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Dominion Pipe & Piling
Mr. J. Stanley Payne, Principal, Summit Strategic Partners, a management consulting firm with its roots in transportation, logistics and distribution, manufacturing and retail, supplemented and supported by decades of legal experience. Mr. Payne is former chief executive officer of the Canaveral Port Authority.
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Canaveral Port Authority has hired two veteran port executives and promoted a third to help expand cargo business development and terminal operations at Port Canaveral. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has promoted Richard D. Cameron to managing director of environmental affairs and planning for the Port of Long Beach. Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle has named maritime industry veteran John C. Driscoll the port’s new director of maritime, effective January 27.
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Naylor, LLC
In response to member input, AAPA has revamped the upcoming Spring Conference March 24-25 in Washington, D.C. In addition to sessions featuring well regarded U.S. and international speakers, the annual event will include an opportunity for attendees to engage in candid and valuable informal discussions on the topics most relevant to their port or business. A special session features insiders from both sides of the aisle discussing the issues driving the 2014 U.S. elections. Providing perspectives will be Ed Goeas, leader of one of the most respected and successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in politics today, and Celinda Lake, a top Democratic Party political strategist.
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During their meeting of January 14, Port Corpus Christi Commissioners elected officers for 2014 and witnessed the swearing in of two new commissioners. The Port of Hueneme Board of Commissioners voted in officers for 2014 at their first meeting of January 13. Colleen McAleer was sworn in as a Port Angeles port commissioner at the commission’s January 13 meeting.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (POCCA) on January 14 joined the city of Pharr (TX) in signing a memorandum of understanding to promote business opportunities between the Pharr International Bridge and Port Corpus Christi. Beginning next month, Pacific International Lines’ new Asia Pacific Northwest Service (ANW) will call the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 30 in partnership with China Shipping Container Lines’ (CSCL) and United Arab Shipping Company’s (UASC) existing joint service.
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Import volume at the largest U.S. containerized merchandise handling ports rose an estimated 2.8 percent in CY 2013, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released January 10 by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. The Ohio River Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon finished 2013 with more cargo during the fourth quarter than any other quarter in its 37-year history. Liquid bulks, American-grown agricultural products and American-made autos and biodiesel were among the diverse cargoes that moved in record quantities through the Port of Grays Harbor in 2013. The Port of Green Bay ended the 2013 shipping season on top, surpassing its goal of 2 million metric tons of cargo for the year. A total of 2.2 million metric tons of material were imported and exported during the shipping season, an increase of 16 percent from 2012 and the highest tonnage since 2007.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
The Port Authority Police Department on January 10 welcomed 195 new police officers to its ranks – the second largest recruit class in its 85-year history.
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The latest beneficiary of the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund is the Prince Rupert Salmon Enhancement Society and Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery.
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Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulf Port
Career Opportunities: Director, Sales, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) – Jacksonville, Florida
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Public Port Press Releases: Port Corpus Christi Commission Elects 2014 Executive Leaders – Corpus Christi, Texas – January 14, 2014 Port Corpus Christi Commission Welcomes Two New Members – Corpus Christi, Texas – January 14, 2014 Port Corpus Christi and City of Pharr to Promote Efficient Intermodal International Trade – Corpus Christi, Texas – January 14, 2014 Florida Gov. Rick Scott Visits JAXPORT to Pledge Historic Level of Funding for Transportation Improvements – Jacksonville, Florida – January 13, 2014 Port Promotes Assistant Harbor Master and Manager of Government Affairs –Corpus Christi, Texas – January 10, 2014 Port Industry Execs to Discuss Vital Trade, Transportation & Infrastructure Issues at Jan. 23 Press Conference in Tampa – Tampa, Florida – January 10, 2014
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