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NEWS BULLETIN
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Port of Portland to begin
phase two of industrial park

New Sea-Tac Airport procedure
brings savings for Alaska Airlines

Evergreen holds naming ceremony
for new 8,508 TEU L-type vessel

Port association to present
annual communications awards

Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter
returns from counter drug deployment

Port of Portland to begin
phase two of industrial park

PORTLAND — The Port of Portland reports construction is now underway on the second phase of the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park (TRIP), which includes nine lots on 184 shovel-ready acres of industrial land. The work will also improve roads near the site, build wetland mitigation, and eventually connect the 40-Mile Loop Trail through property to Blue Lake Regional Park after the Columbia River levee is recertified. At 700 acres, TRIP is the largest brownfield redevelopment site in Oregon—a conversion of the Reynolds Metals aluminum plant Superfund site. The Port of Portland purchased the site in 2007 and welcomed Phase 1 anchor tenant FedEx Ground and its 441,000 ground distribution facility in 2010. In 2011, TRIP received the Phoenix Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the top brownfield redevelopment in the country. Planned FedEx expansion and other interest in Phase 1 makes all three Phase 1 lots committed, promoting the need for Phase 2 preparations. TRIP is the result of a partnership including Port of Portland, City of Troutdale, Oregon Department of Transportation, Business Oregon, Metro, Multnomah County, City of Fairview, FedEx Ground, and many others. The Port of Portland invested $35 million in TRIP Phase 1 and $20 million in TRIP Phase 2.

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Port association to present
annual communications awards

ALEXANDRIA, VA The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will recognize 25 seaports for exemplary communications projects and programs at its annual convention and awards luncheon this fall. Winning entrants in AAPA’s 48th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at a Nov. 4 awards luncheon in conjunction with AAPA’s 104th Annual Convention and Expo in Miami, which runs Nov. 2-4. The 2015 AAPA Communications Awards Program, which had a May 1 deadline for entries, utilized 46 professional public relations practitioners from the Washington, D.C. area who cumulatively spent about 180 hours over a period of two-and-a-half weeks judging the 15 classifications of entries, ranging from advertisements and periodicals to videos and websites. Based on the number of points awarded each entry by the judges, 24 submissions from 12 ports earned an Award of Excellence, while 32 submissions from 11 ports scored an Award of Distinction, and 40 submissions from 16 ports received an Award of Merit. To recognize the highest scoring entries into the competition, three ports will receive trophies at AAPA’s annual convention awards luncheon in Miami. The highest overall scoring entry, in the Special Events classification from the Port of Los Angeles, will receive AAPA’s “traveling” Dan Maynard Communications Award for Overall Excellence for one year, together with an engraved wood-and-brass plaque to keep. The second highest overall scoring entry, in the Websites classification from the Belledune (New Brunswick) Port Authority, will receive AAPA’s Overall Award of Distinction trophy, while the third overall highest scoring entry, in the Promotional/Advocacy classification from the Hamilton (Ontario) Port Authority, will receive AAPA’s Overall Award of Merit trophy. To see all of the winning entries in the 2015 AAPA Communications Awards Program, click: http://www.aapa-ports.org/Programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=20586&RDtoken=31714&userID=7882.

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New Sea-Tac Airport procedure
brings savings for Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines reports it is on track to save 87 gallons of fuel, shorten flight times by about nine minutes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly one metric ton, every time one of its planes lands at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures. That's the equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide produced from driving about 1,800 miles in a passenger car, according to a new Boeing Company report.The benefits are about 28 percent greater than what was initially projected in 2010. Typically, large airports like Sea-Tac require planes landing on parallel runways to maintain either a 3-mile lateral or 1,000-foot vertical separation on approach into the airport until they are lined up with the runway. Since April, equipped and trained carriers, such as Alaska, can land at Sea-Tac with pinpoint precision with just half the lateral separation, before they are lined up with the runway. The key benefit of reduced separation is increased airspace efficiency. Implementing the final phase of the seven-year "Greener Skies Over Seattle" initiative allows an aircraft on West side approaches to Sea-Tac, and landing south, to fly the most environmentally friendly track over Elliott Bay. These aircraft can fly the approach procedure to the runway concurrently with another aircraft on the parallel runway in both high and low visibility conditions alike. Alaska estimates the new flying is saving the airline about $200 in fuel per flight.

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Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter
returns from counter drug deployment

SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter MIDGETT will return to Pier 36 in Seattle Thursday at 10 a.m. following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During the deployment, law enforcement officers aboard MIDGETT interdicted seven drug-laden “panga” vessels in international waters, seized more than 12,100 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $180 million wholesale and apprehended 22 suspected drug smugglers. The crew of MIDGETT left Seattle Apr. 21 to patrol in support of Operation Martillo, a multi-national, interagency counter-drug operation in the Eastern Pacific region coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force South in Key West, Fla. An armed MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Squadron based in Jacksonville, Fla., was embarked aboard MIDGETT for part of the deployment. Coast Guardsmen aboard MIDGETT worked closely with various U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection and Coast Guard maritime patrol aircraft to locate and seize the drug shipments. In addition to the contraband seized during the seven interdictions, the crew of MIDGETT recovered an additional 29 bales of contraband containing more than 2,585 pounds of cocaine abandoned in the water in the Eastern Pacific.

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Evergreen holds naming ceremony
for new 8,508 TEU L-type vessel

JERSEY CITY — Evergreen Group held the naming ceremony for the 8,508 TEU EVER LOVELY June 30. The ship is the ninth of Evergreen's L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan and the penultimate vessel in a 30-vessel series. EVER LOVELY is owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The ship is 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, and has a draft of 14.2 meters. In common with its L-type sister ships, it can cruise at speeds up to 24.5 knots. With delivery immediately after the event, the vessel joins Evergreen Line's Far East - South America route and replaces an older unit on the trade.

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