Halifax Port Authority preparing for next stage in global shipping

November 18, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – 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.

WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services, one of the world’s leading port development consultancy firms, has been hired to lead the master planning exercise. Aggressive timelines are being set. The exercise will prepare the Port of Halifax for the next five to 10 years.

The Halifax Port Authority is working with partners including Halifax Regional Municipality and CN to identify alternative means of reducing the amount of container truck traffic in downtown Halifax.

By working together, we will develop the best scenario for the Port and our city.

Members of the public are invited to participate in the planning process by completing an online survey which can be found at www.PlanOurPort.ca.

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Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
(902) 426-7375
lfarguson@portofhalifax.ca
www.portofhalifax.ca