• Halifax Harbour is ice-free year-round, offering easy access and a diversity of cargo-handling
    facilities. A channel depth of more than 18 metres (60 feet) that requires no maintenance dredging makes Halifax the only port on North America's east coast capable of handling fully loaded post-Panamax ships.
  • An hour from the Great Circle Route, Halifax offers the shortest ocean voyage for ships operating on the North Atlantic and on Round-the-World and Suez routings.
  • Halifax's strategic location and efficient port operations and intermodal network ensure that import cargo reaches its inland destination quicker than via other east coast ports, and exporters have more time to prepare their outbound cargo for shipment.
  • Halifax port infrastructure includes BreakBulk, Heavy Lift/Project Cargo Bulk and Cruise Ship facilities.
  • Based in Halifax with easy access to the Port and its facilities, Holmes Maritime also serves the following ports:
    • Eastern Canada: Shelburne, Lunenburg, Sheet Harbour, Sydney, Mulgrave, Baddeck, Port Hawkesbury, Country Harbour and Point Tupper in Nova Scotia; Saint John and Belledune in New Brunswick; Bay Bulls, Argentia and Long Pond in Newfoundland, among others.
    • Any maritime port in eastern Canada, all Saint Lawrence and Great Lake Ports.
    • Western Canadian Ports