24 Seaports To Receive 74 Honors In AAPA's 2010 Awards Programs
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade group representing leading port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected 24 seaports to be recognized for exemplary projects, programs and initiatives at its annual awards program event this fall. The awards, for achievements in environmental improvement, information technology, facilities engineering and communications, will be presented to winning ports at a Sept. 22 luncheon in conjunction with AAPA's 99th Annual Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (http://www.aapa2010.com/), which runs Sept. 19-23.
AAPA Chairman of the Board Mike Leone (who is also port director of the Massachusetts Port Authority in Boston) and AAPA President Kurt Nagle will present recognition awards to representatives of:
the Port of Tacoma, winner of this year's Environmental Enhancementaward for the Port of Tacoma Demolition Program,which resulted in the port and its tenants recovering or recycling 7,071 tons of material from 57 structures being removed from the Blair-Hylebos Peninsula and surrounding Tacoma Tideflats area to make way for remediation and planned terminal, road and rail development;
the Port of Seattle, winner of this year's Comprehensive Environmental Managementaward for its Environmental Compliance Assessment Program, which the port implemented in 2009 to evaluate and assist with tenant environmental compliance to better meet high public expectations and stringent compliance regulations for environmental quality; and an Honorable Mention in the same category to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for their joint Water Resources Action Plan, which is a pioneering water quality initiative that is enabling the two Southern California seaports to get a head start on complying with stricter regulatory standards and lay out a groundwork for a successful water improvement strategy;
the Maryland Port Administration, winner of AAPA's 2010 Environmental Mitigationaward for a compensatory mitigation program that provides replacements for habitat lost resulting from developing its Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility, includingrestoration of a Baltimore City designated Habitat Protection Area adjacent to the containment facility, and design and construction of the Masonville Cove Environmental Education center to improve community access to, and education and recreation opportunities with, Masonville Cove natural areas; and an Honorable Mention in the same category to the Port of Tacoma for its Gog-le-hi-te II Habitat Action Project, which is a $10,750,000 mitigation endeavor to develop new juvenile salmon habitat as the port actively prepares for future maritime industrial growth and creation of new, family-wage jobs;
the Port of Port Arthur (Texas), winner of this year's Stakeholder Awareness, Education and Involvementaward, for its "Camp SeaPort Community Involvement Program," which is an education platform that brings together the maritime industry, local youth and schools by giving students opportunities to tour marine facilities and jobsites, and learn about coastal resource management aboard a waterborne classroom;
the Port of Miami, co-winner of the 2010 AAPA Information Technology Awards competition for its Radar/AIS (Automatic Identification System) Waterside Surveillance System, which provides an automated, real-time, situational awareness solution to assist seaport security officers in detecting, identifying, tracking and graphically displaying all stationary and moving targets in the waterways surrounding the port; and the Port of Los Angeles, also winning in the same category for its Enterprise Geographic Information System Project, which is a $1.9 million undertaking that integrates legacy and modern GIS systems, static and dynamic data, and multiple platforms that consolidate multiple divisional efforts and overcomes significant organizational challenges within the 7,500+ acre port complex;
the Port of Long Beach, co-winner of the 8th Annual Facilities Engineering Awards competition for its $73-million environmental cleanup of a 123-acre Port of Long Beach property known as Pier A West, which had been severely impacted by decades of oil production and use as a permitted disposal area for oil field-related waste before the site was acquired by the port; and the Maryland Port Administration, a co-winner for its $123 million Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility project, which is a 141-acre area within Baltimore Harbor constructed to confine an estimated 15.4 million cubic yards of material from new navigation deepening and maintenance dredging through 2030; and,
the Port of Los Angeles, winner of the 2010 Dan Maynard Communications Awardfor Overall Excellence, which is bestowed on the port earning the most award points in AAPA's Communications Awards Program competition. This is the third time the Port of Los Angeles has won this prestigious award.
In addition to the above honors, 21 ports will receive recognition for a total of 63 winning entries in AAPA's 43rd annual Communications Awards Program. Fourteen Award of Excellence plaques and 30 Award of Merit and 19 Honorable Mention certificates will be distributed during the convention to the winning ports in the communications competition. They are:
Advertising - Series
Award of Excellence Port of Benton (Wash.) - 50th Anniversary advertising series Port of Long Beach - Clean Trucks Program advertising campaign Port of Vancouver USA - Fortune Magazine wrap program
Award of Merit Port of Corpus Christi Authority -"More Than You Can Sea" advertising series Port of Los Angeles - "The LA Advantage!" advertising series Port of San Diego - "This is a Good Day" Orbitz advertisement series
Advertising - Single
Award of Merit Port of Los Angeles - "3 Million and Counting" economic impacts advertisement Port of San Diego - "This is a Good Day" Orbitz advertisement
Award of Excellence Georgia Ports Authority - FY2009 Annual Report: Poised for Recovery Port of Seattle-Environmental Annual Report 2009-2010
Award of Merit Georgia Ports Authority- FY2008 Annual Report: Georgia's Ports for Georgia's People Port of San Diego - 2008 Annual Report Port of Seattle - Annual Report to the Community 2008-09
Honorable Mention Port of Long Beach- Annual Report 2008: Investing in the Future
Award of Excellence Port of Los Angeles - "Steppin' Back in Time" historical audio tour
Award of Merit Ports of Indiana - 2009 Indiana Logistics Directory Port Manatee - Port Manatee Directory
Honorable Mention Port Everglades - 2010 Cruise Guide
Award of Excellence Port of Los Angeles - "New Logo" branding program Port of Los Angeles- 2010 Mariner's Guide Port of Los Angeles- The TransPORTer mobile education exhibit Port of Tacoma - Web streaming and port transparency program
Award of Merit Port of Los Angeles- "12 Days at the Port of Los Angeles" electronic holiday card North Carolina State Ports Authority- Annual holiday calendar customer relations tactic Port of Vancouver USA- Digital holiday card
Honorable Mention Port of Los Angeles - "JobsPORTfolio" brochure
Award of Merit Georgia Ports Authority - GPA's Safety Campaign FY2009-2010 Port Everglades - Cruise Terminal 18 expansion campaign
Honorable Mention Port of Everett - "Communications Guide" Halifax Port Authority - "Business Strategy & Mercator Report Findings" Port of Long Beach - "Clean Trucks Program" communications campaign Port of San Diego - "This is a Good Day on the Big Bay" business stimulus campaign Port of San Diego - "Cruise San Diego" South Carolina State Ports Authority - "Pledge for Growth: The Port of Charleston's Commitment to a Healthy Environment"
Award of Excellence Port of Long Beach - Re:Port community newsletter Duluth Seaway Port Authority - North Star Port magazine
Award of Merit Georgia Ports Authority - Great People in Action: A magazine for and about Georgia Ports Authority Employees Georgia Ports Authority - AnchorAge magazine Port of Houston Authority - The Port of Houston Magazine Ports of Indiana - Portside Magazine Port Manatee - Deepwater newsletter Port of New Orleans - New Orleans Port Record magazine Honorable Mention Philadelphia Regional Port Authority - PortWatch magazine
Award of Merit Port of Everett - "Environmental Stewardship" brochure
Honorable Mention Georgia Ports Authority - Fiscal Year 2011 State Budget Request Port of Everett - "Economic Impacts" brochure
Award of Merit Port of Los Angeles - LA Waterfront Update e-newsletter
Honorable Mention Port of Los Angeles - Facebook page
Award of Merit Port of Everett - "Working Waterfront Harbor Tours" Port of Tacoma - "Annual Port Breakfast"
Honorable Mention Port of Long Beach - "Green Port Fest" Port of Los Angeles - "Cars & Stripes Forever!" Port of Los Angeles - "12th Annual Lobster Festival"
Award of Excellence Georgia Ports Authority - "Safety First and Always"
Award of Merit North Carolina State Ports Authority - Economic development video
Honorable Mention Port of Oakland - "Driving the Northern California Economy"