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Halifax Port Authority
Transportation and Travel

“The Port of Halifax is a diverse port generating $1.58 billion in gross economic impact annually. Recent investments and ongoing capital projects position the Port of Halifax to be highly competitive with new infrastructure and seamless intermodal connections.”

 

The Port of Halifax is an ice-free port with minimal tides and no currents. It is the closest deep water North American container port (45 to 50 feet) to northern Europe and the Mediterranean with strong links to the central Canadian market through rail and highway connections. There are several direct shipping routes connecting the Port of Halifax to countries in northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The Port of Halifax is the only North American east coast port that can handle fully laden post-Panamax container vessels and is one day closer to southeast Asia (via the Suez Canal) than any other North American east coast container port. With seamless intermodal connections to and from the heartland of North America, the Port of Halifax is Canada’s Atlantic Coast Gateway to the world, capable of handling a diversity of cargoes ranging from breakbulk to containerized to bulk and roll-on/roll-off.

The Port of Halifax is a diverse port generating $1.58 billion in gross economic impact annually. Recent investments and ongoing capital projects position the Port of Halifax to be highly competitive with new infrastructure and seamless intermodal connections. With super post-Panamax size vessels now calling, the Port of Halifax will continue business development efforts in target markets and commodity categories that work with Halifax’s strengths.

 

 

 


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