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 Cerescorp Halifax Inc. and Halterm Limited), 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.
Notice of Fee Revision
Notice is hereby given that the Halifax Port Authority proposes to increase cargo-related fees effective January 1, 2020 including:
- Harbour Dues, Berthage Charges and Cargo Wharfage by 2%
- Increase the 40-foot import container tiers wharfage rates $5.00
- Increase the U.S. container wharfage rates $5.20 per 20-foot container and $5.05 per 40-foot container
Documents containing more details about the proposal may be obtained from the Halifax Port Authority upon request. Persons interested in making representation, in writing, to the Halifax Port Authority, may do so by writing to the address set out below:
Senior Vice President
Halifax Port Authority
P.O. Box 336
Halifax, NS B3J 2P6
2019 Halifax Port Authority Tariffs (PDF)