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Port of Halifax Advantage

Halifax is a global North American gateway for imports and exports, serving more container lines with direct calls to more continents than any other Canadian port. The advantage of having the first inbound and last outbound transit times on the East
Coast of North America make Halifax increasingly the port of choice.

Our advantages include:

  • Economic development focus on logistics
  • Integrated team working to help you
  • Large export manufacturers and shippers in immediate hinterland
  • Deepest berths on North American East Coast
  • Served by Class 1 railway
  • Two container terminals with capacity
  • Minimum container dwell times at the terminals
  • Plentiful import and export cargoes and ample supply of empty containers
  • Numerous options for drayage services
  • Predictable transit times
  • Labour stability
  • Established gateway for North American cargo

Why Halifax for your global supply chain strategy:

  • Diversify port-of-entry options
  • Mitigate risk over West Coast routings
  • Save transit time on European, Mediterranean and Suez (Indian subcontinent and South East Asian) routings
  • Create more balance in their supply chains serving central Canadian distribution centres through head haul/back haul opportunities
  • Gain quicker access to Central Canada and the US Midwest on double-stacked rail service
  • Provide more options for truckload and less-than-truckload regional and long-haul delivery and distribution
  • Create economies of scale and regional direct-to-store distribution

To find out how you can gain the Port of Halifax global advantage please contact:

Nancy Phillips
Director, Investment and Trade
Greater Halifax Partnership

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