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Naylor, LLC
The AAPA board of directors Authorities has elected Kristin Decas, CEO and port director for the Port of Hueneme as the association’s incoming chair for the 2014-2015 activity year. Ms. Decas will take office at the conclusion of the association’s annual convention in Houston in November.
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Public and private marine terminal activity in the Port of Boston generated economic impacts totaling $4.6 billion and supported more than 50,000 jobs in 2012, according to a newly released report commissioned by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). Mexico’s port system processed just over 141.9 million metric tons of cargo during first half 2014, an increase of 2.0 percent from a year ago, according to "preliminary" data compiled and reported by the federal port agency, Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. The trade boom continues at the Port of Philadelphia, with cargos handled at PRPA terminals totaling 2,853,362 metric tons, an increase of 13.2 percent from 2,519,967 tons in January-May 2013.
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Two new gantry cranes arrived fully erect and ready for installation at Port Freeport on July 19, completing a voyage that began in Shanghai, China, on May 7. Dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the Port of Houston Authority's container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. Top officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined local maritime leaders last week in Jacksonville for a ceremony dedicating a Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System designed to save money, improve safety and enhance research regarding conditions in the St. Johns River.
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J. David Anderton II, assistant director, strategic planning and development, at Port Everglades, and Larry A. Kelley Jr., deputy port director at the Port of Port Arthur, have completed AAPA's Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program. They bring to 94 the number of certifications granted since the program’s inception in 1995.
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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners earlier this month approved an $858 million budget for the Port of Long Beach for the upcoming fiscal year, with two-thirds of the spending set aside for a building and modernization program. The board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has approved a project to upgrade of the main access road to the Global Container Terminal in Jersey City.
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AAPA’s Port Security Seminar & Expo, July 16-18 in Baltimore was a marvelous success in every respect, thanks to excellent speakers and presentations, spirited audience participation, the warm and generous hospitality of our host, the Maryland Port Administration, and the hard work of the AAPA Security Committee and its chairman, Joe Lawless of the Massachusetts Port Authority.
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Deborah DeLuca joined the Duluth Seaway Port Authority as government and environmental affairs directors, effective July 29. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced July 23 the election of former New Jersey Attorney General John Degnan as the 19th chairman of the agency's board of commissioners. Oakland Board of Port Commissioners on July 24, elected officers for FY 2014-15, including Alan S. Yee as president, Cestra "Ces" Butner as first vice president, and Earl S. Hamlin as second vice president. Gonzalo Padron has been named Port Tampa Bay’s director of marketing & business development – Latin America.
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Yardi Systems, Inc.
A partnership comprising affiliates of investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners (Alinda) and Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USS) will purchase APM Terminal’s container terminal located in Portsmouth (VA). The transaction is subject to standard regulatory approvals and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2014, following which the terminal will be renamed as "Virginia International Gateway."
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A red, balloon-bedecked 2015 Forester had the honor of being the one-millionth Subaru vehicle to cross the docks at the Port of Vancouver USA.
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