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MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

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Ship Security Officer (SSO)—2011

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This 3-day course is designed for Ship Security Officers who need to qualify under the ISPS Code requirements to meet the rapidly evolving security requirements in the maritime security world. You will leave this course prepared to implement your ship security programs. A certificate of proficiency under Transport Canada guidelines will be issued to successful graduates.


vsoKey Topics Include:

  • Introduction and Regulatory Requirements
  • Risk Management Basis for Maritime Security
  • Security Assessments for Port, Port Facilities, and Ships
  • Security Plans (Port, Port Facility, Company, Ship, and Port Administration)
  • Security Program Implementation and Internal Audit Programs