Port of Halifax welcomes latest 15,000+ TEU container vessel

December 8, 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The CMA CGM Chile is the latest vessel over 15,000 TEU to call at the Port of Halifax. The vessel arrived at PSA Halifax at approximately 1:30 p.m. ADT. This is the first call for the CMA CGM Chile to the Port of Halifax.

The CMA CGM Chile is an Ultra Class Container Vessel, with 15,072 TEU (twenty-foot unit) carrying capacity and 366 metres length overall, and follows the inaugural calls of her sister vessels, the CMA CGM Brazil, on September 10, 2020 and CMA CGM Panama on September 21, 2020. The Panama, Brazil and Chile are the largest containerized cargo vessels to call at a Canadian port.

The Port of Halifax continues to experience low container terminal dwell times and reliable vessel servicing standards with no vessels at anchor or awaiting terminal berth windows. Meanwhile, the port continues to enjoy among the best on-time vessel performance of any Canadian port in 2020. With the recently completed berth extension at the South End Container Terminal operated by PSA Halifax, the Port of Halifax now has additional capacity to handle the biggest ships calling which further ensures that Halifax can welcome large vessels with no delays.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries. The direct economic output of Port of Halifax operations and Nova Scotia exporters is $2.45 billion, generating 13,600 jobs. Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.


Note to editors – Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, there will be no terminal access for media. A photo of the vessel on arrival is attached.

Lane Farguson
Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
[email protected]