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The Port of Baltimore was selected as the winner in the category of Most Notable Seaport Security Program (Port Initiative) in Government Security News magazine’s 2014 Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards. Port Manatee will use a $1,837,500 federal port security grant to move forward with three significant projects.
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The Brazilian port sector handled some 460,2 million metric tons of cargo during the first six months of 2014, an increase from a year ago of nearly 5.8 percent, according to data reported by Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários. The Port of Longview is on track to a second consecutive record year, with second quarter and first half 2014 cargo volumes exceeding prior year levels by 17 and 4 percent, respectively. The Port of Virginia slashed its operating loss for FY 2014 to $17.1 million from the $23.4 million loss it had projected in January.
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Michael Vanderbeek, deputy port director, sales & marketing, at the Massachusetts Port Authority, has completed AAPA's Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program.
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In a speech to the Association of Port Canadian Port Authorities, Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced changes that will allow all Canada port authorities to enter into long-term lease agreements and use the lands they manage to generate increased revenues to support future port plans. The board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has awarded a $13.3 million contract for the construction of the Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal improvement project.
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The Port of Adak, a recently decommissioned U.S. Navy base centrally located in the Aleutian Islands, is served by a protected deep-water and ice-free harbor. It was acquired by The Aleut Corporation, an Alaskan Native Corporation and includes substantial port and support building infrastructure, which is being incorporated into a development strategy for a large scale commercial port.
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The Association of Canadian Port Authorities welcomed a new officers and board members for 2014-2015 during its recently concluded annual conference in Bathurst, New Brunswick. John Y. Chun, P.E., has been appointed Director of Engineering Design for the Port of Long Beach. Glenn Cooke and Kathryn Craig are the newest members of the board of directors of the Saint John Port Authority.
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Evergreen Line began direct calls at the Port of Boston for the first time in nearly 30 years with the August 20 docking of Ital Lunare at Massport’s Conley Terminal. The Greatest Show On Earth® will winter over at Port Manatee for at least the next decade under a lease agreement approved by the Manatee County Port Authority.
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The Port of Long Beach is expanding its partnership with International Bird Rescue, a global expert in oiled wildlife emergencies and aquatic bird care, a partnership that was unofficially established during an animal cruelty case that made Southern California headlines earlier this year.
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Port Employment Opportunities:
Director of Cruise & Tourism - Port of New Orleans – Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans
Project Manager IV, Seaport Engineering & Construction Division - Port Everglades – Port Everglades, Broward County, FL
Transportation Design Engineer III (Dredged Material Management Project Engineer) - Maryland Port Administration – Maryland Port Administration
Office Processing Clerk I - Maryland Port Administration – Maryland Port Administration
Account Executive - North Carolina State Ports Authority – Charlotte, North Carolina

Port Business Opportunity:
Request for Proposal: Executive Search Services – Port of San Diego
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Public Port Authority Press Releases:
Lower Mississippi River Port Directors Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – New Orleans, Louisiana – August 25, 2014
JAXPORT Welcomes the Höegh Jacksonville to.... Jacksonville! – Jacksonville, Florida — August 22, 2014
Port Saint John Welcomes New Board Members – Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada — August 22, 2014
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