Strategic Canadian location for the efficient movement of goods and people by road, rail, air and sea.

Halifax Gateway Connections

Strategically located on North America’s east coast, the Halifax Gateway can save you time, money and frustration when moving goods and people. Built for speed and volume, it offers a winning combination of multi-modal transportation and logistics services, modern infrastructure, exceptional service, and easy access between North America and the globe.

Port of Halifax

The Port of Halifax has the existing capacity, water depth and infrastructure to handle the largest vessels afloat.

Did you know?

At 16 meters, Halifax has the deepest berths on the east coast of North America. To see how Halifax compares to other international ports, click here.

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An aerial shot of the Port of Halifax

The Port of Halifax...

  • Can handle 5 PPX/SPPX vessels
  • Can handle any type of cargo (bulk, breakbulk, roll on/off and containerized)
  • Has double stack service to over 43% of the North American population via CN Rail
  • Has over one million sq. ft. of transload, distribution and warehouse space.
  • Is the transload hub for imports destined to the Midwest and Central Canada

Save Time and Money

  • Two day faster discharge than any other east coast port
  • Efficient and stable work force
  • Uncongested terminals
  • On-dock rail
  • Goods reach Midwest up to five days faster than other east coast ports
  • Existing transload hub for imports destined to Central Canada and Midwest

Diversity and Choice

  • Halifax connects trade with over 150 countries with service from many of the world’s leading shipping lines

Shipping Lines

ACL Hapag-Lloyd


APL Hyundai Merchant Marine OOCL


China COSCO Shipping Melfi  UASC
CMA CGM MOL Wallenius Willhelmsen


Hamburg Sud             NYK  

Discover why Halifax has become a key link in many shippers’ supply chains using the Enhanced Container Tracking, Route Maps, Transit Time Calculator and Schedule-at-a-glance.