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At a Maritime and Manufacturing Summit held May 19, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the creation of a new heavy haul network of truck routes that will enable permitted vehicles carrying overweight loads to travel on designated routes, and the Port of Seattle and Eagle Marine Services (EMS), also recently announced a proposal to relocate its cargo and break bulk activities to another terminal so that the port can modernize Terminal 5 to handle the bigger ships that are changing international shipping. Port Metro Vancouver recently announced that it will move forward in implementing recommendations made by advisor Vince Ready in addressing an important aspect of the Joint Action Plan – compensation to container truck drivers for wait times they encounter at terminals.
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A two-week voyage through four Great Lakes and the Mississippi River has brought to the Port of Houston Authority the third of three high-performance emergency response vessels.
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The U.S. Senate’s passage of the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) has cleared the way for construction to begin on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, a critical milestone for the Georgia Ports Authority. The Port of Virginia will benefit from passage of the federal Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill as language in that legislation, among other things, clears the way for the state to take ownership of the land designated for development of Craney Island Marine Terminal.
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For most port industry communications professionals, there are times when you’re advocating for your organization’s local, regional or national policy issues, and times when you’re focused on raising awareness for your organization’s value to the community and nation. In AAPA’s 2014 Public and Government Relations Workshop, June 24-25, you’ll have opportunities to wear both your public relations and your public affairs hats by participating in sessions that offer elements of both disciplines.
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Commissioners for the Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) have finalized a lease agreement with McDermott International, Inc. to locate and operate a spoolbase pipe fabrication facility supporting the oil services industry at the Port of Gulfport. NYK Line is expanding its roll-on/roll-off service to and from the Jacksonville Port Authority to include connections in Asia. Beginning in June, these new connections will enhance NYK’s existing ro/ro service to the Middle East with the carrier increasing sailings to three per month from JAXPORT.
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Yardi Systems, Inc.
Twenty-two shipping lines were honored on May 14 by the Port of Long Beach for their efforts to improve air quality by slowing down or deploying cleaner vessels – or both – at the port's first Environmental Achievement Awards.
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On May 20, the Port of Oakland recognized the graduates of its Port Leadership Academy Class of 2014. Over a period of nine months, 20 port employees went through an internal series of courses and handled two special projects.
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Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulf Port

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