Halifax Gateway Council holds Annual
June 21, 2012 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Today, the Halifax Gateway
Council (HGC) held its Annual General Meeting.
Business conducted at the meeting included the appointment of Board
Members, approval of the annual financial statements, and the appointment of
Joyce Carter, Vice President Finance, CFO and CSO, Halifax
International Airport Authority was unanimously reappointed as Chairperson of
the Halifax Gateway Council. Carter thanked
the Board for its ongoing support, noting “it is a privilege to represent the
Carter noted that this past year has been one of unprecedented cooperation
among stakeholders. ”By operating under (?)a
single banner, the Halifax Gateway efficiently delivers a multi-modal
transportation system that moves thousands of people and tonnes of cargo every
day”, noted Carter.
Halifax Gateway Highlights for the past year include:
The Greater Halifax Partnership, the lead economic
development organization for Halifax, provides day-to-day management of the
HGC. Nancy Phillips, the Partnership’s
Director of Business Development, is also the Executive Director of the Halifax
- $28 million invested in the main runway
extension program at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. This investment is provided by the Government
of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and Halifax International Airport Authority.
- $35 million invested in the lengthening of the
South End Container terminal allowing for the berthing of two super
post-Panamax ships simultaneously. This investment is cost-shared by the
Halifax Port Authority and the Government of Canada.
- $73 million
invested in Richmond Terminals for the upgrade and expansion of the facility to
provided additional capacity for breakbulk and project cargos. This investment is cost-shared by the Halifax
Port Authority and the Government of Canada.
- Air Route Development Program created to
increase global air access.
- Record passengers are processed through Halifax
Stanfield International Airport (approximately 3.6 million).
- 29,000 metric tonnes of air cargo processed at
the Halifax Stanfield International Airport
- 9.5 million metric tonnes of port cargo.
- CN’s Autoport processes 190,000 vehicle shipments.
- Over 240,000 cruise passengers.
- Halterm Container Terminal Ltd. Announces plans
to purchase two new super post-Panamax cranes.
- Two new tenants secured in the Halifax Logistics
Park, Nova Cold Storage and Cherubini Group of Companies, bringing the total to
- Halifax Gateway wins 1st place
marketing award for its awareness building collateral.
At today’s meeting, the
following Board Members were appointed:
Wesley Armour, President & CEO,
Armour Transportation Systems
Paul Brigley, Senior VP & CFO,
Halterm Container Terminal Limited
Richard Butts, CAO, Halifax Regional
Joyce Carter, Vice President Finance,
CFO & CSO, Halifax International Airport Authority
Steven Christiansen, President, Gateway
Nancy Conrad, Senior Vice President
Policy, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Ashley Dinning, President & CEO,
Halterm Container Terminal Limited
Regional Director General, Atlantic Region, Transport Canada
John Hamblin, President, Clarke IT
Kevin Hamm, President & CEO, Nova
Scotia Gateway Secretariat
Francois Hebert, Vice President, Network
Peter Hogan, Vice President Nova Scotia,
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
George Malec, Vice President Business
Development & Operations, Halifax Port Authority
Captain Sid Hynes, Executive Chairman,
Paul Kent, President & CEO, Greater
Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Transportation
and Infrastructure Renewal
Stephen Lund, President & CEO, Nova
Scotia Business Inc.
Patricia Lyall, President & CEO,
Karen Oldfield, President & CEO,
Halifax Port Authority
Tom Ruth, President & CEO, Halifax
International Airport Authority
Steve Snider, General Manager & CEO,
Halifax Harbour Bridges
WBLI Chartered Accountants were reappointed as auditors for the
2012-2013 fiscal year.