About the Port of Halifax


This year, the Port of Halifax will:

  • Generate more than 12,400 jobs and $1.7 billion in economic impact
  • Handle over 1,500 vessels
  • Welcome cruise ships and passengers from all over the world

Moving Forward

  • Serving the world’s leading shipping lines
  • Reliable and efficient service
  • On-dock, direct-to-rail discharge
  • Deepest berths on the East Coast of North America
  • Temperature-controlled warehousing
  • Terminals that service containerized, bulk, breakbulk, RO/RO and project cargo
  • The Halifax Port Authority has invested significantly over the past five years in infrastructure, we have modern infrastructure, using the latest technology and world class security
  • Over the last five years $250 million of private sector port-related money has been invested at the Port of Halifax
  • The Halifax Port Authority has invested over $100 million
  • Technology to improve security and container terminal efficiencies
  • A redevelopment plan for the Seaport along piers 20 to 23, allowing cruise growth and a new waterfront destination for residents and visitors to enjoy.

For further information on Port Infrastructure please click here.

Canada’s East Coast Navy

Halifax Harbour has been home to Canada’s East Coast Navy for over 100 years. As a proud supporter for the Navy, the Port of Halifax appreciates their contribution to the country and continues to strengthen our cooperation in creating a greater Halifax.

Canada's East Coast NavyIn 2010, HPA worked with the Canadian Navy to celebrate their Centennial year. The Halifax Seaport docked Navy vessels from across the world and we hosted a Fleet Review reception for some of the veterans. The Navy has played a significant role in our shared history in the past and will keep doing so in the future.

HPA wants to recognize all the men and women of our naval forces, who have been providing hope and help to people in and out of the country, in the past and at the present. In recent years, after departure from Halifax, the naval forces bring much needed aids to Canadian citizens and local resident in countries like Haiti and Libya.

HPA would also like to congratulate Irving Shipbuilding and the Royal Canadian Navy on the upcoming $25 billion dollar contract that was awarded to Irving Shipbuilding. This will mean economic spinoffs for the region.