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Technical feasibility study gets funding

China Communication Construction Company and Harbor Port Development Partners agree to fund technical feasibility study for NOVAPORTE
 
In his role as International Advisor to Harbor Port Development Partners (HPDP)​, The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada and Albert Barbusci, founding Partner of HPDP​ met with President Chen Fenjian of China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) and much of Chen Fenjian’s senior management team. This meeting took place April 18th​ 2016 at CCCC’s headquarters in Beijing. The meeting formalized CCCC’s role in preparing the technical feasibility study for NOVAPORTE (the name of Sydney’s new container terminal). CCCC through its subsidiary ​will also supply state of the art cranes and other related equipment for the project. It is expected that ​CCCC will be an equity partner and ​play an important role in both the engineering and construction of the new port. Both former Prime Minister Chrétien and President Chen Fenjian’s of CCCC emphasized the opportunity for China and Canada to cooperate in financing and building future infrastructure projects. China Construction Communications Company is the largest engineering and construction firm in the world.
 
Ports America to operate new Nova Scotia mega-terminal

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SYDNEY, N.S. —  In mid-December, Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) announced they had reached an agreement to work together to promote, develop and manage Novaporte – a planned mega-terminal – in the Port of Sydney.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, December 19, 2016

It’s clear sailing for the company with the sole marketing rights to Sydney’s port development after its exclusivity agreement with the Cape Breton Municipality was extended for five years.

On Monday, the CBRM council voted 9-4 in favour of extending the two-year agreement, reached on June 16, 2015, that gave Harbor Port Development Partners, since rebranded as Sydney Harbour Investment Partners, the exclusive rights to market and develop the Port of Sydney with the main objective of securing a container terminal for Sydport’s Greenfield site, properties the municipality purchased over time at a total cost of $6 million.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, December 12, 2016

Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners Agreement on Marine Container Facility in Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Sydney, Nova Scotia, December 12, 2016 — Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) have announced an agreement for the promotion, development and management of Novaporte, the marine container facility in the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia
Sydney, Nova Scotia, December 13, 2016

Mayor and First Nations leaders support “transformative opportunity” at Port of Sydney

Sydney, Nova Scotia, December 13, 2016 — MONTREAL, QUEBEC - The head office of Montreal’s Canderel was the setting for a historic meeting with key partners in Port of Sydney’s Novaporte and Novazone project. 
Why shipping experts think the time is right to build a container terminal in Sydney

'All the stars have aligned and we've seen the shippers see the vision,' says Jonathan Wener

Ports Day in Sydney has transformed in recent years into a hotbed of discussion about the potential of building a container terminal in the harbour — and this year, attendees from all facets of the shipping industry say the time is right to make it a reality. The big announcement this week came from the Canderel Group of Companies, based in Montreal.
Officials at Port Days event make case for Sydney Harbour container terminal

Company has rights to market the port and attract financiers, builders, shippers and operator to get $1.5B plan started

SYDNEY – Speakers at the Port of Sydney Development Corp.’s Port Days event on Thursday were mostly preaching to the converted, but one after another laid out the case in favour of a container terminal and logistics park in Sydney Harbour.
Egyptian ambassador hopeful about shipping partnership with Sydney port

'Let me say that the potential that this MOU provides is huge,' says Egyptian ambassador Motaz Zahran

Egypt's ambassador to Canada was in Cape Breton this week to promote business and education links between the island and his country. Motaz Zahran toured Sydney Harbour on Wednesday with Cecil Clarke, the mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, who pitched for Egypt to consider Sydney's port as traffic increases in the newly-expanded Suez Canal.
CBRM port development potential enormous

The handout for this year’s Sydney Harbour Port Days was entitled ‘Thinking Big’ – A new home on the East Coast for Ultra Large Container Vessels.

It might also have been billed as ‘The Clock is Ticking’ for that was the underlying message delivered by several of the guest speakers.
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