The expansion of Halterm is underway, with Ocean Construction removing the walkway from the existing pier. The new Caseons will butt up against the back, widening the pier, as well as extending it Seaward.
McNally construction appears to have won the dredging tender, as their tugs and scows have been arriving in town the past week.
the Following release was issued by the port today:
The Board of Directors of the Halifax Port Authority and the CEO are pleased to confirm that the work on the temporary South End Container Terminal berth extension has commenced, implementing its August 2018 board decision and announced at Halifax Port Days.
The berth extension will ensure that the Port of Halifax will continue to be a vital link in the Canadian supply chain, facilitate global economic ties and provide access to international markets for importers and exporters.
Construction is anticipated to be complete in Q1 of 2020.
A tender was recently issued, closing Nov 2 for the Dredging of the expanded area.
File Photo from the previous pier expansion work.
Halterm’s 2 new Rubber Tired gantries arrived 2 weeks ago. I was sent some pictures of them being offloaded. the first unit of the three ordered was delivered in January. The New RTG’s were built by Kone Cranes in Poland.
Halterm yesterday announced the purchase of new equipment.
The terminal will be spending 10Million Dollars over the next year to increase refer capacity by 25%, as well as purchasing 3 Kone Rubber Tire Gantries (or RTG). The 3 units are expected to be delivered in February (1) and October (2) of next year. The New RTG’s will straddle a container stack 5 high, and 6 wide.
The terminal also recently began scraping the 3 original container cranes. Small, and unused, they took up space at the end of the pier.
This continues a recent history of new equipment since the Installation of the New Super Post Panamax Cranes in 2014. Earlier this year the Terminal took delivery of new Kone Reachstackers
Kalmar Ottawa Yard tractors and Toplifts.
In an earlier post, i mentioned 2 cranes at Halterm didn’t appear to be in use.
the 2 Original Post Panamax Cranes at Halterm are rolled to the end of the pier so they can be painted.
they should look just as new as the new ones in a few weeks.
Looks like work is held up due to Rain.
Zhen Hua 19 has moved into Position at pier 42, however no work has been done to load the crane.
UPDATE: Apprently they couldnt get the pins out to remove the wheels. the crane will be re-located over land.
Halifax’s New Cranes have arrived from China. ZPMC’s vessel, Zhen Hua 19 arrived in port today. A good crowd and lots of media turned out to watch their arrival. CBC News at 6 tonight Should have an interview with me on the cranes arrival.
(Above) A good Crowd turned out to watch
the cranes should take a day each to install. Zhen Hua 19 will tie up at the pier Saturday night and roll the cranes off. They will then relocate the original Crane on Pier 42, to Pier 41, next to its partner.
ZPMC operates a fleet of vessels (All named Zhen Hua ##) to deliver their cranes. they feature low decks to allow the cranes to roll off easily.
More to Follow, Including Video.
UPDATE #1: Photo at Anchor
Ok Here is the best and latest information.
- Zhen Hua 19 takes her pilot at noon.
- should pass Point Pleasant ~12:45
- will anchor North of Georges Island in Anchorage 5 at ~13:15
- She will stay there until 1700 Saturday, where she will move to Pier 42 after the departure of Sealand Racer