The Port of Halifax in Nova Scotia welcomed the arrival of the 14,000 TEU ONE STORK on April 26th.
The ship is the first to operate on THE Alliance’s enlarged East Coast Loop (EC5) service.
The PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub Terminal features the longest and deepest berth of any Canadian port in Eastern Canada with a continuous quay length of 800 meters at a depth of 16.5 meters, a terminal area of 32 hectares and five super post-Panamax cranes.
In addition, the terminal has unhindered access to international shipping routes and two more Super Post-Panamax cranes will arrive later this year along with new yard handling equipment.
“We welcome the deployment of larger vessels as part of the EC5 service in our port city,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority.
“PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub has the infrastructure, operational knowledge and experience to efficiently handle vessels of this size. The enlargement of these ships continues to solidify Halifax as Canada’s gateway to the ultra-Atlantic.”
In February, during the GreenTech for Ports and Terminals Conference 2023, the two port authorities of Hamburg and Halifax officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a joint network platform for maritime innovations.
PIER and homePORT Hamburg set up the platform as an “Open Innovation Platform” to exchange best practices, solutions and challenges.