By Andrew Macdonald The Halifax Port Authority has named a new Harbour Master for the port. Captain Adam Parsons, who joined the Port of Halifax in 2017 as port manager has been named new Harbour Master. He is a Master Mariner and has worked on a variety of vessels,...
NS Road Building: Highways Minister Lloyd Hines To Call Tenders – Just In Time For Needed Rural NS Economic Stimulus Package
NS Road Building: Highways Minister Lloyd Hines To Call Tenders - Just In Time For Rural NS Economic Stimulus Package By Andrew Macdonald It is business as usual for NS Highways minister Lloyd Hines, who is prepping to let road-building work out in short order. The...
HWY 103: Paving Tender To Be Issued Soon Between Tantallon & Imgramport – Lucrative Contract Will See Sharpest Bidders From Carl Potter & Donald Chisholm Vy For An Award
By Andrew Macdonald Further to the above story, that Lloyd Hines” Highways department will begin letting road-building tenders, a lucrative contract to begin paving the 103 HWY, will be among the tenders called. That highway cuts through the NS South Shore and an...
By Andrew Macdonald The Notebook Declares Lloyd Hines As History-Making Highways minister By Andrew Macdonald With a family background in the Maritime & NS road building industry, dating to 1925 when my grandfather hired a team of horses from farmers and built a...
Coronavirus: Gregg Keating’s Altimax Courier Sees Uptick In Some Deliveries, Slowdown in Other Business Aspects
By Andrew Macdonald Gregg Keating On How Coronavirus Times affects courier business: Uptick in some deliveries, business loss in others I heard the other day that some courier companies, such as UPS, FedEx & MBS have seen their delivery cube vans full to the brim,...
Halifax Port: History Making Weekend As Port Hosts Largest Ever Container Ship Since The First Container Ships Here In 1969
By Andrew Macdonald Halifax Port: History-Making Weekend As Largest Ever Container Vessel Makes A Halifax Call About now, we can all use some good news, eh? Well this weekend, the largest ever container vessel to call at the Port of Halifax berthed at the Southend...
Halifax Port: CEO Captain Gray’s 100-Day Meet & Greet Has Him Sitting Down With Waterfront Union President Kevin Piper
By Andrew Macdonald
Now three months into his posting as Port of Halifax chief executive officer, Captain Allan Gray is continuing with a 100-day ‘meet & greet’ of the port community.
And the other week, he sat down one-on-one with the president of the union representing waterfront workers who load and unload the container boxes from container vessels calling Halifax. The workers are a key component of the local port operations.
The meeting between the captain, who has two decades of actual shipping experience in his native Australia, and Kevin Piper, the president of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 269, was, by their accounts, positive and productive.
I caught up to Piper after he had the meeting with the new CEO in his corner office at the Halifax Port Authority offices, and Piper tells The Notebook he is pleased that Gray has oodles of shipping experience.
By Andrew Macdonald
The largest container vessel to ever visit the Port of Halifax is set to arrive at the PSA Halifax Southend Container Terminal the end of this month.
It is the CMA CGM Jefferson, a container vessel built-in 2017.
It has the capacity to carry a commanding 14,414 TEUs (twenty-foot container boxes and her current draught is reported to be 15 metres.
By Andrew Macdonald
John Risley is building a new mega motor yacht in Europe, report Notebook sources.
It is said to become a 351-foot yacht and is being built at a shipyard in Germany.
It will be ready to ply the blue oceans of the globe in 2021.
Halifax Stanfield: Airport CEO Joyce Carter Passionate About Encouraging Women To Join Male Dominated Aviation Industry
By Carol Dobson
In Conversation with Joyce Carter
It’s not a huge flight of fancy to compare Joyce Carter, the president and CEO of the Halifax International Airport Authority to the mayor of any medium-sized town in Nova Scotia.
“We have 5,600 employees, or roughly the population of Kentville,” Carter tells The Notebook.