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What Does it Cost To Port in Halifax?

Ever wonder how much it costs to anchor in the Harbour, Or order a Pilot, or Tugs?
The Halifax Port Authority has all this information in the Tarrifs List.

from the Summary:
Harbour Dues $0.0531 per gross registered tonnage (grt) per vessel entry;
$0.0265 per grt for Canadian flagged.
Berthage Assessed at $0.0457 per grt per 12 hour period or part thereof up to 24 hours;
each succeeding 12 hour period or part thereof assessed at $0.0276.
Berthage is capped at 40,000 grt.
Anchorage After the seven days, assessed at $0.0115 per grt per 12 hour period or part thereof up to 24 hours;
each succeeding 12 hour period or part thereof assessed at $0.0068.
Passenger Charges In respect of continuous voyages or for voyages originating or terminating at the Port, charges are
as follows:

  • For each passenger $7.850
  • For each vehicle $9.332

Pilotage
administered by the Atlantic Pilotage Authority.
One way trip: $482 basic charge, plus $2.05 per unit. Minimum charge is $725.
Moveage (shifting): No pilot boat used: $386 basic charge, plus $1.64 per unit;
Pilot boat used: $433 basic charge, plus $1.85 per unit; Min. charge is $652.
Units are calculated as follows: [vessel length(m) x vessel breadth(m) x vessel depth(m)] / 283.17

Towing rates
Eastern Canada Towing.
charge per tug docking/undocking (excluding tankers):

Gross Registered Tonnes Area 1 Area 2
0 to 10,000 grt $1,215 $1,600
10,000 to 20,000 grt $1,715 $2,235
20,001 to 30,000 grt $1,810 $2,290
30,001 to 50,000 grt $1,935 $2,470
50,001 grt and over $1,985 $2,515

Area 1: Halifax waterfront from Pier 9 to Pier 42, Dartmouth from Tuft’s Cove to IEL Dock
Area 2: Bedford Basin

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Locals Feel shut out of Deep Panuke Work

There are 2 competing Bids to build the Supply vessel for the Deep Panuke Project – Secunda is planing on converting a Russian hull currently in the bedford basin (the have done this in the past) Halifax Shipyards is bidding to build new.
See this Article


Before – Neftegaz-29, Now known as Intrepid Sea (from Shipspotting.com)

Hebron Sea – A converted Russian Hull

Also related, Dominion Diving Feels shut out of offshore work. From the Chronicle Herald

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AIS Coverage

As you have noticed, I have Live AIS Coverage of the Harbour.
The web interface is provided by marinetraffic.com, which is sent Via Siitech’s VTSLite, from a AIS receiver I have..
I have recently moved the receiver from The office, to the bedroom, and can now see all the way to the Pilot station off Chebucto Head.

If someone has a larger antenna they are not using, i would love to see if I can improve coverage even more.

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Purdey’s Shoal to get Smaller


Today, Harbour Development Placed the Dredging Barge over Purdy’s Shoal to remove it. The shoal Became A hazard to shipping since the dockyard installed its force protection boom, moving the shipping lane east, and over the shoal.

Reports to VTS indicate the barge will be on station until march.

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AngloCanada

Currently Tied up at Pier 9, Brand Spanking new.

Here Seen Entering the Narrows.

From The Ship Watcher:
“HALIFAX, NS – Algoma Tankers newest fleet member arrived in North America early Monday after traveling from Turkey where it was recently completed.

“The vessel arrived at the Port of Halifax today after a fairly uneventful winter crossing,” said Catherine Calvert of Algoma Tankers via email today. “She of course experienced some heavy weather (throughout the trip).”

Algocanada is scheduled to come into service once some final items are attended to in Halifax. The vessel will then begin work in the Atlantic East Coast and Great Lakes regions.

No formal dedication ceremony is planned at this time.”

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