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Your BMW might be awhile – Autoport Iced up

Ice has a history of affecting shipping, though this time its terrestrial based ice. The recent snow/rain/freeze weather events that have turned city streets to ice have also frozen cars into autoport.

the ice cant be chipped away for fear of damaging the vehicles, so thousands of cars will remain until the ice melts.

this is causing Autoport to use temporary storage in Shearwater, and increasing the time it takes to turnaround ships, in one case, a car carrier bypassed Halifax and moved on to New York ather waiting at anchor 24hours for the previous vessel to move.

Autoport exports vehicles to Newfoundland, and is also the import location for almost all vehicles coming from Europe to Canada.

(Above File Photo)

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Halifax Shipping News began in 2008 as a blog called The Armchair Captain. The idea behind it came when I would become curious about the comings and goings in the harbour, and research to find their source. I figured if I was wondering, others would be as well, and so I would blog about them. 5+ years later, here we are. This blog is written by Peter Ziobrowski. Peter is a Senior IT System Architect, and holds a BA in the History & Theory of Architecture,as well as diplomas in Computer System Technology and Information System Security. His personal site can be found at http://www.ziobrowski.net. Peter is available for media interviews on local Maritime issues. He also holds a large collection of photos of shipping subjects from Halifax suitable for publication. You can contact him directly via email at peter@halifaxshippingnews.ca.


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