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Catherine McGrail, Manager, Cruise Development, for the Halifax Port Authority, has completed AAPA's Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program.
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Now retired, Ms. Kathryn McDermott is a former deputy executive director of the Port of Los Angeles and director of real estate for the Port of Long Beach.
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Charles "Chuck" Steffensmeier, PE, is the newly appointed chief engineer for the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. Franklin Camp has joined the Jacksonville Port Authority’s sales and marketing team as director, non-containerized sales. Kristen Leonard will be coming to the Port of Portland (OR) this July as public affairs director. Paul Robichaux has been elected president of the board of commissioners of the Port of South Louisiana for 2014-2015.
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Now is the time to make plans for AAPA's Port Security Seminar and Exhibition, July 16-18, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in the vibrant, historic port city of Baltimore. An outstanding program has been developed by the AAPA Security Committee and its chairman, Joe Lawless of the Massachusetts Port Authority, for what will be the association's 14th security seminar since May 2001. Last year's seminar drew a large and enthusiastic audience; this year's promises to be equally engaging.
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The 2014 cruise season the Port of Halifax opened May 4 at with the arrival of the Celebrity Infinity.
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PortMiami is promoting its capabilities in the intermodal chain linking Latin America and the U.S. Midwest. The Port of Portland has sold 5.4 acres of its Rivergate Industrial District property to BNSF Railway to meet the requirements of its burgeoning export vehicle trade.
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The Port of Longview reports its second mobile harbor crane is "fully commissioned, certified and ready to go." The Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the Yusen Terminals Inc. Container Terminal Improvements Project. The 1,200-foot MSC Judith tied the record for the longest container ship to berth in New Orleans when she docked May 3 at Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.
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Yardi Systems, Inc.
The Port of Hamilton is leasing space to a craft brewery. A $200 million boron compound manufacturing and processing facility is in prospect for a site within the jurisdiction of the Port of South Louisiana.
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New rail locomotive technology developed with the support of the Port of Los Angeles to meet strict clean air standards has been approved by the California Air Resources Board. Funding to outfit with Global Positioning System technology the remainder of the container truck fleet approved to serve Port Metro Vancouver’s marine terminals is coming from the port authority and the provincial and federal governments.
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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is sponsoring Innovative Technologies for a Resilient Marine Transportation System: 3rd Biennial Research & Development Conference on June 24-26, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The conference features keynote addresses by former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen, Maj. Gen. John Peabody from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Richard Ceci of Global Container Terminals (USA). Session topics include the future of navigation, system performance, engineering with nature, innovative technology, data management and security.
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Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulf Port
Recent Employment Listing:
Director of Administration – Port Everglades
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