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 Economic Development News 
Wednesday, September 10 2014

American Association of Port Authorities -- Successful entries in the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2014 Environmental Improvement and Information Technology award competitions have been named following a rigorous entry and selection process.  The winners in these three programs, together with the 21 ports that submitted successful entries in AAPA’s 2014 Communications Awards program (announced on June 6) will be recognized during the awards luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 13, at AAPA’s 103rd Annual Convention and Exposition in Houston, which runs Nov. 9-13 and is being hosted by the Port of Houston Authority.

AAPA’s Information Technology Awards program, which began in 2002, highlights port technology accomplishments in the areas of Port Operations and Management Systems and in Improvements in Intermodal Freight Transportation.  This year’s IT Awards program winner is the Port of Los Angeles, whose “Cyber Security Operations Center” entry was submitted in the Port Operations and Management Systems category. 

Since 1973, AAPA’s Environmental Improvement Awards program has recognized activities which benefit the environment at its member ports. This awards program has four distinct project entry categories: 1) Environmental Enhancement; 2) Mitigation; 3) Stakeholder Awareness, Education & Involvement; and 4) Comprehensive Environmental Management.  The winner of in the 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Stakeholder Awareness, Education and Involvement category is the Port of Portland for its “Environmental Initiatives at Seaports Worldwide: A Snapshot of Best Practices” entry.

The winner in the 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Environmental Enhancement category is the Georgia Ports Authority for its entry, “Voluntary Diesel Reduction Through Investment in Equipment.”

Winning the 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Comprehensive Environmental Management award is the  Port of Tacoma with its entry, “Biofiltration: West Hylebos Log Yard.” Also in this category, the Maryland Port Administration received an Honorable Mention for its entry, “Water Quality Mast Plan,” while the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority received an Honorable Mention for its entry, “Better Buildings Northwest Ohio.”

The winner of AAPA’s 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Mitigation category is Port Tampa Bay, with its successful project, “McKay Bay Restoration.”

Additional information about AAPA’s 103rd Annual Convention and Exhibition, including its business program’s agenda, exhibitors and sponsors, is available by clicking here.  
 
About AAPA 
Founded in 1912, AAPA today represents more than 130 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and about 300 sustaining, associate and honorary members, firms and individuals with an interest in seaports. As a critical link for access to the global marketplace, each year, Western Hemisphere seaports generate about US$9 trillion of economic activity, support the employment of tens of millions of people and import and export about 8 billion tons of cargo, including food, clothing, medicine, fuel and building materials, as well as consumer electronics and toys. As Western Hemisphere populations continue to rise, so too does the demand for goods, services and cruise offerings that depend on our seaports. To meet these demands, the AAPA and its members are committed to keeping seaports navigable, secure and sustainable. 
 
Click here to find out more about AAPA's Awareness Initiative.

American Association of Port Authorities
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