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Containerized seafood exports are a major economic driver for Nova Scotia

Tue March 21, 2017

Release sent by the Halifax Port Authority.

This news release was originally sent out on March 21, 2017.

The movement of containerized cargo through the Port of Halifax is a major contributor to the economy of Nova Scotia. The most recent economic impact report, produced by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group, found the Port of Halifax’s economic output from operations on the economy of Nova Scotia in 2015/16 is $1.706 billion in economic output, up 5.9% from the last economic impact update to the end of 2013.

Value of a container

Through the Port of Halifax in 2015, Nova Scotia container exporters contributed over $1.9 billion to the province’s gross output. Combined with port operations, the total impact of the Port of Halifax on Nova Scotia’s gross output is $3.631 billion with the direct portion being $1.962 billion. Continue reading

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