By Puerto Rico Liberation Portal
with arrival MSC Elma to PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub, The Port of Halifax, Canada, has officially taken over service of the fifth MSC.
The rotation of service from Ecuador to the NWC includes stops at Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Halifax, Boston, Freeport, Balboa, Guayaquil, Puerto Bolivar, Guayaquil, Baita, Cristobal, Moennes and Antwerp.
“This new service provides greater connectivity between Europe and Latin America for Nova Scotia importers and exporters looking to connect with these markets,” he said. Captain Alan Gray, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax Port Authority.
“PSA Halifax is doing a fantastic job of expanding services through Halifax and the global reach of those moving goods through our international gateway,” the CEO added.
This service will connect to the PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub station. The first ship, MSC Elma, has an overall length of 300 meters and a cargo capacity of 9,408 TEU (twenty foot equivalent units).
The PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub Terminal boasts the longest and deepest berth of any port in Eastern Canada, with a continuous berth length of 800m at a depth of 16.5m.
PSA Halifax covers an area of 32 hectares and has five Super Panamax (SPPX) cranes. Two additional SPPX cranes and new yard handling equipment will arrive later this year.