Jun 12, 2014
The Port of St. John’s has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade or so. From our burgeoning energy sector, increasing cargo activity, strong fishery and a dynamic tourism industry, port activity has never been stronger. Of course, with this exciting growth, we must adapt and evolve to ensure that we are maintaining superior standards in our working port. The St. John’s Port Authority has been doing just that as we continue to ensure safety and vessel accessibility for Port Users are our top priorities.
Our latest undertaking has been an Operational Review of Piers 6, 7 and 8 – an area that has been of concern to Port Users and the Port Authority for some time, as increased levels of activity have resulted from more vessel traffic, the addition of new restaurants, the robust tour boat operations during the summer and, unfortunately, some illegal parking by non-port users.
Port Users have told us that changes are needed to ensure safer conditions and to deal effectively with operational realities. As such, we engaged Dillon Consulting Limited to undertake a thorough review of this area with a view to making improvements.
We certainly appreciated those Port Users who participated in our consultative process and we feel very confident that the recommendations will serve to enhance safety, vessel accessibility and working conditions in the area. Improvements will be implemented in the coming weeks, and will be reviewed after a one-year period to ensure that they are fulfilling their objectives.
We thank you once again for your cooperation and input into this process.
Summary of Improvements being implemented at Pier 6, 7 and 8.
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