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Halifax Port Authority awards multi-year security contract to Commissionaires

Commissionaires has been HPA’s security partner for over a decade


Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been selected by the Halifax Port Authority for the provision of security-related services, including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and access control. The initial term of the contract is one year with the option to renew annually for two additional years.

Commissionaires has been HPA’s security partner for over a decade. The new contract was awarded following an open tender process and came into effect Jan. 1. Commissionaires employs 46 full-time staff year-round at the Port of Halifax, and an additional 22 staff during a typical six-month cruise season.

“We see Commissionaires as a part of our Port Community,” said Allan Gray, president & CEO, Halifax Port Authority, in a prepared statement. “It means a lot to be able to partner with an organization that can help us meet our environmental, social and community goals.”

“Halifax is a port city, and we’re proud that our veteran commissionaires — many of them former sailors — will be able to continue to play their key role at the Port of Halifax,” said Geoff Hamilton, CEO, Commissionaires Nova Scotia. “COVID-19 has highlighted the importance for any organization to work with a reliable integrated security partner who can provide depth and resilience in a prolonged crisis.”

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