On March 1, 1999, the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) succeeded the Halifax Port Corporation. Halifax was one of the first of 18 Canadian ports to implement this administrative change as required by the Canada Marine Act (Bill C-9), which was passed on June 11, 1998. As an Agent of the Crown under the direction of the Minister of Transport, the Halifax Port Authority is responsible for administering Halifax Harbour.

The HPA is a local port authority with a mandate "to develop, market and manage its assets in order to foster and promote trade and transportation.

Our Mission

We will lead in the development of the Port of Halifax, serving as a catalyst for the local, regional and national economies.

We will be financially sustainable, operate in an environmentally responsible manner, and provide opportunities to employees for personal growth.

Our Vision

The Port of Halifax is about making connections between people, commerce and opportunity. We take a leadership role in developing business for the Port of Halifax in collaboration with our partners and we responsibly manage Port assets. The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) makes connections happen that attract and retain cargo and cruise activity to our Port which delivers economic benefits to our community and region.

Our Values

  • We build long term relationships with our customers, our employees and our stakeholders by being honest, upfront, and open, while using sound judgment in our decision making.
  • We deliver excellence in a responsive and professional manner to our customers and stakeholders by "doing what we say we will do".
  • We are accountable for our actions and are committed to promoting a healthy community, region and country for our customers, employees and stakeholders. The Halifax Port Authority shall not compromise its customers, employees and stakeholder's safety for the sake of business interests or operational expediency.
  • We believe; Great people make a great company and we will maintain this by promoting continuous improvements in our organization.
  • We encourage an entrepreneurial spirit by celebrating passion, creative problem-solving and innovation from our internal and external partners to achieve results and to maintain our standard of service. We provide the tools to make decisions, to manage risks and achieve results.