Port of Sheet Harbour Welcomes Unique Vessel

Port of Sheet Harbour Welcomes Unique Vessel

May 5, 2014, Halifax, NS – The Port of Sheet Harbour is pleased to welcome the E-Ship 1 during her inaugural call to the Port. The E-Ship 1 is a roll on/lift off (ro/lo) cargo vessel. She is owned by Enercon GmbH, a German windmill  manufacturer. The E-Ship 1 was specifically built to transport windmill components. What makes the E-Ship 1 unique is her rotor-ship design. The ship is equipped with four sailing rotors, called Magnus or Flettner Rotors. These vertical cylinders generate a wind-induced propelling force which has a horizontal propulsion effect. The strength of this force depends on three variables: the rotation speed, the wind speed and the relative wind direction. If the wind allows for additional propulsion through the use of the sailing rotors, the number of diesel generators used to propel the vessel can be shut down accordingly. Located in ice free waters, the Port of Sheet Harbour features a 152 m berthing wharf, 35.5 m in width, with 10.3 m of draught connected to a large concrete pad.  The Port is well-suited for marine and resource based industry, manufacturing, and transshipment opportunities. Lane Farguson Communications Advisor Halifax Port Authority (902) 426-7375 read more

Ports of Halifax and Sheet Harbour Showcase Forest Product Handling Capabilities at FPANS

Halifax, NS – January 16, 2013 – The Ports of Halifax and Sheet Harbour are showcasing their abilities at the 79th annual Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia (FPANS) Annual General Meeting. “Forest products are an important export from our region,” said Patrick Bohan, Manager of Business Development, Halifax Port Authority. “A wide variety of types of forest products are shipped out of the Ports of Halifax and Sheet Harbour including lumber, pulp and paper products, Christmas trees and wood chips to countries around the world.” The Annual General Meeting features meetings and sessions including one on European Export Markets. “Forest products continue to be in demand in many markets around the globe. Having a presence at this event allows us to connect directly with producers in Nova Scotia and provide them with information on how we can connect them to the top markets, “added Bohan. For more information, please contact: Natalie Kenrick Senior Communications Advisor Halifax Port Authority (902) 426-3465... read more

Port of Sheet Harbour Management Inc. and Labour Union Reach Deal at Port of Sheet Harbour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2012 – Sheet Harbour, N.S. – Port of Sheet Harbour Management Inc., a subsidiary of the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) and Bluewater Stevedores Union Local 2065 have come to terms on a new contract at the Port of Sheet Harbour. “With a new contract in place, we can assure cargo customers that the Port of Sheet Harbour has a skilled and stable work force that can move product efficiently and competitively for years to come,” said George Malec, Vice-President of Business Development & Operations at the Halifax Port Authority. “There is a lot of potential in this port and reliable labour is at its core.” The HPA took over operations at the Port of Sheet Harbour in July after Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s contract with the previous management expired in 2011. As port manager, the HPA is responsible for all facets of the terminal’s operations, including negotiating directly with the local labour union. “We’re pleased to have agreed to a new contract to continue labour operations at the Port of Sheet Harbour,” said Jason Josey, President of the Bluewater Stevedores Union Local 2065. “With Port of Sheet Harbour Management Inc. at the helm, we look forward to the future growth and development of cargo moved through the Port for the long-term benefit of our entire community.” The Port of Sheet Harbour is a common user facility that’s well-positioned for breakbulk cargo activity. Logistec is the facility’s stevedoring services provider. -30- For more information please contact: Natalie Kenrick Halifax Port Authority (902) 426-3465 E-mail:... read more
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