Ports Honored at AAPA Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Twenty seven ports were recognized today for exemplary projects and initiatives at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) annual Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with AAPA’s 2003 annual convention in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Winners were announced in the association’s national Communications, Information Technology, Environmental Improvement and Facilities Engineering Competitions. Engraved plaques were bestowed at the ceremony upon the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Portland, winners in of this year’s Information Technology Awards; The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Port of Portland, the Virginia Port Authority and the Port of Tacoma, winners of the Environmental Improvement Awards; the Port of Vancouver, U.S.A. and the Port of Los Angeles, winners of the first annual Facilities Engineering Awards; and 26 ports winning in the 37th annual Communications Competition. Plaques were presented to 18 ports winning Awards of Excellence in the Communications Competition, and certificates were bestowed upon 17 winning Awards of Merit. The Port of Tacoma, which earned Awards of Excellence in the Special Events and Miscellaneous categories and Awards of Merit in Videos and Annual Reports, was honored with the Communications Competition’s Award of Overall Excellence. A complete list of all winners and their entries follows. Information Technology Awards The Port of Tacoma and the Port of Portland are winners in the second annual AAPA Information Technology Awards competition, organized by the Information Technology Committee. These awards were developed to recognize and highlight the great progress that ports are making with regard to technology and port operations. Five judges selected one winner from each of two categories, Port Operations & Management Systems and Improvements in Intermodal Freight Transportation. Port Operations & Management Systems Port of Tacoma Central Point of Coordination Improvements in Intermodal Freight Transportation Port of Portland LOADMAX River Level Forecast System Facility Engineering Awards There are three winners in this inaugural AAPA Facilities Engineering Awards Competition. This program has been developed over the past two years by AAPA's Facilities Engineering Committee. The goal of the program is to recognize excellence, innovation and performance by port engineering profess­sionals. Small Project Category Port of Vancouver, U.S.A. UHMW Fender System Large Project Category Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center Renovation Project Special Project Category Port of Los Angeles Pier 400 Phase I Terminal and Transportation Corridor Program Environmental Improvement Awards Since 1963, AAPA’s Harbors, Navigation and Environment Committee has administered the Environ­mental Improvement Awards to highlight activities at ports which benefit the environment. The Committee considers four project award categories: Environmental Enhancement, Mitigation, Community/Public Involvement and Comprehensive Environmental Management. Comprehensive Environmental Management Port of Portland Natural Resource Assessment and Management Plan Community/Public Involvement The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Green Ports Tenant Environmental Awareness Training Environmental Enhancement Port of Tacoma Clear Creek Habitat Improvement Project Mitigation Virginia Port Authority Norfolk International Terminals—Voluntary Mitigation Project Communications Competition Awards AAPA’s Annual Communications Competition has for 37 years recognized excellence in the products and services which ports produce to meet their public relations and marketing goals. Entries are divided into Categories One and Two, based on each port's financial and personnel resources. The winner of the Award of Overall Excellence is the Port of Tacoma, which received Awards of Excellence in two categories – Special Events and Miscellaneous – and Awards of Merit in two categories – Annual Reports and Videos. Award of Overall Excellence Port of Tacoma Overall Campaign Award of Excellence: Indiana – Legislative Initiatives – Category 1 New York New Jersey – Albany Express Barge Service Start-up – Category 1 Award of Merit: Houston – The Port Delivers the Goods – Category 1 Fraser River – Public Awareness Campaign – Category 1 Bellingham – Change Your View – Category 2 Special Event Award of Excellence: Tacoma – Free Boat Tours -- Category 1 Stockton – State of the City Host – Category 2 Award of Merit: Houston – Mighty Tidy Launch – Category 1 Direct Mail Award of Excellence: Great Baton Rouge – Virtual Tour of the IRMT – Category 2 Award of Merit: Freeport – Outdoor Gear Giveaway – Category 1 Individual Ad Award of Excellence: Baltimore – 40% of the U.S. Economy – Category 1 Virginia – Each Container Holds Tons – Category 1 Houston – Get A Load of This – Category 1 Hueneme – Freshport – Category 2 Advertising Series Award of Excellence: Baltimore – We Need Both to Survive – Category 1 Freeport – Industry Ad Campaign – Category 1 Georgia – GPA Client Relations Center- Category 1 Award of Merit: South Carolina – It’s Not Magic – Category 1 South Carolina – Local Port Narratives – Category 1 Duluth – Port Beams – Category 2 Promotional Literature Award of Excellence: Port Everglades Marketing Kit – Category 1 Award of Merit: Port of Houston – Anchor Houston – Category 1 Tampa – Cruise Brochure – Category 1 Halifax – Your Smile Is Showing – Category 1 Annual Reports Award of Excellence: Long Beach – Strategies for Tomorrow S Category 1 Award of Merit: Tacoma – Annual Report – Category 1 Seattle – Annual Report S Category 1 Electronic Communications Award of Excellence: Greater Baton Rouge -- Virtual Tour of the IRMT S Category 2 Philadelphia – Marketing CD-ROM – Category 1 Virginia – Promotional CD-ROM – Category 1 Award of Merit: Seattle – Annual Community Meeting DVD S Category 1 Bellingham – Peeling Back the Myths S Category 2 Videos Award of Excellence: Everglades –Seaport News – Category 1 Award of Merit: South Carolina – Great Jobs Come Through Our Port – Category 1 Tacoma – Pierce County Port Report – Category 1 Miscellaneous Award of Excellence: Tampa – Catch the Wave –Category 1 Tacoma – Gateway to the World – Category 1 Award of Merit: Los Angeles – Festival of Sail Passport – Category 1 Los Angeles – Mariners Guide – Category 1 Periodicals Award of Excellence: Canaveral – Port Canaveral Magazine – Category 1 Award of Merit: Virginia S Virginia Maritimer – Category 1 Newsletters Award of Excellence: Portland – Portside – Category 1 Award of Merit: Greater Baton Rouge – Deep Water – Category 2 Los Angeles – The Main Channel – Category 1 South Carolina – Your Port – Category 1 Directories/Handbooks Award of Excellence: Long Beach – Reference Guide & Tide Tables – Category 1 Award of Merit: Everglades – Guide & Directory – Category 1 NY&NJ – Guide 2002 – Category 1 Manatee – Directory – Category 2 Websites Award of Excellence: Freeport – Category 1 Longview – Category 1 Stockton – Category 2 Award of Merit: Portland – Category 1 Georgia – Category 1
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