Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Comment Period now open for 2022 edition of Port Information Guide

An opportunity to provide some feedback to the Prince Rupert Port Authority towards their 2022 Port Information Guide is now open, with the document available for review from the PRPA website.

The 117 page document is designed to provide a full overview of the Port's practices and procedures for Masters of seagoing vessels, shipping lines and others in the marine industry.

The Foreward to the Information guide outlines the focus for the Port's compilation of information and provides a thumbnail sketch of the Prince Rupert Port Authority's expectations.

Welcome to the Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s leading-edge port, ideally situated on Canada’s pristine Northwest coast of British Columbia. The Port of Prince Rupert’s boundaries extend from Tuck Inlet, north of Prince Rupert, to the south of Kitson Island and westward past the Kinahan Islands and include Porpoise Harbour to the east. 

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA), is responsible to ensure that every vessel transiting our harbour and calling on our terminals does so in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. The PRPA Marine Operations team is responsible for coordinating efficient marine operations in collaboration with our many local and government partner agencies and interacts with those PRPA staff who exercise oversight of port-related security and environmental initiatives regarding vessels and cargo. This is done by a staff of dedicated professionals, whether on the water in our purpose built harbour patrol vessels or from our Port Security Operations Centre (PSOC) operating 24/7, 365 days a year. 

The Port of Prince Rupert is well known for its proximity to Asia and as a vital link between the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing economies. We’ve gained a reputation for the inherent safety found in our naturally deep and ice-free harbour, straightforward and open approaches to ocean shipping lanes, and our ability to accommodate a diversity of vessels that continue to grow every year. Building upon those natural advantages, the Port of Prince Rupert is constantly innovating new best practices and procedures to ensure we are exceeding the expectations of the marine industry and the communities in which we operate.

Among some of the items of note from the document an overview of Port Performance, Documentation related to arrival and departure checklists, Navigation information, Emergency Response information, Communication themes,  an overview of Vessel operations, Port Inspections and Port Services. 

Anchorages for the Port of Prince Rupert

As part of their preparations for the final draft, the PRPA is now inviting all interested parties to submit feedback during the comment period which comes to an end on January 14th.

You can download and view the draft copy from the PRPA website, or view a hard copy of the document at the Port Interpretive Centre at the Atlin Terminal.

More notes on themes from the Port can be reviewed from our archive page.

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