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Partnership with Institut Maritime du Quebec (IMQ) | Print |

May 28, 2013

MacDonnell Group’s Partnership with Institut Maritime du Quebec (IMQ) moves towards Improved Security Training in Canadian Ports

QUEBEC – The Institut Maritime du Quebec (IMQ) in Rimouski, Quebec has signed a partnership agreement with the MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The agreement will allow both Institutions ™ to offer maritime security programs at the IMQ Facility to provide on demand, on-site training for the Quebec region. MacDonnell and IMQ programs have been developed in accordance with the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code and the Transport Canada Marine Transport Security Regulations.

The agreement will allow the Institut Maritime du Quebec and MacDonnell Group to achieve port and maritime security training objectives by Canadian regulations for ports, vessels, and ferry operators while contributing to a standardization of a quality curriculum.

“We are very pleased our agreement with IMQ,” said Ralston MacDonnell, company president. “We have similar partnerships with Georgian College in Ontario and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Partnerships like this help us all contribute to national training standards that make it easier for industry to meet security obligations.”

Port and maritime security has become a significant element of operations throughout the marine transportation sector. MacDonnell’s standardized security training programs allow port operators, shippers and regulators to develop employees who have a common base of knowledge. As the dominant port security training provider in North America, MacDonnell and training partners have invested in the most comprehensive and current curriculum for all maritime and port security regulations.  Well trained security personnel help reduce disruptions and increase efficiency in the supply chain.

“All training initiatives encouraging the improvement of maritime safety and security are always welcome” said Larbi Yahia Project Manager within IMQ.

About MacDonnell Group

MacDonnell has been providing engineering and management consulting services to its clients for over 50 years. The company has developed broad interests in port management and seaport security training, offering MARAD and Transport Canada approved instructor-led and web-based training solutions for the more than 4 million port workers in North America. MacDonnell provides PORTSTAR™ web-based Seaport Security Training System to numerous United States ports, terminal operators and security organizations. The company offers the CPE Certified Port Executive Program™ in both the United States and Canada. MacDonnell recently hosted second annual Port Security Operations Conference and Expo in Port Everglades, Florida and the seventh annual Port Security Conference of Canada is currently underway in Ottawa, Canada from May 15-17.

About Institut maritime du Quebec

Recognized for its leadership, the Institut maritime du Québec (IMQ), founded in 1944, is the most major maritime training institution in Canada. It provides training and development of the workforce in five areas of specialization: architecture, shipbuilding, navigation, marine engineering, professional diving and logistics transport. To fulfill its mission to support the industry in research and development, The Institute can also count on Maritime Innovation, its applied research center in marine technology.

For further information contact:

Madison Tiller

MacDonnell Group

Phone:  (902) 425-3980

Fax: (902) 423-7593

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