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Export tonnage set yet another record, but America's waterborne foreign trade overall declined in 2013 for the second year in in a row, according to data collected and reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Import volume at America's major containerized retail cargo handling ports should increase 4.3 percent during half 2014 despite a drop in February, predicts the monthly Global Port Tracker report released February 11 by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
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From January through November 2013, the ports of Colombia received 259,805 cruise passengers, a 26 percent increase from the corresponding period of 2013, according to data released by the country's ministry of trade, industry and tourism. For the third consecutive year, record numbers of cruise passengers set sail from the Port of New Orleans.
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Naylor, LLC
The Port of Altamira is creating a 50.7-hectare/125-acre wetland area, where it has already planted more than 30,000 mangrove trees of various species – red, black, white and button. The Port of Long Beach will fund testing of a new air pollution-control technology for docked cargo ships.
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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed Heather A. Tomley director of environmental planning for the Port of Long Beach. Canadian Transport Melanie Bell Hughes has been appointed and Peter Gaulton reappointed to the board of directors of the Saint John Port Authority. John F. Reinhart has officially taken the reins as chief executive officer and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA).
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Port Corpus Christi has completed the La Quinta Channel Extension Project with a ceremony on February 7. Rail tracks and crane pads are being installed in preparation for the opening this summer of the Port Everglades Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF).
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
The record 1.4 million metric tons shipped through Port of Hueneme in FY 2013 was a major economic stimulus, creating 778 trade-related jobs and generating an additional $5 million in tax revenues and $90 million in maritime-related economic activity.
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Port Canaveral proposes sharing under-utilized NASA and Air Force land in a partnership that would reduce operating costs to the federal government and allow for port expansion and rail connectivity. The Port of New Orleans has entered into a partnership with the Merritt C. Becker University of New Orleans Transportation Institute that will focus on transportation research, community outreach and workforce development.
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Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulf Port
Career Opportunities: Security Manager – Port Everglades Director of Business Development – Port Angeles, WA Invitation for Bids: Paving Improvements (Portwide – PortMiami)
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Public Port Press Releases: UNO Transportation Institute Partners with Port of New Orleans – New Orleans, LA – February 12, 2014 Affiliated Business Press Releases: IANA Calls on FHWA to Include Intermodal Connectors – Calverton, MD – February 14, 2014 Liebherr to Deliver Ship-to-Shore Cranes and Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes to Transnet Port Terminals in South Africa – Fossa, Killarney Co., Kerry, Ireland – February 14, 2014
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