The next 15,000+ TEU vessel at the Port of Halifax to arrive Monday morning

Note to editors – the news release sent yesterday afternoon has been updated to reflect a change in arrival time. The vessel is now expected Monday morning at 8 a.m. The information in the news release has been updated accordingly.

September 18, 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The next Ultra Class Container Vessel is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Halifax Monday morning. The CMA CGM Panama, with 15,072 TEU (twenty-foot unit) carrying capacity and 366 metres length overall, is due to arrive at PSA Halifax at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020. This will be the first call at the Port of Halifax for the CMA CGM Panama, and follows the inaugural call of her sister vessel, the CMA CGM Brazil, on September 10, 2020. The Panama and Brazil are the largest containerized cargo vessels to call at a Canadian port.

People wanting to experience one of these giant vessels coming into our beautify port city can catch an excellent view from Point Pleasant Park. The CMA CGM Panama should be visible on the horizon around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, weather permitting. For current vessel arrival times, please check the vessel forecast summary on our website.

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 CMA CGM Brazil from her inaugural call September 10, 2020 is attached.

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