OMC International has opened a new office at the Seaport in Halifax, Canada. As a founding partner of the The PIER at the Seaport, OMC has taken up residence at The PIER located in the historic Halifax Seaport District. The PIER is short for Port Innovation, Engagement and Research and its founding partners include CN, PSA International, Saab, and the Port of Halifax. The PIER aims to work as a living lab to work together, tactically and strategically, to develop solutions and commercial opportunities globally and locally.
“OMC and DUKC® were born out of the complex challenges being faced by ports three decades ago. The innovations that have followed since have been undertaken alongside our clients, those forward-thinking ports that are searching for opportunities to do things better,” said Peter O’Brien, CEO, OMC International.
“At OMC, we’re excited to be partnering with the Port of Halifax and members of ‘The PIER’ to deliver solutions to meet both existing and emerging challenges being faced by the port and maritime industry. ‘The PIER’ is a logical next step for us as we continue to grow our presence in Canada and North America. Being able to do so alongside other global companies in a collaborative way is a win-win scenario.”
“Bringing partners together in a living lab environment will create the conditions that allow us to solve the intricate problems facing the transportation sector,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “No one party can tackle these challenges on their own, but together, we can develop sustainable solutions with benefits that reach well beyond the shipping industry.”