Port of Halifax Annual Report 2021

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Annual Report 2021

We Are One Port City

Halifax Port Authority Annual Report 2021

The story of the city of Halifax is profoundly connected to the geographic harbour around which so much of our culture and commerce have always revolved. Our history has been tied to the harbour since before there was a city here, when Indigenous trade routes revolved around Kjipuktuk (Great Harbour), shaping the growth of the city, the province, and the country.

The Port of Halifax is in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources, but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for an ongoing relationship between nations.

We are all here because of this Great Harbour. Everybody who lives here, who works here, who studies here, or visits our city, is a part of what happens at the Port of Halifax, whether they know it or not. When they see a container ship being guided into the harbour as they drive into the city, when they cut through the south end container terminal on a morning run, and when they take the ferry across the harbour for brunch, they are a part of the Port. It is the essence of what makes this port city such a special place to so many.

The Port is more than just the backdrop to a vibrant city however. The Halifax Port Authority oversees the properties and assets of the Crown – a series of inter-connected people and businesses that work day and night to keep our economy moving and our community employed. Our mission is to connect with markets around the world to continuously create a better port city for our customers, partners, visitors, and community members.

We are One Port City.

Port of Halifax
Port of Halifax