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Pilotage Services & Towing Services


The Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) is a Federal Crown Corporation who provides marine pilotage service to the Port of Belledune, subject to pilot availability. Although the Port of Belledune is not a compulsory pilotage port, pilotage is recommended. The users of shipping services at the Port of Belledune require non-Canadian registered vessels to use the services of an APA licensed pilot. The port has restrictions for docking in certain wind conditions and may require a vessel to use the services of a tug, which is available. The Atlantic Pilotage Authority was established February 1, 1972, pursuant to the Pilotage Act and subsequent Federal Government regulations.

Contact details:
Atlantic Pilotage Authority
TD Tower, Suite 1801
1791 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K9
+1 902-426-2550
Email: dispatch@atlanticpilotage.com


Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) provides tug and marine support services to the Port of Belledune. ATL has 2 tugs on station year-round in Belledune and adheres to the highest marine industry standards of quality, safety, security and environmental protection. ATL has a fleet of over twenty tugs, with more than 350 employees, serving various customer needs throughout Eastern and Northern Canada along with international markets.

Services offered in Belledune:

  • Harbour and Standby Towage
  • Barge Operations(including bulk and project cargo)
  • Dredging Operations
  • Pilot Vessel Services


  • 2 conventional tugs with BHP ranging from 1,800-2,200 and bollard pull ranging from 18 to 28 tonnes
  • ATL has eight other owned and operated vessels within 72 hr steam of Belledune, should circumstances arise where extra assistance is required
  • ATL crews are trained to highest Industry standard with years of experience
  • ATL is among the first marine companies world-wide to achieve ISO 14001-2004 Certification.

Contact details:
Atlantic Towing
Saint John New Brunswick (Main Office)
300 Union St, 2nd floor
Saint John, NB E2L 4M3
+1 506-648-2790
Email: edwards.richard@atlantictowing.com

Pilotage Services & Towing Services