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What’s up with all the ships bypassing Halifax Harbour?

It’s a complicated answer. Plus, container ships, cargo carriers and more vessels bound for Halifax the week of Mar. 27-Apr. 2.

By Martin Bauman

In normal circumstances, the 39,938-tonne Vayenga Maersk container ship would stop in Halifax on its cross-Atlantic voyage from Montreal to Bremerhaven, Germany—only this week, it’s skipping Nova Scotia altogether. That it’s doing so isn’t altogether unusual—from time to time, shipping lines omit port calls to make up for delays or scrap stops if demand dwindles—but the Vayenga Maersk isn’t the only vessel veering away from Halifax Harbour this week...


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