Terminal Expansion: Halifax
Halifax: Halterm International Container Terminal to Invest C$10 Million in Its ‘Ultra-vessel’ Terminal Facility
Building on increased container traffic through 2016 and the first half of 2017, Halterm International Container Terminal will extend its container and reefer handling capabilities, with C$10 million worth of new equipment over the next 12 months.
Halterm operates the terminal under a long-term lease agreement with the Halifax Port Authority. The company describes Halterm as "the only ‘Ultra-vessel’ capable container terminal in eastern Canada."
These developments will support the terminal’s existing five ship-to-shore crane operation, providing congestion-free operations over more than a kilometer/0.6 mile of quay, at 3 berths between 14-16 meters /46-52.5 feet draft.
Halterm is in the process of optimizing its existing container yard, which involves the removal of three redundant 1970’s era ship-to-shore crane assets and the addition of new reefer capacity – an increase of more than 25 percent to more than 600 reefer plugs.
Halterm utilizes mixed equipment assets for stacking - new reach-stackers, RTGs and toplift forklifts. The three new ‘1 over 5’ RTGs are to be delivered in 2018. They will span six lanes and allow Halterm to stack containers five-high across import and export zones – an effective increase in yard capacity of 160,000TEU, up 40 percent overall.
Halterm maintains a basic workforce of more than 100 longshoremen, handling services for Ocean Alliance partners [CMA CGM, Evergreen, Cosco and OOCL], Zim Integrated Shipping, Maersk Line, Tropical Shipping, Eimskip, Melfi, TMSI, and weekly domestic service to Newfoundland with Oceanex.