Halifax

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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Ships diverting from Montreal as waterfront  labour strike accelerates

photo Albert Batten By Leo Ryan, Editor Ocean containerships have begun diverting from the Port of Montreal as rotating  waterfront labour strikes seriously disrupt normal traffic flows at Canada’s second-biggest port. Another new job action is on the horizon for Wednesday – this time by checkers manning pickets. The escalating conflict between the Maritime Employers …

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New mega Crane arrives at PSA Halifax 

HALIFAX – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, has welcomed another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantry crane. Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach …

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Halifax suspends entire 2020 cruise season

The Port of Halifax has suspended the 2020 cruise season following the announcement on May 29 by Transport Minister Marc Garneau of COVID-related, updated restrictive measures on cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters. Cruise vessels carrying more than 100 passengers are now forbidden to operate in Canadian waters until October 31. An earlier …

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