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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, the Belledune Port Authority greatly values the services offered by the APA so that the Port Authority can ensure the safest and most efficient marine activities while in port. The Atlantic Pilotage Authority was established February 1, 1972, pursuant to the Pilotage Act and subsequent Federal Government regulations.

Contact details:
Atlantic Pilotage Authority
Cogswell Tower, Suite 910
2000 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K1
+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