AAPA Seaports Advisory

American Association of Port Authorities

L.B. Foster Company
Dominion Pipe & Piling
Biofriendly Corporation manufactures Green Plus® fuel additive, an effective and economical solution for significantly improving fuel economy and reducing harmful emissions. Genesis Water's eco-friendly Rapid Dewatering System lowers the cost of large waterway projects with high-speed solids separation, including fine-grained material, such as clays, silts and organics. UNICOM Government, Inc., formerly GTSI Corporation, delivers comprehensive IT solutions and services that meet the mission-critical needs of governments at every level.

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In Alabama, Angus R. Cooper III and Tim Parker III were named to the Alabama State Port Authority's board of directors, and Mr. Cooper was named chairman of the board. The Virginia Port Authority also welcomed a new board chairman recently: Jeffrey D. Wassmer was elected to the position on July 31.

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The Port of Brownsville approved a contract for construction of Cargo Dock 16, which will be funded in part by a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant. PortMiami is awaiting the arrival of four Super Post-Panamax cranes, due to arrive at the port in September. The Port of Port Angeles has received preliminary notice of a $1.5 million grant award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that will help finance major redevelopment to Terminal 1 during the next two to three years.

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G.W. Connors, Inc.
Two East Coast ports recently announced cargo handling records: The Port of Baltimore handled a record 9.55 million tons in the just-ended fiscal year, and at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ExpressRail – the rail line serving the port's marine terminals – handled its 5 millionth container since it opened in 1991.

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In Boston, Massport awarded nearly half a million dollars in grants to fund summer employments for more than 300 students as part of the port authority's Community Summer Jobs Program. The Port of Los Angeles approved a Port Master Plan, its first comprehensive update in nearly 30 years of the document that guides the port's decisions regarding resource use, terminal efficiency, public access to the waterfront, recreational uses and historic preservation.

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Yardi Systems, Inc.
The Port of Duluth recently welcomed the cruise ship Yorktown, which stopped in the northern Minnesota port as part of an 11-day Great Lakes itinerary. In Georgia, Gulf States Cold Storage opened a 100,000-square-foot cold storage facility serving the Port of Savannah.

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New Employment Listings:
Executive Director, Port of Oswego Authority - Oswego, NY

New Request for Proposal/Request for Qualifications Listings:
Request for Proposal: Container Shipping Marketing and Business Development Consulant Services - China

Request for Qualification: Outside Counsel - Admiralty/Maritime/Tariff

Request for Qualification: Federal Government Relations Consultant

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President Obama Advocates for Deepening of East Coast Ports - Jacksonville, Florida - August 7, 2013

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