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NEWS  ARTICLE:

Cleveland Europe Express Expanded

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).

Doornekamp Spleithoff

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FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

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

Picton, Ontario - 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. Picton Terminals’ vessels will join the global marine action.

Throughout the pandemic, seafarers have delivered essential PPE and medicines to protect Canadians, and transported the country’s trade to and from domestic and international markets to keep the economy moving.

Canada’s marine industry associations, including the Chamber of Marine Commerce, the Chamber of Shipping, the Shipping Federation of Canada, the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council, and the International Ship-owners Alliance of Canada are now calling for all levels of government to ensure these men and women do not get left behind in vaccination efforts.

Many Canadian ship crews have struggled to receive their first vaccine dose due to ongoing logistical and vaccine supply issues at all levels of government. International seafarers, many of whom come from developing countries, are still unable to access vaccines at most Canadian ports.

Seafarers face particular risks of COVID-19 exposure and transmission, which include living and working on board their vessels in close contact with their fellow crew members, interacting with non-crew individuals who must periodically board the ship, and engaging in extensive work-related travel (often crossing multiple provincial and international borders) in order to join a ship.

It is also extremely challenging for seafarers to access vaccines, even when they are Canadian. Laws require that a minimum contingent of crew remains on operating vessels at all times, and crews are on board for weeks or months at a time as part of their contracts — which makes it difficult to schedule vaccine appointments. In the U.S., which has a surplus of vaccines, these hurdles have been overcome by having nurses board ships at locks or at port vaccination clinics – no matter their home country, including Canadian crew members returning to this country.

The marine sector urges the following actions:
  • That all levels of government continue to work with the Canadian marine sector and unions to accelerate providing vaccines (first and second doses) to facilitate mobile clinics at ports and onboard ships. The marine industry already has a contract with private nurses to carry out this initiative for domestic seafarers.
  • That the Canadian federal government take a leadership role in ensuring that international seafarers calling Canadian ports are prioritized for vaccination as our domestic supply increases.

The above measures will not only contribute to the health and welfare of seafarers in Canada but also serve as a bulwark against any serious health-related and COVID disruptions to Canada’s transportation system and supply chain overall – which Canada can ill-afford as it seeks to position itself for an effective post-COVID economic recovery.

Quotes

“Our Canadian crews desperately want their first and second vaccines. Let’s not forget the sacrifice they’ve made during this pandemic to ensure our lives could carry on as normally as possible. We want to continue to partner with our unions and all levels of government to ensure marine workers also get the two-dose summer that has been promised to all Canadians.”
— Bruce Burrows, President and CEO of the Chamber of Marine Commerce

“Canada has been a global leader in supporting crew changes for ships trading at Canadian ports through the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada should continue its leadership in supporting people and provide vaccinations to seafarers who have endured considerable suffering while keeping vital supply chains moving.”
— Robert Lewis-Manning, President and CEO of the Chamber of Shipping

“Our global supply chains don’t function if international seafarers are not healthy. Vaccinating seafarers is the best way we can protect them against COVID-19 and ensure the continued, uninterrupted movement of goods, both at home and abroad. Canada has established safe shore leave protocols and facilitated crew changes to support the welfare of international seafarers; it should now take the next step and ensure all seafarers calling at Canadian ports are vaccinated.”
— Wendy Zatylny, President, Association of Canadian Port Authorities

“The 2021 edition of Day of the Seafarer provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary work that seafarers around the world have done to keep trade moving under incredibly challenging conditions. Despite these efforts, many seafarers are now facing significant health risks due to their inability to access COVID-19 vaccines. Given that this is a growing humanitarian issue, we call on Canada to play a leadership role in prioritizing seafarers calling Canadian ports for vaccinations, and to do so on an urgent basis.”
— Michael Broad, President, Shipping Federation of Canada

“As Quebec paused to limit the spread of COVID-19 and land borders closed, the marine industry ensured that the supply chain was never broken. The efforts made must be recognized. In solidarity with our community partners, we recognize the resilience, courage and teamwork of all industry stakeholders who have made this happen.”
— Mathieu St-Pierre, President and CEO, St. Lawrence Economic Development Council

“We need the leadership of the Canadian and Provincial governments to partner up today and include seafarers as critical to receiving the COVID vaccine in each province across Canada as seafarers continue to keep us provisioned with critical and essential supplies. Not to vaccinate or cause a delay will place the seafarer’s life at risk while on duty in Canada.”
— Lanna Hodgson, Secretary-General, International Ship-owners Alliance of Canada

Note to Editors:
A video/audio sample of ships in Canadian waters sounding the Horn (from last year to provide you an example of what will happen) Video clips on the day from ships/port (taken on phones) may be available by media request.

Media Contacts:

Chamber of Marine Commerce
Julia Fields
613-294-8515
jfields@cmc-ccm.com


Chamber of Shipping
Robert Lewis-Manning
604-681-2351
robert@cosbc.ca


Shipping Federation of Canada
Karen Kancens
514-246-8755
kkancens@shipfed.ca


Association of Canadian Port Authorities
Michel Hachey
613-407-7486
robert@cosbc.ca


St. Lawrence Economic Development Council
Marie-Pier Racine
418-648-4572
marie-pier.racine@st-laurent.org


International Ship-owners Alliance of Canada
Lanna Hodgson
604-428-8667
lannahodgson@isaccanada.ca

Picton Terminals is a family owned business with head office located in Odessa, Ontario. The company employees 80 – 100 people with the majority of business occurring in the Eastern Ontario region. Our goals at Picton Terminals are to provide better import and export services to the local, regional and global economies. We continue to expand the existing facilities, allowing more efficient shipping with the ability to receive and handle a variety of products.

Contact:
Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd. / Picton Terminals
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
Office: 613-386-3033
sandy@doornekamp.ca



FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

Picton Terminals joins Green Marine’s ranks

Odessa, Ontario - 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.

“Employing upwards of 80 people as a major contributor to Eastern Ontario’s economy, our family-owned company has always sought the best possible environmental conditions for future generations,” said Ben Doornekamp, the director of Picton Terminals. “So joining this comprehensive environmental program is totally in step with our efforts – especially since our vision of sustainable growth so perfectly aligns with Green Marine’s core principles.”

David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, welcomed Picton Terminals as the first company from Ontario’s Prince Edward County to participate in Green Marine. “By joining Green Marine, Picton Terminals is further strengthening its commitment to sustainability by choosing to benchmark its efforts, have them externally verified, and take advantage of the environmental and innovative knowledge of the Green Marine network,” Bolduc said. “In the process, Picton Terminals will likely inspire other businesses in the region to undertake greater environmental goals.”

The Green Marine environmental program addresses a number of priority environmental issues through its 14 performance indicators, including greenhouse gases, air emissions, leak and spill prevention, waste management, community relations, and underwater noise. Some indicators apply to landside operations while others to shipping activities. The certification process is rigorous and transparent, with the individual performance of each participant made public annually and the results independently verified every two years.

About Picton Terminals
Picton Terminals is a family-owned company that specializes in providing new and/or updated infrastructure to facilitate import and export services in and around Eastern Ontario. Based in Odessa, Ontario, the company is currently expanding its facilities to efficiently handle a wider range of shipped products. The family also owns and operates H.R. Doornekamp Construction, Hendriks Aggregates and Abna Investments.

Green Marine overview
Founded in 2007, Green Marine’s North American environmental certification program is the result of a voluntary effort by the shipping industry to go beyond regulations. There are currently more than 150 ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers throughout Canada and the United States as participants. The Green Marine program’s unique character derives from the support it receives from environmental, scientific, government and community organizations. More than 80 supporters help to shape and revise the program. The program is outlined in detail at www.green-marine.org.

For more information:

Ben Doornekamp
P. Eng., Director
Picton Terminals Ltd.
613-561-6538
ben@doornekamp.ca
Manon Lanthier
Communications Manager
Green Marine
418-569-5110
manon.lanthier@green-marine.org



FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

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

Picton, Ontario - March 18, 2020 - 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.

Future plans for Phase 2 include a bi-weekly service between Picton, Ontario and Cleveland, Ohio.

We are proud to announce global shipping leader CMA CGM Group will be one of many customers to have containers sailing on our service in 2021. With a presence in 160 countries, 110,000 employees worldwide and a fleet of 502 vessels, CMA CGM is bringing their unique cargo solutions to customers in Ontario and the Great Lakes region.

Doornekamp Lines is dedicated to creating new opportunities for regional consumers and ultimately supporting Canadian consumers by increasing transport efficiencies, improving road safety and offering a more environmentally responsible option for both domestic and international trade. Doornekamp Lines offers an alternative transportation mode that facilitates diversification in the logistics chain from the East Coast to the Ontario Market. The bi-weekly Halifax/Picton service launches May 2021. Booking all cargo and containers now!


Doornekamp Lines is subsidiary of Doornekamp Construction Ltd., a family-owned business with head office in Odessa, Ontario. We strive to provide better import and export services to the regional and global economies.

Gesina Schepers



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Announcing the Picton Terminals Clean-up Picton Bay Fund

Picton, Ontario - October 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.

The online application process is CLOSED

Picton Terminals and the Doornekamp family encourage registered charities and non-profit organizations to apply to The Fund. If your project will help to improve Picton Bay water quality, improve shoreline ecosystems, remove trash from land or water etc., then you are encouraged to apply online.

Project proposals will be evaluated based on the following elements:
  • Projects must be implemented within Picton Bay catchment boundary and be substantially completed within 12 months of receiving the grant
  • Projects must be tangible and have direct and measurable environmental improvement once the project is fully complete
  • Applicants must monitor the project’s impacts and publicly report results
Picton Terminals wants to help you realize your goal. Applications will be accepted from October 15, 2020 to December 15, 2020.


Picton Terminals, is a pre-existing, deep water marine port facility in Picton, Ontario, Canada. The facility was built in 1953 for Bethlehem Steel to ship pelletized iron ore to the USA. Since the late 1970’s, the Shiploader and all infrastructure lay dormant but the entire site is being reinvigorated and technologically upgraded since the Doornekamp family purchased the port in 2015. Picton Terminals is a subsidiary of Doornekamp Construction, a family owned business with head office located in Odessa, Ontario. The company employees 80 – 100 people with business occurring across Eastern Ontario. Picton Terminals is updating existing infrastructure to provide better import and export services to the local, regional and global economies.

Picton Bay

Contact:
Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd. / Picton Terminals
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
Office: 613-386-3033
sandy@doornekamp.ca



FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

Picton Terminals Will Not Accept Road Salt Shipments in 2020

Picton, Ontario - 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.

Picton Terminals recognizes the inevitable added financial burden to regional road salt users, who must now travel farther to pick up road salt for their communities. Local community road maintenance agencies who use salt in maintaining safe roads, will increase truck miles driven on regional roadways, increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions and add to already congested Ontario highways as they pick up road salt next winter. Picton Terminals regrets the financial and logistical costs to salt users as a result of the decision to not accept road salt in 2020.

Picton Terminals is methodically moving forward with a multi-year, multi-phased plan to redevelop the former 1954 Bethlehem Steel port and return marine shipping to eastern Ontario.

Picton Terminals is a family owned business with head office located in Odessa, Ontario. The company employees 80 – 100 people with the majority of business occurring in Eastern Ontario. Picton Terminals is updating existing infrastructure to provide better import and export services to the regional and global economies.



Supplied photo by Picton Terminals' certified drone pilot taken, Jan. 2020

For media inquiries please contact:

Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd. / Picton Terminals
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
Office: 613-386-3033
sandy@doornekamp.ca



FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

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

Picton, Ontario - 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.

Doornekamp Lines is dedicated to creating new opportunities for regional consumers and ultimately supporting Canadian consumers by increasing transport efficiencies, improving road safety and offering a more environmentally responsible option for both domestic and international trade. Doornekamp Lines offers an alternative transportation mode that facilitates diversification in the logistics chain from the East Coast to the Ontario Market. The bi-weekly Halifax/Picton service is transitioning to a weekly service in 2021.


Doornekamp Lines is subsidiary of Doornekamp Construction Ltd., a family-owned business with head office in Odessa, Ontario. Our goals are to provide better import and export services to the regional and global economies.



FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

Picton Terminals Will Not Accept Road Salt Shipments in 2020

Picton, Ontario - 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.

Picton Terminals recognizes the inevitable added financial burden to regional road salt users, who must now travel farther to pick up road salt for their communities. Local community road maintenance agencies who use salt in maintaining safe roads, will increase truck miles driven on regional roadways, increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions and add to already congested Ontario highways as they pick up road salt next winter. Picton Terminals regrets the financial and logistical costs to salt users as a result of the decision to not accept road salt in 2020.

Picton Terminals is methodically moving forward with a multi-year, multi-phased plan to redevelop the former 1954 Bethlehem Steel port and return marine shipping to eastern Ontario.

Picton Terminals is a family owned business with head office located in Odessa, Ontario. The company employees 80 – 100 people with the majority of business occurring in Eastern Ontario. Picton Terminals is updating existing infrastructure to provide better import and export services to the regional and global economies.



Supplied photo by Picton Terminals' certified drone pilot taken, Jan. 2020

For media inquiries please contact:

Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd. / Picton Terminals
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
Office: 613-386-3033
sandy@doornekamp.ca



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

Picton, Ontario - 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.

Picton Terminals will be breaking ice from the Picton Terminals dock to the Lehigh dock to the shipping channel at the Glenora Ferry.

The Sheri Lynn S is equipped with an ice-breaking hull. She is a DAMEN STAN TUG® 1606 ICE with 2x Caterpillar C18 TA/A and LENGTH O.A. 16.76 m BEAM O.A. 5.94 m.

Picton Terminals is a family owned business with head office located in Odessa, Ontario. The company employees 80 – 100 people with the majority of business occurring in the Eastern Ontario region. Our goals at Picton Terminals are to update existing infrastructure to provide better import and export services to the regional and global economies.



Supplied photo by Picton Terminals, Jan. 2020
For media inquiries please contact:

Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd. / Picton Terminals
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
Office: 613-386-3033
sandy@doornekamp.ca



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All parties reach settlement in Picton Terminals litigation

Picton, Ontario - 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. As part of the settlement, Save Picton Bay will abandon its current appeal of the 2018 judgment of The Honourable Justice Tausendfreund and will discontinue a court application against the County and its solicitors. Each party has agreed that it will not seek costs from the other parties. Picton Terminals has also agreed that it will not pursue its previously awarded legal costs from Save Picton Bay related to the court proceedings as ordered by Justice Tausendfreund. Save Picton Bay, and the corporation’s officers and directors, have also confirmed that they will not participate in or appeal any decision of the County related to Picton Terminals’ current application for re-zoning of its property, which will proceed through the normal public planning process. Addressing concerns raised by Save Picton Bay in the settlement discussions, Picton Terminals has agreed it will not use its property for the import, export or storage of liquid fertilizer and will not seek to amend the re-zoning application currently before the County in order to re-classify the property for use as a Waste Disposal Industrial (MD) Zone as defined by County’s current Zoning By-law.

Owner and operator of Picton Terminals, Ben Doornekamp states:

"I think this is great news for all involved as it allows Picton Terminals to move forward with its plans to make the port into a vibrant economic contributor to the County. We look forward to working with the County on the application for re-zoning to establish greater certainty about the nature of the port’s operations."

Brian Etherington, President of Save Picton Bay states:

"This positive resolution reflects the importance of the active involvement of citizens. The volunteer leadership and supporters of SPB are delighted that this agreement allows us to fulfill our mandate regarding the important issues at this site and feel secure in the knowledge our engaged Council, County residents and the democratic process will result in the best outcomes for all concerned going forward."

Steve Ferguson, Mayor, County of Prince Edward states:

"I applaud all parties for working together to arrive at a fair and respectful resolution of this matter. As a municipality, we will continue to remain vigilant and work to ensure all current and future operations at the port respect their land use permissions and the natural environment."

Background
Picton Terminals is a family-owned business with a head office located in Odessa, Ontario. Picton Terminals, through and together with its related companies, H.R. Doornekamp Construction, Hendriks Aggregates and ABNA Investments, employs 80 – 100 people with the majority of their business occurring in the Eastern Ontario region. Picton Terminals aims to resurrect and update the existing infrastructure at its port facility at 24 White Chapel Road and add new infrastructure to provide better import and export services to the regional economy. Picton Terminals plans to expand the existing facilities to allow better, more efficient shipping and to be equipped to receive a variety of products. It presently receives road salt, aggregates, farming products, heavy lift cargo, containers, dry bulk commodities, and new and recycled steel products.

Save Picton Bay was incorporated in 2016 as a federal not-for-profit corporation based out of Picton, Ontario. Save Picton Bay seeks the good stewardship of Picton Bay, Prince Edward County and community by advocating for a safe, clean environment. Save Picton Bay advocates for Picton Bay water quality through the elimination and prevention of negative environmental impacts and supports the protection of Prince Edward County tourism and a safe and responsible port to ship County agriculture products and aggregates. Save Picton Bay commenced an Application in the Superior Court of Justice, which was heard by The Honourable Justice Tausendfreund on April 16, 2018, resulting in reasons for judgment dated June 18, 2018, an Order and a later costs decision of September 20, 2018. Justice Tausendfreund ruled that at the time Prince Edward County enacted its present comprehensive zoning by-law in 2006, the portion of the property located in the former Hallowell Township became and remains a legal non-conforming use for transshipment of bulk commodities and ore storage. Justice Tausendfreund also ruled that Picton Terminals is to cease use of that part of the property in the former Sophiasburgh Township previously zoned A1 for industrial equipment storage and aggregate material stockpiling, and acknowledged the legal non-conforming right to use the portion of the former Sophiasburgh lands that had been previously zoned M2 for storage of industrial vehicles and access and issued an Order to that effect.

Justice Tausendfreund awarded costs of $40,000 to be paid to Picton Terminals by Save Picton Bay.

In January 2019, Save Picton Bay commenced an appeal of Justice Tausendfreund’s ruling, which has now been resolved by the present settlement. Picton Terminals’ re-zoning application seeks, in part, to re-zone the former Sophiasburgh Township portion to address Justice Tausendfreund’s Order.

For media inquiries please contact:

Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd. / Picton Terminals
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
Office: 613-386-3033
sandy@doornekamp.ca



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Picton Terminals Purchases Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane for Port Expansion

Picton, Ontario - 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. The LHM 420 Mobile Harbour Crane raises and lowers loads at up to 120m per minute and has a maximum load capacity of 124 MT. It can handle up to 38 containers per hour with its hybrid drive. Learn more about the LHM 420 here:
Picton Terminals, is a pre-existing, deep water marine port facility in Picton, Ontario, Canada. The facility was built in 1953 for Bethlehem Steel to ship pelletized iron ore to the USA. Since the late 1970’s, the Shiploader and all infrastructure lay dormant but the entire site is being reinvigorated and technologically upgraded since the Doornekamp family purchased the port in 2014.

Picton Terminals represents an accessible, cost effective way to get bulk goods to global markets and international ports via Hwy H2O, the St Lawrence Seaway. Access to global markets for commodities such as grains, aggregates, and manufacturing is critical when building a sustainable regional economy. Eastern Ontario has traditionally been restricted in the import & export of most raw and bulk materials by truck transportation along the 401 corridor. Demand for Picton Terminals’ services by almost every economic sector has been vast, including local quarries looking to export, cement plants looking for unloading capabilities, and industrial manufacturers and grain companies eager to open new export channels.

Acquisition of the new Mobile Harbour Crane builds on the Picton Terminals business plan. The shipping industry is constantly evolving and striving for innovation. Today, shipping companies are refocusing and reinvesting in specialized ship types. This trend is ideal for Picton Terminals whose business model is based on serving all sectors with the capacity to accommodate a variety of loading and unloading of specialized cargo and vessels via cranes, conveyors and a roll-on, roll-off system.

In 2013, the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation and Eastern Ontario CFDC Network Inc. conducted an in-depth analysis of Eastern Ontario’s transportation infrastructure. The study ranked 12 recommended infrastructure improvement initiatives based on economic impact, ROI and immediacy. A new or expanded Deep Water Port scored 2nd highest out of 12 infrastructure recommendations. Specifically, the study recommended:

"Constructing new or revitalized deep water port facilities and infrastructure within Eastern Ontario - including intermodal capabilities, distribution terminals, shortsea shipping operations and ability to handle bulk and container cargo at existing (e.g. Cornwall, Morrisburg, Kingston, Prescott) or new sites.

Vessels are twice as fuel efficient as rail and 10 times more fuel efficient than heavy trucking. Additionally, shipping reduces wear and tear and congestion along the 401 corridor thus, greatly reducing Ontario’s greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. Picton Terminals is expanding and updating an historic industrial site, with state of the art technological and environmental acquisitions and methodologies. In purchasing the LHM 420 Mobile Harbour Crane, the long term vision of the Picton Terminals as a global market leader, is being realized. More site upgrades and state of the art directions are on schedule and will be announced later this year.

Picton Terminals is a family owned business with head office located in Odessa, Ontario. The company employees 80 – 100 people with the majority of business occurring in the Eastern Ontario region. Our goals at Picton Terminals are to update existing infrastructure to provide better import and export services to the local, regional and global economies. We continue to expand the existing facilities, allowing more efficient shipping with the ability to receive and handle a variety of products.


Supplied photo by Picton Terminals, Jan. 2019

For media inquiries please contact:

Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd.
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
sandy@doornekamp.ca



FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

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

Picton, Ontario - 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.

Picton Terminals will be breaking ice from the Port, to the Glenora Ferry, through The Gap, to Millhaven until further notice.

The Sheri Lynn S is equipped with an ice-breaking hull. She is a DAMEN STAN TUG® 1606 ICE with 2x Caterpillar C18 TA/A and LENGTH O.A. 16.76 m BEAM O.A. 5.94 m.

Picton Terminals is a family owned business with head office located in Odessa, Ontario. The company employees 80 – 100 people with the majority of business occurring in the Eastern Ontario region. Our goals at Picton Terminals are to update existing infrastructure to provide better import and export services to the local, regional and global economies. We continue to expand the existing facilities, allowing more efficient shipping with the ability to receive and handle a variety of products.


Supplied photo by Picton Terminals, Jan. 2019

For media inquiries please contact:

Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd.
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
sandy@doornekamp.ca



FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE:

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

Picton, Ontario – 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. As environmental regulations intensified over time, and the Picton population grew, discussions of addressing decades-old water-quality concerns have become a priority. Picton Terminals and the Doornekamp family want to encourage everyone to play a role in cleaning up our environment and will be dedicating $40,000 to kick start this effort.

The $40,000 community fund will be made available to PEC non-profit groups once Save Picton Bay has reconciled the accounting following the legal discussion of municipal zoning by-law details for the deep-water port owned by Picton Terminals. In that ruling, Judge Tausendfreund concluded:

"…Picton Terminals state and I accept that the central issue of the Application addressed the legal rights of Picton Terminals to continue to operate its business of trans-shipment on this property. It was a matter of critical importance to this Respondent. I found that the general historic use of the property had not changed and that the trans-shipment activities on this property remained entitled to protection under the nonconforming use principle. That said, the Applicant had partial success, based on my finding that the industrial materials stored on that part of the property zoned RU1 must be removed. However, that represented not more than 20% of the issues in this Application. I assess the partial indemnity costs of Picton Terminals at $50,000 all in, less 20%. This net amount to which Picton Terminals is entitled from the Applicant I find to be $40,000" - Judge Tausendfreund

Picton Terminals will be accepting applications for funding Picton Bay cleanup projects, starting in spring 2019. Application forms and details will be posted at www.pictonterminals.ca


Supplied photo by Picton Terminals, Sept. 2018

For media inquiries please contact:

Sandy Berg M.Sc.
Doornekamp Construction Ltd.
588 Scotland Road, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
Cell: 613-888-5870
sandy@doornekamp.ca