All marine terminal facilities at the Port of Belledune and the Belledune Port Authority itself are in compliance with International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) and the Canadian “Marine Transportation Security Act and Regulations” (MTSR’s); each individually having Marine Facility Security Plans that have previously been reviewed and approved by Transport Canada Marine Safety & Security. The plans are kept up to date and amended from time to time as required by Transport Canada with the individual Marine Facility Security Officers (MFSO’s) being responsible for their upkeep and which must otherwise manage and control the security plans for/on behalf of each individual marine terminal facility operator (or Port).
The Belledune Port Authority also works closely by relationship and in concert with the following various federal regulatory agencies which are generally either directly or indirectly involved with port marine facility security-related issues. Please refer to the respective websites for more information:
PORT SECURITY PHOTO ID AND PROX READER GATE ACCESS
The Belledune Port Authority requests that all individuals who require a photo ID card and prox. reader security gate access swipe card, send an advance email request to the Operations Technician.
Once the necessary application forms and documentation have been provided back to the applicant in question, he/she will then need to obtain a sponsorship letter from the Terminal operator that they and/or their employer are contracted by. The applicant must then appropriately complete, sign, date, and ready the application form along with the accompanying necessary sponsorship letter printed on appropriate company letterhead.
The applicant(s) will then be required to book an appointment in advance with the Operations Technician so as to present themselves in person at a suitable date and time previously arranged to process their individual application and have a photograph taken to prepare the necessary colour photo ID card and security gate swipe card passes.
Two pieces of government issued photo ID is required (e.g. valid passport, provincial driver’s licence, medical card, etc.). No walk-in appointments will be accepted.
The Belledune Port Authority has environmental management systems in place that use the International Standards Organization (ISO) 14,000 as a model to ensure the greatest possible protection of the environment. By developing effective management systems based on sound principles and measures, the Port of Belledune has been able to successfully avoid and prevent harm from befalling the environment.
Furthermore, the port and its clients are subject to numerous Acts and regulations including the Canada Marine Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the Canadian Shipping Act (including marine pollution), and the Fisheries Act amongst others. The port also conforms to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) e.g. MARPOL and IMDG Code guidelines. Issues such as oily waste reception, garbage, sewage, and the handling of chemicals and hazardous materials come under the guidelines to which the port stringently adheres when and wherever possible. The port conforms to all changes in any applicable rules and regulations and takes its role in safeguarding the environment seriously at all times.
Environmental Assessments for the Belledune Port Authority may be found at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.