Port op­por­tu­ni­ties rea­son for op­ti­mism

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

I was very pleased to see in the Cape Bre­ton Post that Barry Sheehy and part­ner Al­bert Bar­busci are on their way to China (‘ Talk­ing up Syd­ney’s port ad­van­tage in China’, July 8).

Af­ter be­ing in the ports of Hong Kong and Bei­jing my­self, I was to­tally amazed at the num­ber of con­tain­ers and the size of the docks these peo­ple have for ex­port. If we could just get one row of what is on their dock ev­ery­one in Cape Bre­ton would have to go to work.

Sheehy in­di­cated that this is go­ing to take up to five years to hap­pen.

There­fore, I feel the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and Trans­port Min­is­ter Lisa Raitt ( for­merly of Whit­ney Pier) need to start work to­day in pre­par­ing a four-lane high­way to the Canso Cause­way as Syd­ney is able to take the new jumbo con­tainer ships and Mon­treal is not.

Rail and high­way are go­ing to be a main selling fea­ture to the Chi­nese.

Bravo to Sheehy and com­pany for your hard work and per­sis­tence. Please do not get dis­cour­aged with the neg­a­tiv­ity. Your com­pany is do­ing a good job

Gary Avery Al­bert Bridge

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