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News Release
FOR RELEASE - September 10, 2014
Contact: Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director, aellis@aapa-ports.org
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Winners Announced in AAPA’s 2014 IT, Environmental Improvement Programs

Successful entries in the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) 2014 Environmental Improvement and Information Technology award competitions have been named following a rigorous entry and selection process.  The winners in these three programs, together with the 21 ports that submitted successful entries in AAPA’s 2014 Communications Awards program (announced on June 6) will be recognized during the awards luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 13, at AAPA’s 103rd Annual Convention and Exposition in Houston, which runs Nov. 9-13 and is being hosted by the Port of Houston Authority.

AAPA’s Information Technology Awards program, which began in 2002, highlights port technology accomplishments in the areas of Port Operations and Management Systems and in Improvements in Intermodal Freight Transportation.  This year’s IT Awards program winner is the Port of Los Angeles, whose “Cyber Security Operations Center” entry was submitted in the Port Operations and Management Systems category. 

Since 1973, AAPA’s Environmental Improvement Awards program has recognized activities which benefit the environment at its member ports. This awards program has four distinct project entry categories: 1) Environmental Enhancement; 2) Mitigation; 3) Stakeholder Awareness, Education & Involvement; and 4) Comprehensive Environmental Management.  The winner of in the 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Stakeholder Awareness, Education and Involvement category is the Port of Portland for its “Environmental Initiatives at Seaports Worldwide: A Snapshot of Best Practices” entry.

The winner in the 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Environmental Enhancement category is the Georgia Ports Authority for its entry, “Voluntary Diesel Reduction Through Investment in Equipment.”

Winning the 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Comprehensive Environmental Management award is the  Port of Tacoma with its entry, “Biofiltration: West Hylebos Log Yard.” Also in this category, the Maryland Port Administration received an Honorable Mention for its entry, “Water Quality Master Plan,” while the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority received an Honorable Mention for its entry, “Better Buildings Northwest Ohio.”

The winner of AAPA’s 2014 Environmental Improvement Awards’ Mitigation category is Port Tampa Bay, with its successful project, “McKay Bay Restoration.”

Additional information about AAPA’s 103rd Annual Convention and Exhibition, including its business program’s agenda, exhibitors and sponsors, is available by clicking here.   

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