The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) manages the Port of Halifax. The Port of Halifax includes the navigable waters and property managed, held or occupied by the Authority, more specifically identified in the HPA’s Letters Patent pursuant to the Canada Marine Act.
Any activity (primarily of a vessel or cargo operation) within the area managed by the HPA is subject to the HPA’s tariffs (fees).
The Harbour Dues tariff and the Dangerous Goods tariff apply to all vessels except for small pleasure craft and government vessels. For vessels going to private facilities, there are no further tariff charges from the HPA. However, the private facility may have their own charges for use of their premises. For vessels berthing at HPA facilities (including the two container terminals operated by Ceres Halifax Inc. and PSA Halifax), all other tariffs may apply depending on the activity/services required by the vessel.
Charges/tariffs for pilotage, tugs, linesmen, tailgating, stevedoring costs and terminal operator costs may apply to vessel or cargo operations throughout the port. These fees are not part of the HPA tariffs but are from other unrelated organizations.