March 3, 2014, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Port Authority (HPA) and CN Rail continue to work together to promote international trade and build business development opportunities. HPA and CN Rail have hired Crest Container Lines to work in India to promote the Port of Halifax and CN’s rail network as a gateway into North America. The agreement took effect March 1, 2014.
Crest Container Lines is based in Mumbai, with nine branch offices throughout India. Fouze Farrhan, President & CEO of Crest Container Lines, has over two decades of proven shipping and freight experience in the Indian Subcontinent and North American market. Crest Container Lines is a member of FFAI, FIATA and is NVOCC licenced by Federal Maritime Commission.
“There are many opportunities in this fast growing marketplace, and we are fortunate to have two very strong partners in CN and Crest to help promote our business development efforts in India,” said George Malec, Vice President of Business Development and Operations for the Halifax Port Authority. “Fouze’s experience combined with the expanding Crest network will be an excellent partnership to grow the flow of cargo between the Indian Subcontinent and North America.
“CN is pleased to continue to work closely with the Port of Halifax to pursue cargo growth opportunities in the Indian Subcontinent,” said Keith Reardon, CN Vice President, Intermodal Services. “Through this partnership we hope to improve the effectiveness of our customers’ supply chains and in turn draw more business through the Port of Halifax and CN’s North American rail network.”