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Port of Halifax is ready for the Big Ships

2014-09-15

By Tom Peters

In July 1998, the Regina Maersk sailed into Halifax Harbour and became the largest container vessel to ever call the port. The ship, built in 1996, had a capacity of 6,200...

New look Richmond Terminal

2014-09-15

By Tom Peters

Timing, they say, is everything and the opening of a refurbished and expanded Richmond Terminal in the port of Halifax in September, is right on cue. “It is the right...

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  • More opportunity for improved port of Sheet Harbour

    2014-09-15

    By Tom Peters Halifax Port Authority took over the management of the port of Sheet Harbour in 2012. With a number of capital improvements completed, the terminal has been showing signs of...

  • It’s all about connections

    2014-09-15

    by Tom Peters Staying connected with key global markets is a vital part of Halifax Port Authority’s (HPA) business strategy, and having representation in those regions is vital to...

  • CETA expected to be a game-changer for Port of Halifax

    2014-09-15

    By Tom Peters Canada’s two-way trade with Europe has been a vital and longstanding bread and butter issue for Port of Halifax. In 2013, 41 per cent of the cargo handled through the port...

  • Halifax Port Authority receives an upgraded credit rating from Standard & Poor’s

    2014-09-15

    Standard & Poor’s has upgraded Halifax Port Authority’s credit rating to ‘A+’ from ‘A’. Halifax Port Authority has developed, and currently operates from a diversified revenue base...

  • Port of Halifax becomes a member of Port of Hamburg Marketing

    2014-09-15

    Port of Halifax has joined the Port of Hamburg Marketing organization (HHM) as its first North American member. The ports of Halifax and Hamburg are linked by Transatlantic trade and the cruise...

  • Irving Shipbuilding finalizing facility to build Navy’s new combat fleet

    2014-09-15

    In a ceremony attended by federal and provincial dignitaries, Irving Shipbuilding marked the installation of the final piece of steel frame for the Assembly and Ultra Hall Production facility that...

  • Conference Board forecasts positive growth for Nova Scotia in 2015

    2014-09-15

    By R. Bruce Striegler The Conference Board of Canada’s summer 2014 provincial outlook indicates that Nova Scotia’s economy is showing impressive growth potential for 2015. Not...

  • Canadian economic growth and stability depends on American economy

    2014-09-15

    The Conference Board outlook observes that the U.S., Canada’s biggest trading partner, showed a decline in the first quarter of the year, but that the weak Canadian start to the year was also...

  • New weather and wave forecasting technology will help keep mariners safe

    2014-09-15

    In line with measures already taken to strengthen Canada’s tanker safety system, the recently announced SmartATLANTIC Saint John buoy project will help to modernize Canada’s marine navigation...

  • EDC: The near-term business bet

    2014-09-15

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Money talks. Right now, it’s telling us what business thinks about near-term growth. And a great gauge of this conversation is the...

  • A brief overview of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

    2014-09-15

    By Nadine d’Entremont, Deputy Registrar, TATC The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) is a quasi-judicial tribunal established to deal with administrative issues arising from...

  • July was best month for U.S.-flag lakers in two years

    2014-09-15

    U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 11,365,550 tonnes of cargo in July, their highest monthly total in two years. The industry’s July total also represented increases of 8.6 per cent...

  • Opinion - Quebec’s maritime policy

    2014-09-15

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg In the period prior to the most recent provincial elections, the Liberal Party of Quebec developed “A Maritime Policy for Quebec”, which it intended to...

  • Green Marine and Canadian Port Authorities to collaborate to reduce environmental footprint

    2014-09-15

    Green Marine and the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of jointly expanding efforts to reduce the marine industry’s...

  • Strong peak season brings demand for boxships, but the scrapheap may grow

    2014-09-15

    By Mike Wackett The world’s cellular fleet capacity reached 17.98 million TEUs in August, with container tonnage in lay-up representing only 230,000 TEUs, just 1.28 per cent, according...

  • Hapag-Lloyd racks up a $237 million H1 loss ahead of CSAV takeover

    2014-09-15

    By Mike Wackett “Once again the announced freight rate increases could not be implemented,” said German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd as it posted another set of disappointing results for...


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