Recently, a large move of furnace components for the Imperial Oil Dartmouth Refinery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was completed at the Ocean Terminals facility at the Port of Halifax. The 65 pieces arrived onboard the MV Mellumplate, a part-charter with the vessel chartering company BBC arranged by PF Collins International Trade Solutions through Project Transport.

The furnace components were purchased from Boustead International Heaters in the UK and were fabricated in Thailand.

“This operation demonstrates the world-class expertise that is readily available to handle unusual cargoes at the Port of Halifax” said Patrick Bohan, Manager, Business Development, Halifax Port Authority.

Many service providers were involved in moving this freight from door to door, with a number of local service providers completing the discharge and delivery in Halifax/Dartmouth. The overall door-to-door delivery and coordination, along with customs clearance was arranged by PF Collins International Trade Solutions. Logistec Stevedoring managed the labor that handled the freight and dock work required upon arrival at Ocean Terminals, while CN and Mills Heavy Hauling combined to provide the final land transportation and delivery to the refinery in Dartmouth. Another similar shipment is expected to arrive in the Port of Halifax in the near future.