Marine and Land Operations
The Port of Halifax is one of the largest, naturally deep, ice-free harbours in the
world. As a Canadian Port Authority, our role is to manage the assets of the crown through revenue generation and re-investment in infrastructure.
So, what are those assets? We oversee 265 acres of land and all adjacent federal waters. Our navigation jurisdiction extends from the harbour limit line, northeast through the harbour, past the narrows and into the deep-water confines of Bedford Basin, and includes the Northwest Arm.
The assets we manage and services we provide are many and varied. They include everything from land, water, cargo and cruise facilities, procedures for the safe management of vessel movements throughout these waters, vessel scheduling and berthing allocation for those facilities, vessel mooring in the outer harbour, narrows, and Bedford Basin, dangerous good approvals, incident response and emergency management, and customer information and advice. As Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway and a regional economic engine, we work with partners throughout the city, and around the world to keep our economy moving and our community employed.