HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – The Halifax Port Authority is in the planning stages of a new Marine Container Examination Facility (MCEF) and associated access route to Fairview Cove Container Terminal.
The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) envisions building a new MCEF on port land next to the Fairview Cove Container Terminal (FCCT).It would be used to manage container inspections for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
The port says the project would reduce container truck movements between the existing facility in Burnside Industrial Park, reduce the current time it takes to get a container from a container terminal to the current facility in Burnside and potentially further reduce truck traffic on municipal roadways given its proximity to FCCT.
It is also expected that the project would provide additional employment opportunities for the local community during construction, improve security, reduce truck movements through downtown Halifax and across the A. Murray MacKay Bridge (MacKay Bridge). It would also reduce port congestion and GHG emissions.
The port is working with the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), its container terminals, CN, municipal planners and key stakeholders on the development.