Commenting on the new Maersk Line string, Halterm CEO & Managing Director Kim Holtermand noted: “At Halterm we are investing to meet the demands of all our customers. Maersk Line is the largest ocean carrier in the world, and it is a customer that we know well from years of service and a close working relationship. We are delighted that Maersk Line has selected Halterm as the base in Eastern Canada for its expanded Europe service offerings.”

With five ship-to-shore cranes offering container handling on vessels up to 22-wide and no navigational restrictions, Halterm International Container Terminal offers shippers and carriers efficient export connections from the U.S. Midwest, Toronto, Montreal and across the Atlantic Provinces. The terminal is in the middle of a $10 million expansion of its container and reefer handling capabilities, with increased reefer capacity now on-line and one of three new Rubber-Tired Gantry cranes (RTG) already delivered. The remaining two RTGs are expected to be delivered in October 2018, allowing Halterm to stack containers five-high across import and export zones – an effective increase in yard capacity of 60,000 TEUs, up 40 per cent overall.