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Sydney Harbour Port Days

May 18th & 19th 2016 Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion

“THINKING BIG” A New Home on the East Coast for Ultra Large Container Vessels.

To register or to sponsor, contact Nicole Pronk at or call 902-562-0620


Wednesday, May 18th

Meet & Greet Reception Flavor on the Water / Upper Atrium


Thursday, May 19th

7:30am – 8:30am
Buffet Breakfast Hosted by Captain Sou’ Wester & Crew
9:00am – 9:40am
Presentation by Barry Sheehy, Partner NOVAPORTE:  The Journey and the Dream
9:40am – 10:10am
Presentation by Jonathan Wener, Chairman & CEO, CANDEREL: Transformation through Harbour Redevelopment
10:10am – 10:25am
Refreshment Break
10:25am – 11:05am
Presentation by Yvon Pellerin, Program Advisor:  DRAWBACK EXPERTS CANADA Free Zone:  Significance of a Federal FTZ Designation
11:05am – 12:05am
PANEL:  Sydney, A Haven For Business Kameron Coal Ed Griffith, VP:  Donkin Mine Update Canadian Maritime Engineering:  Tony Kennedy ABB Inc: Wayne Morriss
12:05pm– 12:20pm
Question Period
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm 
Order of the CB Sou’ Wester – Passing of the Sword
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Pre-Luncheon Reception / Lighthouse Concourse
Luncheon with Keynote Address by: MR. J.C. EVANS
Lobster Dinner & Ceilidh / Pittman Hall



7:00pm-Lobster Dinner & Ceilidh in Pittman Hall Featuring some of Cape Breton’s finest musicians

Hear from J. C. Evans, an industry expert in the container world.  J.C. will speak to Sydney's immense potential as Canada's East Coast Mega Hub.  Emphasis will be put on the competitive advantage of a new build in an uncongested portside.  In particular, he will address the technological advancements making Sydney a profitable option for terminal operators and shipping lines, capable of handling the ultra large container vessels.   

JAMES C. EVANS worked as a Contract stevedore superintendent in Los Angeles/ Long Beach harbor and supervised RO-RO, Elevator, Breakbulk and Pure bulk vessel and terminal operations. He was employed by Maersk Pacific Limited, Maersk-Sealand, and Maersk line as stevedore superintendent and Vessel and Marine terminal operations management, in Long Beach California and then assumed the management role with Intermodal management and railroad contract negotiations for Maersk Line and Maersk terminals.

Mr. Evans was employed as Director/ Vice President of Inland Procurement for CMA-CGM in Norfolk Virginia, responsible for negotiation of all inland transportation contracts for railroad, drayage, depot and barge service providers. He is currently providing transportation consulting services as James C Evans LLC from office located in Michigan.

Atlantic Pilotage Authority invites you to attend their Eighth Annual Public Meeting In the Kavanagh Room at 2:30pm