" /> May 2017 - Canadian Sailings

Captain Alain Richard joins Laurentian Pilotage Authority

Laurentian Pilotage Authority (LPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Alain Richard as Executive Director, Marine Safety and Efficiency. He assumed his duties as of April 18.

Holder of a Certificate of Master Mariner, Captain Richard has more than 35 years of maritime transport experience. He served as Director of the Institut maritime du Québec in Rimouski, and for more than five years oversaw major undertakings related to the establishment of a Maritime Training Center in the Quebec City area and the development of the Maritime Institute, at the international level. He has also worked on the development of pilotage risk analyses, and recently sailed as Captain.


Louis Martel takes the helm of The CSL Group as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of The CSL Group (“CSL”) is pleased to announce that Louis Martel has taken over as President and CEO of the global shipping company, succeeding Rod Jones.

The appointment of Mr. Martel is the culmination of an eight-month transition process that began in September 2016. “Over the course of his 20-year career at CSL, Mr. Martel has played a pivotal role in driving innovation and positioning CSL and our customers ahead of the rapid pace of change in the shipping industry,” said Paul Martin, Chair of the CSL Group’s Board of Directors. “We are confident he will provide the strategic vision and drive to lead CSL into the future.”


Relationship Agreement signed between First Nation Communities and Belledune Port Authority

Belledune Port Authority signed an agreement with First Nation communities which enables all parties involved to explore the development of a framework for consultation on matters related to the Port and potential future projects.

Chief Everett Martin was present to sign the letter on behalf of the Eel River Bar First Nation, as well as Chief David Peter-Paul of Pabineau First Nation. Chief Rebecca Knockwood and Chief George Ginnish signed on behalf of Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Inc. Denis Caron, Port President & CEO was also present for the signing.


Port Saint John West Side modernization project starting

Work on the $205 million West Side Modernization Project for the Port’s container terminal will soon become more visible. The West Side Modernization Project is funded by the government of Canada, the government of New Brunswick and Port Saint John, with each contributing one-third.

Port Saint John recently awarded the design engineering contract to joint venture firm Hatch Dillon.  Canadian owned and operated, Hatch Dillon bring together a broad spectrum of experience on marine infrastructure projects at major ports in Canada and the United States. The Hatch Dillon joint venture team includes a collaboration with Baird & Associates, Conquest Engineering and Vickerman & Associates which extend the engineering and marine infrastructure experience of the West Side Modernization Project team to a global level.


Transport launches statutory review of the Railway Safety Act

On April 26, 2017, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau launched a Statutory Review of the Railway Safety Act (the Act). The Review will focus on the effectiveness of the federal rail safety legislative and regulatory framework, the operations of the Act itself, and the degree to which the Act meets its core objective of ensuring rail safety is in the best interest of Canadians.