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Dominion Pipe & Piling
The Aruba Ports Authority has commenced a mangrove reforestation project on a badly damaged reef island. This area is one of four so-called "Important Bird Areas" that more than 50 years ago were protected by black and red mangroves.
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The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) have signed a 10-year agreement, effective May 31, authorizing CBR to be the operator of the 134-mile line. The port purchased the line in 2009, two years after service was terminated by the previous owner.
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Four new ship-to-shore cranes arrived at Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal in Savannah on June 5, giving the terminal a total of 25 electric-powered container cranes.
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G.W. Connors, Inc.
The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) is making a three-year, $60,000 donation in support of a youth leadership development program for young people aged 12 to 16. HPA's donation will be used to develop the new Youth Leadership Studio, a modern, welcoming space within the City Kidz Centre.
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Twenty shipping lines were honored by the Port of Long Beach on May 30 for their efforts to improve air quality locally by slowing down or deploying cleaner vessels - or both. Thirteen shipping lines were found to be top performers, earning Green Flags this year. Ten shipping lines received the first Green Ship awards, a program that since July 2012 has encouraged vessel operators to assign the cleanest ships to Long Beach.
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The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has adopted a 2013-2014 fiscal year budget of approximately $1.1 billion for the Port of Los Angeles, including $399.7 million for capital improvements. The budget supports more than 8,500 jobs, 6,870 of which are attributable to construction project spending in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1.
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The board of directors of the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) has appointed John Nardi as president of the association. Mr. Nardi, NYSA's executive vice president since 2011, succeeds Joseph C. Curto in this post. NYSA represents carriers and marine terminal operators in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
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Port Manatee and Rio de Janeiro are now sister ports. Jorge Luiz de Mello, president-director of the Brazilian port authority, Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro, signed the agreement in Manatee County during the June 4 meeting of the Manatee County Port Authority (MCPA), along with MCPA Chairman Carol Whitmore and Executive Director Carlos Buqueras.
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Yardi Systems, Inc.
Port Metro Vancouver has released its independently audited 2012 Financial Report and third annual Global Reporting Initiative B+ level, independently assured Sustainability Report. The financial and sustainability reports cover the period January 1-December 31, 2012, and together provide a summary of Port Metro Vancouver's overall performance.
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Between November 2012 and April 2013, the Terminal de Contenedores de Yucatán (TCY) in the Port of Progreso moved around 1,500 40-foot reefer containers laden with approximately 30,000 metric tons of cucumbers harvested in Yucatán state. That set a record, beating the previous high of 1,271 containers set in the 2008-2009 season.
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The Québec Port Authority (QPA) has retained a consulting firm to help shape its sustainable development strategy. The consultant will begin by identifying the most pressing sustainable development issues. This approach will include not only an analysis of international best practices implemented by large ports that are leaders in the field, but also consultations with QPA stakeholders to get the most accurate portrait possible and identify potential risks and opportunities.
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Toronto Port Authority (TPA) will continue to choose 100 percent green electricity for its facilities with Bullfrog Power®, Canada's 100 percent green energy provider. Reaffirming its mandate as a waterfront steward, TPA has committed to choosing renewable energy to reduce its environmental impact.
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New Postings: Career Opportunities: Executive Director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority Public Affairs Officer I, Maryland Port Administration Budget Supervisor (Fiscal Services Administrator III), Maryland Port Administration
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