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Ports get money for upgrading

Three Thunder Bay ports are getting federal government funding to help them catch up with new international security codes. The Thunder Bay Port Authority, Thunder Bay Terminal Ltd. and James Richardson International will get funding to improve their security equipment and training, as part of the government’s Marine Security Contribution Program. Port authority CEO Tim Heney said the improvements are needed for ports to meet the International Ship and Port Security Code, which was introduced in July. “It was a U.S.-driven initiative, basically to ensure that ships entering U.S. waters had been visiting secure facilities,” he said. “If a shipping facility isn’t ISPS certified, they face a coast guard search when they enter U.S. waters, and possible delays.” Full Story

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