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Rapiscan Systems has installed more than 100,000 products, from baggage and parcel inspection systems and metal detectors to explosive and radiation detection systems, container inspection systems and turn-key screening solutions.

Contact: Ms. Kimberly Prono, Director, Radiation Detection Business Development, Rapiscan Systems, 2900 Crystal Drive, Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202. Phone: (571) 227-6770. Email: kprono@rapiscansystems.com. Website: http://www.rapiscansystems.com/.
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Port of Longview Commissioners voted unanimously last week to appoint port industry veteran Doug Averett to fill the remaining two years of Lou Johnson’s term on the commission.
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APM Terminals and Colombia-based port and terminal operating operator Compañia de Puertos Asociados S.A. (Compas S.A.) have signed a joint venture agreement to manage and operate Compas S.A.’s existing multipurpose Cartagena Terminal. The two companies will invest more than US$200 million in upgrading the terminal in South America’s second busiest container port.
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Port of Long Beach
Port Tampa Bay on August 13 unveiled a "vision plan" for its Channel District properties "that will transform Tampa’s industrial waterfront into a dynamic, community centerpiece where people will come to live, work and play."
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The San Pedro Harbor ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together handled container volumes totaling nearly 1.9 million TEUs in July, an increase of 6.4 percent from the preceding month and 6.8 compared to July 2014. Import volume at America’s leading containerized retail cargo handling ports is expected to increase 3.6 percent this month as retailers begin to bring in merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released August 7 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. St. Lawrence Seaway traffic fell in July, but "it was a solid month overall for our U.S. Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System ports," says the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. The Port of Virginia reports container throughput for July, the first month of its fiscal year 2016, totaled 225,988 TEUs, an increase from last year of 8.8 percent.
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The Port of Seattle signed a 15-year lease on August 11 with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NHLC), parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The deal secures NCLH ships in Seattle for the full term of the lease and provides passenger volume guarantees estimated to bring $73 million dollars of revenue to the port. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade will be homeported in Tampa for the 2016-17 fall/winter cruise season, sailing mainly on Western Caribbean itineraries.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the Port of Long Beach’s Security Division $3.4 million in grants that will be used to enhance physical security equipment and monitoring and detection systems.
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TT Club
The Canadian government has agreed to fund a shore-based radar regime designed to accommodate growth in vessel traffic at the Port of Prince Rupert.
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Port Employment Opportunities:
General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer – Denver, CO – Denver Regional Transportation District 
Manager, Waterways Planning & Development Programs – New York, New York – The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Port Business Opportunities: 
Request for Proposal – Port of Boston Chassis and Container Service Provider – Massachusetts Port Authority
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