Port of Halifax becomes fully operational
The enlarged Port of Halifax South End Container Terminal is now complete and fully operational, having received its first vessel, Zim Tarragona.
With the expansion project completed, PSA Halifax's South End Container Terminal now has the longest and deepest container berth in Eastern Canada, with a continuous length of 800 meters and a depth of 16 meters.
The latest installation of the new Super Post-Panamax (SPPX) crane, the largest in Eastern Canada, takes PSA Halifax's complete number of SPPX quay cranes to five.
Vessels already calling more than 15,000 TEUs show how the Port of Halifax is an important player among deep water ports on the East Coast and is taking part in the rising deployment of ultra-class container ships.
“PSA Halifax handles the largest container vessels calling at any port in Canada and with the opening of the berth extension we have the capability to berth two ultra-class vessels simultaneously, or three vessels on the strategically important Mediterranean, North Europe and Regional trades that support Atlantic Canadian exporters and deliver for those global Ocean Carriers that frequent our terminal,” stated Kim Holtermand, CEO & Managing Director, PSA Halifax.
“The completion of this project comes at the same time we are seeing the first of the 15,000+ TEU Ultra-Class Container Vessels calling at our port, and it will help ensure we remain a competitive international gateway which will provide tremendous benefit to national trade corridors, the local economy and the Province of Nova Scotia,” said Halifax Port Authority President and CEO Captain Allan Gray.
Maritime Business World