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Liftech Consultants, Inc.
Established in 1953, with offices in seven states throughout the Southeast, Thompson Engineering is one of three subsidiaries of Thompson Holdings, Inc. The others are Watermark Design Group, an architectural and interior design firm, and Thompson Consulting Services, a disaster recovery consulting firm. Together, the three firms provide a broad range of architectural and engineering services.
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The Canaveral Port Authority which currently has no direct rail service, plans to build and operate an 11-mile extension that would link the port to the Florida East Coast Railway via an existing NASA rail line at Kennedy Space Center. The Port of Longview is launching a $10 million Industrial Rail Corridor expansion project aimed at improving cargo-movement efficiency for existing and future customers. Port Freeport celebrated two milestones on October 23 with the inaugural call of a Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) service and the first use of the port’s recently purchased Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes. The newly completed Roberts Bank Causeway Overpass rail/road grade separation project will improve the fluidity and safety of container traffic flows to and from Port Metro Vancouver’s Deltaport Container Terminal and boost its throughput capacity by up 200,000 TEUs annually.
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Port of Long Beach
A shore power system that allows cruise vessels to plug in when calling the Port of Halifax is now complete and fully operational. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. on October 24 dedicated the new cruise terminal at Cape Liberty Cruise Port, the next phase of the development of the Bayonne (NJ) cruise port.
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Paula Copeland, manager of corporate communications & governance at Port Saint John (New Brunswick), has completed all requirements of AAPA's Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program and will graduate with nine other candidates in a special ceremony at next week’s AAPA convention in Houston.
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Standard & Poor’s has affirmed its "A-' rating for the Alabama State Port Authority’s outstanding dock facilities revenue bonds. The Port of Nanaimo contributes directly to employment and the economy in the region through its operations and activities, according to a newly released study. Unaudited financial results for Fiscal Year 2014 indicate that the Port of San Diego earned a $12.5 million surplus during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.
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Transportation Technology Associates
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) reports its Asian container trade jumped 20 percent to 226,938 TEUs during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Mexico’s port system processed just over 214.4 million metric tons of cargo during the first nine months of 2014, down just 0.3 percent from a year ago, according to "preliminary" data compiled and reported by the federal port agency, Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina MercantePort Everglades’ container count topped 1.0 million TEUs in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
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This year’s online verification system is currently open to AAPA members to revise or update their port/company information. You should have received a link via email to the online verification system, along with your unique username and password. If you have not received this information, or if you have questions on how to use the system, please email Seaports Media Editor Sarah Sain at ssain@naylor.com. The final deadline to confirm your information is Monday, November 24.
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Naylor Association Solutions
The Jacksonville Port Authority late last month finalized a $37.6 million contract to purchase three new 100-foot gauge cranes from a Chinese manufacturer for Blount Island Marine Terminal. CanEst Transit ‘s new agri-product cleaning and containerization terminal is up and operating at the Port of Montreal.
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Port of Longview commissioners have unanimously agreed to take over a park in West Longview as part of the port’s mission to enhance recreation opportunities and provide public access to the waterfront. Under the port’s management, Willow Grove will remain a public park.
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Four executives with extensive experience in their fields of engineering, maintenance and finance have been hired to oversee Port of Long Beach operations. François Dupuis has been reappointed to a third three-year term on the board of directors of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority.
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Naylor, LLC
Public Port Press Releases: 
Port Saint John Supportive of TransCanada’s Energy East Project National Energy Board Filing — Saint John, New Brunswick — October 30, 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Company Arrives at Port Freeport — Freeport, TX — October 28, 2014
JAXPORT Asian Container Cargo Volume Up 20% in 2014 — Jacksonville, FL — October 27, 2014

Affiliated Business Press Releases:
SmartGrip® for Mobile Harbour Cranes in High Demand — Nenzing, Austria — October 29, 2014
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