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The upcoming Annual Convention will be held in Miami on November 2-4, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Exhibit information is available at www.aapa-ports.org/2015exhibits and the PortMiami convention website, with registration and other information, will be available shortly.
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The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) joined Alabama Steel Terminals, LLC (AST) on March 31 for the dedication of a $36 million steel coil handling facility at the Port of Mobile. A site plan adopted by the Everett Port Commission for the former U.S. Air Force Mukilteo Tank Farm allows the port to execute property conveyance agreements with other jurisdictions. The port has been working for more than a decade to secure the 20-acre tank farm for transportation and community access purposes. The board of commissioners for the Mississippi State Port Authority has approved the purchase of the Huntington Ingalls Gulfport Composite Facility. The 116-acre location provides additional laydown area, rail access, and barge connections for current and future port tenants.
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The board of trustees for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority unanimously elected Chris Ronayne as board chair at its meeting on March 31. Craig F. Romero has succeeded Roy Pontiff as executive director of the Port of Iberia. Mr. Romero is a past Iberia Parish president and former Louisiana State senator. Scott H. Cooper is the newly elected chairman of the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.
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Port of Long Beach
A $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation coupled with $300,000 in existing state funds will enable the Port of Baltimore to continue its Dray Truck Replacement Program. The program provides owners and operators of short-haul dray trucks up to $20,000 to purchase trucks that meet or exceed 2007 Environmental Protection Agency emission standards. The Port of Los Angeles has revitalized and expanded its Marina Engine Exchange Program to include all-electric and alternatively fueled motors.  Port Metro Vancouver has once again ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2015 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada. The methodology for the ranking takes into account 12 key performance indicators covering management of resources, employees and finances.
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As part of efforts to alleviate congestion, increase transparency and improve supply chain efficiency, the Port of Long Beach has added a "Vessels at a Glance" page to the port's website at www.polb.com/vesselsataglance. Features include a daily update showing all vessels at berth and anchor within the port, as well as their arrival and departure dates and length of stay in Long Beach.
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PortMiami is counting down to the completion of the Deep Dredge project that is deepening the port’s main harbor channel from -42 feet to a depth of -50/52 feet.  Dredging began in August 2013 and will be completed this July, before the opening of the expanded Panama Canal. The newly-enacted New York State budget for 2015-2016 includes millions of dollars for infrastructure projects at the ports of Albany, Ogdensburg, and Oswego.
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Transportation Technology Associates
Port Employment Opportunities:
Senior Legal Counsel – Massachusetts Port Authority; East Boston, MA
Deputy Director, Administration and Finance (Massport) – Massachusetts Port Authority; East Boston, MA
Director of Business Development – Port of Coos Bay, OR 
Chief External Affairs Officer – Port of Vancouver USA 
Commercial Management Officer I – Maryland Port Administration
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