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The Port of Halifax’s run of good news this week.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at port. Cranes.

PortandTerminal.com, October 23, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – It’s been a very good week at the Port of Halifax. On Thursday the port released strong third-quarter cargo results. Containerized throughput for Q3 was up by over 16%. Non-containerized tonnage was up by a whopping 114%. Granted, a big part of those increases were due to cargo being diverted to Halifax …

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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 …

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New Mega Crane arrives at PSA Halifax. Largest in Eastern Canada

Cranes. Ship. Pier.

PortandTerminal.com, June 30, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, welcomes another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantrycrane. Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach of …

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Port of Halifax Q1 container volume down 16% on COVID19. Exports up.

Container ship seen from bow. Container cranes in background on shore.

PortandTerminal.com, April 23, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Halifax Port Authority reported its first-quarter cargo results today and there were few surprises. Like ports across North America, container volumes were down as a result of the disruption caused by the COVID19 pandemic. Halifax’s containerized cargo volume was down in the first quarter by almost 16% versus 2019 (110,084 teu vs …

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“DO NOT GO ON CRUISE TRIPS” says Canada. Are they still welcome to visit though?

PortandTerminal.com, March 10, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – At a federal level, the Canadian government could not clearer on its policy regarding cruise travel. “DO NOT GO ON CRUISE TRIPS” the country is warning its citizens. In a press conference Monday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said, while she had previously “asked Canadians to think twice about going …

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COVID19: On April 21 the 1st cruise ship is due at the Port of Halifax. What’s the plan?

Two cruise ships steam towards camera. A small island just visible on the left

PortandTerminal.com, March 3, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Yesterday Virgin Cruise Line’s first vessel, Scarlet Lady, decided to skip a planned visit to New York City. While they didn’t come right and say it, they made it clear that concerns over coronavirus were the reason for their decision. It’s no coincidence that on Sunday Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed the first case …

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Hapag-Lloyd warns it may bypass Port of Halifax due to rail blockades

Hapag-Lloyd container ship seen from the bow with tugboat

PortandTerminal.com, February 21, 2020 Another large shipping line that calls on Halifax is prepared to route cargo away from the city’s port because Indigenous protests have paralyzed the rail system in eastern Canada. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – German-headquartered Hapag-Lloyd told its customers in a notice Wednesday on its website that may bypass the Port of Halifax unless there is a resolution to the …

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Maritime Image of the Day: North America’s Oldest Lighthouse

Photograph of Sambro Island Lighthouse in rough seas as waves crash onto the rocky shoreline

PortandTerminal.com, January 5, 2020 SAMBRO, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day was taken by photographer Kevin Hall and features the Sambro Island Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in North America. Located in Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast, the Sambro Lighthouse was built in 1758. More than 250 years later, it still stands and is in operation. The lighthouse …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “Waterfront Playground”

Black and white photo of two boys shinnying up a rope tied to a cargo vessel in port in the 1950's

PortandTerminal.com, December 20, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – In this photo, taken in the 1950’s in Halifax, Nova Scotia, photographer Robert Norwood chronicles the last gasp of a secure world where youngsters, or at least boys, was nearly total. A time when the rules were simple. Be home for dinner when it gets dark, be polite and, for the love …

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