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Venable LLP is a law firm. Mr. Ashley Craig is co-chair of Venable's International Trade Group and maintains a diverse practice advising clients on a host of domestic and international legislative, regulatory and policy matters.
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Containerized retail goods imports should be up 6.1 percent and continued monthly gains are likely at least through August, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report. Auto, container and wood pulp traffic set records in 2013 at Baltimore's public marine terminals 2013, according to the Maryland Port Administration. The Georgia Ports Authority reports cargo throughput at its terminals statewide jumped 15.5 percent in March to a monthly high of 2.61 million short tons.
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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee joined other dignitaries March 31 in celebrating the first delivery of imported Honda automobiles to the Port of Davisville. CMA CGM is returning one of its container ships to service to the Port of Montreal. The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) on April 8 officially welcomed the first ocean vessel, or "saltie," of 2014 to dock at the Port of Toronto. The Virginia Port Authority's Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) is back in business, this time as a staging area for automobiles that will be exported to China.
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Recently introduced by Naylor, LLC, as part of AAPA's family of Seaports media, the AAPA Industry Services Directory offers a selection of more than 70 alphabetized categories of maritime-related service providers, ranging from architects and associations to vessel traffic information systems. You will find the Industry Services Directory link on AAPA's website (www.aapa-ports.org) in the top navigation bar.
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The Port of Hueneme has been awarded a $500,000 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Port of San Diego's shore power system at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal was selected in March as a public works 2014 Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 2 presented a 2014 Clean Air Excellence Award to the Port of Seattle in recognition of its Seaport Air Quality Program. The Port of Virginia has received a $750,000 EPA grant that will be used toward the purchase of three pieces of low-emission, hybrid cargo-handling equipment.
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In a move to strengthen its Latin American trading ties, Port Corpus Christi on April 7 signed a memorandum of understanding with a Colombian port entity, Palermo Sociedad Portuaria (PSP). The Port of Kalama Commission on April 9 voted to approve a lease agreement with NW Innovation Works (NWIW) to build and operate a manufacturing plant on port property that would produce methanol from natural gas after receiving environmental and regulatory approvals.
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The Port of Los Angeles' export education program Trade Connect has received two awards from NASBITE – the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators. Port Metro Vancouver has received recognition for strong sustainability performance by placing fourth in Corporate Knights' first Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada ranking. Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed Port Tampa Bay’s credit rating of A- and has provided the authority with a "Stable" outlook.
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Plans are underway for an outstanding Commissioners Seminar, June 3-5 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront in Seattle. There is no better program for a thorough examination of the role of governing board members, a great source of information for both new and experienced commissioners. The seminar will focus on the commissioner's role in an evolving public port environment faced with challenging economic conditions.
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Juan Kuryla, PPM®, is now PortMiami's director. His appointment by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez was confirmed April 8 by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.
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David Allen Wagner, former executive director of the Maryland Port Administration and retired chief operating officer of the Port of New Orleans, passed away April 7 at his home in Mandeville, La., after a short illness.
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Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulf Port
Career Opportunities: District Freight Coordinators – Florida DOT – Multiple locations in Florida Executive Director/CEO – Port of Everett – Everett, WA General Counsel – Canaveral Port Authority – Cape Canaveral, FL Request for Proposals: Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Facility at Satsop Business Park – Elma, WA
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Public Port Press Releases: EPA Grant Put Toward Purchase of Hybrid Equipment – Norfolk, VA – April 8, 2014 PMT Back In Business; Cars Roll In – Norfolk, VA – April 4, 2014 Virginia Moves to Improve Truck Throughput – Norfolk, VA – April 3, 2014
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