The Port of Halifax, Canada has reached an annual throughput of over 600,000 TEU for the first time in its history.
Containerised cargo terminals PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub and PSA Halifax Fairview Cove together moved a total of 601,700 TEU as reported by the port authority.
“In 2022, PSA Halifax, CN and the Halifax Port Authority worked together in a meaningful way, and the increased throughput volume is a positive outcome of that collaboration,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority (HPA).
“In 2022, we started using the Joint Operation Centre for containerised cargo operations and that certainly helped find new efficiencies and maintain cargo fluidity with no vessel berthing delays during a second year of sustained supply chain disruptions.”
In addition to its success in cargo operations, the HPA has also made efforts to reduce its environmental impact.
In April last year, the HPA joined the World Port Climate Initiative (WPCI) as an Incentive Provider with the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ Environmental Ship Index (ESI).
The HPA is now offering incentives to container and RoRo vessels that voluntarily register and meet ESI’s requirements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The programme has been successful in reducing emissions by 13 per cent on 40 per cent of vessel arrivals.
Looking forward, the Port of Halifax plans to continue its efforts to improve efficiency and sustainability, with the arrival of two additional super post-Panamax cranes at PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub, new yard handling equipment, and the continuation of several infrastructure projects in 2023.
In November 2022, the Port of Halifax’s Port Innovation, Engagement and Research (PIER), Canada’s first living lab for transportation, supply chain and logistics, officially marked one year of operations.
The PIER is a member-driven organisation that advances projects in transportation, supply chain and logistics.