Halifax launches LCL service
Port of Halifax said a new less than containerload consolidation service is being launched for local exporters to Europe.
The port said the new service is a partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries, Agriculture and Aquaculture, the Halifax Port Authority, and Kuehne + Nagel Ltd.
'Currently, goods exported from Nova Scotia are sent to central Canada, consolidated there and then shipped to Europe,' said Scott Hosking, director of marketing with the departments of Agriculture and Fisheries and Aquaculture. 'This service will put local exporters on a competitive playing field by eliminating a step in the process.'
The Halifax Port Authority and Kuehne + Nagel will work with exporters and local forwarders to consolidate shipments of dry freight on a guaranteed weekly service bound for Bremen, Germany which will act as the hub to provide coverage within continental Europe and beyond.