BELLEDUNE, NB – The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) hosted a special Terminal Naming Ceremony outside the BPA offices on Saturday, July 28th where the new Roll-on Roll-off/Barge Marine Terminal was officially named the ‘Rayburn Doucett Terminal’.
“It is the honour of the BPA Board of Directors to officially name the ‘Rayburn Doucett Terminal’ which serves to recognize the long standing career of this public servant and business man,” stated Mr. Harry H. Williamson, Past Chairman of the BPA Board of Directors, “Rayburn’s contributions and continued support to the local communities spans over three decades. We are very thankful for his contribution over the years and it is with great pride that we honor him today and for years to come with the naming of the Roll on-Roll off/Barge terminal at the Port of Belledune.”
In June 2009, federal and provincial governments as well as the BPA announced $61.2 million dollars in an infrastructure improvement and upgrade project at the Port of Belledune; the construction of the ‘Rayburn Doucett Terminal’ was part of the project which was completed in 2011.
Rayburn Doucett humbly expressed profound gratitude to the Board of Directors and staff of the Belledune Port Authority for this honor. “The support and guidance given by the past and present members of the Board of Directors and staff have played a key role in the development of the Port over the years and I am humbled that the honor is bestowed on me today.” In his vote of thanks, Rayburn Doucett remarked, “The naming ceremony carries a very special meaning as this new infrastructure is an important factor in the future of the Port of Belledune and marks a significant milestone in part of the Port of Belledune history.”