May 27, 2014 – Halifax, NS – The Halifax Port Authority supports the efforts of those working to bring a multi-phase international development to Nova Scotia.
Earlier today, Dongdu International Group (DDI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) and Greater Halifax Partnership (GHP) reinforcing intentions to carry out a multi-phased plan of investment and development in Halifax and other parts of Nova Scotia. “We are very supportive of the efforts underway to bring new investment to our region,” said George Malec, Vice President of Business Development and Operations, Halifax Port Authority. “We see this as an opportunity to show the international community Nova Scotia’s commitment to economic development and we offer our congratulations to DDI, NSBI and GHP for all the work that has taken place.”
The Port of Halifax is a diverse port generating $1.58 billion in gross economic impact annually. Recent investments and ongoing capital projects position the Port of Halifax to be highly competitive with new infrastructure, deep berths and seamless intermodal connections. With increasingly larger post-Panamax vessels now calling, the Port of Halifax will continue business development efforts in target markets and commodity categories that work with Halifax’s strengths.