The vision of Newfoundland Transshipment Limited (NTL) is to remain a world class transshipment facility for present and future oilfields offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
A WORLD CLASS TRANSSHIPMENT FACILITY FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE
OILFIELDS OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR.
TO DELIVER OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER
SERVICE BY PROVIDING SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE,
RELIABLE AND COST EFFECTIVE CRUDE OIL TRANSSHIPMENT SERVICES.
SAFETY CREATING A CULTURE OF ZERO HARM TO OURSELVES, OUR
COLLEAGUES, OUR ASSETS, THE COMMUNITIES WE OPERATE
IN AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ACCOUNTABILITY THE COMPANY, ITS DIRECTORS, ITS MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES
AT ALL LEVELS, TAKING RESPONIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS
LEADERSHIP LEADERS WHO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE OTHERS TO MAKE
DECISIONS THAT CREATE VALUE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS
TEAMWORK EMPLOYEES PERSONALLY COMMITED TO SHARING IDEAS
IN AN OPEN AND COLLABORATEIVE MANNER AND TREATING
EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY
INTEGRITY DEMONSTRATING HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS BY DOING THE
RIGHT THING AT ALL TIMES
EXCELLENCE FOSTERING AN ENVIRONMENT WITHIN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES
ARE PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALIZE WITH FULL POTENTIAL
NTL was formed in 1996 to oversee the construction and operation of a major marine transshipment facility located in Whiffen Head, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador (NL), on Canada’s east coast. Construction of the Terminal was completed in the fall of 1998 and the operation has been ongoing since that time. The NTL facility was specifically designed to handle crude oil production from the oil fields located offshore NL. These fields are generally located some 325 km east of NL in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. The Terminal received its first production from the Hibernia field in October 1998, from the Terra Nova field in February 2002, from the White Rose field in June 2007 and from the Hebron field in December 2017.
Placentia Bay is one of the world’s largest and deepest navigable bays. It is one of Canada’s largest ports based on tonnage; largely crude oil and petroleum products. Placentia Bay is a compulsory pilotage port, under the Atlantic Pilotage Authority. Vessel traffic is managed by a Vessel Traffic Management Center operated by the Canadian Coast Guard, located in Argentia, twenty miles south of the NTL Terminal. All vessels visiting NTL’s Whiffen Head Terminal are vetted both internally and by an independent external agency.
The Terminal is designed to transship production of these fields and does so through its two main jetties and three million three hundred thousand barrels of storage capacity in its six storage tanks. Crude deliveries from offshore facilities are affected by way of a dedicated offshore fleet of three suezmax shuttle vessels. NTL owns and operates two tugs, Placentia Pride and Placentia Hope, capable of docking, undocking and escorting tankers safely to and from the facility. NTL has a tug escort program which requires all laden tankers visiting the terminal to be escorted.
NTL’s mission is to deliver operational excellence and exceptional customer service by providing safe, environmentally responsible, reliable and cost-effective crude oil transshipment services. NTL works closely with the offshore production installations to avoid impact on their production capacity.
NTL has an excellent record of personal safety and environmental stewardship and prides itself on a philosophy of continuous training for all levels of personnel in areas of operation, safety and environmental care and concern.