USA: Orlando Hosts AAPA Convention

Florida’s port directors presented the Florida Ports Council Economic Visionary Award to Florida Governor Rick Scott yesterday at the American Association of Port Authorities Annual Convention in Orlando.

The award is a special recognition of the historic investment in Florida’s ports and freight mobility by Governor Scott to create jobs and grow Florida’s economy.

Governor Scott has a thorough understanding of economics, both public and private, and a vision for how to achieve the best future for Florida,” said Bill Johnson, chairman of the Florida Ports Council and the port director for PortMiami. “We are honored to recognize the unique and invaluable leadership that Florida has with Governor Scott.”

The Florida Ports Council created this one-time accolade to highlight the historic levels of commitment to seaport and freight infrastructure, which will be a catalyst for Florida’s economy,” said Doug Wheeler, president and CEO of the Florida Ports Council.Governor Scott is truly an economic visionary that understands that ports and trade equal jobs.”

The convention, which is hosted by Port Canaveral this year, was attended by maritime, business and logistics leaders from across the globe.

Press Release, October 17, 2013

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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