Entries by Ryan Grant

New Chief Executive Officer

On July 6th 2015, the Board of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority selected its Chief Operating Officer, Captain Sean Griffiths, to be the next Chief Executive Officer. Captain Griffiths will be replacing Captain Anthony McGuinness, who is retiring after 19 years as CEO.

New Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board

On February 5, 2015, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, appointed Ms. Lauria Anne Galbraith of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Ms. Patricia Janet Mella of Stratford, Prince Edward Island to the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for three and four-year terms respectively.

SmartATLANTIC Consortium deploys its first inshore weather buoy to support Halifax port operations and scientific research

Data transmitted by buoy to improve safety and efficiency of port operations and prediction of extreme ocean events.

HALIFAX, NS – The first SmartATLANTIC Inshore Weather Buoy was successfully deployed on November 7, 2013 in Herring Cove by the Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Sir William Alexander. This technologically savvy “smart” buoy is bright yellow, three metres in diameter and weighs in excess of 1.5 metric tonnes.

Reappointment to the Board

On December 7, 2011, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), announced the reappointment of Mr. Tom Calkin of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, to the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for a two-year term. This will be Mr. Calkin’s third term as Chair of this Authority.

Reappointment to the Board

We are pleased to announce the reappointment of Jim Stoneman to the Authority’s Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective September 29, 2011. This will be Mr. Stoneman’s third consecutive term to serve on the Board and has been a member representing the shipping industry since 2005. Mr. Stoneman is also the President of Atship Services Ltd. and has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of vessel owning, operating, management, and agency. Mr. Stoneman is also Chair of the Shipping Federation of Canada, as well as being Chair of the Halifax District of the shipping federation.

Third Annual Public Meeting May 19, 2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Atlantic Pilotage Authority hosted its third annual public meeting on May 19th in the Compass Room at the Casino Nova Scotia on May 19th, 2011. Approximately 54 people were in attendance.

An operational and financial overview of the Authority was presented by the Chief Executive Officer, Captain Anthony McGuinness, and the Chief Financial Officer, Peter MacArthur. This was followed with a presentation of awards from Chair, Tom Calkin, to 11 shipping companies who have been regular callers to the Port of Halifax for 20 years and longer.