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PSA acquires giant boxship-capable Halterm terminal in Canada

Halterm Container Terminal
Singapore’s PSA International has completed the acquisition of Halterm Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Canada, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners.

Halterm is the only container terminal in Eastern Canada that can serve mega-container vessels. The terminal operates three container berths with depth of up to 16 metres.

Halterm Container Terminal is currently undergoing further berth expansion, including the delivery of a fifth super post-panamax quay crane, which will enable Halterm to handle two mega container vessels concurrently in 2020.

Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class infrastructure, the Port of Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerised cargo, roro cargo and project cargo of any size.

The Port of Halifax's natural advantages make it ideally positioned for the trend towards increasingly larger ships. It is the first inbound port and the last outbound port of call for North America’s east coast, located only about 50 nautical miles from major shipping lanes from Europe to North America.

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“We are excited to welcome Halterm into PSA’s global family of ports, as PSA’s first coastal terminal in Canada,” said Tan Chong Meng, group ceo of PSA International.

In Canada, PSA also operates Ashcroft Terminal, British Columbia’s largest inland port facility.