This year Eimskip is participating in an event to ship the Boston tree from Halifax to Portland. The tree is a gift from the province of Nova Scotia, which they give every year to the city of Boston. The tradition is a thank you to Boston for helping Halifax out when the devastating explosion happened in the port in 1917. This created an ongoing bond between the cities, marked by the annual gift of a holiday tree. This year's Tree for Boston is dedicated to health-care workers, honoring both the 1917 response and those taking care of us on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tree usually goes by road transport, but due to COVID restrictions, Eimskip will ship the tree on a container vessel from Halifax to Portland this year and take part in this important tradition. The tree departed from Halifax on November 18th and will arrive in Portland on November 19th. Then it will be trucked to its final destination in Boston for a tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd.
"Eimskip Canada is honored to be a part of this important tradition and very happy to be able to take care of transporting the Christmas tree to the city of Boston,” said Thordis Thorlacius, liner manager with Eimskip Canada.
In the picture from left: Megan Noseworthy, General Manager Cargocan Agency, Shawn Doyle, Sales & Operations Lead Eimskip Canada, Thordis Thorlacius, Liner Manager Eimskip Canada, Jeff Simms, Managing Director Eimskip Canada, Kim Holtermand, Acting COO PSA Terminal Halifax and Andy Herriott, Chief Commercial Officer PSA Terminal Halifax.