Advisory: Port Saint John to Test Security Plan

SAINT JOHN (NB) – Port Saint John and its stakeholders will test their security plans in a table-top exercise on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

“As part of Marine Transportation Security Regulations, Transport Canada requires all regulated marine facilities to have a security plan and test it on an annual basis,” stated Captain Chris Hall, Vice President of Operations & Harbour Master at Port Saint John.

More than 50 individuals including stakeholders such as terminal operators, service providers, law enforcement, first responders and federal and provincial government agencies involved with the movement of goods through the Port are taking part in the exercise.

The number of participants and observers displays the high level of engagement we are fortunate to have in Saint John. This is an example of both interagency involvement and public-private co-operation.

This exercise highlights how a Port is a highly sophisticated system consisting of numerous companies, organizations or individuals who all have key roles to play whether in expediting trade movement or ensuring a safe and secure environment.

Port Saint John is Eastern Canada’s largest port by tonnage and has a diverse cargo base, including dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise.

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Media contact:

Paula Copeland
Manager of Corporate Communications
Port Saint John
Cell: (506) 650-5288
Email: [email protected]

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