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NEWS Last modified on December 17, 2010

Seafood freighters prepare to leave Halifax



Tonnes of Nova Scotia seafood will be shipped overseas again this holiday season via Halifax International Airport as numerous freighters transport fresh lobster to Europe and Asia over the next 10 days.



Tonnes of Nova Scotia seafood will be shipped overseas again this holiday season via Halifax International Airport as numerous freighters transport fresh lobster to Europe and Asia over the next 10 days.

The flights will operate out of the new multi-tenant cargo facility that Gateway Facilities ULC officially opened in June, 2010. The 40-thousand square foot facility can be seen from highway 102 and boasts the largest refrigerated space with airside access north of Miami.

Each cargo flight will carry between 20 and 110 tonnes of the shellfish and will provide lobster enthusiasts overseas with a special treat just in time for the holiday season.

“December is typically our busiest month for air cargo,” says Jerry Staples, Halifax International Airport Authority's vice president for marketing and business development. “Now that the multi-tenant cargo facility is in full operation, we expect this year will be one of the busiest.”

Airlines/cargo operators due to operate B747 'seafood' freighters out of Halifax over the next 10 days include Korean Air and TNT.

 

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