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Port Of Halifax Welcomes Largest Box Ship In History To Call A Canadian Port

CMA CGM Brazil at PSA Halifax - Photo credit Steve Farmer.

PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020

At 1,200 feet in length, the CMA CGM Brazil would be the tallest structure east of Toronto if standing stern to bow

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – This morning, the largest containerized cargo vessel to call at a Canadian port arrived at the Port of Halifax.

The CMA CGM Brazil, 366 metres (1,200 feet) length, 51 metres (167 feet) beam and 15,072 TEU capacity, berthed at PSA Halifax at approximately 12:00 a.m. ADT. 

The CMA CGM Brazil sails on the weekly Columbus JAX service, from South Asia to the East Coast of America. With a terminal area of 32 ha, a quay length of 1,045m (3,600 feet) and a depth of 16.5m (54 feet), PSA Halifax is the only port in Eastern Canada that can accommodate ultra-class vessels.

At 1,200 feet in length, the CMA CGM Brazil would be the tallest structure east of Toronto if standing stern to bow

This inaugural call of the CMA CGM Brazil comes shortly after the arrival of Eastern Canada’s largest ship-to-shore super post-Panamax crane in July 2020, bringing the total number of SPPX cranes at PSA Halifax to five. The Halifax Port Authority is in the final stage of completion of a deep-water berth extension which will bring the total quay length to 800 metres (2,625 feet) to meet the growing deployment of Ultra Class Container Vessels.

“It is a great honour to welcome CMA CGM Brazil, the largest container ship of all-time at any Canadian port. The arrival of this ship soon after the delivery of our newest and largest crane demonstrates the benefits of our step-wise development of PSA Halifax,” said Kim Holtermand, CEO & Managing Director at PSA Halifax.

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