Tag Archives: Neptune

On the Waterfront (update)

1. Article by Trevor Carolan in the NS News about Waterfront projects underway:

Waterfront politics in a snake-year.

Details of the Harbourside project available here on CNV’s website:


A town hall meeting will be held in February – date to be advised.

2.  Omitted from the article was mention of Richardson Terminal’s expansion, summary from an attendee yesterday:

I attended the Richardson expansion session at the Pinnacle today and learned a couple things.

Firstly, currently about 3 super b tractor trailers visit the terminal everyday to transport grain pellets to farms. Richardson makes the grain pellets from grain dockage (waste). With the increase in capacity from 3 to 5 million metric tonnes of grain and oilseed per year the number of tractor trailers entering and exiting the terminal via the low level road will be 5-6. This represents significant noise and diesel emissions.

Secondly, the terminal intends to transport the grain using Panamax vessels, which are twice the size of the Handy vessels (30,000 tonnes per load) currently used. As a result the number of ship trips will likely remain similar but the vessel will be twice as large. Unfortunately this comes at a time when many people are working to remediate the Inlet.

3.  Pete McMartin comment on Neptune expansion: