Picton Terminals

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.

  • 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
Federal Yukon    Sept 21 2022 steel
Federal Welland    August 10, 2022 steel
Gwen    July 13, 2022 FireCat 25M
FireCat 25M    July 12, 2022
Federal Alster    July 10, 2022 Steel
Federal Shimanto    June 10, 2022 Steel
Federal Seto    May 12, 2022 Steel
Oakglen    March 13, 2022 Sugar
MV Puna    December 7, 2021 Sugar
Federal Oshima    December 3, 2021 Steel
MV MACCOA    November 19, 2021 Sugar
Amherst Islander II    October 17, 2021
Wolfe Islander IV    October 9, 2021
Radium Yellowknife    July 29, 2021 Spud Barge
CSL Assiniboine    July 21, 2021 PT Heavy Equipment
Algoma Mariner    June 28, 2021 Gypsum
Federal Asahi    May 29, 2021 Steel
Amy Lynn D Tug & barge Jacob Joseph C    January - December, 2021 Limestone Granular
Sheri Lynn S Tug & barge    March - November, 2021 Limestone Granular
Sheri Lynn S Tug (Ice Breaking)    January - March, 2021
Federal Katsura    November 25-26, 2020 Steel
Sheri Lynn S Tug & barge BIG546    September - December 2020 Limestone Granular Weekdays 07:00-17:00, 2-3 Saturdays between Sept 15 and Dec 1, 2020
Molly M Tug & barge Dowden Spirit    July - December 2020 Limestone Granular Weekdays 07:00-17:00, 2-3 Saturdays between July 1 and Dec 1, 2020
Federal Danube    August 18, 2020 Steel Weekdays only 0700 - 23:00
Federal Welland    April 23, 2020 Steel Weekdays only 0700 - 23:00
M.V. Lake Erie    December 5, 2019 Steel
Baie Comeau    November 5, 2019 Salt
Baie Comeau    October 24, 2019 Salt
Federal St Laurent    September 25, 2019 Steel
Federal Mayumi    September 23, 2019 Bauxite
Baie Comeau    September 22, 2019 Salt
Federal Rhine    August 12, 2019 Steel
Gagliarda    May 24, 2019 Salt
Arneborg    May 18, 2019 Steel
Algoma Conveyor    May 16, 2019 Slag
Sheri Lynn S Tug & barge BIG546    Nov 2018 - Dec 2018 Limestone Granular
Molly M Tug & barge Dowden Spirit    Nov 2018 - Feb 2019 Limestone Granular
CSL Tadoussac    Dec 2018 Slag
Algowood    Dec 2018 Slag
Federal Mayumi    Nov 2018 Clinker
BBC Rushmore    Nov 2018 Equipment
CSL Baie Comeau    Oct 2018 Road Salt
CSL Thunder Bay    Oct 2018 Road Salt
CSL Thunder Bay    Sept 2018 Road Salt
CSL Thunder Bay    Sept 2018 Road Salt
CSL Laurentien    Sept 2018 Bauxite
Federal Yukon    Sept 2018 Clinker
CSL Baie St. Paul    May 2018 Limestone Granular
Sheri Lynn S Tug & barge BIG546    May 2018 - Oct 2018 Dredge
Evans McKeil Tug & barge MM Newfoundland    Nov 2018 - Dec 2018 Limestone Granular
Sheri Lynn S Tug - Ice Breaking    Jan 2018 - March 2018
Evans McKeil Tug & barge MM Newfoundland    Sept 2017 - April 2018 Limestone Granular
Seahound Tug & barge S-MV86    Mar 2017 - April 2017 Limestone Granular
Wylde Swan Tall Ship    July 2017 Supplies
CSL Whitefish Bay    July 20, 2017 Road Salt
CSL Thunder Bay    July 6, 2017 Road Salt
Frontenac    June 19, 2017 Road Salt
Frontenac    May 26, 2017 Road Salt
CSL Whitefish Bay    May 8, 2017 Road Salt
CSL Whitefish Bay    Nov 2016 Road Salt
CSL Whitefish Bay    Nov 2016 Limestone Granular
CSL Whitefish Bay    Sept 2016 Road Salt
Federal Biscay    Sept 2016 Bauxite
CSL Thunder Bay    June 2016 Road Salt
Ardita    April 2016 Clinker
Federal Caribou    April 2016
CSL Baie St. Paul    Nov 2015 Road Salt
CSL Baie Comeau    Sept 2015 Road Salt
CSL Thunder Bay    Aug 2015 Road Salt
CSL Whitefish Bay    Aug 2015 Road Salt
Spavalda    Aug 2015
Federal Kivalina    Aug 2015

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Picton Terminals
Announcements

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

  • Blasting

    Blasting is scheduled for September 15th and 16th, between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

    As done during earlier phases of blasting, a minimum of three siren warnings will be sounded approximately 1 min before blast occurring.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email our team at ben@doornekamp.ca.


    Autumn 2022 PT Shipping Schedule

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

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

    Wolfe Islander IV & Amherst Islander II - until Nov 2022

    Federal Yukon Sept 19, 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. Check out our profile on LinkedIn.

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:

·        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 company 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 cargo 

·        Responsible maintaining vessel and crew certificates

·        Responsible for preparation and/or submission of logbooks, daily records, maintenance records and permits in accordance with Company and TC regulatory requirements.

·        Responsible for the investigation of any incidents or near misses and the implementation of any corrective action

·        Maintain ship's publications, documents, crew certification, and other relevant paperwork

       Work area is in Toronto to Picton, Ontario region


Qualifications:

·        Marine Emergency Duties (MED’s) STCW Basic Safety and Survival Craft Certifications 

·        Valid Transport Canada Marine Medical

·        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 and barge handling experience required.


Picton Terminals
Contact

Emergency Contact

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