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Halifax Port: CEO Captain Gray’s 100-Day Meet & Greet Has Him Sitting Down With Waterfront Union President  Kevin Piper

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.

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Halifax Port: Captain Allan Gray Bullish On Arrival Of Halifax Port’s Biggest Yet Container Vessels

Halifax Port: Captain Allan Gray Bullish On Arrival Of Halifax Port’s Biggest Yet Container Vessels

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.

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