The Port of Halifax welcomed over 238-thousand cruise guests during the 2016 cruise season. This year saw 238,217 guests arriving on 136 cruise vessels. The busiest passenger day was October 11, a five-ship day.
The Halifax Port Authority has commenced a significant master planning exercise to prepare for the arrival of ‘ultra-class’ containerized vessels of over 10,000 TEU; large scale industrial mega projects; increasing larger cruise vessels; and how the Halifax Seaport District can complement the urban growth and revitalization currently underway in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth.
The Halifax Port Authority is taking a proactive step to increase traffic safety along North Marginal Road. Starting November 15, 2016, there will be new 3-way stop signs located at the intersection of North Marginal Road and the entrance to Richmond Terminals Pier 9C.
The Halifax Port Authority applauds the efforts of the Government of Canada and the European Union in signing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, more widely known as CETA.
The final vessel of the 2016 Halifax cruise season, the Royal Caribbean International Serenade of the Seas, is scheduled to arrive Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
The Port of Halifax continues to see positive year-over-year cargo growth. Third quarter 2016 throughput volumes at the container terminals are up 16.1% year-to-date. Non-containerized cargo is up 19.4% year-to-date.
The Halifax Port Authority’s air gap monitoring program has received an award from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).
‘The Shelf’ at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market will soon carry locally-produced Nova Scotia spirits. Steinhart Distillery, Glenora Distillery and Nova Scotia Spirit Co. will be available to Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market customers throughout the week at ‘The Shelf’ which is the retail store located within the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.
The 2016 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards announced by Cruise Critic list the Port of Halifax as one of the top five Canada-US cruise destination.
The Port of Halifax is working closely with supply chain partners to deliver value and common purpose by minimizing transit times, reducing operating costs and mitigating risks. With regular calls from 20 of the world’s leading shipping lines, the Port of Halifax connects to 150 countries worldwide.