Halifax Port Authority
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|Port of Halifax|
|Location||Halifax Regional Municipality|
|Size of harbor||12.3 square miles (32 km2)|
|President and CEO||Karen Oldfield|
|Annual cargo tonnage||9.5 million metric revenue tons (FY2011)|
|Annual container volume||410,649 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) (FY2011)|
|Passenger traffic||243,577 (FY 2011)|
|Net income||$5,821,000 (FY2010)|
The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is a port authority operating as a not-for-profit Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. HPA has responsibility for all federally owned waterfront properties on Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality.
The HPA was created on March 1, 1999 and succeeds the Halifax Port Corporation (HPC). HPC was the successor to the National Harbours Board, which operated all federally owned ports in Canada. Halifax was one of the first of eighteen national ports in Canada which implemented this administrative change as required by the Canada Marine Act which passed on June 11, 1998.
HPA reports to the Minister of Transport and has a Board of Directors typically consisting of local business and community figures. In the past, the appointment process to the boards of Canada's port authorities had been criticized as were viewed as political patronage.
Halifax was announced as the new Atlantic Gateway of Canada, which, if successful, will expand the port of Halifax.
Halifax Port Authority facilities include:
- South End Container Terminal - Piers 36-42 (operated by Halterm Limited)
- Ocean Terminals - Piers 23-34
- Seaport (formerly the Seawall) - Piers 20-22, Cruise Ship Pavilion and Pier 21 museum, NSCAD University, HPA administrative building
- Halifax Grain Elevator (leased and operated by Halifax Grain Elevator Limited)
- Richmond Terminals - Piers 9 and 9A
- Richmond Offshore Terminals - Piers 9B-9D (multi-user supply base for offshore oil and gas exploration/production)
- Fairview Cove Container Terminal - (currently operated by Cerescorp)
Major port facilities not owned or administered by HPA:
- National Gypsum Wharf - (owned and operated by National Gypsum Company to serve Wrights Cove gypsum terminal)
- Woodside Atlantic Wharf - (vessel lay up and repair, servicing oil rigs)
- Imperial Oil Wharves - (Imperial Oil, serves the Dartmouth Refinery)
- Autoport - (owned by CN Rail)
All HPA facilities are serviced by CN Rail.
- Official site
- International Shipping in British Columbia
- Chamber of Shipping (BC): BC Ports handbook (pdf, 258 p.)