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AAPA's 2013 Maritime Economic Development Workshop, held June 27-28 in downtown Chicago and hosted by the Port of Chicago, drew more than 60 participants from three of AAPA's four geographic delegations. They came to discuss and explore port business and marketing opportunities, non-traditional funding sources for infrastructure development, and the dynamics of strengthening relationships with port customers.
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Law enforcement and public safety expert Kurt N. Schwartz is the newest member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). He was sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick on July 2 and will participate in his first board meeting on July 18.
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The Port of Brownsville earlier this year hired Stephen B. Fitzgibbons to succeed Debby Duke as director of finance. Among other things, he is responsible for a $15 million budget.
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Next year, Port Canaveral will add two Carnival Lines vessels to its roster of homeported cruise ships. In April 2014, the recently transformed Carnival Sunshine will replace the repositioning Carnival Dream. The following month, the larger Carnival Liberty will replace Carnival Ecstasy. Liberty and Sunshine will join Carnival Sensation in homeporting at Canaveral.
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Cargo volume is growing at the Port of Houston Authority, driven by an upturn in container traffic, reports Executive Director Len Waterworth. Mr. Waterworth also reports that May operating revenue was at an all-time high of $20 million, up 4.0 percent or $800,000. Year-to-date operating revenue of $96 million reflects a $4 million or 5.0 percent increase, largely attributable to container trade growth.
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The Port of Nanaimo will be the beneficiary of a short-sea shipping project to be funded by the Canadian Government as part of its Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI).
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The Port of Sept-Îles received a Special Award for Support to the Reserve Force during a ceremony held at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on June 7. The Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) presented the award to Port Chairman Carol Soucy at its Biennial National Employer Support Award ceremony.
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The Tampa Port Authority has joined in a "sister port" agreement with the Argentine port of Quequén. The signing of the memorandum of understanding by Jim Pyburn, Tampa's director of trade development and Latin America, and Isaias Miqueles of Consorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Quequén on June 27 occurred during AAPA's Latin American Congress of Ports in Bogotá, Colombia.
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A Washington State Auditor's Office audit report released June 10 found the Port of Vancouver to be in compliance with all areas of financial reporting, including federal grant program requirements. There were no findings of deficiencies or recommendations for improvement.
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