Friday, December 20, 2019

Port of Prince Rupert seeks comments on plans to add bunkering operations

The new year will seemingly bring new opportunities for shipments through the Port of Prince Rupert and as part of their planning to add bunkering operations to the list of options for those sailing in and out of the Northwest gateway, the Port Authority is seeking comment from the public.

The notice posted to the Port of Prince Rupert website notes that the Port will be making an addition to the Port Information Guide, including the addition of bunkering operations within the Port of Prince Rupert.

As part of the process related to the Canada Marine Act, the Port is required to seek out feedback from the community for a thirty day period which will come to an end on January 18, 2020

The background for the addition to the Guide which will be in Section 8.8 of the document can be reviewed here.

The Nine pages of amendments and additions provides a look at the guidelines that will be in place as part of the bunkering operations, which is related to the delivering of fuel to the vessels that will be calling on the Port facilities through the year.

The notes include a review of responsibilities for suppliers, requirements of insurance, the planning required for bunkering operations in the harbour, as well as restrictions, notifications and spill response plans.

A hard copy of the documentation is also available at the Port Interpretive Centre in the Atlin Terminal at Cow Bay.

Should you wish to comment on the amendments and additions, you can forward your contribution the Port at

The Port Information Guide, which is a document for Masters of Seagoing vessels, shipping lines and other parties that require detailed information on the Ports operations, is included as part of the information package related to the call for comments.

It provides a thorough look at all of the Port's operations, covering a range of topics that provide for a complete view of how the Port works on a day to day basis.

You can review that document here, also included in the information flow and available here, is a presentation of the Port Sections Guide that reviews all of the Ports Facilities.

For further items of interest about the Port of Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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