Sydney port study

A study prepared for the government recommends it promote the port of Halifax over Sydney or Canso Strait.

The report says promoting all three would cause confusion among shippers, and dilute the volume of containers Halifax already has.  It recommends against public investmnents in the Nova Porte Development here or the Melford terminal on the Strait of Canso.

Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says the government does not endorse the reports findings.  He called the research helpful and said there’s a real opportunity to development container traffic in Sydney and Melford.