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Halifax Port Boom Tops all in North America

Written by James Risdon, Chronicle Herald
This article was originally published in the Chronicle Herald on August 15, 2016. 

Container traffic at the Port of Halifax is spiking this year as it grabs a growing share of the market due to its newfound ability to receive bigger cargo ships coming through the new Suez and Panama Canals.

In the first six months of this year, container traffic at the Port of Halifax jumped 19.6 per cent over the comparable period in 2015. Halifax has the highest percentage growth in container traffic for the first half of this year compared to other North American ports.

During the comparable period, the Port of Vancouver saw a 5.5 per cent drop and the Port of Montreal saw a 2.3 per cent hit in the number of containers... Continue reading »

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