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

Ferry Surfing and other Weekly News Bits

Surfing videos from Halifax Harbour have city hall a bit worried

McNabs will be easier to explore
A work crew has just started to restore Garrison Road, the main walking trail that runs from one end of the Halifax Harbour island to the other.

Ottawa not ruling out financial aid for Yarmouth-Maine sea link
federal government won’t rule out investing in a ferry connection between Yarmouth, N.S., and Maine until a study is completed in February

Shipyard completing $36-million contract
A METEGHAN RIVER shipyard is finishing up a lucrative contract to deliver 18 aluminum catamarans to England, where they will service wind fields in the stormy North and Irish seas.

Weekly News Bits

New Vietnam Service, with A New Vessel:
The first Eastbound (inbound) vessel to call Cai Mep will be the OOCL America voyage 28E01 on January 9, 2010. The first Westbound (export) vessel to call Cai Mep was the OOCL Oakland voyage 16W50 sailing from the Port of Halifax on December 16, 2009.

Shipping line adds 10th vessel and Port of Halifax gets new connection with Vietnam

Sewage Issues:
Halifax sewage plant shows signs of life and Halifax mayor to brave harbour again

Ferry Issues:
Atlantic Vision ferry back in the waterafter the completion of repairs to a hole in the stern.

Tourism operators fret as ferry service between N.S. and Maine scuttled

ShipBuilding:
N.S. awards first contracts for restoration of famed schooner Bluenose

Shipyard could get busy building large training ships in Meteghan River that could deploy the remote controled fast-attack simulators like a swarm of bees

Naval Refit Contracts to Create 335 Shipbuilding Jobs

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