Each year, everyone who is anyone involved in anyway with the Port of Halifax marks Port Days as a must-go event. Organized by the Halifax Port Authority it provides insight into what is happening on the local and global scene with marine transport.

This year the message was clear from a number of fronts, global trading patterns are shifting and the opportunities for the Port of Halifax are substantial. Atlantica is no longer on the periphery of North American prosperity. The International Northeast can be the centre, but the Port of Halifax is pivotal to making that possibility a reality.

Norman Stark is the former harbour master in Halifax, he moved west to become President and CEO of the Vancouver Port Authority. He had words of wisdom and advice for the Port of Halifax in particular and Atlantica in general.

Click here to read a transcript of his remarks.