Author Archives: Shani Calvo

Port Projects: Montreal, New Orleans

Photo courtesy of the Port of New Orleans The Port of Montreal container terminal project in Contrecoeur is progressing at a fast pace. The MPA with the participation of the Canada Infrastructure Bank held two information sessions in view of the call for qualifications for the construction of the future terminal which will be launched in the coming weeks. The Port of New Orleans, Water ...

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On the Front Lines: COVID-19 Response

Photo courtesy of Port of Barranquilla Through an initiative of the Port of Barranquilla, Fundaport, in partnership with the Bacana stable, took to the streets of the La Luz neighborhood to educate their neighbors on how to prevent illness and help stop COVID 19. PortMiami has extended the waiver of lay berth and harbor fees for an additional 30 days for cruise line partners that have ...

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Security: Beaumont, Hueneme

Harbormasters monitor the security of the complex through CCTV feeds. Photo: Port of Hueneme The Port of Beaumont was awarded $533,913 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). The grant will fund a portion of three major security projects that will upgrade the port’s video surveillance capabilities ...

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Join Our Upcoming Webinars: Aug. 12, 19, 28

LTE and 5G as the Wireless Foundation for Digitalization to Boost Productivity of Ports and TerminalsSponsored by Nokia of America CorporationsWednesday, August 12 | 2:00 p.m. EDTCommunications technologies, particularly wireless, play a key role in the digital transformation of terminal operations. Private wireless networks are key to unlocking new productivity gains. The strongest candidates for wireless communications of the future ...

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People: New Orleans, Vancouver USA

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) selected new officers with the election of Darryl D. Berger as Chairman, William H. Langenstein, III as Vice Chairman and Charles H. Ponstein as Secretary-Treasurer during the monthly Board meeting. Julianna Marler, CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA, has been selected to serve on the Washington State Joint Transportation Committee’s Advisory Board for ...

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Partnering: Freeport, Hamilton-Oshawa, Seattle

Port Freeport Chairman Shane Pirtle; Col. Timothy R. Vail,Galveston District Commander; Phyllis Saathoff, Executive Director/CEO Port Freeport;Dr. Edmond J. Russo, Deputy District Engineer, Programs and Project Management,Galveston District; Brig. Gen Paul E. Owen, Commander and Division Engineer of theSouthwest Division; Byron Williams, Chief Project Management, Galveston District. Port Freeport announced the signing of a Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. ...

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On the Front Lines: COVID-19 Response

The port’s Sandra Cruz and Jessika Viveros; Oxnard Harbor District Commissioner Celina Zacarias; Port Hueneme Mayor Laura Hernandez; the port’s Drew Rodriguez and Miguel Rodriguez The Port of Hueneme and local community partners Clinicas Del Camino Real, Lujan Transport Inc., Port customer Del Monte and more, as part of the Feeding the Frontline, Feeding our Farmworkers effort, have hosted 20 ...

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The Right People at the Right Time

Seaports need specialized skill sets that vary by port and evolve over time, which means human resource departments are being continually tasked with aligning ports’ needs with skilled candidates.

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Port People: Hueneme, Long Beach, North Carolina, Seattle

The Port of Hueneme’s longest serving commissioner, Jess Herrera, was named recipient of the 2020 Latino Leadership Award by the Pacific Coast Business Times along with CEO & Port Director Kristin Decas named as a Top Woman in Business. The board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and the city’s Harbor Department welcomed the newest member, Bobby Olvera Jr., a fifth-generation ...

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