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Dominion Pipe & Piling
The Cleveland-Europe Express freight shipping service between Cleveland Harbor and Europe via the Saint Lawrence Seaway will begin in Spring 2014, pursuant to a charter agreement with The Spliethoff Group approved November 21 by the Port of Cleveland board of directors. Austral Asia Line (AAL) recently included the Port of Everett in its Pacific Liner Service between the Far East and the North America West Coast. Beginning this February, Bermuda Container Line (BCL) will offer weekly shipping service between Bermuda and the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in the Port of Philadelphia.
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Naylor, LLC
AAPA held its 14th Annual Leadership Summit in Alexandria on Thursday, November 21 with Chairman of the Board Tay Yoshitani and a number of technical committee leaders participating. Chairman Yoshitani spoke about the rapidly changing landscape and multitude of challenges facing the public port industry, such as shipping alliances, larger and larger vessels, shifting trade routes, federal policy, etc. He stated that in this environment it is more important than ever to identify and work together in areas and on issues upon which there is commonality among ports. Tay noted that AAPA will play a critical role in bringing together seaports of the Western Hemisphere to share and collaborate on common interests.
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The Port of Halifax welcomed 134 vessel calls with 252,121 passengers onboard during the cruise season that began May 6 and ended October 31, 2013. Royal Caribbean International announced November 21 that Port Everglades will be the home port for Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
AAPA and Naylor LLC have extended the deadline for AAPA members to revise or update their port/company information for the print and digital editions of the 2014 Seaports of the Americas Directory. The new deadline is December 9, 2013.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
In the month of October, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) added customer accounts and expanded its program to electrify rubber tired gantry cranes while Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced his intention to seek additional funding from the state legislature to fund the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. BMW of North America and the Port of Hueneme have agreed to extend the German auto maker’s Hueneme operations for an additional five years, through December 31, 2018.
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New Employment Opportunity: World Trade Center Building Manager (Commercial Management Officer IV) – Maryland Port Administration New Request for Proposal: Operation of Visitor Information Center at the Port of San Diego's North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase 1
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Affiliated Business Press Releases: U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Study on Impacts of Panama Canal Expansion – Washington, District of Columbia – November 27, 2013
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