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PSA Halifax to add muscle at its Atlantic Hub Terminal with new cranes

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HALIFAX : PSA Halifax LP is pleased to announce a significant investment in two additional Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore container gantry cranes. They will be due for delivery in early 2023 to its Atlantic Hub terminal located at Canada’s east coast.

The new Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes will offer enhanced outreach (24-wide) capable of spanning the largest vessels being deployed along the North American east coast. The cranes will be added to PSA Halifax’s main berth alongside five existing Super Post-Panamax units.

“As the first port of call on North America’s east coast for ships transiting the Atlantic from Europe and South Asia, PSA Halifax offers an uncongested gateway for importers in Canada and the United States to connect directly with Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, Montreal and Moncton using our on-dock rail facility,” said Jan Van Mossevelde, CEO, PSA Halifax.

Van Mossevelde continues, “The new cranes will ensure that our highly efficient low impact through-port
container movements are matched at the waterfront by equipment capable of handling the behemoth
vessels regularly calling at the Terminal.”

Kevin Piper, President of the Council of ILA Locals, has applauded PSA Halifax’s decision to purchase the new equipment. “We are very pleased to see the significant investments PSA Halifax continues to make in terminal superstructure and the effort that is being made to grow the business, both to the benefit of our members and of the broader community,” he said.

PSA Halifax staff and workforce, comprising Longshoremen, Gearmen and Checkers deliver as a team on regular weekly services for MSC, Maersk Line, Ocean Alliance (CMA CGM, Evergreen, Cosco Shipping, and OOCL), Zim Integrated Shipping, MSC, Tropical Shipping, Eimskip, Melfi Marine and a weekly domestic service to Newfoundland with Oceanex.

About PSA Halifax

With natural deep-water, year-round ice-free access, and the capability to handle the largest vessels visiting
North America’s east coast, PSA Halifax’s commitment to service reflects a management team with diverse
international experience. Building networked coastal and inland rail solutions, PSA Halifax offers global
carriers and logistics providers a reliable route to market and unrivalled ‘first and last port’ capabilities as
Canada’s Atlantic hub. PSA Halifax is a subsidiary of PSA International, a leading Port group and trusted
partner to cargo stakeholders.

About PSA International

PSA International (PSA) is a leading Port group and trusted partner to cargo stakeholders. With flagship
operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s global network encompasses over 50 locations in 26 countries
around the world. The Group’s portfolio comprises more than 60 deepsea, rail and inland terminals, as well
as affiliated businesses in distriparks, warehouses, and marine services. Drawing on the deep expertise and
experience of a diverse global team, PSA actively collaborates with its customers and partners to deliver
world-class port services alongside, develop innovative cargo solutions, and co-create an Internet of
Logistics. As the partner of choice in the global supply chain, PSA is “The World’s Port of Call”.

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