Port of Halifax took part in the International Potato Technology Expo in Charlottetown on February 24-25 to pitch its diverse cargo-handling capabilities to Prince Edward Island’s agricultural ­community.

“Potato products are among the highest-volume export commodities shipped via the Port of Halifax,” said Patrick Bohan, Manager of Business Development for the Halifax Port Authority. “This event provides Port of Halifax with an opportunity to profile its cargo-handling capabilities to a large portion of the industry in Prince Edward Island, including goods and services providers.

“Beyond our work to grow potato exports, we’re also making efforts to highlight the new technology implemented at the Halifax Grain Elevator that allows bulk products such as soybeans to be containerized,” said Mr. Bohan. “We handle more than 20,000 tonnes of soybeans annually, shipped either by container or bulk carrier. Port of Halifax has two breakbulk terminals ready to support any project cargoes including the movement of farm equipment.”