Review of 2018 Halifax Port Days

Review of 2018 Halifax Port Days

By Tom Peters

The developing technology to create a more efficient cargo supply chain, the status of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, and CN’s continued investment in safety and equipment to keep cargo moving fluidly, were among the main topics of discussion at the annual Halifax Port Days.

Digitization in the shipping industry grabbed the attention of delegates as a panel of business and technology experts focused on a new blockchain collaboration between Maersk and IBM, called TradeLens. The goal of the project is to develop a highly secure digital ledger system that promotes the sharing of information across the global shipping industry which can reduce costs, improve productivity, increase the speed of the delivery of goods and provide transparency. The Maersk-IBM blockchain will enable the needed safety and security for the digital platform. (more…)

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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