Halifax Gateway


About the Halifax Gateway

Built for speed and volume, the Halifax Gateway is a strategic Canadian location for the efficient movement of goods and people. 

It includes the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the International Port of Halifax (including two super post-Panamax container terminals), CN Rail, a strong logistics and warehousing sector, and excellent class 1 highway infrastructure. 

The Halifax Gateway offers your business:

  • A natural, ice-free harbour that is only a day's sail from New York, and at 65 feet, the deepest cargo berths on North America's east coast. 
  • A comprehensive air route network - virtually any location around the globe - and easy transport of perishable and non-perishable products worldwide. 
  • On-dock, double-stack rail service to over 43% of the North American population. 
  • Halifax Logistics Park - transloading services minutes from Border Services and next to five major highways.
  • Efficient consolidation and break-down of shipments and quick, safe, cost-effective transport to regional distribution centres and stores. 


  • The Halifax Gateway directly employs 27,700 people and has a direct economic output of $1.8 billion CAD annually.
  • The Port of Halifax can handle the largest vessels afloat and any type of cargo.
  • Halifax Stanfield services 32 million kilograms of cargo and 3.7 million passengers annually.
  • With nearly 20,000 route-miles of track, CN has the shortest route from the Atlantic coast to the US Midwest and is the only North American Railway to serve ports on three coasts. 

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About the Halifax Gateway Council

Established in 2004, the Halifax Gateway Council (HGC) provides a forum for transportation providers and stakeholders in the Halifax region to work collaboratively to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Halifax Gateway for the movement of goods and people.

The Partnership manages the Halifax Gateway Council and implements various projects of the Halifax Gateway Business Plan's five areas of focus, including:

  • Project development - priority initiatives
  • Growth of the transload and distribution hub in Halifax
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Membership development/private sector engagement
  • Governance and administration

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For more information on the Halifax Gateway, please contact:



Nancy Phillips
Vice President, Investment, Trade & International Partnerships
Executive Director, Halifax Gateway Council


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