Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, says container traffic grew by half a percentage point in Q2 compared with Q1

LOS ANGELES , July 17, 2009 () – The general manager of the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, says container traffic in the second quarter of 2009 grew by half a percentage point compared with the first quarter, The Journal of Commerce reported July 16.

Calvin Whidden said terminal traffic has been inching up since hitting a low in January 2009. June traffic was 25% higher than January, he said.

For the first five months of 2009, bulk cargo through the port was up 13.3%, breakbulk was down 34.8%, and roll-on roll-off cargo was down 24.5% compared with the same period in 2008.

The primary source of this article is The Journal of Commerce, New York, New York, on July 16, 2009.

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