Milestone for Port of Halifax

The South End Container Terminal extension at the Port of Halifax is now complete and is fully operational.

The first vessel to call on this expanded piece of critical infrastructure, operated by PSA Halifax, is the Zim Tarragona which arrived on October 23, 2020.

Furthermore, with the extension project finished, the South End Container Terminal operated by PSA Halifax now has the longest and deepest container berth in Eastern Canada with 800m continuous length and 16m depth.

Also, the installation of a new Super Post-Panamax crane brings the total compliment of SPPX quay cranes at PSA Halifax to five.

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“PSA Halifax handles the largest container vessels calling at any port in Canada and with the opening of the berth extension we have the capability to berth two ultra-class vessels simultaneously, or three vessels on the strategically important Mediterranean, North Europe and Regional trades that support Atlantic Canadian exporters and deliver for those global Ocean Carriers that frequent our terminal,” said Kim Holtermand, CEO & Managing Director, PSA Halifax.

“We look forward to a bright future working with PSA Halifax,” added Kevin Piper, President, ILA Local 269.


  • January 2019 – Dredging begins;
  • Spring 2019 – Caisson construction begins at Richmond Terminals;
  • Summer 2019 – Placement of caissons;
  • Fall 2019 – Terminal infilling;
  • Spring 2020 – Concrete walls and placement of armor stone;
  • Fall 2020 – Asphalt and placement of additional topside infrastructure;
  • Summer 2020 – Arrival and placement of PSA Halifax SPPX crane.

Photo: Port of Halifax