SAFETY IS OUR TOP CONCERN Modern security is shaped by global circumstances. As a busy international gateway and transportation hub, we have become more responsive, pro-active, and rigorous in maintaining and enforcing security at all of our facilities. Safety, security, and regulatory-compliance are of the utmost importance. The volume and nature of activity in the Port of St. John’s has dramatically increased over the past 50 years, and we must remain proactive in protecting not only the facilities, piers, and vessels that operate here, but also the information and digital data that go hand-in-hand with being a modern port. Enhanced safety and security measures include compliance with the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code, port-wide security infrastructure, a heritage-style safety/ security fence, and a radio frequency identification (RFID) system for all vehicles operating on SJPA facilities in order to improve operational awareness. Even with all of these regulatory and industry requirements, the port remains a wonderful part of our community, with our citizens enjoying Harbourside Park and the Terry Fox Monument — and three popular waterside restaurants. 20