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Dominion Pipe & Piling
PortMiami was chosen to participate in a program with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow PortMiami to generate an alternative funding source to reimburse CBP for services. In Mississippi, Jackson County supervisors authorized the borrowing of up to $24 million for the Port of Pascagoula to build a specialized wood pellet exporting facility on Bayou Casotte, which will be supplemented by an additional $14 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery discretionary grant program.
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Naylor, LLC
If you plan to join AAPA in Tampa on January 23-24 for AAPA's Shifting International Trade Routes conference, please make your plans quickly. Our room block at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay expires today, January 6, and the hotel has already told us that it will not be extended. Register now and don't delay!
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The Hamilton Port Authority released a new infographic that details the port's cargo, economic, community and environment impacts in a compelling visual way. Port Saint John, in partnership with PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools) and the Anglophone South School District, is launching lesson plans about the port and maritime industries. The Tampa Port Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation reported the success of the commemorative "Run the Connector" 5K run on December 28, following the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the approaching opening of the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector project.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
PortMiami, the world's busiest cruise port, again surpassed the 4 million mark for cruise passengers traveling through its facilities in the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2013. Montreal Port Authority (MPA) President and CEO Sylvie Vachon officially inaugurated the start of a new year of activity at the Port of Montreal today by presenting the Gold-Headed Cane to Captain Vijayendra Gurukant Chodankar, of India, master of the Federal Spey, the first ocean-going vessel to enter the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2014.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elected Doug Drummond as its new Board President on December 17 and welcomed newly appointed Commissioner Lori Ann Farrell to her first meeting. In Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the appointment of Kim Scheeler of Midlothian, president and CEO of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, to the board of the Virginia Port Authority.
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Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulf Port
Affiliated Business Press Releases: MarAd To Host National Maritime Strategy Symposium, Jan. 14-16 – Washington, D.C. – December 30, 2013
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