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Liftech Consultants, Inc.
The ports of Beaumont and Jacksonville are serving as staging points for the shipment of military equipment to be used for humanitarian aid aimed at stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
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The Port of Everett Commission on November 4 adopted a 2015 operating and capital budget with $76.7 million in expenditures. The 2015 budget differs from previous port budgets in that it is specifically tailored to achieving the port commission’s five strategic initiatives.
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Port of Long Beach
First half 2014 data compiled by the German federal statistics office show tonnage gains overall from prior year levels for the country’s ocean borne cargo and container trades, despite container volume declines in its Russian and U.S. markets. The Port of Houston Authority reports cargo tonnage and revenue trended upward through September and will likely continue to do so for the rest of the year. October was a busy month for the St. Lawrence Seaway, with increases in the number of ships carrying steel, salt, sugar, aluminum and pig iron. The Port of Virginia reports container volume reached a monthly high of 221,105 TEUs in October. That was up 7 percent from a year ago and the fourth consecutive month when the container count exceeded 200,000 TEUs.
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The Port of Kalama last week hosted a grand opening celebration of its new Kalama Transportation Interpretive Center and administrative offices. The new facility not only houses the Port of Kalama operations team with much-needed space for a growing list of new business and community projects, but celebrates Kalama’s place in Pacific Northwest history as a transportation and commercial hub. 

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Transportation Technology Associates
The Port of Long Beach is pursuing a new measure to respond to customer concerns and tackle congestion issues that are slowing cargo movement at some of its terminals during the current pre-holidays "peak shipping season."
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The Port of Los Angeles continues to make major strides in cutting pollution from ships, trucks, trains, cargo-handling equipment and harbor craft, according to the latest annual inventory of emissions from port-related mobile sources. The 2013 Inventory of Air Emissions shows the port has set new records with reductions from eight years ago of 80 percent in diesel particulate matter (DPM), 57 percent in nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 90 percent in sulfur oxides during eight years of aggressive clean air measures.
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The Port of San Diego continues to enhance the waterfront of San Diego Bay with public art. The next installation will be seamlessly integrated into the Lane Field North hotel project with structural art walls that will wrap around an above-ground parking garage.
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Naylor Association Solutions
A study released last week shows the economic impact created by the Port of Seattle has grown steadily over the past six years. The assessment touches all aspects of the port’s business ‑ aviation, seaport and real estate.
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The Montreal Port Authority is planning a $78 million restoration of its Alexandra Pier and Inberville Passenger Terminal cruise facilities. Norwegian Sun has replaced Norwegian Sun as NCL’s Tampa Bay homeported cruise ship for the 2014/15 season.
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Public Port Press Releases: 
Strong 2014 Year at Port Saint John Continues — Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada — November 7, 2014
Prince Rupert Port Authority Selects KleinPort — Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada — November 5, 2014
U.S. Army Moves Military Equipment for Ebola Aid Through JAXPORT —Jacksonville, Florida — November 4, 2014
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