Andrew Dixon, Senior Vice President of Trade & Business Development at Port Saint John, is being honoured with an Award of Excellence by Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT). The CITT Award of Excellence is given annually to a member holding the CITT Certified Logistics Professional designation (CCLP) who has deep industry experience, professional integrity, and a high level of involvement in the CITT. The Award acknowledges an entire career of experience, leadership, professional development, and dedication to excellence. Dixon, who has held the CITT Certified Logistics Professional designation for more than twenty-five years, was honoured at the Canada Logistics Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario October 25-27, 2015.


In addition to Mr. Dixon holding the CCLP designation on the Port Saint John business development team, Shannon Blanchard, Manager of Cargo Development at Port Saint John received the CCLP designation in 2014. Blanchard will be joining the CITT Board of Directors during the Conference.

New labour Agreement in force at Port of Saint John

Saint John Port Authority announced that Port of Saint John Employers Association (PSJEA) and International Longshoremen’s Association Local 273 (ILA 273) have recently ratified a collective labour agreement which will ensure labour stability at Port Saint John for 7 years. The agreement went into effect on October 4, 2015 and is retroactive to January 1, 2015.

Port of Saint John Employers Association Vice-President & General Manager, Donald Scott stated “The Port of Saint John Employers Association is pleased to have concluded negotiations with I.L.A. Local 273 resulting in a new 7-year Collective Labour Agreement. The term of the agreement sends a positive message of continued labour stability to port users and to the City of Saint John.  Along with monetary increases, this new contract provides for increased training opportunities for our current employees as well as a mechanism to grow the number of unionized positions within the Port of Saint John.  This agreement also further strengthens the future infrastructure enhancements as proposed by Port Saint John.”

ILA Local 273 Negotiating Committee Chairperson, Pat Riley stated, “We all had the upgrade project in mind when we negotiated the seven-year term. The $205 million investment is key to our Port and our city’s economic future.”

“We are extremely pleased that PSJEA and ILA 273 have come together to provide labour stability at this critical period of business growth and particularly in light of recent support for our plans to modernize West Side container and intermodal cargo handling facilities,” said Jim Quinn, President & CEO, Port Saint John.