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Halifax PSA docks biggest containership to call at Canadian port

THE Port of Halifax claims to have docked the biggest containership ever to call at a Canadian port, the 15,072-TEU CMA CGM Brazil, reports the American Journal of Transportation

21 September 2020 - 19:00

THE Port of Halifax claims to have docked the biggest containership ever to call at a Canadian port, the 15,072-TEU CMA CGM Brazil, reports the American Journal of Transportation.

Berthed at PSA Halifax, the ship sails on the weekly Columbus JAX service from South Asia to the east coast of America. With a terminal area of 32 hectares, a quay length of 1,045 metres and a depth of 16.5 metres makes the port the only one in eastern Canada that can accommodate mega ships.



This inaugural call of the CMA CGM Brazil comes shortly after the arrival of eastern Canada's largest ship-to-shore super postpanamax crane in July 2020, bringing the total number of SPPX cranes at PSA Halifax to five.



The Halifax Port Authority is in the final stage of completion of a deep-water berth extension which will bring the total quay length to 800 metres to meet the growing deployment of Ultra Class Container Vessels.



'The arrival of this ship soon after the delivery of our newest and largest crane demonstrates the benefits of our step-wise development of PSA Halifax,' said PSA Halifax CEO Kim Holtermand.



'With the support of our committed workforce and staff, the Halifax Port Authority, CN, and our broad customer-base and stakeholders, the call is testament of PSA Halifax's ambition, opportunity and the great resolve within this Port to be alongside creating lasting and sustainable growth.'



French shipping giant CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is the only company offering a direct service between Halifax and South Asia.



It is also the only carrier offering shipping services from Canada's five largest ports, which translated to more than 450 calls and 500,000 TEU in 2019.


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