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AAPA welcomed two new sustaining members this week.

  • The Nadler Law Group is a general commercial litigation firm with 25 years’ experience serving municipal governments with emphasis on environmental and technical matters.

  • The Nadler Law Group PLLC, 720 Third Ave., Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98104. Phone: (206) 621-1433. Fax: (206) 264-9126. Email: mnadler@nadlerlawgroup.com. Website: www.nadlerlawgroup.com. Contact: Mr. Mark S. Nadler, P.E.
     
  • The West Indian Company Limited (WICO) is the primary cruise ship terminal on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WICO leases property to the Yacht Haven Grande and manages the Havensight Mall, which is comprised of retail stores and businesses.

  • West Indian Company Limited, 9020 Havensight Mall, St. Thomas, VI 00802-0404. Phone: (340) 774-1780, ext. 2216. Fax: (340) 775-4008. Email: rmoorehead@wico-ltd.com. Website: www.wico-ltd.com. Contact: Mr. Roy Moorehead, Director of Security Operations. (AAPA Sustaining Member)
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    Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) will be a featured speaker at AAPA’s forthcoming Port Security Seminar & Exhibition.

    Congressman Peters, whose district includes San Diego, sits of the House Armed Services and Judiciary Committees. He is also a former San Diego port commissioner.

    The seminar is set for July 22-24, at The Westin Crystal City in Arlington (VA). Among the panel themes are:

  • Drone Aircraft Operations
  • Emerging Energy Issues and their Implications for Port Security
  • Maritime Transportation Safety
  • Port Security Grants
  • Radiation Portal Monitors
  • Safety Act and Port Security
  • TWIC-Final Rule-and Reader Technology
  • Virtual Port

  • Also planned is a security briefing by a representative of the FBI or CIA. Tabletop exhibits on Thursday, July 23, and event sponsorships afford excellent opportunities to draw the attention of top port industry security officials to your company’s products and services. Speaker slots have been set aside for vendor presentations. To learn more, contact Ed O’Connell at (703) 706-4709 or eoconnell@aapa-ports.org.

    A block of rooms has been reserved at The Westin Crystal City, (703) 486-1111 or (800) 325-3535. Be sure to mention your attendance at the AAPA seminar so as to receive the special rate of $199 for a single or double. The cut-off date for the AAPA room block is June 30, 2015. A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so make hotel arrangements early.

    Note that the Security Seminar is a core requirement of the AAPA PPM® program.
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    Two East Coast ports report significant cargo growth.
    • March general cargo tonnage and container box movements set monthly records at the Port of Baltimore, beating prior year totals by 14 percent and 49 percent, respectively. The data, as reported by the Maryland Port Administration, show general cargo up 14 percent from a year ago to 913,136 short tons. The 49,971 containers (77,772 TEUs) exceeded last year’s count by 49 percent.

    • Port Saint John’s annual meeting on May 28 highlighted strategic business growth, community commitment and the port’s contribution to the economy of New Brunswick. Among other things, Port Saint John reported hefty increases in cruise terminal venue rentals, container movements and dry bulk cargo as well as net income from operations of nearly C$1.7 million in fiscal 2014.
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    Port of Long Beach
    Additional vessels from Europe and Central and South America will soon be calling at two mid-Atlantic ports.
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    A May 27 groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the Port of Duluth Intermodal Project – the largest infrastructure project undertaken by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority since the 1950s. The rebuild and expansion of Dock C&D will put a vacant, underutilized dock back into maritime service after more than 20 years.
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    Port Tampa Bay and the University of South Florida will be sharing data and personnel to conduct key research initiatives under the terms of a recently signed memorandum of understanding. The port and USF have enjoyed a decades-long relationship that is now reaching a higher level of collaboration.
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    Port of Grays Harbor commissioners and staff celebrated a pivotal event on May 26 with the signing of a Project Partnership Agreement for the Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Headquarters. Construction is expected to begin this fall on the project, which will take the channel to its authorized depth of 38 feet MLLW.
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    Development projects advance at two ports, and one port is recognized for its contributions to the local economy.

  • Duke Energy Indiana has selected a 140-acre parcel of land inside the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville in Clark County for the utility's 2015 Site Readiness Program. Based on consultant recommendations, Duke Energy will collaborate with Ports of Indiana to develop a strategy for providing water, sewer, natural gas and electricity at the site.
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    Yardi Systems, Inc.
    In their quest for new supply chain efficiencies, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have announced the creation of working groups focusing on peak operations and terminal optimization to develop ways to strengthen the competitiveness of the San Pedro Bay port complex.
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    The Port of Trois-Rivières hosted its first cruise ship of 2015 with the May 19 docking of Oceania Cruises’ Marina with its 1,252 passengers and 780 crew members. This year the port authority is expecting 18 cruise ships visits and 7,500 passengers, compared to three ships and 1,796 passengers in 2014.




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    The Tanker Register 2015. By Clarkson Research Studies Limited. (London: April 2015). 1,016 pages. Preface. Glossary. Tables. Directories. Indexes. CD ROM included. Order from: Clarkson Research Studies Limited, St. Magnus Place, 3 Lower Thames Street, London EC3A 6HE, England. Fax: 011-44-20-7522-0330. Tel: 011-44-20-7334-0000. Internet: www.crsl.com. E-mail: sales.crs@clarksons.co.uk. Price: £295/ €413/$531. Dollar and euro prices are estimates. Purchasers paying with euro or U.S. dollar credit cards will be charged the Euro or U.S. dollar equivalent of the British pound price at current exchange rates. 
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    Transportation Technology Associates
    Port Employment Opportunities:
    Operations & Facilities Manager – Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

    Port Business Opportunity:
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