Facilities

Facilities

The Port of Halifax is a diverse cargo and cruise Port with highly competitive, modern infrastructure. The Halifax Port Authority leads in the development of the Port of Halifax and administers 260 acres of federal land. The HPA’s key facilities are the Fairview Cove Container Terminal, South End Container Terminal, Richmond Terminals and Ocean Terminals (including Halifax Grain Elevator) and the Halifax Seaport. Substantial investments have been made recently into breakbulk, container and cruise facilities at the Port.

Beyond HPA facilities, there are many private and public industrial facilities around Halifax Harbour.


Halifax Harbour

The navigable waters of Halifax Harbour – under the management of the HPA – extend from the harbour limits to the end of Bedford Basin and also includes the Northwest Arm.

Below is information on the main industrial facilities around Halifax Harbour.

  1. *Fairview Cove Container Terminal
  2. *South End Container Terminal
  3. *Richmond Terminals
  4. *Ocean Terminals - Piers 23-24
  5. *Ocean Terminals - Piers A and A1
  6. *Halifax Grain Elevator
  7. *Halifax Seaport
  8. Autoport
  9. CN Halifax Intermodal Terminal
  10. Imperial Oil Wharves
  11. Maritime Forces Atlantic
  12. National Gypsum Wharf
  13. Woodside Atlantic Wharf

* - On Halifax Port Authority-administered land

Fairview Cove Container Terminal

Fairview Cove Container Terminal

The Fairview Cove Container Terminal contains 70 acres of land and 2,165 linear feet of dock. The terminal is leased to NYK/Cerescorp Company under a long-term agreement. The terminal has 12,000 feet of on-dock, double-stack rail. Water depth at the dock is a minimum of 55 feet (16.8 metres) along the entire length of the berth. The terminal has six gantry cranes, including three of post-Panamax class. The terminal includes a state-of-the-art truck marshalling yard and is a security-access-controlled facility.

Facilities
LANDLORD Halifax Port Authority
OPERATOR Cerescorp Company
P.O. Box 8958
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 5M6
Tel: (902) 453-4590
Fax: (902) 454-4772
Web: www.ceresglobal.com
E-mail: cwhidden@ceresglobal.com
LOCATION Fairview Cove, at the entrance to Bedford Basin
TERMINAL SIZE 70 acres
REEFER OUTLETS 500 in-ground outlets x 440 V
STORAGE CAPACITY 12,000 TEUs
TERMINAL EQUIPMENT 3 - 60 tonne post-Panamax gantry cranes
3 - 40 tonne gantry cranes
30.5 metre (100 feet) ro/ro ramp
CARGO CAPABILITIES Containers, Ro/ro, Breakbulk, Heavy-lift
INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS 12,000 feet of on-dock double-stack rail service Truck and highway access
Berth Specifications
  NORTH SOUTH
LENGTH 330 m / 1,083 ft 330 m / 1,083 ft
DEPTH (MIN) 16.8 m / 55 ft 16.8 m / 55 ft

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South End Container Terminal

South End Container Terminal

The South End Container Terminal, comprising Piers B & C, contains 72 acres of land, 3,200 linear feet of dock and 8,000 feet of on-dock, double-stack rail.

The terminal is leased to Halterm Container Terminal Limited under a long-term lease agreement. The terminal operator has installed six gantry cranes, two of which are post-Panamax class with two more post-panamax cranes to be installed in the near future.

Facilities
LANDLORD Halifax Port Authority
OPERATOR Halterm Container Terminal Limited Partnership
P. O. Box 1057
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2X1
Tel: (902) 421-1778
Fax: (902) 429-3193
Website: www.halterm.com
Email: info@halterm.com
LOCATION Mouth of Halifax Harbour, adjacent to Point Pleasant Park in the south end of Halifax
TERMINAL SIZE 72 acres (29 hectares)
REEFER OUTLETS 483 in-ground outlets x 440 V
STORAGE CAPACITY Throughput capacity of 700,000 TEUs
TERMINAL EQUIPMENT 2 - 50.8 tonne post-Panamax cranes
2 – 40.5 tonne gantry cranes
2 – 35.7 tonne gantry cranes
3 ro/ro ramps
CARGO CAPABILITIES Container, Ro/ro, Breakbulk, Heavy-lift
INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS On-dock double-stack rail service
Truck and highway access
Berth Specifications
  PIER B     PIER C  
  BERTH 36 BERTH 37 BERTH 39 BERTH 41 BERTH 42
LENGTH 190.5 m / 625 ft 190.5 m / 625 ft 190.5 m / 625 ft 333 m / 1,093 ft 333 m / 1,093 ft
DEPTH (MIN) 13.9 m / 45 ft 14.1 m / 46 ft 14.1 m / 46 ft 16.2 m / 53 ft 16.2 m / 53 ft

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Richmond Terminals

Richmond Terminals

Piers 9, 9A, 9B, 9C and Area 9D

Richmond Terminals is a multi-use facility with the ability to load to ship, rail, or storage for breakbulk operations.

Facilities
LANDLORD Halifax Port Authority
LOCATION North end of Halifax, adjacent to CN's Halifax Intermodal Terminal
TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES Marine-related services are supplied by stevedoring contractors. Equipment is the property of the tenants. Heavy lift and storage capacity is available.
CARGO CAPABILITIES Project cargoes; exclusive fiber optic cable facilities; breakbulk; heavy lift; bulk; containers; offshore resupply
STORAGE CAPACITY Under redevelopment*
INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS On-dock rail; truck and highway access
BERTH SPECIFICATIONS Under redevelopment*

*Richmond terminals is currently undergoing an extensive $73-million overhaul, cost shared between the federal government and the Halifax Port Authority. Storage capacity and berth specifications at all piers will be updated when the redevelopment project is complete.

For information on leasing opportunities, contact the HPA at (902) 426-1757 or leasing@portofhalifax.ca.

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Ocean Terminals - Piers 23-24

Ocean Terminals - Piers 23-24

Pier 24 is an excellent berth for working cargoes that require open space, such as steel, project cargoes and heavy-lift operations. It is equipped with a rail siding immediately adjacent to the pier to facilitate direct loading to ship. Pier 23 also offers the Cunard Centre, a renovated cargo shed, featuring 53,000 square feet of multi-purpose space. The primary use for the facility is cruise and the development of home porting business.

Facilities
LANDLORD Halifax Port Authority
P.O. Box 336
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3J 2P6

Tel: (902) 426-8222
Fax: (902) 426-7335
Web: www.portofhalifax.ca
LOCATION Adjacent to Pier A
TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES Supplied by stevedoring contractors
CARGO CAPABILITIES Container, Ro/ro, Breakbulk, Heavy-lift, Cruise
INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS On-dock rail service
Truck and highway access
Berth Specifications
  BERTH 23 BERTH 24
LENGTH 213 m / 699 ft 142 m / 466 ft
DEPTH (MIN) 10.0 m / 33 ft 10.0 m / 33 ft
APRON WIDTH 6 m / 20 ft Open
OPEN AREA - 4,459 m2 / 47,996 ft2

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Ocean Terminals - Piers A and A1

Piers A and A1 offer deep-water berths, excellent truck and rail access, and a combination of covered storage as well as open area for the laydown of cargo. Ocean Terminals is specially equipped to handle a diversity of cargoes such as forest products, steel and rubber.

Facilities
LANDLORD Halifax Port Authority
P.O. Box 336
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3J 2P6

Tel: (902) 426-8222
Fax: (902) 426-7335
Web: www.portofhalifax.ca
LOCATION South end of Halifax, adjacent to the South End Container Terminal
TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES Supplied by stevedoring contractors
STORAGE CAPACITY 18,648 m2 / 200,725 ft2 of covered area
CARGO CAPABILITIES Container, Ro/ro, Breakbulk, Heavy-lift
INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS On-dock rail service
Truck and highway access
SHED 33 Empire Stevedoring Ltd.
P. O. Box 1560
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3 Tel: (902) 425-5234
Berth Specifications
PIER A
  BERTH 25 BERTH 26 BERTH 27 BERTH 28
LENGTH 171 m / 561 ft 210 m / 689 ft 210 m / 689 ft 171 m / 561 ft
DEPTH (MIN) 12.2 m / 40 ft 12.2 m / 40 ft 13.4 m / 44 ft 13.4 m / 44 ft
APRON WIDTH Restricted 5.5 m / 18 ft Open Restricted
SHED AREA - 8,729 m2 / 93,957 ft2 - -
OPEN AREA 4,960 m2 / 53,389 ft2 - 6,387 m2 / 68,750 ft2 4,170 m2 / 44,885 ft2
TRUCK BAYS - 6 continuous -
Berth Specifications
Pier A1
  BERTH 30 BERTH 31 BERTH 33 BERTH 34
LENGTH 190.5 m / 625 ft 190.5 m / 625 ft 190.5 m / 625 ft 190.5 m / 625 ft
DEPTH (MIN) 13.1 m / 43 ft (outer 130 m / 425 ft)
8.5 m / 28 ft (inner 61 m / 200 ft)
14.0 m / 46 ft 13.1 m / 43 ft 9.1 m / 30 ft
APRON WIDTH Open Open 6 m / 20 ft 6 m / 20 ft
SHED AREA - - 5,881 m2 / 63,303 ft2 4,038 m2 /43,465 ft2
OPEN AREA 8,419 m2 / 90,621 ft2 8,419 m2 / 90,621 ft2 - 1,858 m2 / 20,000 ft2
TRUCK BAYS - - continuous continuous

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Halifax Grain Elevator

Halifax Grain Elevator

The Halifax Grain Elevator is situated west of Ocean Terminals and is connected to Pier 26, Pier 28 and P&H Milling through a system of galleries and conveyors. Pier 25 is equipped with a marine leg for receiving grain. Pier 28 is equipped with six grain towers capable of delivering 50,000 bushels of grain per hour. The facility is operated by the Halifax Grain Elevator Limited under lease from HPA. The facility provides a secure supply of feed for the livestock industry in the province and opportunities for wood pellets and grain products.

Facilities
LANDLORD Halifax Port Authority
OPERATOR Halifax Grain Elevator Limited
951 South Bland Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4S5
Tel: (902) 421-1714
Fax: (902) 420-0343
E-mail: comments@halifaxgrain.com
LOCATION South end of Halifax, adjacent to Ocean Terminals
INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS On-dock rail service
Truck and highway access,and ocean access
STORAGE CAPACITY 135,000 metric tonnes of wheat
MAXIMUM LOADING CAPACITY 2,000 metric tonnes per hour
MARINE LEG MAXIMUM UNLOADING CAPACITY 700 metric tonnes per hour
SELF-UNLOADER MAXIMUM CAPACITY 1,200 metric tonnes per hour

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Halifax Seaport

Halifax Seaport

Halifax Seaport is a full-service cruise terminal that offers more than 2,000 feet (611 metres) of continuous berth space. It is equipped with infrastructure to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships.

Piers 22 and 20 are the principle cruise ship berths offering passengers direct ship-to-shore access to HPA's dedicated cruise passenger terminals, Pavilions 22 and 20. Pavilion 22 offers cruise passengers and crew unique and friendly shopping experience and Pavilion 20 offers an open, barrier-free space ideal for gathering tours. Tour buses, taxis and limousines are conveniently located in front of the terminals.

Facilities
LANDLORD Halifax Port Authority
P.O. Box 336
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3J 2P6

Tel: (902) 426-8222
Fax: (902) 426-7335
Web: www.portofhalifax.ca
E-mail: realestate@portofhalifax.ca
LOCATION Adjacent to Piers 23 and 24
TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES Supplied by stevedoring contractors
CARGO CAPABILITIES Cruise
INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS Truck and highway access
Bus marshalling for cruise business
Berth Specifications
  BERTH 20 BERTH 21 BERTH 22
LENGTH 221.5 m / 727 ft 178 m / 584 ft 212 m / 695 ft
DEPTH (MIN) 12.5 m / 41 ft 12.5 m / 41 ft 12.5 m / 41 ft
APRON WIDTH 7.5 m / 25 ft 7.5 m / 25 ft 7.5 m / 25 ft
VEHICLE ACCESS - Truck Dock Truck Dock

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Autoport

Autoport is one of North America's largest vehicle processing and transshipment facilities. It handles nearly 185,000 vehicles per year.

Contact information
Autoport Limited
P.O. Box 9
Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
B3G 1M4
Tel: (902) 465-6050
Fax: (902) 465-6007
E-mail: autoport@autoport.ca

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CN Halifax Intermodal Terminal

Most facilities at Halifax have direct, on-dock rail service as part of CN's North American rail network. Double-stack trains move daily from the Port of Halifax to CN rail terminals in Toronto, Montreal and Chicago. Specialized rail equipment is available for bulk, breakbulk, heavy-lift and containerized cargo.

Contact information
CN Halifax Intermodal Terminal
5271 Africville Road
P.O. Box 8298, Station A
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 5M1
Tel: (902) 428-5220
E-mail: stephane.arbour@cn.ca

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Imperial Oil Wharves

Coastal and foreign-going tanker vessels are loaded and discharged at Imperial Oil's wharves which are connected to its refinery by pipeline. A crude oil receptacle conveys the imported raw product from larger foreign-trading ships' holds to the on-shore refinery. Exported refined fuels, lubricants, and home heating oil are processed, then conveyed back through the system to smaller coastal tankers for distribution to markets in Canada and the United States.

Contact information
Imperial Oil Limited
P.O. Box 1010
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4R1
Tel: (902) 420-6872
Fax: (902) 420-6996

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Maritime Forces Atlantic

Maritime Command (MARCOM), the naval branch of the Canadian Forces, responds to challenges at sea in areas adjacent to Canada's shores and in pursuit of global peace and stability. The Navy's main functions are to ensure national security and sovereignty at sea, and to support foreign policy and overseas trade.

Contact information
Maritime Forces Atlantic
P.O. Box 99000, Station Forces,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 5X5

Queen's Harbour Master
Tel: (902) 427-0550, Ext. 6001
Fax: (902) 427-3934

Navy Public Affairs
Tel: (902) 427-1400
Fax: (902) 427-2218

www.navy.forces.gc.ca/marlant

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National Gypsum Wharf

The National Gypsum Wharf is owned and operated by National Gypsum (Canada) Ltd. This facility provides a rail to ship interface for raw gypsum exports from National Gypsum's open pit mine in Milford Station.

Contact information
National Gypsum (Canada) Ltd.
P.O. Box 5
Milford Station, Nova Scotia
B0N 1Y0
Tel: (902) 468-7455
Fax: (902) 758-3955
E-mail: pcmills@nationalgypsum.com

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Woodside Atlantic Wharf

The operations of the Woodside Atlantic Wharf include ship repair and rebuild, servicing off-shore oil rigs, and serving as a lay-up wharf.

Nova Scotia Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal C/O Nigel Leggett Facilities Manager
2 Atlantic Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4M8
Tel: 902- 424-6819
Fax: 902- 424-3316
Cell: 902- 890-1873

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