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Dominion Pipe & Piling
AAPA joined the U.S. Maritime Administration on September 25 in signing a cooperative agreement to work together in developing port investment plan guidance, references and best practices. MarAd has obtained some year-end FY 2013 funding to kick start the project and has requested additional funding in next year’s budget. Jean Godwin (jgodwin@aapa-ports.org) of the AAPA staff will be the project coordinator.
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The Port of Hueneme and Del Monte Fresh Produce celebrated their 34-year partnership by executing a third modification of their 1995 contract. Ford will soon begin exporting vehicles to China via Auto Warehousing Company’s (AWC) facility at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on September 26 designated Masonville Cove in Baltimore as the nation’s first Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership and with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Chesapeake Bay Trust will dedicate a total of $55,000 in support of the partnership. The Port of Houston Authority is introducing a smartphone mobile application that enables customers to check on the status of containers and their availability for pickup at the port authority's Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
The American Association of Port Authorities will again this year be partnering with Naylor, LLC, to produce the print and digital editions of the 2014 Seaports of the Americas Membership Directory. In order to make including your information as simple as possible, we have created an online verification system to allow you to confirm your firm's information over the web. This year’s online verification system will be open to AAPA members to revise or update their port/company information October 28-December 2. Please be on the lookout for an email with your unique username and password and the link to update your information. Note that you will have a limited time to verify that your information is correct.
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The Great Lakes cruise industry will experience substantial capacity increase in 2014 with the entry of six quite different ships, including the brand new Pearl Seas Mist and the return of MS Hamburg. Port Saint John, now into its 25th cruise season, on September 23 greeted its two millionth cruise tourist - a guest aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
Record containers, total cargo tonnage, and truck and intermodal moves made August a stand-out month for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported to the GPA board on September 30.
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Bill Darling was sworn in as a Beaumont Port Commissioner during the board’s meeting of September 23.
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Stinis Holland BV
New Employment Listings: Manager, Business Development - Port of Tacoma Deputy Port Director, Sales & Marketing - Massachusetts Port Authority Senior Redevelopment Planner - Port of San Diego Deputy Executive Director - Port Manatee
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