Weekly News Bits

Toronto’s Lusitania model bound for Halifax

Locked In for Growth
With New Panama Canal Locks Opening Soon,right now only Norfolk, Va., Charleston, S.C., and Halifax, Nova Scotia, have the 50-foot-plus channel depth to accommodate the 12,500-TEU ships that will be able to transit the new locks

Montreal, Halifax Turn the Corner
The pace of decline in container volume slowed at Montreal, and throughput even turned up late in the year at Halifax, pointing to a gradual recovery in the year ahead.

Tall ships, deep pockets
Festival visitors dropped $32.8m into province’s economy in 2009


Weekly News Bits

HMS Ark Royal is new Royal Navy Fleet FlagshipAnd will visit Halifax after easter.

Canadian navy to modernize ships without U.S. equipment

Interested in buying a used tall ship? MV Caledonia is up for sale by Creditors.

Say Please: Slow vehicles must ask to use MacKay Bridge

Port Authority news:
Port: Cargo slowdown won’t soon improve

Expansion announced for port’s south terminal

Port of Halifax to waive tariff charges for Haiti-bound relief shipments


Weekly News Bits

Expert: Don’t move container terminal

Recession to blame for drop in cargo volumes, port says

Port prep work starts:
Workers must shore up pier before dredging in effort to help cargo shipping

This is the year the smile replaces the smell for our harbour

Earthquake in Haiti dominated the news. Here are some of the stories of the Canadian Navy’s work there.
Navy ships leave Halifax for Haiti
Navy ships arrive off Haiti
Sailors brace for sad duties
Canadian sailors find massive destruction in Haitian city
Canadian sailors continue relief work


Weekly News Bits

HMCS Halifax, Athabaskan headed to Haiti

Marine group set to announce shipping development todayThe marine group promoting the dredging of Sydney harbour and construction of a container terminal has scheduled an announcment unprecedented in the history of the ports of Sydney and entirely unique to the international shipping industry

Pollster: Fix up Halifax port By tearing it down?

Halifax to Boston ferry long way from docking

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