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Dominion Pipe & Piling
The Port of Brownsville is home to the top-ranked Foreign Trade Zone for exports in the United States and Texas, according to a recent report. Port Metro Vancouver is investing more than CAD$100 million as part of the Canadian government's Beyond the Border Action Plan to open new markets in Asia. The U.S. government recently approved the resumption of hardwood log exports to China, benefiting the Virginia Port Authority.
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Standard & Poor's has issued a release affirming the Halifax Port Authority’s credit rating at "A" and revising the outlook on Halifax Port Authority to positive from stable. The Long Beach City Council approved the Port of Long Beach’s $1.02 billion budget for fiscal year 2014, with funding included for upgrades of its terminals, roads and a key bridge.
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The Houston City Council recently nominated local businessman Theldon R. Branch III to serve on the Port of Houston Authority Commission to succeed commissioner Kase Lawal, who is not eligible for reappointment. In California, Lorianna Kastrop was selected as the first female chair of the Redwood City Port Commission.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle will speak as part of an upcoming panel at the Eno Center for Transportation's daylong forum to discuss "Lessons Learned and Implications for World Commerce" in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19. The Port of Bellingham and the Alaska Marine Highway System are celebrating the Alaska Marine Highway's 50th Anniversary with a major event at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal featuring a public open house aboard the MV Kennicott, a travel and trade show featuring Alaska communities, kids' activities, cake and live music. In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the fourth annual PortTechEXPO 2013 on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
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Online registration is now open for all AAPA 2014 training programs. Make your plans today to attend these informative and popular events, which highlight industry best practices and provide unparalleled networking opportunities. The program year kicks off with the annual Shifting International Trade Routes workshop in Tampa on January 23-24. Biennial programs to be held in 2014 include the AAPA Finance Seminar, Executive Management Conference and a new program focusing on Energy and Environment.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
While Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage to the port infrastructure in Gulfport, Mississippi, the Mississippi State Port Authority has made significant progress toward recovery to date, according to a recently released report. Published jointly by Gov. Phil Bryant’s office, the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport and the Mississippi Development Authority, the report outlines progress made on five key objectives: create required new jobs, deepen the port channel, maintain current tenants, increase the port’s capacity and foster commercial development.
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Stinis Holland BV
Career Opportunities: Project Manager, Rail - Oregon International Port of Coos Bay - Coos Bay, OR Director of Engineering - Port Freeport - Freeport, Texas Manager, Business Development - Port of Tacoma Deputy Port Director, Properties and Transportation - South Boston, MA
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Affiliated Businesses: Latin America’s top pick: LHM 600 - Nenzing, Austria - September 5, 2013
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