PSA Halifax LP has announced a significant investment in two additional Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore container gantry cranes. They will be due for delivery in early 2023 to its Atlantic Hub terminal located at Canada’s east coast.
The new Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes will offer enhanced outreach (24-wide) capable of spanning the largest vessels being deployed along the North American east coast. The cranes will be added to PSA Halifax’s main berth alongside five existing Super Post-Panamax units.
“As the first port of call on North America’s east coast for ships transiting the Atlantic from Europe and South Asia, PSA Halifax offers an uncongested gateway for importers in Canada and the United States to connect directly with Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, Montreal and Moncton using our on-dock rail facility,” said Jan Van Mossevelde, CEO, PSA Halifax.
“The new cranes will ensure that our highly efficient low impact through-port container movements are matched at the waterfront by equipment capable of handling the behemoth vessels regularly calling at the Terminal.”
Kevin Piper, President of the Council of ILA Locals, has applauded PSA Halifax’s decision to purchase the new equipment.
“We are very pleased to see the significant investments PSA Halifax continues to make in terminal superstructure and the effort that is being made to grow the business, both to the benefit of our members and of the broader community,” he said.
PSA Halifax staff and workforce, comprising Longshoremen, Gearmen and Checkers deliver as a team on regular weekly services for MSC, Maersk Line, Ocean Alliance (CMA CGM, Evergreen, Cosco Shipping, and OOCL), Zim Integrated Shipping, MSC, Tropical Shipping, Eimskip, Melfi Marine and a weekly domestic service to Newfoundland with Oceanex.