Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a major container port serving the East Coast of Canada. Vessels traveling the Great Circle Route from Europe to the East Coast of the U.S. pass within a few hours sailing time of Halifax, so there is no delay to vessels that stop off at the port. On-dock transfer of containers from the vessel to the rail car involves direct transfer from the wharf to the rail car. Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railroads have dedicated container car fleets which serve the Port of Halifax. This paper describes the Halterm terminal in the Port of Halifax which has three ship-side cranes and four rail transfer tracks.

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  • Publication Date: 1988-4

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  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM