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Port of Halifax receives largest containerized cargo vessel to date
The Port of Halifax has received its largest containerized cargo vessel call to date. The Zim Antwerp, 349 metres length, 45.6 metres beam and 10,062 TEU capacity, arrived at Halterm International Container Terminal at approximately 12:00 p.m. ADT, the company said in its press release.
Canada's largest Atlantic port Halifax prepare to handled ultra-class vessels
HALIFAX Port Authority is working to develop a master plan that will allow the facility to berth and service two ultra-class vessels simultaneously, the authority's senior vice president, Paul MacIsaac, said. "We believe future container port growth will be concentrated among those ports which have that ability," he was quoted saying in The Chronicle Herald of Nova Scotia. Ocean Alliance has started bringing larger vessels to Halterm and the G6 Alliance has added calls and larger vessels at the Ceres terminal, Mr MacIsaac said. The port's Fairview Cove Container Terminal is operated by Ceres-Halifax while the South End Container Terminal is operated by Halterm, which is owned and operated by the Macquarie Group. Halifax has been preparing for the arrival of what Mr MacIsaac calls "big ships" (with the capacity to carry 7,500 TEU) for several years. Next up are ultra-class vessels that can carry 10,000 such containers. "Halifax is in an excellent position to accept those vessels because of our deep harbour, our uncongested port, our. . .rail networks, our excellent partnerships and our experienced labour." The Port of Halifax, with no changes to existing infrastructure, can berth a vessel up to 16,000 TEU currently, but the goal of a master planning process is to identify ways to berth two 13,000-14,000 TEU vessels simultaneously.
Danish warship’s visit to Halifax cancelled because it would put Canada in a ‘delicate’ situation
The Danish navy cancelled sending one its frigates to Halifax after the federal government indicated it couldn’t be involved with the visit since the vessel was of the type that could be considered in the competition for a new Canadian warship. The Royal Canadian Navy and federal officials were worried about the appearance of a conflict of interest surrounding the visit of the Danish warship HDMS Peter Willemoes. A Danish firm plans to submit the same ship design in its bid for the $26-billion Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program. The concerns raised by the Canadian government, which led to the cancellation of the Nov. 14-15 port visit, are in contrast to its reaction to the news that Irving Shipbuilding, which will play a key role in selecting the winning bid for the new surface combatants, was itself partnered with a British firm submitting a bid on that program. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/danish-warships-visit-to-halifax-cancelled-because-it-would-put-canada-in-a-delicate-situationUpload News