Enhanced container tracking tool for importers and exporters moving goods through the Port of Halifax

February 10, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Halifax Port Authority is now offering an enhanced web-tracking tool for importers and exporters moving containers through the Port of Halifax’s container terminals operated by Ceres-Halifax Inc. and Halterm Container Terminal Ltd. The existing site, Halifax Gets It There (www.HalifaxGetsItThere.com), has been updated to include several new features designed to make it easier for importers and exporters to do business through the Port of Halifax. The enhancements are the direct result of feedback from the market.

The enhanced tool includes container visibility after vessel discharge (import) or before vessel loading (export). The container’s status is tracked as it moves through the supply chain (vessel/terminal/intermodal/truck process).

The enhanced container tracking tool allows importers and exporters to track a container by setting automated alerts that are sent back to them by email or SMS. Users can enter a single container number or upload a larger list of files and identify the specific alerts they wish to receive.

Please visit http://www.halifaxgetsitthere.com/en/shipping-tools/EnhancedContainerTracking/ContainerQuery.aspx to access the enhanced service.

The Port of Halifax is a full service port connecting to 150 countries worldwide. Low dwell times, low congestion, available capacity and steady, reliable labor combine to make Halifax an efficient and competitive cargo option.


Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
(902) 426-7375