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L-3 Security & Detection Systems' products include 3-D computed tomography, automated, conventional and high-energy x-ray, radiation detection, active millimeter wave imaging, metal detection and energetic trace explosives detection.
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Committee membership offers insight, information and best practices on specific aspects of cargo and cruise operations, defense, economic development, environment, engineering, finance, info tech, law, public and government relations, safety and security.
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Nearly 100 representatives from all four AAPA port delegations attended last month's Cruise Seminar in San Francisco. Speakers discussed regional cruise markets in the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, Mexico and South America.
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The Harbors and Navigation Committee Quality Partnership Initiative (QPI) continues to move forward as AAPA work group members and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership identify issues and look for solutions under three headings: Legislative, Civil Works Project Delivery and Communication/Collaboration.
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Port container trade volumes within the geo-political region encompassed by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) grew in 2012 for the fourth consecutive year, increasing 3.6 percent from 2011 to record high of nearly 53.6 million TEUs.
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The dispatch on April 29 of a Coos Bay Rail Link-CBR freight train carrying the first rail shipment of plywood out of the Roseburg Forest Products mill marked the full restoration of freight rail service on the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay's 134-mile Coos Bay rail line.
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Corpus Christi Port Commissioners joined representatives of voestalpine Texas Holdings, LLC in signing a lease agreement for part of the La Quinta Trade Gateway at a special commission meeting on April 30.
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The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) celebrated Arbor Day, April 26, by announcing it would put dozens of historic trees on its property under protective governance, now and into the future.
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The board of commissioners of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport has selected Jonathan Daniels to be the port's new executive director, completing the search to fill a vacancy created by the resignation last summer of Don Allee.
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SA Recycling is working with CML Metals Corp. to send iron ore from mines in Utah, California, Arizona and Nevada to meet the growing demand of Asian steel makers for raw materials. The iron ore exports, which started up this spring, are the first in 40 years from Long Beach.
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Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Dr. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC.
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The Alabama State Port Authority's Pier B North Terminal in Mobile was the setting for the christening April 10 of a brand new Grieg Star cargo ship. Built at the Hyundai Mipo yard in Ulsan, South Korea, and delivered on January 21, Star Lindesnes is the third in Grieg Star's L Class, a new generation of "open hatch" general cargo ships.
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Seattle's 2013 cruise season got underway May 1 with the docking of Crystal Cruise's Symphony at Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal. Scheduled this season are 188 cruise ship calls that the port predicts will bring an estimated 852,000 revenue passengers through its facilities, Bell Street and Smith Cove.
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An increase in international cargo shipments in 2012 has earned the Port of Toledo its 12th Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC).
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Port of Vancouver (WA) CEO Todd Coleman has signed a letter of intent with Moorage 5 Properties and Hickey Family Company for the purchase of approximately 94 acres of heavy industrial property. Described as "strategic property for our future development" by Commission President Jerry Oliver, the acreage is located along the Columbia riverfront between the port-owned Terminal 5 and Columbia Gateway.
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The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and the Ningbo Municipal Port Administration recently signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the groundwork for information sharing aimed at generating new business by promoting the all-water route between the Chinese seaport and Virginia.
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New Posting: Career Opportunity: Executive Director, Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District
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