June 14, 2005

Port of Halifax Secures New Retail Cargo From Asia

Major Canadian Retailers Commit to Expanding Imports and Distribution Activity Over Halifax

A group of major Canadian retailers has selected the Port of Halifax to route growing volumes of import products from Southeast Asia and the Indian Sub-continent.  Halifax will be the east coast hub for sorting and distribution activities of retail giants such as Sears Canada Inc., Sony of Canada Ltd., Reitmans (Canada) Limited and other member companies of the Canadian Retail Shippers' Association (CRSA).

Beginning July 1, a range of import goods including apparel, electronics and furniture will be shipped from Southeast Asia and the Indian Sub-continent via all-water services over the Suez Canal, to the Port of Halifax.

To learn more, read the full news release from the Halifax Port Authority.