Grimaldi’s Grande Halifax christened in Halifax

By Tom Peters

The massive, green decks of Grande Halifax were glistening on a cool May day in Halifax Harbour. It was a rare occasion in the Nova Scotia port as representatives of the marine industry and government gathered for the christening of the Grimaldi Group owned vessel. The christening of a commercial hasn’t occurred in Halifax in several years. (more…)

Halterm looks back at a successful year, and invests to increase productivity

By Tom Peters

Big ships, new lines and a 33 per cent increase in cargo marked a stellar 2017 for Halterm Container Terminal Ltd., operator of the South End container terminal at the port of Halifax. Kim Holtermand, Halterm’s CEO and Managing Director, said Halterm’s staff and the ILA workforce, were key to the strong year. “They have met every challenge in 2017 with an open-mind and some seriously hard work, keeping each other safe and keeping our customers in touch with the opportunities that import, export and transshipment connections have via Halterm,” he said.

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Halifax Port Days emphasizes the importance of timely and reliable information to increase port competitiveness

By Tom Peters

A strong collaborative effort between private and public stakeholders is required to keep Canada competitive in the global marketplace and there are parts of the supply chain that need innovation and investment to elevate Canada’s ability to compete, said industry leaders at the annual Halifax Port Days.

Expert panelists at the event’s business session, Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, CN; Wolfgang Schoch, Managing Director, Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Inc.; and Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO, Logistec Corporation, agreed there needs to be strategic, not haphazard investment in infrastructure and technology to sustain and improve Canada’s trade competitiveness on the global stage.

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