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An outstanding program attracted a global audience of financial professionals to New Orleans for AAPA’s Port Finance Seminar. The Finance Committee under the direction of Chairman Jeff Strader, CPA, CFO Port Freeport, produced a program that was informative, challenging and engaging. The presentations have been posted on the AAPA website.
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The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans on April 15 unveiled a new modern, streamlined logo. The rebranding effort represents the culmination of work of an internal committee consisting of staff from a variety of port departments and two members representing the board of commissioners. A public relations firm retained by the port designed the new brand.
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The Port of Grays Harbor is contemplating of adding two waterfront public access facilities, Friends Landing and Sterling Landing in eastern Grays Harbor County, to its real estate portfolio. Port Everglades is celebrating Arbor Day 2014 with a tree planting ceremony to mark the start of an extensive mangrove enhancement project as part of a larger construction project to add new cargo berths. Port Manatee anticipates dramatic reductions in emissions and operating costs from two "green" locomotives on the short-line railroad that links the seaport to the CSX Transportation mainline. Port Tampa Bay’s two dredge disposal islands in Hillsborough Bay, together with the Richard T. Paul Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary have been recognized collectively by BirdLife International and the National Audubon Society for their global significance as bird nesting areas.
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The U.S. Economic Development Agency is awarding the Port of Davisville an $800,000 grant for a facility upgrade.
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The Port of Los Angeles reports March container volumes jumped 34 percent from a year ago to 675,274 TEUs. 
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The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on April 17 welcomed its first ocean-going vessels of the 2014 Great Lakes Seaway Navigation Season. Carnival Dream, the largest cruise ship to operate year-round from the Port of New Orleans, set sail April 16 on its inaugural cruise from the port’s newly refurbished Erato Street Cruise Terminal. The Port of San Diego demonstrated its prowess as a project cargo handler with the transshipment earlier this month of a massive generator and associated equipment bound for the Agua Prieta power plant in Sonora, Mexico.
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Clarkson Research’s 2014 edition of its Bulk Carrier Register, is a comprehensive directory to bulk carriers, ore carriers and combination carriers of 10,000 dwt and over.
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The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces with the single aim pf inspiring everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. CISI first Safety Week is set for May 4-10, 2014.
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Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulf Port

Career Opportunities:
Manager, Waterways Development Capital Programs – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Marketing Representative Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
2014 College Summer Internship Program Port of Oakland
Executive Director – Centre of Excellence for Marine Transportation of Oil and LNG Commodities in Canada Society

Requests for Proposal:
Request for Proposal: Gantry Cranes Project No. 14-01714 Port Tampa Bay
Request for Proposal: Acquisition of Mobile Harbor Crane & Sale of Port's Used Crane 
Request for Proposal: Acquisition of Reachstackers & Sale of Port-Owned Reachstackers
Request for Expressions of Interest: Terminal Operations at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal
Request for Proposal: Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Facility at Satsop Business Park Elma, WA
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Public Port Press Releases:
Port Manatee's 'Green' Locomotives to Dramatically Cut Emissions, Costs – Palmetto, FL  April 17, 2014
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers its final approval for Jacksonville Harbor Deepening – Jacksonville, FL  April 16, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Names Port of Cleveland President & CEO to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel – Cleveland, OH  April 16, 2014
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