Marine link
 

AAPA Names Environmental Award Winners

On September 19, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) named the ports of Seattle, Houston, Canaveral, and Greater Lafourche winners in its 1995 Environmental Improvement Awards competition.

The highest honor, the Calvin Hurst Award for Outstanding Achievement, was awarded to the Port of Seattle for its Southwest Harbor Cleanup and Redevelopment Project, site of the planned American President Lines (APL) container terminal and intermodal yard. The Port of Houston Authority won a community/public involvement award for its Beneficial Users Group, formed to determine the best possible uses for disposal of large volumes of dredged material generated from its proposed harbor deepening project. Canaveral Port Authority also received a community/ public involvement award for a program involving distribution of sea oats and beach grass to community residents.

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, located in Galliano, La., won an Environmental Enhancement Award for its efforts to beautify Bayou Lafourche. For more than two decades, the Port Commission has conducted various cleanup programs including removal of over 100 derelict vessels from the waterway, removal of countless pilings and wharves, public awareness and involvement campaigns, weekly bayou patrols and cleanups, as well as embankment beautification and enforcement of ordinances.

A ceremony was scheduled for October 18, at the Sheraton New Orleans, at which Joseph J.

Birgeles, chairman of AAPA's Harbors, Navigation and Environment Committee, and manager, External Affairs, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was to present the Environmental Improvement Awards to the honorable recipients. The AAPA represents virtually every U.S. public port agency, as well as major port agencies in Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.




Port Authority History

Brazilian Joint Venture Delivers Brazilian Venture
Cascade General Wins Portland Ship Yard Bid
Commercial Metals Ships Scrap
Company Initiates Cruise Operation Between California And Mexico
Court Ruling Victory For Lykes
Hyundai To Provide Weekly Transpacific Container Service To Port Of Portland
I.s. And Japan Resolve Port Dispute
IACS Encourages Close Links With Port State Control
Ingalls-Built USS Port Royal Commissioned
INTERTANKO: Zero Waste At Sea Is Possible
MarAd OKs Israel's Use Of Foreign Flag-Ships For U.S. Grain Shipments
National Waterways Conference Officers
Oakland Dredging Environmental Impact Report Issued
Panamanian Vessel Sunk To Create Artificial Reef
Pilot Vessels Designed For Anticipated USCG Regulation Changes
Port Of Goteborg Reports On 1995 Shipments, Recent Port Developments
Port Of Portland Contracts Liftech For Crane Upgrade
Port States And Flag States: WHAT THE FLAG STATE C A N D O TO HELP THE SHIPOWNER WHEN THE PORT STATE INTERVENES
Port To Porty Dock To Dock
RoRo '96 Reflects Peak Activity Of Sector Orderbook
Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Hathaway And Scroggins Nominations
Short Sea Container Survey: No Pain, No Gain
Triple success at U.K. yards
TT Club Adds N e w Directors
U.S* Ports' Agenda: Focus Is On Infrastructure Focus Is On Infrastructure
Unitor Invests In Two New Workboats For Far East Operation Cruise Ship Sally Albatross
Valmet Introduces New Coupling To Improve Safety
Viet Porlex'97 Merges With Maritime Vietnam For Asian Exhibition
VTS Analyzing Neeed, Cost & Safety In U.S. Ports
Worldport LA Receives Go-Ahead For Activation Of Foreign Trade Zone
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright