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New Maersk Line ‘MMX’ Service for Halterm International Container Terminal

[ May 30, 2018   //   ]

A new Maersk Line Mediterranean – Montreal Express service is expected to call at Halterm International Container Terminal, as its last port in Canada before direct calls in Valencia (Spain),
Salerno and La Spezia (Italy) finishing its eastbound calls at Fos sur Mer (France). The service commences on July 2nd, 2018, arriving Halifax on July 24th, 2018.

Commenting on the new Maersk Line string, Halterm CEO & Managing Director Kim Holtermand noted: “At Halterm we are investing in the equipment, people and services required to meet the demands of all our customers. Maersk Line is the largest Ocean carrier in the world and it is a customer that we know well from years of service and a close working relationship. We are delighted that Maersk Line has selected Halterm as the base in Eastern Canada for its expanded Europe service offerings.”

With five ship-to-shore cranes offering container handling on vessels up to 22-wide and no navigational
restrictions, Halterm International Container Terminal offers Shippers and Carriers exceptional export
connections from US Midwest, Toronto, Montreal and across the Atlantic Provinces.

The terminal is in the middle of a $10million expansion of its container and reefer handling capabilities, with increased reefer capacity now on-line and one of three new Rubber-Tired Gantry cranes (RTG) already delivered. The remaining two RTGs are expected to be delivered in October 2018, allowing Halterm to stack containers five-high across import and export zones – an effective increase in yard capacity of 160,000TEU, up 40% overall.

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