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Companhia Docas do Pará – DCP, Av. Presidente Vargas 41, Belém, Pará, BRAZIL. Phone: 011-55-91-3182-9011. Fax: 011-55-91-3241-1741. Email:  jorge.ruiz@cdp.com.br. Website: www.cdp.com.br. Sr. Jorge Ernesto Sánchez Ruíz, Diretor Presidente. (Latin American Corporate Member)
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AAPA held its Cruise Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, February 20-12, hosted by Port Everglades. The program kicked off with a panel lead by AAPA Cruise Committee Chairman Michael Vanderbeek, PPM®, with executives from cruise lines Royal Caribbean, MSC, Holland America, Carnival and Silversea discussing the state of the cruise industry.
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Reversing a two-year pattern of decline, America’s waterborne foreign trade grew in 2014, up 2.4 percent from the year before to 1.29 billion metric tons, according to data collected and reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Maryland Port Administration reports that 2014 was a record-setting year for autos, containers and general cargo tonnage at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals. The Port of Hamilton experienced a 5-percent increase in cargo in 2014, with oversea trade alone jumping 39 percent to a 10-year high of 2.0 million tons.
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Port of Long Beach
Port Canaveral’s newly upgraded website, www.portcanaveral.com, provides users and smart devices with more streamlined content and easier navigation.
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Major business investments are coming this year to the Port of Anchorage. Delta Western, a petroleum and lubricants distribution company, is scheduled to break ground on a new facility at the port while Alaska Basic Industries (ABI) will expand its cement operation. Volkswagen Group of America is moving its import facility for cars and SUVs and its Southeast U.S. distribution operations to the Port of Jacksonville. Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley expect to transport 100,000 cars within one year and approximately 550,000 units in the next five years. The board of commissioners of the Port of Vancouver USA on February 10 unanimously approved selling 18.9 acres of  "prime light-industrial property" to Sunlight Supply Inc./National Garden Wholesale.  The Vancouver-based company and port tenant is planning to build a 285,000-square-foot facility that would accommodate its corporate headquarters, as well as manufacturing, warehouse and office space.
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Icelandic ocean carrier Eimskip is adding significantly more vessel calls at Halterm Container Terminal Limited in the Port of Halifax. The new service deployment began February 19, when MV Selfoss joined MV Reykjfoss and MV Skogafoss on its "Green Line" service route.
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American Cruise Lines will soon introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans. The two new riverboats are the first new ships built specially for the Mississippi River in 20 years.
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Transportation Technology Associates
The North Carolina State Ports Authority is extending hours at the Port of Wilmington to increase productivity and to keep pace with volume growth.
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The North Carolina State Ports Authority has promoted Lance Kenworthy to director, bulk and breakbulk. Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt recently appointed Marie-Soleil Tremblay to the Québec Port Authority board and Lisa Ann Keenan to the Saint John Port Authority board. Each appointment is for a term of three years.
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Students at Prince Rupert’s Roosevelt Park Community School/École Communautaire Roosevelt Parc are swinging and sliding with renewed enthusiasm in 2015, thanks to a contribution from the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund.
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Port Employment Opportunities:
Facility Security Officer – Port of Houston Authority
Senior Financial Analyst – Port of Vancouver USA; Vancouver, WA 

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Public Port Press Releases:
New American Cruise Lines Riverboat to Homeport in New Orleans – New Orleans, LA – February 19, 2015

Affiliated Business Press Releases:
New American Cruise Lines Riverboat to Homeport in New Orleans – New Orleans, LA – February 19, 2015
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