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Vanta E. Coda II (Photo: Ports of Indiana)

Ports of Indiana Names Coda CEO

to replace outgoing CEO Rich Cooper who is set to retire July 1, 2018.Coda returns to the Ohio River Valley with 25 years of experience in maritime and multimodal operations on the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Ohio River. He most recently served as the executive director for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, operating in the busiest port district on the Great Lakes. During his time at Duluth, Coda led the completion of $24 million in infrastructure renewal projects, opened the CN Duluth Intermodal Terminal and launched the Duluth Cargo Connect initiative. Originally from Kentucky, Coda previously

Ray Klosowski (Photo: SLC)

New Appointments at Duluth Seaway Port Authority

At its first meeting of 2017, the newly seated St. Louis County (SLC) Board appointed two new commissioners to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority—Patrick Boyle and Pete Stauber. They will complete remaining terms of former commissioners Chris Dahlberg and Steve Raukar, respectively, both of whom chose not to run for reelection to the SLC Board last fall. Boyle, a nurse practitioner for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, was first elected to the SLC Board in a special election in January 2014 to fill out the term of the late Steve O’Neil. At the time, he was a member of the

Photo: Port of Portland

Port of Portland Narrows Executive Director Candidates

advisory group to the Port of Portland Commission has recommended three final candidates in the running to succeed the port’s current Executive Director Bill Wyatt, who will retire on June 30, 2017.   The three finalists are Jonathan Daniels, Executive Director and CEO, Mississippi State Port Authority; Stephanie Dawson, Chief Operation Officer, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; and Curtis Robinhold, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Portland.   The port will now hold an online public comment period that ends on Monday, April 24.   The Port Commission will then interview

Antwerp Port Authority has supported Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ plan to expand  (Photo: Hydrex)

Hydrex to Expand Antwerp Facility

Antwerp Port Authority has supported Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ plan to expand its existing 5000m² site on Asiadok on the River Scheldt with new workshops and offices.  As part of its expansion, the result of organic growth over the past two years, Hydrex has also refurbished its dive support workboats and increased its manpower by 25 percent to strengthen its diver-technician capability. Hydrex Chairman Boud Van Rompay said, “The new facility together with our recent recruitment drive is consequent of market demand for swift and cost-effective underwater hull and

Deborah DeLuca

DeLuca Joins Duluth Seaway Port Authority

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority welcomes aboard a Government and Environmental Affairs Director this week. Deborah DeLuca, distinguished expert on redevelopment projects and environmental policy, officially joins the staff on July 29. DeLuca is a founding board member of Minnesota Brownfields, a nonprofit established to ensure the effective reuse of brownfield sites across the state. As principal of DeLuca Strategies for 14 years, she has provided advice to public, private and non-profit sector clients. Her areas of expertise include grant-writing, development/implementation of funding strategies

Chilean Trade Commissioner Sacha Garafulic, right, chats about trade growth opportunities with, from left, Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras and Manatee County Port Authority Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh. (Photo: Port Manatee)

Port Manatee, Chile Aim to Boost Commerce

Port Manatee and Chile are pursuing considerable opportunities to boost two-way trade, according to a Chilean official who visited the Central Florida Gulf Coast port Thursday [June 15]. Garafulic, who spoke at the Manatee County Port Authority’s meeting and toured the port, including the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee, said he believes the hub could serve as a launching pad for enhanced commercial ties.             Garafulic, who is based in Miami, pointed out that Chile is engaged in about $5 billion a year of trade with South

Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

Three college students will spend this summer working with Canaveral Port Authority as interns in Cargo Business Development, Environmental Plans & Programs, and Engineering. From June 8 until August 6, the students will support the day-to-day activities of operating Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port and central Florida’s marine gateway into the global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida; Danielle Leahy of Cocoa Beach, a junior

Kyle Burleson (Photo: DWCPA)

New Head at Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

Deputy Director, Kyle Burleson, steps in as interim executive director   Kyle Burleson, current deputy director at the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA), has stepped in as the interim executive director, replacing John Loftus as he transitions out of the executive director role, a position he has held since 2015.    Burleson will hold the interim executive director position from August 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018, as the DWCPA board of directors search for a permanent executive director.   Delorean Holmes, current economic development manager at the DWCPA, will

Jim Sharrow (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Port Authority Shuffles Management

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority informs it is expanding the role of one of its management team members, reassigning duties of others and will be adding a new facilities manager to the staff in September.    Jim Sharrow, who has served as the port authority’s facilities manager since 2002, has been named director of port planning and resiliency, effective August 3, 2015. Sharrow will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s capital programs, maritime policy, risk management and security plans, plus its connectivity to regional planning initiatives.     Earlier

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

More Women in Ports

for themselves the day-to-day operations of a port with a view to applying the newly-learned material back in their respective countries.   The event is being held under International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s gender and capacity-building programme, in collaboration with Le Havre Port Authority, and held at the Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER).    It comes as part of IMO's ongoing efforts to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.  

Matthijs van Doorn. Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

Port of Rotterdam Appoints Matthijs as Logistics Manager

 Matthijs van Doorn has been appointed as the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Logistics Manager as of 1 September 2016. Van Doorn joined the Port Authority team over a year ago as Business Manager Forwarding.    His ambitions are in line with the Port Authority’s plan to develop the port of Rotterdam into Europe’s foremost logistics hub. Van Doorn, who fulfilled a number of positions at TNT (Express) before joining the Port Authority, will be succeeding Wouter van Dijk, who has accepted a position at ProRail.   The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Logistics

Photo: Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK

 The port of Antwerp has decided to appoint a full-time representative in the UK, based in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation there now that Brexit is looming closer.    "Antwerp Port Authority is now in search of a full-time representative to further raise Antwerp’s profile on the British market," said a press statement from the company.   Concerning the job description, Luc Arnouts, the Port Authority’s International Networks manager explained: “We expect this person to develop a relevant local business network

Massa Joins North Carolina Ports

Trade Development, Hans Bean.   Massa brings decades of expertise in the maritime industry with him to NC Ports. Massa previously served as Commercial Director, AVP Sales and Marketing for United Arab Agencies, Inc. In addition to his time with UAAI, Massa spent six years with the Jacksonville Port Authority where he was directly responsible for developing new carrier, terminal operating and cargo business opportunities.  

Jason Paulson (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

New Facilities Manager at Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Jason Paulson has been named the new facilities manager at Duluth Seaway Port Authority, where he will serve as a liaison with tenants, service and governmental agencies, private contractors and other property users to derive safe and efficient use of Port Authority-owned land, structures, facilities, equipment and other assets.   Paulson stepped into his new role on November 5.   Most recently, Paulson was operations manager at Lake Superior Warehousing (LSW), overseeing cargo loading and vessel discharge on the docks and managing warehouse operations on the Clure Public Marine Terminal.

Eugene-Kwan Photo courtesy Vancouver Fraser Port

Kwan re-elected vice chair, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors has re-elected Eugene Kwan as vice chair for a third term commencing March 25, 2018. Mr. Kwan was appointed to the board of directors by the federal minister of transport as recommended by the Port User Group Nominating Committee. Mr. Kwan is also a member of the Governance and Stakeholder Relations Committee and the Major Capital Projects Committee. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s board of directors is composed of 11 members: one federal appointee; one British Columbia provincial appointee; one appointee for the Prairie provinces of

Beth McCague (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Names McCague Interim CFO

Experienced financial executive Beth McCague has been tapped to serve at Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).McCague, who has been serving as an advisor to JAXPORT’s CEO and finance group, will assume responsibility for the port’s budget and accounting, treasury, payroll, procurement, economic forecasting/planning, and external auditing functions effective May 7, 2018. She will also oversee JAXPORT’s $600 million capital program and will be JAXPORT’s primary liaison with bondholders, lenders and credit rating agencies.Prior to joining

Michael B. Poole (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Names Poole CFO

Canaveral Port Authority has named Michael B. Poole as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Port Canaveral, effective May 11, 2018.As CFO, Poole's primary duty is to preserve and safeguard the financial assets and affairs of the Canaveral Port Authority. Reporting directly to the CEO, Poole will have overall responsibility for providing strategic financial guidance, and defining and managing the Port's efforts to achieve fiscal and business goals and objectives.Poole brings to the Port 30 years experience in maritime transportation, municipal finance, public accounting, and financial and operating

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