Picton Terminals

Picton Terminals

Picton Terminals

Picton Terminals
About Us

Picton Terminals by Doornekamp provides logistics solutions and diverse port services which provide better, more efficient shipping throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway & Great Lakes region. Picton Terminals offers stevedoring and unique storage options, innovative solutions and proximity to large markets.

Picton Terminals by Doornekamp works with clients and utilizes creative engineering, economic strategies and sustainable products to accomplish challenging projects. Custom package options are available.

Doornekamp is known for our dedication to our core values: Commitment to customers, team and family; Quality of products and services; Resourcefulness in achieving our mission.

Products Preparing to Stevedore

  • Road salt
  • Aggregates
  • Farming products
  • Heavy lift cargo
  • Containers
  • Dry bulk
  • New steel products
  • Recycled scrap steel

Docking Details

  • Dock depth: 31’ (9.44m)
  • Dock length 300 m.
  • No general restrictions of any sort.
  • Tugs not required by Picton Terminals.
  • 24 hr 7 days a week loading and unloading facilities.
  • Shore crane 30 MT lift capabilities, reach capabilities 28 m.
  • Top loading/unloading gearless vessels via clam. Discharge upon request.
  • Conveyor loading system 2000 MT/hr.
  • MARSEC level 1 site.
  • View the Water Depths (Water Depths relative to chart datum 74.2 m - Bathymetric survey 2016)

Services

  • Material/Product conveyor loading 2000 tonnes/hr various sizes 6” minus and smaller.
  • Covered/dry stockpile, numerous volume options. Long term storage options.
  • Gearless vessel discharging via Port crane 300 MT/hr.
  • Crushing/processing of aggregate materials on site.
  • Custom packaged options available.
  • Truck hauling of all materials.
  • Crane loading and unloading.
  • View the Tariff/Discharging/Tugs Fee Schedule

Picton Terminals
History

Marmora Mine

Bethlehem Steel Mills of New York discovered a magnetite ore body in Marmora, Ontario, in 1948 via a government aeromagnetic survey.

The mine site was developed between 1951 and 1953 which included the stripping of 120 feet of limestone overburden.

The first shipment of iron ore pellets commenced in 1955.

The iron ore containing magnetite was crushed and ground, and magnetically separated to produce 65% iron concentrate and roasted at 2400F.

Each day, one ore train of 30 - 35 cars delivered iron ore pellets to the Picton port for loading into 25000 MT ore ships destined for the Bethlehem Steel Company plant in Lackawanna NY via the Welland Canal.

Annual plant production was 520,000 MT.

The Marmora mine was expected to operate for >50 years.

On June 29, 1973 the Belleville Intelligencer published an article stating the Marmoraton is "The biggest hole in Hastings County and also the richest, and declared the iron mineral to be "the staple of Canada's economy".

In the late 1970's, iron production significantly decreased due to a sluggish economy, runaway inflation and a decrease in world demand for steel.

In March 1978, the Marmora Mine closure was finalized resulting in the loss of over 300 jobs in the mine and at the Picton loading dock.

PT 1978 Last Vessel

Picton Port 1955

At the Picton dock, the train cars were run out over an 800 foot trestle where the pellets were dumped into a storage pit 30 feet deep, excavated from the solid rock.

PT 1954 Dock Construction PT 1954 Train Tracks

The Shiploader pit has live storage space for 25000MT of pellets (or bulk product).

PT Ship loader pit

Space was also available for storing 330,000 MT of pellets on the ground during winter when the Welland Canal is closed.

Crane service was provided for transferring pellets from the Shiploader pit to ground storage.

The pellets were drawn from the Shiploader pit through 25 chute gates in the roof of the recovery tunnel running underneath the Shiploader pit.

The chute gates were operated manually and discharged on a 42 inch belt conveyor under the chutes.

Today, we use computer cameras in the recovery tunnel to monitor product flow, and the chute gates are operated from the Control Tower.

PT Ship loader computer controls PT Ship loader computer controls

The conveyor operates at 500 ft per minute with a capacity of 1000 MT per hour.

PT Ship loader conveyor chute

It discharges to a second conveyor running 90 degrees toward the vessel.

That conveyor discharges pellets/bulk product to a third conveyor mounted on a retractable loading tower, the boom of which can be raised/lowered for loading the pellets/product into ships/barges.

The retractable loading tower is designed to permit loading and trimming of vessels of different beams.

The boom can be raised/lowered to minimize the free drop of pellets/product into the vessel.

A 16000MT ore carrier was loaded in approx 10 hours. (During the Amherst Island Wind Farm project, the Shiploader loaded approx 500,000 MT of aggregate onto barges for island road construction over 18 months).

A 1200 foot dock supported on steel piling with a 240 foot loading section was constructed to accommodate Great Lakes vessels in the 1950's (since 2015, the dock has been improved to accommodate all vessel types).

During winter months, incoming pellets were stockpiled.

A brick building was built to house the port office and shop. The building has been renovated and remains in use as the only building at Picton Terminals.

Picton Terminals by Doornekamp 2015

In 2015, Doornekamp purchased the disused port and immediately began redevelopment of the site to diversify port services and products.

PT Old/New Control House Tower

After 40 years of bulk road salt storage, Picton Terminals inherited environmental issues.

A unique Picton Terminals Covered Dry Storage Bin for road salt, was designed. Construction is underway.

Road salt is not on site during the construction phase of the Covered Dry Storage Bin for road salt.

Picton Terminals by Doornekamp provides logistics solutions and diverse port services which provide better, more efficient shipping throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway & Great Lakes region. Picton Terminals offers stevedoring and unique storage options, innovative solutions and proximity to large markets.

In March 2022, before the St Lawrence Seaway opened for the 2022 shipping season, Picton Terminals loaded a Great Lakes vessel from Toronto, using the Shiploader

PT Ship loader

Picton Terminals
Equipment

Learn about the extensive equipment used to perform daily operations at the Port

Picton Terminals
QHSE

Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management

Picton Terminals by Doornekamp provides logistics solutions, using the efficiencies of water transportation, while respecting the environment, to support the economy. We help our customers build an efficient and sustainable future, safely.

Picton Terminals is certified by Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American marine industry which is a rigorous, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through 14 performance indicators.

Doornekamp has completed the WSIB Health and Safety Excellence program.


  • Green Marine

    Green Marine Certification

    Picton Terminals is committed to conducting its operations in a sustainable manner. The terminal operator signed on as a Green Marine participant in 2021.

    Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry dedicated to advancing environmental excellence. The program stems from a voluntary initiative by the maritime industry to exceed regulatory requirements. Green Marine is a rigorous, transparent and inclusive program that targets prioritized environmental issues such as greenhouse gases, community impacts, and water and land pollution.

    To date, more than 150 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from one ocean to the other in the United States and Canada participate in the program. The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

    To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s exhaustive self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

    The Green Marine program derives its uniqueness from the support it receives from environmental organizations and government agencies. These approximately 85 supporters contribute to shaping and revising the program.

    The annual results are published in Green Marine’s Annual performance report, at the beginning of June every year, and posted on Green Marine website.

  • ISO 9001

    Quality Policy

    We have established this Quality Policy to be consistent with the purpose and context of our organization. It provides a framework for the setting and review of objectives in addition to our commitment to satisfy applicable customers’, regulatory and legislative requirements as well as our commitment to continually improve our management system.

    Customer focus: As an organization we have made a commitment to understand our current and future customers’ needs; meet their requirements and strive to exceed their expectations.

    Leadership: Our Top Management have committed to creating and maintaining a working environment in which people become fully involved in achieving our objectives.

    Engagement of people: As an organization we recognise that people are the essence of any good business and that their full involvement enables their abilities to be used for our benefit.

    Process approach: As an organization we understand that a desired result is achieved more efficiently when activities and related resources are managed as a process or series of interconnected processes.

    Improvement: We have committed to achieving continual improvement across all aspects of our Quality Management System (QMS); it is one of our main annual objectives.

    Evidence-based decision making: As an organization we have committed to only make decisions relating to our QMS following an analysis of relevant data and information

    Relationship management: PICTON TERMINALS LTD. recognises that an organization and the relationship it has with its external providers are interdependent and a mutually beneficial relationship enhances the ability of both to create value.

    Our policy is also to meet the requirements of other interested parties and in meeting our social, environmental, charitable, regulatory and legislative responsibilities

    We have produced quality objectives that relate to this Quality Policy and they can be found in document R03 Quality Objectives.

    This Quality Policy is available/communicated to all interested parties as well as being made available to the wider community through publication on our Website, Company Noticeboard and Intranet.

  • WSIB Health & Safety Excellence Program

    WSIB Health & Safety Excellent Program

    The Health and Safety Excellence program was built in 2019 with an advisory committee of WSIB representatives, service delivery providers and the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Prevention Office.

    The program helps businesses improve their workplace health and safety – the program starts from awareness or knowledge of basic health and safety requirements and builds to excellence, such as meeting a recognized national or international health and safety standard.

    Businesses that implement program topics can improve their health and safety performance by creating a safer workplace, which can result in lower workplace injury and illness rates and reduced WSIB premiums. You can also earn rebates and recognition for your investments in health and safety.

Inspector Date/Time Inspection Actions

Picton Terminals
Vessels to Date

Vessel Name Arrival Date Cargo Offloaded Cargo Loaded Operations Schedule

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Picton Terminals
Announcements

Press Releases and other important information as it relates to the Port and Operations

  • Blasting

    No Blasting is scheduled for the immediate future


    Spring 2022 PT Shipping Schedule

    Amy Lynn D tugboat  - until July 2022 - 3 times per week

    Sheri Lynn S tugboat  -  until July 2022 - 3 times per week

    Wolfe Islander IV & Amherst Islander II - until July 2022

    Federal Seto- May 14, 2022



    COVID19 Safety
    Picton Terminals by Doornekamp is closed to the public.

  • Ontario Land Tribunal

    ABNA Investments Ltd. has formally withdrawn its appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)

    October 13, 2021

    When the Doornekamp family (ABNA Investments Ltd.) purchased the Picton Terminals Port in November of 2014, we had a vision of revitalizing the Port into a facility that would benefit the County and the broader area with jobs and economic opportunity. We worked with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to eliminate offsite migration of salt from the Port and obtained Ministry approval for a salt storage area that is found in no other port in the Province. This facility, when complete, will truly be world class and lead the industry in the prevention of salt contamination into waterbodies.

  • Doornekamp-Sleithoff

    Cleveland Europe Express Expanded

    August 23, 2021

    Spliethoff is increasing the frequency of its Cleveland Europe Express (CEE) service by adding container vessel Peyton Lynn C to the service, in response to the high demand for tonnage between Europe and the Great Lakes. This vessel, owned by Doornekamp Shipping Services, will be taken on long term charter by Spliethoff, sailing in a regular schedule between the ports of Antwerp (Belgium), Picton ON (Canada) and Cleveland OH (USA).

  • the Day of the Seafarer

    Picton Terminals joins global action on June 25 - the Day of the Seafarer

    June 22, 2021

    Ships will sound their horns at ports across Canada at 12 noon (local time) on June 25 — the Day of the Seafarer — as part of a worldwide effort to recognize the critical role marine workers have played during the pandemic and to urge governments to prioritize vaccinations for crews aboard ships.

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

    Indigenous Peoples Day

    June 21, 2021

    We wear these orange shirts to create an awareness of the pain that the residential schools have caused and continue to cause the Indigenous people. We also wear them to honour and pay our respect to the children who suffered and perished because of them.

  • Green Marine

    Picton Terminals joins Green Marine's ranks

    May 31, 2021

    Picton Terminals, a pivotal hub in Eastern Ontario's supply chain, is the newest terminal company to participate in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental certification program for North America's maritime industry.                   

  • Gesina Schepers

    Doornekamp Lines is the New Alternative to Rail and Truck Transport from the East Coast to the Ontario Market

    March 18, 2021

    Doornekamp Lines is Eastern Ontario's newest mode of transportation. Doornekamp Lines Halifax-Picton (and stops in between) service moves product by marine shipping and serves importers and exporters in Ontario. We move all types and sizes of containers, heavy lift, breakbulk, project cargo, etc. We can provide first and last mile trucking options through local transportation provider Cooney Transport

  • Picton Bay

    Announcing the Picton Terminals Clean-Up Picton Bay Fund

    Ocotober 29, 2020

    Picton Terminals is pleased to announce the Picton Terminals Clean-Up Picton Bay Fund. The Fund (originally announced in December 2018) will enable eligible community organizations to clean-up Picton Bay and the surrounding area to improve ecosystem health and ultimately improve the quality of life for PEC residents.

  • Gesina Schepers

    Doornekamp Lines is the New Alternative to Rail and Truck Transport from the East Coast to the Ontario Market

    April 28, 2020

    Doornekamp Lines is Eastern Ontario’s newest mode of transportation. Doornekamp Lines Phase 1 Halifax-Picton service moves product by marine shipping and serves importers and exporters in Ontario. Future plans for Phase 2 includes services to the North East and Mid-West United States through short sea shipping to the US Great Lakes destinations.

  • Picton Terminals Will Not Accept Road Salt Shipments in 2020

    February 11, 2020

    Picton Terminals will not accept shipments of road salt in 2020, and as it relates to salt at Picton Terminals, the future is unknown. This will be the first time since 1985 that the former Port of Hallowell has not transshipped road salt to eastern Ontario communities.

  • Sheri Lynn S (SLS) Tugboat

    Tugboat Sheri Lynn S will be breaking in Picton Bay to Glenora Ferry

    January 30, 2020

    Picton Terminals’ tugboat Sheri Lynn S will be breaking ice today. Picton Terminals wants local sled and ice fishers to enjoy winter fun but be aware of Safe Ice Conditions near the areas in which we are working. Wishing everyone a safe winter.

  • Settlement/Agreement

    All parties reach settlement in Picton Terminals litigation

    October 24, 2019

    The County of Prince Edward, Save Picton Bay and Picton Terminals are pleased to jointly announce that they have come to a settlement in all litigation related to Picton Terminals’ property at 24 White Chapel Road in Prince Edward County (formerly 62 White Chapel Road), just east of Picton.

  • LHM 420 Mobile Harbour Crane

    Picton Terminals Purchases Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane for Port Expansion

    January 16, 2019

    Picton Terminals welcomed the BBC Rushmore in November 2018. The BBC Rushmore left the Port of Brownsville USA Oct. 31, carrying PT’s newly purchased LHM 420 Mobile Harbour Crane. This versatile crane is suitable for the efficient handling of bulk cargoes, as well as the safe transportation of general cargoes.

  • Sheri Lynn S (SLS) Tugboat

    Tugboat Sheri Lynn S will be breaking ice in Picton Bay to Millhaven this winter

    January 14, 2019

    Picton Terminals’ tugboat Sheri Lynn S will be breaking ice this winter. Picton Terminals wants local sled and ice fishers to enjoy winter fun but be aware of Safe Ice Conditions and have a safe winter. We will be breaking ice from the Port, to the Glenora Ferry, through The Gap, to Millhaven until further notice.

  • Save Picton Bay

    Picton Terminals/Doornekamp Team Announce Picton Bay Clean-up Fund

    December 19, 2018

    Picton Terminals leads the way in Picton Bay cleanup efforts with announcement of a new fund dedicated to cleaning up Picton Bay waters. The fund will be made available to local community groups to support a community-wide effort to cleanup Picton Bay. Water quality of Picton Bay has been discussed for decades.

Picton Terminals
Careers

Applications are accepted at any time, but not all postings may be currently hiring.

CURRENT POSITIONS


Key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Vessel Owner
  • Responsible for the safe, efficient and economical operation of the vessel as well as safety of the crew
  • Communicate expectations, assignments and responsibilities to Deck Crew
  • Supervision and training of Deck crew
  • Implement and ensure adherence to all Statutory and legislative rules and regulations
  • Ensure all Deck personnel and new hires are familiar with Company policies and procedures and have access to the appropriate manuals and documents
  • Ensure that HRD policies and Health and Safety programs are communicated to, understood and adhered to by all Crew members
  • Motivate Deck Crew and monitor performance 
  • Responsible for the safe transportation of the ship’s cargo 
  • Responsible for preparation and/or submission of logbooks, daily records, maintenance records and permits in accordance with Company and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for the investigation of any incidents or near misses and the implementation of any corrective action

Qualifications:

  • Marine Emergency Duties (MED’s) STCW Basic Safety and Survival Craft Certifications 
  • Valid Transport Canada Marine Medical
  • GLPA Pilotage an asset
  • Experienced with Safety Management Systems (ISO & ISM), an asset
  • Proven ability to lead teams with strong communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous tug boat experience required

Salary:

  • TBD based on appropriate tug and barge experience, and certifications

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Captain
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, supervision and training of the deck crew
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of a navigational watch
  • Second in command of the vessel and officer in charge when the Captain is absent
  • Ensure that the deck crew is adequately manned and equipped in accordance with company standards and policies
  • Communicate expectations, assignments and responsibilities to Deck Crew 
  • Implement and ensure adherence to all Statutory and legislative rules and regulations
  • Ensure all Deck personnel and new hires are familiar with Company policies and procedures and have access to the appropriate manuals and documents
  • Ensure that HRD policies and Health and Safety programs are communicated to, understood and adhered to by all Crew members
  • Determine the ship’s speed and location using navigational aids
  • Responsible for the safe transportation of the ship and tug cargo
  • Responsible for preparation and/or submission of logbooks, daily records, maintenance records and permits in accordance with Company and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for the investigation of any incidents or near misses and the implementation of any corrective action
  • The maintenance and upkeep of the hull, decks, superstructures, and towing gear
  • Ensuring that lifesaving and firefighting equipment is properly inspected and maintained
  • GMDSS responsibilities 

Qualifications:

  • Chief Mate Near Coastal Certificate issued by Transport Canada
  • Marine Emergency Duties (MED’s) STCW Basic Safety and Survival Craft Certifications
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical
  • 2-5 years’ experience as a Chief Mate in the Great Lakes and Eastern Canada
  • GLPA Pilotage an asset
  • Experienced with Safety Management Systems (ISO & ISM)
  • Experienced leader and motivator of direct reports
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Tug and barge experience required

Salary:

  • TBD based on appropriate tug and barge experience, and certifications

Key Responsibilities:


  • Adhere to all company health and safety policies and work procedures
  • Support ship-assist, line handling and cargo loading/unloading
  • Other duties as assigned by the Captain 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Marine Medical and Marine Emergency Duties – Basic Safety Training
  • Strong  organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Team player
  • Tug and barge experience required

Salary:

  • TBD based on appropriate tug and barge experience, and certifications

Doornekamp Construction Ltd. is HIRING full time Labourers for projects at our sites in Picton, Napanee and Kingston, Ontario.

This Full Time Position begins immediately.


Please submit resume with previous experience via the Careers page.

www.hrdoornekamp.ca

We look forward to welcoming you to our Team !




Doornekamp Construction Ltd. is HIRING Carpenters for projects at our sites in Picton, Napanee and Kingston, Ontario.

This Full Time Position begins immediately.

Please apply with resume, via our Careers Page.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Team !


Position :  Superintendent – Marine Construction



Position Overview:

The Marine Construction Superintendent is directly responsible for construction efforts as the on-site supervisor of crews for multi-year marine based projects.  They will be responsible for implementation planning, client liaison and will lead crews in equipment care, quality of work and safe workplace practices. The successful candidate will be responsible for daily monitoring and reporting of site work to the Project Manager.

 

Location:                    Main office is in Odessa, Ontario

                                   Job Sites primarily in Greater Toronto Area

 

Salary:                        salary commensurate with experience

                                    Project specific performance bonus where applicable

 

Hours of Work:             Variable - 44hrs/week.  Some night and weekend work required

 

Job Type:                   May – December 2022 base contract with probable extension  thereafter




Job Description:

·        -Manage coordinate and direct job site logistics for crew, tugboats, barges, subcontractors, and consultants

·        -Responsible for crew scheduling and coordination from the Company’s head office to the respective job sites

·        -Job hazard analysis

·        -Build a positive and proactive safety culture at each site along side Doornekamp Construction’s Health and Safety Manager

·        -Promote and reflect company core values, core focus and multi year visions for the construction division

·        -Liaise with staff and Health and Safety Manager to ensure all safety rules, regulations and training are current and adhered to

·        -Collaboration with management staff on project methodologies and strategies, including scheduling.

·        -Monitor and assess the performance and contributions of assigned personnel and provide development, coaching and progressive discipline as applicable including incident investigation and follow up as applicable.

·        -Implementing QC programs

·        -Reporting project progress through Daily Construction Reports

·        -Manage project spendature and reporting

·        -Monitor and relay future work opportunities to leadership team

·        --Ensure contractual conditions, obligations and performance expectations of project and team are met

·        -Be primary site contact

·        -Plan and communicate weekly schedules to project stakeholders

·        -Develop effective working relationships with clients to deliver efficient construction solutions

·        -Perform related responsibilities, tasks and special projects as required or assigned.

 

 

Requirements:

 

-        - 5+ years experience as a construction supervisor

-        -Marine construction experience is an asset

-        -Experience in operating heavy equipment is an asset

-        -Comprehensive understanding of heavy civil and marine construction project current practices and regulations

-       - Commitment to understand all matters relating to health and safety and environmental standards

-        -Demonstrated experience in managing labour force on multiple projects

-        -Strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational and communication skills

-        -Proficient with MS word & Excel programs is an asset

-        -Ability to manage multiple projects, identify priorities and problem solve efficiently

-        -Motivated, self starter, efficiency and results driven

 

 

Reporting:

The Marine Construction Superintendent will report directly to the Project Manager to present current information and highlight project progress and issues.  This person will be the primary contact for both site crew and management crew, for all site related matters for their assigned projects.

 

Picton Terminals
Contact

Emergency Contact

Graham Seymour
613-929-4880
graham@doornekamp.ca
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