April 3, 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The movement of containerized cargo vessels through the Port of Halifax has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
“Right now, all marine partners in the Port of Halifax are together working very hard to maintain supply chain fluidity and keep cargo moving through our international gateway,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority.
Each member of the Halifax Port Community has taken steps to adjust their routines in accordance with recent guidance from Transport Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada. The marine sector will continue to follow Transport Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s guidelines for COVID-19. “The employers who make up the Port of Halifax community place safety of workers above all else and are taking all appropriate steps to follow protocols to protect workers under the current conditions,” said Captain Gray. “The Halifax Employers Association and labour representatives are working closely and successfully to adapt procedures and communicate with workers.”
The Halifax Port Authority and all Canadian Port Authorities continue to work with Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments and the Association of Canadian Port Authorities on plans and responses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there are no restrictions on container cargo vessel operations at the Port of Halifax.
The Halifax Port Authority is providing daily updates via Port of Halifax COVID-19 Information.
About the Port of Halifax:
The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating $2 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.
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