The group that plans to build a container terminal at Melford in Nova Scotia has completed the purchase of the land along the Strait of Canso for the deep-water port.
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough said it finalized the sale and transfer of the waterfront lands to Melford International Terminal Inc.
The Government of Nova Scotia confirmed that the sale and conveyance of lands from the Melford Industrial Reserve to MITI was concluded on Sept. 16.
MITI and its partners will build a new container terminal, intermodal rail facility and a logistics park on the lands.
Located on the great circle route, Maher Melford will be the closest east coast port to Europe and Asia via the Suez Canal.
The planned terminal will have no air or water draft restrictions, will be ice-free, and will have a navigational depth exceeding 90 feet, with 60 feet at the berth.