Phase 1 allows for 2 ultra container ships to tie up at Haleterm by further expanding pier 42 seaward. This is viewed as a short term solution to meet current needs. The port projects a second birth will allow the port to expand to 800,000TEU, vs facing a loss of 400,000teu to American ports by not expanding, and retaining a single birth.
Phase 2 will expand north, filling in the finger piers. much of the break bulk traffic from this expansion will likely go to pier 9, or Fairview cove.
short term options for dealing with trucks suggest converting truck traffic to rail outside the halifax area – including Moncton, Trenton NS, or in Burnside. Cruse Operations are to be expanded, with options to be looked at on both sides of the Harbour.
Original article: Port Unveils Expansion Plan.