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Old Posted Jul 21, 2011, 5:49 PM
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Halifax Seaport Developments

I figured I would start a thread pertaining to developments at the Seaport facilities in the HRM. Here is an article stating that port traffic continues to climb:

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Halifax cargo traffic up 11.8% in Q2
By BILL POWER Business Reporter
Thu, Jul 21 - 4:56 AM

Cargo traffic through the Port of Halifax continues a slow climb out of the recession.

Numbers for the second quarter of 2011 show an 11.8 per cent increase in cargo traffic at the port over the same quarter in 2010.

"We’re not dealing with a grand change here, but it is encouraging," spokeswoman Michele Peveril said in an interview...
read more here: http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1254334.html
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Source: Halifax ship bid on course
Warship contract worth $25 billion
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By CHRIS LAMBIE Business Editor
Fri, Jul 22 - 4:54 AM

Halifax looks like the front-runner for a $25-billion contract to build about 20 warships, an Ottawa insider says.
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http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1254511.html

After reading this article it looks like this should be an easy win for Halifax, since it seems to be the only facility capable of building the big war ships and also has a large enough ship building workforce. This is huge news for the economy of Halifax, Nova Scotia and even the Maritimes.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2011, 5:19 PM
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I'm optimistic about the larger contract. Halifax does seem like a frontrunner when political considerations are removed from the equation. The Davie yard is sketchy -- if I were a government official seriously interested in a successful project I'd prefer a bidder with a successful track record, all else being equal. And it's not clear that Davie has any particularly significant advantages.

Halifax also has the advantage of being Canadian-owned, whereas Davie apparently needs a foreign buyer. Do we really want a foreign business running shipyards that build warships for the military?

If the $25B contract is awarded to Irving it will be huge for the region. I could see there being significant spinoff effects from the new investment and talent.
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$73M upgrade underway at Richmond Terminals

A $73-million upgrade is taking place at the Richmond Terminals, including the installation of a new road, three railway tracks and a 550-metre pier.

"It's part of improving our competitiveness," said Michele Peveril, a spokeswoman for the Halifax Port Authority.

"This Richmond upgrade gives us the chance to move cargo around and handle it at this end of town in the next decade or two as volumes increase."

The Richmond Terminals in the north end of Halifax is a common-user facility that handles break bulk cargo, or cargo that can't fit into a 20-feet container. Right now, much of that is landed in another part of the port, at piers that may have to be converted to handle containers.
link here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...s-upgrade.html
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I found a couple of articles stating that Halterm will be receiving 2 new super post-panamax cranes in June:

http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2...e-details.html

http://shipfax.blogspot.ca/2013/02/n...is-summer.html
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Work At Pier 9

Addtional Articles that may be of Interest:
Expansion Plans For Pier 9
http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2...at-pier-9.html

you can also keep tabs on the expansion work at halifax shipyards at http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/s...fax%20Shipyard
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This older newsletter to local residents shows the redevelopment also:

http://www.portofhalifax.ca/english/...etter-2012.pdf
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Q2 2013 port statistics

The port statistics for the 2nd quarter and year-to-date for 2013 are out. The container numbers are up significantly over the first half of 2012. Here is a link - http://www.portofhalifax.ca/english/...ics/index.html
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Shed 22 (the warehouse between Pier 21 and the Cunard Centre) seems to be undergoing renovations. IIRC it is being converted into office space. It looks like it will look similar to the Seaport Market when completed.
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Check out this baby, which just floated into the harbour today:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...bour-1.3391605





Summary of points from the article:

- It's the first of five such ships being built for Atlantic Container Lines

- The ship, he said, is 296 metres long and 37.6 metres wide, "about as big as we get coming into Halifax these days in the container ship range."

- It's a unique kind of ship in that it carries containers and roll-on, roll-off cargo. Things you can put wheels under, either that, or have wheels themselves, things that don't fit into containers

- Atlantic Star has the capacity for 3,800 six-metre containers and 1,307 vehicles

- It's only got 16 crew members
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Check out this baby, which just floated into the harbour today:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...bour-1.3391605





Summary of points from the article:

- It's the first of five such ships being built for Atlantic Container Lines

- The ship, he said, is 296 metres long and 37.6 metres wide, "about as big as we get coming into Halifax these days in the container ship range."

- It's a unique kind of ship in that it carries containers and roll-on, roll-off cargo. Things you can put wheels under, either that, or have wheels themselves, things that don't fit into containers

- Atlantic Star has the capacity for 3,800 six-metre containers and 1,307 vehicles

- It's only got 16 crew members
And retains the heavy RoRo ramp of the predecessors, good for heavy military equipment and choppers. Years ago Massey Ferguson exported combine harvesters using ACL ships. Also good for transporting large pieces of equipment. Down in the lower decks the view was amazing.
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She seemed to be alot emptier on the way in the harbour than on the way out.
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She seemed to be alot emptier on the way in the harbour than on the way out.
When did it leave? It was still at Fairview when I drove by at about 8:30 last night.

Nice ship.
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When did it leave? It was still at Fairview when I drove by at about 8:30 last night.

Nice ship.
Approximately 8pm Thursday.

Last edited by pblaauw; Jan 8, 2016 at 5:59 AM. Reason: WRONG DAY
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Approximately 8pm Thursday.
Thanks! I knew I wasn't "seeing things"...
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Great news for the Port of Halifax!

http://www.portofhalifax.ca/media-re...rt-of-halifax/

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RECORD YEAR FOR PORT OF HALIFAX

January 25, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Containerized cargo volume through the Port of Halifax has set a new port record. Containerized cargo volume in 2017 is 559,242 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), up 16% over 2016. This is the highest volume of containerized cargo the Port of Halifax has handled in a single year. The previous record was 550,462 TEU, set in 2005.

The cruise industry in Halifax also experienced record numbers in 2017, with 173 vessel calls carrying 292,722 passengers.

“The current growth cycle is a reflection of the hard work of key port partners including terminal operators, ocean carriers, rail provider CN, labour, marine pilots, tug operators, and our partners in the tourism sector,” said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “This past year also saw the arrival of Ultra container vessels over 10,000 TEU to our port. All of this combined provides a very strong foundation on which to build, and we are looking forward to our continued work together in the year ahead.”

2017 Cargo

Containerized throughput for 2017 is 559,242 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), up 16% year-over-year.
Non-containerized tonnage in 2017 is 371,913 metric tonnes.
Total cargo tonnage through HPA facilities in 2017 is 5,010,735 metric tonnes, up 12%.
2017 Cruise

173 vessel calls, up 27% year-over-year
292,722 cruise guests, up 23% year-over-year
The statistics are now posted to the Halifax Port Authority website:

http://www.portofhalifax.ca/port-ope...go-statistics/

HPA Container Volume
(TEU)



Cruise Ships


Cruise Passengers




Image sources Port of Halifax Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portofhalifax/
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