Port of Halifax undergoing digital transformation

September 20, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Port of Halifax is taking steps to become one of the most digitized ports on the eastern seaboard.

The Port Operations Centre on the Port of Halifax website, www.portofhalifax.ca, has become a critical digital tool for the sharing of real-time information with customers and the larger community. Shippers and cargo owners can find up-to-the minute information on terminal gate metrics, weekly dwell time, predictive air gap, arrivals and departures, and special alerts.

The Port Operations Centre on the Port of Halifax website is this year’s American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) winner in the IT Awards program in the Port Operation and Management Systems category. AAPA’s Information Technology Awards program, which began in 2002, highlights port technology accomplishments in the areas of Port Operations and Management Systems and in Improvements in Intermodal Freight Transportation. Additional details on the award can be found at http://www.aapa-ports.org/advocating/PRdetail.aspx?itemnumber=22155.

“We are focused on digital transformation,” said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “With our partners, we are taking existing information that was once paper-based, digitizing it and then sharing that information broadly to drive efficiency.”

It was announced earlier this year that the Halifax Port Authority is joining TradeLens, a blockchain-focused digital global shipping platform developed by Maersk and IBM through a Collaboration Agreement. The Halifax Port Authority also provided an update on infrastructure planning efforts to date including a temporary berth extension that will provide Halifax the capacity it needs going into 2020, details on which can be found at https://portcityhfx.ca/en/infrastructure-plan/

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class 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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Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
lfarguson@portofhalifax.ca