Halifax

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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Halifax container cargo gets extra push

  Containerized traffic in the third quarter increased sharply at the port of Halifax, thanks notably to the sudden spurt of container vessels diverted from the Port of Montreal during the series of docker strikes in August, just-released statistics show. The Nova Scotia maritime hub handled 156,000 TEUs in Q3, up 16.5% from a year …

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Saab to streamline Halifax Port Authority operations with their Port Management Information System

 The Halifax Port Authority is taking a major step forward in digitalisation of their operations. It has awarded Saab a contract to supply a Port Management Information System (PMIS). The system will streamline port operations, allowing port departments, 80 service providers, customers and other members of the port community to further improve their collaboration.  The …

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Port of Halifax employers and longshore unions extend contract

The Halifax Employers Association (HEA) and the longshore unions representing waterfront labour at the Nova Scotia port have agreed to extend their contract for a year until the end of 2021. The current collective agreement and Mid-West Cargo rebate agreement were slated to expire on December 31, 2020. “The contract extension has been ratified by …

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Halifax receives largest container vessel to call at a Canadian port 

Photo Steve Farmer The largest containerized vessel to call at a Canadian port arrived today at the Port of Halifax. The CMA CGM Brazil, 366 metres length, 51 metres beam and 15,072 TEU capacity, berthed at PSA Halifax terminal. The gigantic containership would be the tallest structure east of Toronto if standing stern to bow. The …

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