February 19, 2014, Halifax, NS – The agri-food export industry contributes significantly to the economic output of Atlantic Canada. To help build international and interprovincial trade in this category, the Halifax Port Authority will attend the International Potato Technology Expo in Charlottetown, PEI, on February 21 and 22, 2014.
“A significant volume of potato-related food product is moved through the Port of Halifax each year,” says Patrick Bohan, Business Development Manager, Halifax Port Authority. “Thanks to advancements in the cold storage supply chain, high value agri-product can be shipped anywhere in the world from Atlantic Canada. We see opportunities for not just the potato industry, but food producers of all type.”
An estimated 5,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of potato product are exported through the Port of Halifax each year. Other agri-products moved through the Port include soybeans and wheat, both bulk and containerized.