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NEWS BULLETIN
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Port of Longview sees gains
in second quarter cargo numbers

Diana Shipping takes delivery
of new Capesize dry bulk vessel

Port of Camas-Washougal plans
community appreciation event

Crowley liner services group
nets Quest for Quality Award

Sir Michael Arthur to take helm
of Boeing U.K./Ireland operations

Port of Longview sees gains
in second quarter cargo numbers

LONGVIEW — The Port of Longview reports its second quarter cargo volumes of 1.6 million metric tons were 17 percent above last year's second quarter. From January through June 2014, the port handled 3.9 million metric tons of cargo, four percent more than in the first half of 2013. In the 2014 second quarter, the port exported 71,419 million board feet of logs, a six percent increase above last year's second quarter totals. Bulk benonite clay also performed well, with 15,426 metric tons exported, 166 percent above 2013 volumes for that three month period. EGT, the port's export grain terminal, shipped 560,773 metric tons of corn in the second quarter, moe than a 2,200 percent increase above the 23,800 metric tons exported in that period of 2013. EGT also exported 19,985 metric tons of bulk soybeans, a 59 percent increase above 2013 second quarter totals. Last year the Port of Longview handled a total of 7.4 million metric tons of cargo, which is 18 percent above 2012 cargo totals.

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Crowley liner services group
nets Quest for Quality Award

JACKSONVILLE, FL — For the 14th time, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has been honored with a Quest for Quality Award by Logistics Management Magazine (LM). Readers have recognized Crowley as a “Best of the Best” ocean carrier for its high scores across LM’s lists of service criteria in the transportation and logistics industry. This year, 7,451 readers, who are qualified buyers of transportation and third-party services, rated companies strictly based on service quality. Crowley ranked high in value, customer service and equipment and operations.

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Diana Shipping takes delivery
of new Capesize dry bulk vessel

ATHENS — Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has taken delivery of the m/v G. P. ZAFIRAKIS (formerly Hull No. BC18.0-50), a 179,492 dwt newly built Capesize dry bulk vessel that the company entered into an agreement to purchase in June 2014.The G. P. ZAFIRAKIS is time chartered to RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany, at a gross charter rate of US$25,250 per day, minus a five percent commission paid to third parties, for a period ending on minimum February 14, 2016 to maximum June 24, 2016. The charter is expected to commence on August 24, 2014. Additionally, the company announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany, for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v MAIA. The gross charter rate is US$12,000 per day minus a five percent commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum 12 months to maximum 16 months. Due to scheduled maintenance, the charter is expected to commence by the end of September 2014. The MAIA is a 82,193 dwt Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel built in 2009. The employment of the vessels is anticipated to generate approximately US$17.9 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charters.

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Sir Michael Arthur to take helm
of Boeing U.K./Ireland operations

LONDON — Boeing has announced that Sir Roger Bone, president of Boeing U.K. and Ireland, will retire at the end of September with Sir Michael Arthur to assume the post from October 1. Sir Arthur will join the company on Sept. 1 after three decades of international service with the British government and three years as a member of a UK-based business consultancy. Sir Arthur was British ambassador to Germany from 2007 to 2010 and high commissioner to India from 2003 to 2007. Beginning in 2001, he was a member of the Foreign Office Main Board, providing organizational leadership in implementing ministerial policies. While serving abroad, he was a member of the Senior Leadership Forum, the wider board involving senior ambassadors. He worked closely with various multinational companies, and since leaving government service he has acquired experience with business consultancy and also as a non-executive director in the financial services sector. Sir Bone came to Boeing in September 2005 after a 38-year career in the British Diplomatic Service, serving as ambassador to Brazil from 1999 to 2004 and to Sweden from 1995 to 1999. Boeing employs around 1,700 people across the UK at numerous sites.

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Port of Camas-Washougal plans
community appreciation event

WASHOUGAL, WA — The Port of Camas-Washougal has announced that its annual Community Appreciation Day/Wheels & Wings Event has been scheduled for Saturday, September 13 at Grove Field Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The port will welcome the public to enjoy a classic car and vintage airplane show, with no entry fee and free hot dogs and soda. This event was created by the port to show appreciation to the community for their involvement and support. There will be live music, food vendors and children's activities. Dash plaques for car show entries will be available and prizes awarded in several categories. All donations will go to support the Camas Washougal Aviation Association's scholarship fund.

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