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Dominion Pipe & Piling
GDF SUEZ Gas NA, LLC, is a leading purchaser and supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the United States and countries around the world. Among assets is an LNG import terminal located in Everett (MA) in Boston Harbor.
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Import volume at the top U.S. containerized retail cargo handling container ports should be up 1.8 percent in December and 2.3 percent in CY 2013 from year-earlier levels, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released December 9 by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reports strongly positive business results for November. The Port of Milwaukee completed loading its last ocean-going ship of the season on December 13 and is expecting a year-end cargo tally of 2.7 million metric tons, up from 2.0 million in 2012.
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Naylor, LLC
AAPA has signed a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration to work together on a port planning and investment toolkit. A Request for Technical Assistance seeking volunteers to assist in the project was released on December 13, 2013 with responses requested by January 10, 2014. AAPA also will be hiring a contractor, through a separate process, to conduct focus groups and other meetings of these technical experts and to develop the tool kit.
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AIVP – the International Association of Port Cities – has produced a "missions charter" for port centers created to facilitate "integration between the city, the port and the public." The Port of Bellingham has joined the city of Bellingham in adopting a agreement for the development of a "waterfront district" on the site of a former Georgia Pacific pulp and paper mill. The Port of Grays Harbor’s purchase of the manufacturing assets of NewWood Corporation, a bankrupt former tenant of the port’s Satsop Business Park, has been approved by a superior court judge. The Port of Los Angeles’ Southern Pacific Slip Waterfront Plaza received the 2013 B.E.S.T. Project of the Year award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
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AAPA corporate members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration as AAPA's 2014 Port Person of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 27, 2013. Depending on the individual or individuals selected, the award(s) may be presented either at the 2014 Spring Conference, March 24-25, in Washington, D.C., or during the AAPA Annual Convention, November 9-13, hosted by the Port of Houston Authority.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
A brand new Algoma Central bulk carrier loaded iron ore for the first time at the Port of Duluth-Superior earlier this month. The Port of Montreal earlier this month hosted its largest tanker ever, the 112,139 deadweight metric ton Aframaxer Overseas Portland. Royal Caribbean International’s Serenade of the Seas has begun a season of alternating Bahamas and western Caribbean cruises from the Port of New Orleans.
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If you could use some help boosting your port or organization’s economic development opportunities, then click here to learn more about AAPA’s 2014 Maritime Economic Development Workshop, hosted by the Port of San Diego and being held in San Diego on February 20-21. In addition to getting some great tips on fostering new economic development "partnerships" and how to measure the impacts of those relationships, you’ll hear first-hand accounts of how ports are attracting new exports and exporters, what BCOs (beneficial cargo owners) look for when they are choosing a port, and ideas for increasing cargo "velocity" through improved supply chain logistics that help reduce costs and attract business.
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The ports of Hueneme and Los Angeles have each renewed their long-term lease agreements with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. Likewise, Dole Food Company has agreed to remain at the Port of Wilmington (DE) for another 15 years.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
The holidays are upon us and AAPA is using it as an opportunity to illustrate the important role that seaports play in helping "Santa" deliver the goods. In a series of posts on Facebook and Twitter (12 to be exact), we will demonstrate the critical role seaports play to the economy and tell the "big picture story" about our ports. Stay tuned by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seaportsdeliverprosperity and on Twitter at @AAPA_Seaports and help us tell the story about how #seaportsdelivertheholidays.
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The Jacksonville Port Authority’s board of directors earlier this month elected officers for FY 2014.
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The Port of Beaumont received its first rail unit trainshipment of crude oil. The board of commissioners of the Port of San Diego has adopted a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on port district tidelands. The ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver aim to cut diesel emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo moved by 2015 and 80 percent by 2020, from a 2005 baseline.
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New Employment Listings • Sr. Project Manager, Engineering – Port of Tacoma • External Affairs Specialist (Private Sector Initiatives) GS-0301-12/13 – Washington, D.C. • Terminal Manager / FSO – Port of Astoria
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Public Port Press Releases: Port of Los Angeles Receives APWA's 2013 B.E.S.T. Project of the Year Award for Southern Pacific Slip Waterfront Plaza – San Pedro, California – December 16, 2013 WWL Vehicle Services Americas Renews Long-Term Lease at Port of Los Angeles – San Pedro, California – December 9, 2013 Affiliated Business Press Releases: Liebherr Wins the IBJ Award in the Category "Crane of the Year" for the Fourth Time – Nenzing, Austria – December 12, 2013
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