The Port of Trois-Rivières in action!


The Port of Trois-Rivières and its partners have been taking actions daily to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. The information contained in this document answers frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and Port operations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No, the Port of Trois-Rivières continues to operate because it is an essential service. In collaboration with our partners, we are taking all the necessary measures to protect workers.

  1. The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) has mandated teleworking for all administrative office employees who can perform their work remotely in order to limit the spread..
  2. The TRPA prohibits crew members of foreign-flag vessels from leaving the vessel, except as necessary for the proper carrying out of loading or unloading operations.
  3. For workers required to go on board or be in contact with crew members, social distancing measures are imposed.
  4. The Seamen’s Club shall be closed until further notice.
  5. No person other than security guards may enter the main gate building.
  6. All persons accessing the port area (e.g. truckers) must answer a series of questions to confirm the absence of COVID-19 related symptoms.
  7. Each stevedoring partner has implemented measures to ensure that operations continue with minimal interaction and exchange of paper documents.
  8. Non-essential groupings, particularly in closed environments, are avoided. In collaboration with our partners, workstations and rest areas are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Yes, vessels continue to dock at the Port. We are an essential service.

In accordance with Transport Canada’s directive, all foreign commercial vessels entering Canadian waters are required to report the health status of their crews, including the reportable COVID-19.

On arrival in Port, before boarding or commencing vessel operations, any employee authorized to board must have confirmation from the vessel’s authorized representative that there are no symptoms of COVID-19. In the absence of this confirmation, workers may not board the vessel.

Whenever possible, all documents that may need to be presented to, received from or signed by the vessel, should be exchanged electronically or reduced to essentials.

As announced by Transports Canada on May 29, regulations were adopted to restrict access to cruise ships carrying more than 100 people. The Port of Trois-Rivières are applying these regulations.