Product leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia will have easier and faster access to southern US markets, say officials after signing an agreement that strengthens cargo links between Halifax and Memphis, Tennessee.
Officials from the two cities have signed an agreement to jointly pursue mutually beneficial cargo connections. Halifax was represented by Stephen Dempsey, Chair of the Halifax Gateway Council, while Arnold Perl, Chairman of the Memphis Regional Logistics Council signed on behalf of Memphis. This agreement was also endorsed by Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly and Memphis Mayor Willie W. Herenton.
"This partnership is about building relationships, but the agreement also means we need to be ready sell the Gateway business case" said Stephen Dempsey, Chair of the Halifax Gateway Council.
Arnold Perl, Chairman of the Memphis Regional Logistics Council and Partner in the law firm of Ford and Harrison LLP noted "Memphis is literally connected by CN rail to both coasts of Canada through Prince Rupert, BC on the West and Halifax, Nova Scotia on the East–these trading relationships will only enhance our competitive positioning."