The Canadian Retail Shippers’ Association (CRSA) has picked Halifax for receipt, sorting and distribution of products that will move via all-water service, through the Suez Canal. CRSA member include Sears, Sony and Reitmans, among others.
“Retailers need flexibility and reliability,” said Brian Gerrior of Sears Canada & chairman of the CRSA Offshore Program. “We have increasing product volumes from the Asian market and consumers want to know that the product is going to be on the shelf when they are ready to buy. This is a strategic move for CRSA and the Port of Halifax has the right combination of services and connections to get our products to market.”