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Port of Halifax targets 1.6 million TEUs by 2070

 Halifax, NS – The Halifax Port Authority 50-Year Plan looks at port planning to 2070 and the various benchmarks that will trigger expansion projects.“Our goal is to build smart, in a way that is financially and environmentally sustainable, and that complements our surrounding community,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “We are preparing now to ensure our assets are ready for where the industry is going, not just where it’s at currently. This includes our landside infrastructure, digital systems, and people. Containerized cargo and cruise will be the drivers of port-related growth over the next 50 years. By 2070, the Port of Halifax could be handling 1,600,000 TEU and upwards of 2.4 million cruise passengers a year. To capture the full potential of these markets, infrastructure will need to be developed in a way that is complimentary to the needs of the surrounding community.”The full 50-Year Plan 50-Year Plan and an Executive Summary are available on our One Port City Halifax website.