The Halifax Port Authority has invested significantly in infrastructure. We have modern infrastructure, using the latest technology, and world class security. Over the last two years, the Port of Halifax has seen over $100-million in infrastructure investments. The Port has two major Gateway infrastructure projects underway to enhance breakbulk and containerized cargo terminals.
Highlights of infrastructure improvements at the Port of Halifax:
The Halifax Port Authority and the Federal Government are jointly investing in two major infrastructure projects at the Port of Halifax. These projects are part of the Halifax Port Authority's long-term strategy for maintaining the port's competitiveness with their core business which is cargo. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $54 million towards the Halifax Port Authority Terminals Improvements Project through the Gateways and Borders Crossings Fund. The federal funding for the South End Terminal is up to $17.5 million, and Richmond Terminal Improvements Project is up to $36.5 million federal funding.
If you have any questions in regards to the Gateway projects please contact Carrie Keating with the Halifax Port Authority at (902) 426-3642.
The primary objective of this project is to be able to simultaneously berth and service two post-Panamax ships at the South End Container Terminal. The Port of Halifax has the deepest container berths on the Eastern Seaboard of North America, and this project will ensure that Halifax continues to be able to handle any size ships with operational flexibility. The Port of Halifax is positioning itself as a world-class port, one that provides direct access to and from the economic heartland of North America.
The pier extension and associated dredging for this portion of the project are now complete. The area has been dredged to a new depth of 16 m and the pier has been extended 80 metres long and is 45 metres wide. The pier extension allows the South End Container Terminal to accommodate and provide crane access to two super post-Panamax ships simultaneously.
Other projects that are part of the Gateway funding for the South End Container Terminal include:
This project currently underway and on schedule is valued at approximately $73 million, which is cost shared between the Federal Government and the Halifax Port Authority. This project will upgrade and expand this facility to enable it to handle breakbulk and project cargo. Richmond Terminals, when complete will provide additional capacity for breakbulk operations. This terminal will feature a large lay down area and shed space to allow for growth in this area.