As per this recent news release from Materials Management & Distribution, Halifax has broken ground on its $35 million berth project that will see the port’s berth become the deepest on the eastern seaboard of North America. Once complete, the South End Container Terminal will be able to simultaneously service two full-sized post-Panamax vessels (and Panamax II type vessels can carry up to 12,000 TEUs). 24,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units is an awful lot of freight. (It should be enough to make Halifax a top 10 North American port at the very least!)
And this is just the beginning. Over the next five years, the Halifax Port Authority — which has invested more than 100 Million in cargo-related infrastructure improvements in the past five years (in addition to 250 Million in investments from the private sector), will invest more than 225 Million dollars in port and infrastructure improvements.
If you’re wondering how you can take advantage of these improvements and leapfrog your competition (as Halifax is the closest port to many overseas locations in Southeast Asia), you could always contact the World Trade Center Atlantic Canada or Nova Scotia Business Inc. They’d be happy to help. And as I pointed out, Halifax is The Best Place to Do International Business in Canada.