February 13, 2024 | Circular No. 11630

Dear Member,

Further to Circular No. 11599, Transport Canada has clarified how the site registration requirements for their new Client Identification Database will apply to marine carriers, in regards to dangerous goods reporting. This new requirement was announced in October 2023 in the Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and applies to marine carriers as follows:

  • If a marine carrier owns or operates a site (i.e. a maritime terminal, port, depot, or other facilities) where dangerous goods are physically imported, offered for transport, handled or transported, the marine carrier is required to register their site in the Client Identification Database.
  • If a marine carrier does not own or operate a site where dangerous goods are physically imported, offered for transport, handled or transported, the marine carrier is not required to register their site in the Client Identification Database.

Applicable companies will have until October 25th, 2024, to register in this new database, and will need to renew their registration annually in order to maintain accurate information. Specific information that must be provided in the database includes:

  1. The company’s name, address and province(s) of operation;
  2. The sites (physical addresses) where dangerous goods are imported, offered for transport, handled or transported;
  3. Details regarding the type of dangerous goods involved and the mode by which they are being transported.

The database can be accessed on Transport Canada’s website at the following LINK, along with the full description of requirements as well as self-assessment tools to determine applicability.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Sincerely,

Nathan Phillips
Policy Analyst