This vessel would be constructed, financed, and operated by American citizens in compliance with the Jones Act, in order to address the heightened demand for transportation and installation capacity on the …

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PSA Halifax receives largest containership to call at a Canadian port

  PSA Halifax terminal has welcomed the maiden call of CMA CGM Marco Polo, which at 16,022 TEU capacity is the largest containerized vessel to call on any Canadian port, further strengthening CMA CGM’s weekly Columbus-JAX service (Ocean Alliance AWE3) arriving direct from South Asia and China. The vessel will break the U.S. East Coast …

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CMA CGM to break record for biggest vessel to visit Canada and U.S. East Coast

  The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, announced today that it will break its own record next week for the largest vessel to ever visit the U.S. East Coast and Canada. The 16,022-TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo will first set the Canadian record with a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia …

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CMA CGM a customer for Doornekamp Great Lakes container service starting in May

  Newly-established Doornekamp Lines  has announced that global shipping carrier CMA CGM Group has agreed to be one of the users for the launching in May of a bi-weekly Canadian-flag container service via the St. Lawrence Seaway between Halifax and Picton, a small growing port on Lake Ontario some 200 kms east of Toronto. First …

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Montreal waterfront negotiations reach critical phase

  By Leo Ryan, Editor After resuming Wednesday in the presence of mediators, intensified negotiations between the Montreal longshore union and the port employers have reached a critical phase amidst reports of growing cargo diversions as a seven-month truce  on March 21 draws ever closer. “Monday or Tuesday could prove to be a turning point …

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MSC adds double call at Halifax on its Canada Express 2 service

The Port of Halifax has welcomed the announcement by MSC that it has added a double port call at Halifax and a call at Valencia, Spain in an enhancement of its Western Mediterranean-Canada shipping route that includes Montreal.  “The addition of Halifax will offer Canadian exporters the possibility to export cargo to anywhere in the …

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Halifax 2020 cargo down in single digits

The Port of Halifax saw its total and container cargo decline in 2020, but not to the extent that was initially anticipated, indicated port spokesman Lane Farguson. “Several factors affected cargo volumes in 2020, including reduced wood pulp imports, rail disruptions early in the year, industrial action at other ports, and the ongoing global pandemic …

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Patrick Bohan of Port of Halifax wins CITT award

TORONTO – Patrick Bohan, Director of Business Development at the Port of Halifax, has been declared the recipient of this year’s Award of Excellence from the CITT, Canada’s supply chain logistics non-profit-organization, in recognition of an outstanding career and contribution to the CITT. “Mr. Bohan is a most deserving recipient, said Pina Melchionna, CITT’s president and …

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Deep water berth extension at Port of Halifax fully operational

Halifax, NS – The South End Container Terminal extension at the Port of Halifax is now complete and is fully operational. The first vessel to call on this expanded piece of critical infrastructure, operated by PSA Halifax, is the Zim Tarragona which arrived on October 23, 2020. With the extension project finished, the South End …

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