Friday, January 21, 2011

Bulk down, rest up

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:

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.


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