AAPA: ‘Port Person of the Year’ Selected

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Mexico’s general coordinator of ports and merchant marine, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, have been jointly selected to receive the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2015 “Port Person of the Year” award.

Marking its 103rd year as the recognized, authoritative and coordinated voice of the seaports industry in the Americas, AAPA selected Senator Vitter and General Coordinator Ruiz de Teresa based on their dedication to improving their respective country’s water resources, infrastructure and freight transportation policy.

Their work toward reforming their country’s water resources development legislation, including boosting federal funding to maintain and improve their nation’s ports and harbors, helps create jobs and propel economic competitiveness in the U.S. and Mexico.

Both Senator Vitter and General Coordinator Ruiz de Teresa have displayed extraordinary leadership toward ensuring the needs of the port and maritime industry in each of their respective countries are addressed at the federal level,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO.Both of these leaders appreciate the critical role that ports and waterways play in the global economy and each has worked hard in his respective role to encourage development of the infrastructure necessary to support modern, efficient seaports, including the land- and water-side connections with ports.”    

As a member of Congress for over 15 years (combined House and Senate terms) and recently selected chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), Vitter has used his political expertise and influence to increase federal appropriations for America’s ports and waterways and positively affect much-needed water resources policy changes.

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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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