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Drew Heaphy, director of administration for the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, in Chalmette, La., has completed AAPA's Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program. Mr. Heaphy is the first from his port and the 87th candidate to be certified since the program’s inception in 1995. His PPM® paper, The Louisiana Port Construction and Development Program and the Affects of the Program on the Port of St. Bernard, is posted on the AAPA website, where it is free for downloading by members and available for purchase by non-members.
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E2 Manage Tech, Inc., an environmental/civil engineering and related sciences consulting firm, provides program/project management of a diverse portfolio of media and technical challenges facing the marine port industry. The company has operations in California, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida.
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A record 903.8 million metric tons of cargo moved through the the Brazilian port system in 2012, according to data compiled and reported by the national waterways agency, Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ). It was the third consecutive year of record tonnage and an increase of 2.0 percent from 2011. The tonnage total includes foreign, cabotage and “inland navigation” cargo handled at the nation’s 33 “organized ports” and 103 “private-use terminals.” Brazil’s waterborne trade tonnage exceeds that of every country in the Western Hemisphere except the United States.
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Port Corpus Christi’s La Quinta Trade Gateway has been selected as the site for the development of a $700 million direct reduction facility by voestalpine, a steel making and processing group headquartered in Linz, Austria. The deal, announced March 13 in Corpus Christi, is subject to the successful completion and execution of all agreements with various regional and state of Texas entities.
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A new economic impact study released by the Northwest and Canada Cruise Association (NWCCA) and its destination partners shows that approximately 1,100 cruise ship calls generated more than 2 million passenger arrivals at Canadian ports and economic impacts across Canada amounting to C$2.38 billion in 2012.
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Cargo shipments through the Port of Hamilton continued to grow and diversity in 2012. As reported by the port authority, the primary impetus came from the agricultural center, with increases over 2011 of 27 percent for fertilizer and 6 percent for grain. Soybeans grown in Ontario supplied nearly a million tons of cargo, most of it bound for overseas markets. Agriculture accounted for 16 percent of the port’s cargo tonnage in 2012, up from 8 percent just five years ago.
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Port of Hueneme CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
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The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has named veteran JAXPORT marketing executive Alberto Cabrera director/general manager of trade development and marketing. In his new position, Mr. Cabrera is responsible for the overall management of cargo sales activities and the development of strategic marketing.
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Mark Wilson will become executive director of the Port of Kalama on April 1. He is currently the port’s deputy director and will replace Lanny Cawley, who is retiring next month after 15 years as chief executive.
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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on March 8 approved a letter of intent with Vopak Terminals North America, Inc., to study development of a 28-acre site on Pier T as a deep-water terminal for crude oil and petroleum products, including gasoline.
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The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on March 7 certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) intermodal railyard and approved a rail infrastructure project aimed at increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of moving containerized cargo through the Port of Los Angeles.
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A March 8 groundbreaking at Prince Rupert marked the start of construction of a $90 million road, rail and utility corridor project that the port authority believes will be a catalyst for significant terminal developments being advanced through private sector investment in the Ridley Island industrial area of the port.
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Port Saint John in February racked up a second consecutive month of significant tonnage gains in nearly all sectors of port traffic.
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The Port of Seattle reports its 2012 financial results show revenue growth that exceeded expectations and costs lower than predicted. Total operating revenues for 2012 were $521.6 million, $4.8 million above budget.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal earlier this month announced his appointments to the Board of Louisiana River Pilot Review and Oversight. Among them was Dale Hymel Jr., special projects officer for the Port of South Louisiana, who will serve as a representative of the Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL).
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The Port of Stockton has selected SSA Marine to manage the port’s terminal for the new M-580 Marine Highway Corridor service between the Stockton and Oakland. That service is scheduled to commence early this spring.
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The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) reports container throughput at its Hampton Roads maritime terminals posted their 13th consecutive month of year-on-year growth in February with a 7.9 percent increase from February 2012 to 169,390 TEUs. Containerized cargo also increased, by 7.1 percent to 1,416,350 short tons.
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New Posting: Career Opportunities: Intracoastal Waterway Coordinator/ Program Specialist VII, Texas Department of Transportation
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