The Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) is a Federal Crown Corporation who provides marine pilotage service to the Port of Belledune, subject to pilot availability. Although the Port of Belledune is not a compulsory pilotage port, pilotage is recommended. The users of shipping services at the Port of Belledune require non-Canadian registered vessels to use the services of an APA licensed pilot. The port has restrictions for docking in certain wind conditions and may require a vessel to use the services of a tug, which is available. The Atlantic Pilotage Authority was established February 1, 1972, pursuant to the Pilotage Act and subsequent Federal Government regulations.
Operating in the maritime sector in Canada since 1956, McKeil Marine takes great pride in the tradition of providing our customers with better marine solutions. From our humble beginnings as a tug and barge operator, we’ve grown into a dynamic solutions provider. Working with a sophisticated customer base, we deliver transportation and project services solutions across the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, east coast and the Canadian Arctic.
Services offered in Belledune
Harbour and Standby Towage
Barge Operations (including bulk and project cargo)