Halifax Port Authority looks to deepen berths at Southend facility

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HALIFAX, N.S. — Halifax Port Authority plans to deepen the Pier C berths of its Southend Container Terminal facility, operated by Halterm, from a current depth of 15 metres to a new depth of 16 metres, according to reports by Americanshipper.com.

The dredging will allow safer clearance for the keels of fully laden, post-Panamax vessels with a capacity of 8,000 TEUs or more.

Shipping lines are looking to the Port of Halifax because of our available capacity and this further investment in our infrastructure will allow us to handle their business, said George Malec, vice-president, operations and security.

The dredging work, scheduled to begin in mid-November, will be completed within three months at an estimated cost of $1.5 million.

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