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MACDONNELL places for people

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.

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.

Port Canaveral adds Nine to CPE CERTIFIED PORT EXECUTIVE™ Alumni | Print |


Port Canaveral adds Nine to CPE CERTIFIED PORT EXECUTIVE™ Alumni

22 November 2013

Port Canaveral, Florida welcomed thirteen alumni to the CPE CERTIFIED PORT EXECUTIVE™ program last week.  Something that individualized this CPE CERTIFIED PORT EXECUTIVE™ course from all others is that the majority of the alumni were from the administration at Port Canaveral. They joined David Perley, Senior Director of Construction and Infrastructure, who graduated from the Miami course in May 2013. This was an excellent example of creating a port management team that can help the port operate in an efficient and effective manner.

Port Canaveral first started as a cargo and vessel port for both the military and commercial use in 1953. It continued to develope strongly, played a role in the space program and has been able to successully become one of the world’s leading cruise ship ports. Port Canaveral has an admirable history of adaptabilty that is becoming more valued in the evolution of the port and transportation industry. Their strong history clearly displays a dedication to professional development of the port administration and workforce.

By adding the CPE CERTIFIED PORT EXECUTIVE™ to many of their managers, Port Canaveral is giving their management the knowledge individually and increasing their abilityto make a more effective contribution to the organization.

Others were in the program as well, including management from the Port of Tampa, Biloxi and Palm Beach.

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