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December 20, 2016

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe IRPT AND PANAMA CANAL SIGN MOU On December 13th, 2016, Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) in Panama. This Memorandum of Understanding is important to all of our inland river ports, terminals, and river-borne transportation services and will recognize the importance of promoting waterway shipping. IRPT promotes foreign and domestic commerce, economic development and job creation throughout the inland waterway system and has been working to bring container on barge (COB) shipping to the Mississippi River and its tributaries. As this project moves forward, the parties will promote

December 14, 2016

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Awards for 2016 are presented to George Malec, retired VP of Business Development of the Halifax Port Authority and Veteran of the Canadian Navy, and Capt. Thomas Bushy, Master Mariner and retiring VP of Marine Operations for Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Both of the gentlemen are well known in the industry and have been very supportive of the IAMPE. They both had outstanding careers and we are pleased to make this award in recognition of their life’s work and achievements. We wish them all the very best and look forward to their continued assoc

December 7, 2016

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe GREATER HOUSTON PORT BUREAU AND IAMPE SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR TRAINING The Greater Houston Port Bureau (Port Bureau) and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) have concluded an agreement for the IAMPE to provide industry management and executive educational programs to Port Bureau members. The Memorandum of Understanding provides Port Bureau members with the ability to take industry recognized and accredited management training through the IAMPE for professional certifications. In addition, the IAMPE will recognize and provide certification for specific programs offered by the Port Bureau to its members. “We are

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