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Dominion Pipe & Piling
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and long-time tenant Trailer Bridge, Inc. have extended their ties by signing a new 10-year lease contract to continue the company's operations on approximately 32 acres at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal. Representatives of the Port of Long Beach and the Busan Port Authority met in South Korea on November 4 for the signing of a "sister port" agreement to establish a mutually beneficial exchange of technology, ideas and culture. The Port of Wilmington recently signed a five-year agreement with Fresh Fruit Maroc, an association of Moroccan citrus growers and exporters, to ensure that the Delaware port will remain a distribution hub for the association's clementines through 2017.
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Port Canaveral Commissioners have approved building an $80-$85 million cruise terminal and 1,000-vehicle parking facility that is scheduled to open in November 2014. Princess Cruises launched its new service from the Port of Houston Authority's Bayport Cruise Terminal on November 5 with a four-day benefit cruise to Progreso, Mexico. PortMiami kicked off its new cruise season October 25 with a ceremony aboard the 2,700-passenger Disney Magic.
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Naylor, LLC
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on November 7 approved a new incentive program to reward shipping lines that bring new container business to the Port of Los Angeles in 2014. The Québec Port Authority (QPA) has given the green light to the wood pellet terminal project after analysis of the final environmental study submitted by Quebec Stevedoring Company Limited (QSL), the project promoter.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
Sluggish exports and slower growth prospects for the world economy carried over from late 2012 accentuated the slowdown in port activity in Latin America and Caribbean during the first half of 2013, according to ECLAC – the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
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The commissioners of the Port of Grays Harbor are taking an innovative approach to revitalizing a shuttered manufacturing facility at the port's newly acquired Satsop Business Park. The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) supports communities along Toronto's lakefront by investing in programs that support youth, families and a healthier environment.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
Port Manatee has promoted Matthew F. Appice to senior director of trade development and sales and further bolstered its team with the addition of Virginia Zimmermann as marketing and public relations assistant. Lester Millet III, safety risk agency manager for the Port of South Louisiana, was recently elected president of the InfraGard Louisiana (ILMA) Chapter for the 2013-2014 term.
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Two ships, Sevenstar Yacht Transport's Spielgracht and Dijksgracht, teamed up recently at Port Everglades, so that the cranes aboard both ships could be used to lift a brand new, 140-ton Ferretti yacht model Navetta 26 and lower it into the water. CSL Tacoma, the latest and last in the so called "Trillium" class of self-unloading Panamax size bulk carriers ordered for Canada Steamship Lines, arrived at the Port of Redwood City November 7 carrying sand and gravel construction materials from a quarry in Canada.
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Stinis Holland BV
New Employment Listings: • Chief Harbor Engineer – Port of San Francisco • Director, Safety and Training – Tampa Port Authority • Business Development and Marketing Analyst – Port of Tacoma • General Counsel/Contracts Administration – Port Canaveral • Manager, Facilities, Landscaping and Maintenance – Port Canaveral • Chief Executive Officer – North Carolina State Ports Authority • Vice President of Communication and External Affairs – Port of Cleveland
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Public Port Press Releases: Port Manatee Mames Appice Senior Director, Adds Zimmermann to Marketing Team – Palmetto, Florida – November 5, 2013 Affiliated Business Press Releases: MARAD Looks to Natural Gas as a Clean Energy Source for the Industry and Environment – Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2013 National Maritime Strategy Symposium Slated – Washington, D.C. – November 4, 2013 U.S. Department of Transportation Marks the Opening of California Green Trade Corridor – Washington, D.C. – November 4, 2013
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