22 Seaports to Receive AAPA Awards

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade group representing port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected 22 seaports to be recognized for exemplary projects, programs and initiatives at its annual awards event later this summer. The awards, for achievements in facilities engineering, environmental improvement, information technology and communications, will be presented to winning ports at a Sept. 14 luncheon in conjunction with AAPA's 100th Annual Convention in Seattle (https://www.aapa2011.org/main.aspx), which runs Sept. 11-15.

AAPA Chairman of the Board Pete Reixach (who is also executive port director of Port Freeport in Freeport, Tex.) and AAPA President Kurt Nagle will present recognition awards to representatives of:

    * the Alabama State Port Authority, winner of the 9th Annual Facilities Engineering Awards competition for its Pinto Island Terminal "design and build" project, which consists of an innovative and highly efficient steel-handling terminal that can accommodate post-Panamax vessels and an annual volume of more than 5 million tons of carbon steel slabs for ThyssenKrupp's new, $4.7 billion carbon steel processing facility;
    * the Virginia Port Authority, winner of this year's Environmental Enhancement award for The Green Operator ( or "GO") program, which is a voluntary diesel engine retrofit and replacement initiative that began in June 2009 and is expected to have retrofitted or replaced 350 trucks by the end of 2011, removing 20 percent of total air emissions (CO, VOC, SO2 and PM) generated by diesel trucks serving The Port of Virginia;
    * the Port of Seattle, winner of this year's Comprehensive Environmental Management award for its part in the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, which is a proactive, voluntary effort of the ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver (B.C.) to reduce greenhouse gas and diesel particulate emissions from maritime operations in advance of regulation;
    * the Port of Seattle, also winner of this year's Stakeholder Awareness, Education and Involvement award for its Terminal 117 cleanup site, which was a joint project by the Port of Seattle and City of Seattle to involve and engage residents of Seattle's South Park neighborhood to support a proposed plan to clean up T-117 that will avoid costly delays and ultimately lead to a cleaner and healthier environment;
    * the Port of Long Beach, winner of AAPA's 2011 Environmental Mitigation award, for its Mitigation Grant Programs, which are providing millions of dollars in funding for projects outside of port boundaries that reduce air emissions and health impacts from port operations, particularly for people sensitive to air pollution, such as children, the elderly and those with respiratory/cardiopulmonary illnesses;
    * the Port of Long Beach, also winner of the 2011 AAPA Information Technology Awards competition for its Local and Remote Disaster Recovery Sites project, which was created to ensure rapid data recovery in the event of anything from an isolated incident to a major disaster, guaranteeing the port's automated business systems will continue to operate unaffected; and,
    * the Port of Long Beach, winner of the 2011 Dan Maynard Communications Award for Overall Excellence, which is bestowed on the port earning the most award points in AAPA's Communications Awards Program competition.

In addition to the above honors, 20 ports will receive recognition for a total of 59 winning entries in AAPA's 44th annual Communications Awards Program.  Sixteen Award of Excellence, 23 Award of Merit and 20 Award of Recognition honors will be presented during the convention to the winning ports in the communications competition.  They are (in alphabetical order by award classification and port):

Advertising - Series

Award of Merit
Port of Long Beach - Community Testimonial Advertising Series
Port of Los Angeles - Dodgers Radio

Award of Recognition
Port of Long Beach - Centennial Celebration Advertising Series

Annual Reports

Award of Excellence
Georgia Ports Authority - FY2010 Annual Report: From Georgia to the World

Award of Recognition
Port of Stockton - 2009 Port of Stockton Interactive Annual Report with 2010 Additions

Directories/Handbooks

Award of Excellence
Port Everglades - Annual Cruise Guide
Port Manatee - Port Manatee Directory

Award of Merit
Ports of Indiana - 2010 Indiana Logistics Directory

Miscellaneous

Award of Merit
Massachusetts Port Authority - From Oakland to Boston: Voyage of the Giant Cranes

Award of Recognition
Port of Long Beach - 2011 Calendar: Celebrating Your Port's 100th Anniversary
Port of Los Angeles - Holiday eCard

Overall Campaign

Award of Excellence
Port of Wilmington - Delaware Leading the Way for Off-shore Wind Energy Campaign

Award of Merit
Canaveral Port Authority - Cove Marketplace Campaign
Port of Long Beach - 2011 Centennial Celebration Launch

Award of Recognition
Port of Long Beach - Educational Outreach Campaign

Periodicals

Award of Excellence
Port of Long Beach - Re:Port Newsletter

Award of Merit
Georgia Ports Authority - AnchorAge Magazine
Port of Houston Authority - The Port of Houston Magazine
Ports of Indiana - Portside Magazine
Port of Long Beach - Dock Talk Newsletter
Port Manatee - Deepwater E-Newsletter
Maryland Port Administration - Port of Baltimore Magazine

Award of Recognition
Port of Los Angeles - eBriefs
Massachusetts Port Authority - On Good Authority
St. Lucia Air & Sea Port Authority - In Focus Quarterly Magazine

Promotional/Advocacy Material

Award of Recognition
Port of Long Beach - Fact Pens

Social/Web-Based Media

Award of Excellence
Port of Galveston - Port of Galveston Social Media
Port of Long Beach - Social Media Campaign
Port of Stockton - Rate Quote Portal

Award of Merit
Massachusetts Port Authority - Cruise Port Boston Gets Social

Special Events

Award of Excellence
Port of Long Beach - Green Port Fest 2010 Community Open House
Massachusetts Port Authority - The Launch of Cruiseport Boston's Hip New Makeover

Award of Merit
Port Corpus Christi - Sail South Texas 2010
Georgia Ports Authority - FY2010 State of the Port
Saint John Port Authority (NB) - Canada New England Cruise Symposium 2010
St. Lucia Air & Sea Port Authority - Tea Time Jazz 2010

Award of Recognition
Canaveral Port Authority - State of the Port Community Briefing
Port Everglades - Keep Port Everglades Shipshape event
Georgia Ports Authority - Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Port Forum - Atlanta
Port of Long Beach - Let's Talk Port II

Videos

Award of Excellence
North Carolina State Ports Authority - Our NC Ports: Real Port Perspectives Videos
Port of Seattle - Voices of the Port Centennial Documentary

Award of Merit
Port of Long Beach - Pulse of the Port Video Series

Award of Recognition
Port of Long Beach - On the Go Video Series
Port of Los Angeles - Water Watch

Visual Only

Award of Merit
Port of Long Beach - 2011 "State of the Port" Address PowerPoint Presentation

Award of Recognition
Port of Long Beach - Community Impact Photography
Port of Stockton - Port of Stockton Virtual Tour CD Rom

Web Sites

Award of Excellence
Port of Galveston - Port of Galveston Website
Port of Long Beach - Centennial Web Site & Centennial Forum
North Carolina State Ports Authority - OurNCPorts.com
Port of Seattle - Port of Seattle Centennial Map and Timeline

Award of Merit
Duluth Seaway Port Authority - Duluth Seaway Port Authority Website
Port of Grays Harbor - PortofGraysHarbor.com
Maryland Port Administration - marylandports.com
Saint John Port Authority (NB) - www.sjbreakbulk.com Micro-site

Award of Recognition
Ports of Indiana - portsofindiana.com
Maryland Port Administration - cruisemaryland.com
Massachusetts Port Authority - massport.com

For a historical list of winners in previous AAPA awards programs, visit http://www.aapa-ports.org/Programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=691&navItemNumber=517

(Source: Press Release)

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