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Dominion Pipe & Piling
The American Association of Port Authorities is again partnering with Naylor, LLC, to produce the print and digital editions of the 2014 Seaports of the Americas Directory. To make the process as simple as possible, we have created an online verification system to allow you to confirm your firm's information over the web. This year’s online verification system is currently open to AAPA members to revise or update their port/company information.
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The Port of Lake Charles recently installed a new ship unloader crane at its Bulk Terminal No. 1 (BT-1), with an eye to boosting the facility’s cargo capacity and efficiency. The Port of Oakland celebrated the completion of construction of its shore power infrastructure with a ceremony on November 8.
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Naylor, LLC
J.A. (Alfonso) Boekhoudt is taking a four-year leave of absence as managing director of the Aruba Ports Authority N.V. following his swearing in November 14 as Minister Plenipotentiary in the Dutch capital city of The Hague. In California, Gary Lee Moore, who has served as Los Angeles city engineer and general manager of the city’s Bureau of Engineering for the past decade, is now interim executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. Longtime AAPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers executive Dave Sanford has been named deputy executive director at Port Manatee following a national search.
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Back by popular demand for the seventh year, AAPA’s 2014 Shifting International Trade Routes Workshop will examine the effect of the world economic outlook on investment decisions, cargo movements and international trade in general. The program, sponsored by the AAPA in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority, will be conducted January 23-24, 2014, in Tampa.
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Strata Systems, Inc.
Import volume at the top U.S. containerized retail cargo handling container ports grew in October despite the government shutdown and will continue to do so nearly uninterrupted well into 2014, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released November 12 by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. Approximately 28 million metric tons of cargo transited the St. Lawrence Seaway from March 22 to October 31, a drop of 7.0 percent from the corresponding 2012 period, according to data reported by the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
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President Barack Obama paid a visit to the Port of New Orleans on November 8, touring the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal and speaking on the importance of growing the national economy through increased exports.
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Transportation Security Associates, LLC
AAPA Facilities Engineering Seminar and Expo, November 6-8 in Vancouver (BC), attracted an attentive audience with its focus on the latest developments and technology of interest to port engineering professionals. The AAPA Facilities Engineering Committee chaired by Elizabeth Ogden, director of architecture, engineering and IT at PortMiami, developed the two-and-a-half-day program.
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Effective October 1, a new pilot program allows cold treatment products the direct importation of Peruvian fruit via PortMiami. The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) reports Tampa Gateway Rail terminal processed 3,897,189 barrels of ethanol – transported in 5,705 railcars – all within its first year of operation.
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Stinis Holland BV
New Employment Listings: • Chief Human Resources Officer – Virginia Port Authority,Norfolk, VA • Chief Public Affairs Officer – Virginia Port Authority, Norfolk, VA • Commercial Management Officer III – 1433 – Maryland Port Administration • Internal Auditor – Virginia Port Authority, Norfolk, VA • Port/Structural Engineer – Hanson Professional Services Inc., Various Locations
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Public Port Press Releases: JAXPORT Names Schiappacasse Director, Latin America Sales – Jacksonville, Florida – November 14, 2013 Gary Lee Moore Begins Duties as Port of Los Angeles Interim Executive Director – San Pedro, California – November 12, 2013 Port Manatee Names Sanford Deputy Executive Director – Palmetto, Florida – November 12, 2013 Affiliated Business Press Releases: General Cargo Shipments Keep U.S. Great Lakes Ports Busy – Washington, District of Columbia – November 14, 2013
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