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Naylor, LLC
Container traffic at Massport’s Conley Terminal in the Port of Boston hit a six-year high during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. U.S. ports across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System experienced tonnage increases tonnage in several cargo categories during June. The San Pedro Harbor ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together handled container volumes totaling nearly 1.5 million TEUs in June, an increase of 11.1 percent from a year ago. Container movements at the Port of Virginia reached a record 2,305,911 TEUs during FY 2013-2014.
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Registration is now open for the 2014 AAPA Annual Convention, November 9-13 in Houston, TX. Our host will be the Port of Houston Authority and the convention will coincide with the 100th anniversary celebration of the official opening of the Houston Ship Channel. Register and book your hotel rooms early, and join your industry colleagues in Houston this fall.
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Holt Logistics Corp. has entered into a partnership with the South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) for the construction of a 190-acre marine terminal in Paulsboro (NJ). The Florida East Coast Railway on July 14 unveiled its state-of-the-art intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades.
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Yuhuang Chemical plans to establish a $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex on the Mississippi River that will create thousands of jobs and pump millions of tons of cargo annually through the Port of South Louisiana.
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Jeet Manhas and Richard Ringma were recently elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the board of directors of the Nanaimo Port Authority. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority dedicated an executive conference room in honor of retired Director of Governmental & Public Affairs William B. McLaughlin III.
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Virginia’s flourishing coffee business received a boost July 14, when the port was certified as a delivery point on the ICE Futures U.S. Coffee "C"® futures contract. Chiquita Brands will continue to use Delaware’s Port of Wilmington as its mid-Atlantic distribution hub for at the least the next five years and potentially until 2029 under a newly signed agreement with the Diamond State Port Corporation.
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BBC Peter Rӧnna on July 14 delivered a cargo it had loaded in Denmark of Siemens wind energy components to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s Clure Public Marine Terminal, the only general cargo terminal in the Port of Duluth-Superior. It was the 15th shipment of wind energy components for Minnesota Power’s Bison 4 project in North Dakota.
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Yardi Systems, Inc.
The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has presented the Port of Kalama with its top 2014 Environmental Excellence Award in the navigation dredging category and specifically for the port’s TEMCO Berth Maintenance Dredging and In-Water Flow-Lane Placement project.
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Richard G. Montgomery, Jr., veteran maritime journalist and port public relations executive, died July 13, 2014, of natural causes in his native Portland (OR). He was 84.
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Port Employment Opportunities:
Communications Manager – North Carolina State Ports Authority, Wilmington, NC
Assistant Property and Operations Manager – Port of St. Helens, OR
Chief of Program & Project Development, Dredged Material Management Program (Program Manager Sr. I) – Maryland Port Administration
Director, Bulk and Break Bulk – Wilmington, NC
Short Line Railroad Manager – Port of Lake Charles, Lake Charles, LA
Account Executive— Charlotte, NC
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