JAXPORT Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Following a nationwide executive search, JAXPORT has selected Frederick P. Wong Jr. as Chief Operating Officer. 

On announcing Wong’s selection, JAXPORT CEO, Eric Green, said: “JAXPORT stands to benefit greatly from Fred’s energy, enthusiasm and experience, which ranges from working through the deepening of the Miami harbor to ensuring the daily safety and security of a major seaport.”

“He joins JAXPORT during a notable time in our history as we continue to grow our business and increase our contributions to the economic health of our city, state and nation.”

As Chief Operating Officer, Wong will oversee JAXPORT’s terminal operations, public safety and engineering departments. Among JAXPORT’s major initiatives in 2018 are the deepening of the Jacksonville harbor which begins this month and construction of a new auto terminal already underway, part of a project to increase vehicle capacity by 25 percent.

Wong’s first day on the job will be February 5, 2018.

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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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