In 2010, the Port of Halifax recorded a remarkable recovery in most areas over 2009.
Containers: up 26%
Breakbulk: up 23.7%
RoRo: up 15.9%
Cruise passengers: up 14.7%
The only area to show a decline was bulk (primarily oil and gypsum) down 14%
All the details now available on the Port's website. You really have to search hard for it, so here is a direct link: www.portofhalifax.ca/english/about-us/statistics/index.html
Halifax is no longer a major grain exporter, so scenes like that above are unlikely to be repeated. The Adriatik, 18,328 gross tons, 30,832 dwt, built in 1973 by the 3 Maj shipyard in Rijeka (now Croatia, then Yugoslavia) flying Panamanian flag, leaves pier 28 with assistance of tug Point Vigour, with a cargo of grain. In 1983 the ship was renamed Kupa for Juogolinija. It arrived in Alang, India in July 28, 1998 for scrapping.