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  • 2016 December 13 16:47

    Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners announce an agreement on container facility in Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia

    Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) have announced an agreement for the promotion, development and management of  Novaporte, the marine  container  facility  in the  Port  of  Sydney, Nova Scotia.

    SHIP has exclusive development rights to approximately 500 acres in the Port of Sydney and, with the  support  of  Ports  America  and  a specially  formed development  group, will build a dedicated, semi - automated, deep - water marine container facility capable of handling  18,000+  TEU  vessels. 

    Building will  commence after establishing  sufficient  customer  volume  commitments.  Construction,  once  initiated, is  expected  to  take  approximately  two years to complete. Ports America will manage and operate the terminal for  40 years , providing services such  as full stevedore and terminal labor management, terminal  operating systems , and maintena nce and repair.

    About Ports America:

    Ports America is the largest U.S. terminal operator and  stevedore with operations in 42 ports and 80 terminals. With a highly  skilled  and  trained  labor  force,  Ports  America  has  the  experience  and  expertise  to  manage  all  types  of  cargo  handling.  Handling more than 13.4 million TEUs, 2.5 million vehicles, 10.1 mi llion tons of general cargo and 1.7 million cruise ship  passengers  in  2015,  Ports America  has  operations  ranging  from  pure  container terminals  to  under - the - hook  stevedoring.  Operations also include bulk and breakbulk facilities, world - class cruise terminal s, intermodal facilities, maintenance and  repair and quality care auto/ro - ro handling. 

    About  Sydney Harbour Investment Partners:

    SHIP, formerly known as  Harbour  Port  Development  Partners, was  established  specifically  to  develop  and  market Novaporte , the  Port of Sydney's new deep - water container terminal and adjacent logistics park , Novazone . Since inception,  SHIP  has  worked  to  assemble a  global  consortium  of  marine  and  financial  service  partners to  develop this  project. 

    About the Novaporte terminal and the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia:

    The  Port  of  Sydney  is  strategically  located  on  the  East  Coast  of  Canada  and  positions  SHIP  and  Ports  America  to  accommodate shipping routes  to and from North America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, the Port of Sydney benefits from  infrastructure  connectivity  via  multi ple  road,  rail  and  sea  channels,  as  well  as  abundant  power. The  development  and  subsequent operations of the terminal will provi de a  powerful  boost  to Canada’s Maritime economy.

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