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Michael A. Smith, PE, port engineer and utility manager at the Port of Pascagoula has completed all requirements of AAPA's Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program.
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Plans are underway for an outstanding Commissioners Seminar, June 16-18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There is no better program for a thorough examination of the role of governing board members, a great source of information for both new and experienced commissioners. The AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar, held April 7-9 in New Orleans, presented an outstanding program full of content on timely issues.
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Port of Long Beach
A record 969.6 million metric tons of cargo moved through the Brazilian port system in 2014, according to data compiled and reported by the national waterways agency, Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ).  It was the fifth consecutive year of record tonnage and an increase of 4.1 percent, or 38.6 million tons, from 2013.  The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon on the Ohio River set an Indiana record in first quarter 2015 by handling more freight tonnage in a single quarter than any of the state’s public ports. The Georgia Ports Authority reports box throughput at its Garden City Terminal in the Port of Savannah soared to a monthly high in March of 333,058 TEUs. That was up 27.8 percent from a year ago and beat the previous monthly record, set in October 2014, by more than 21,000 TEUs. The San Pedro Harbor ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together handled container volumes totaling just over 1.4 million TEUs in March, up sharply from 915,777 TEUs in strike-impacted February and a 23.4 percent increase from the March 2014 total of 1.1 million TEUs.
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The San Francisco Port Commission has executed a new 20-year lease agreement with BAE Systems for the port’s Pier 70 shipyard and two floating drydocks. The agreement includes a provision that could extend shipyard operations through 2045.
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Starting in February 2016, Carnival Cruise Line passengers sailing from Port Canaveral will have the larger Carnival Victory as their vessel for shorter vacations and in December 2016, those seeking week long Caribbean cruises will have the new Carnival Magic as an option.
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The Port of Houston Authority will receive almost $900,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Houston-Galveston Drayage Truck Program. The Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant together with  a $900,000 match  from drayage truck owners will finance the replacement of 14 older drayage trucks (model years 1995-2003) with 2010 EPA/CARB-compliant trucks. The Port of Port Angeles’ Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) is one of five clean energy technology projects designated to receive funding from Washington State’s Clean Energy Fund. The CRTC will develop a reprocessing center to convert composite waste streams into useful products to create jobs and income while reducing negative environmental impact.
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Transportation Technology Associates
The Port of Oakland is developing proposals to accelerate containerized trade flow through its five marine terminals even as vessel schedules are returning to normal after two months of disruption caused by the waterfront labor dispute.
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The Port of Duluth-Superior welcomed its very first oceangoing ship, or ‘saltie,’ of the 2015 commercial shipping season on April 13. The Maltese-flag bulk carrier Kom sailed beneath Duluth’s Aerial Bridge at 12:12 p.m. prepared to load 12,100 metric tons of durum wheat for export to Italy. Tampa Bay was the port of discharge recently of aircraft components manufactured in Brazil and destined for Embraer’s Executive jet assembly plant in Melbourne (FL). The assemblies arrived in Tampa on March 18 from the Port of Santos aboard a vessel operating in NYK Ro/Ro’s North-South Service.

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Sophie Roux has been promoted to vice-president, public affairs, at the Montreal Port Authority, a newly-created position that reports directly to Port Authority President Sylvie Vachon. This May marks Michael J. Giari’s 20th anniversary as executive director of the Port of Redwood City. That will make him one of the longest tenured among currently serving public port CEOs in the United States. The San Diego Business Journal has honored the Port of San Diego’s Robert DeAngelis as Chief Financial Officer of the Year in the government category for the second consecutive year.Julie Collins will be joining the Port of Seattle as senior director of public affairs on May 1.

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Public Port Press Releases: 
Lots of News from Port of Redwood City — Redwood City, CA, California — April 16, 2015
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