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Alan Bog Appointed President of the IFPTA

Buddy Greene to Step Down after PPI Transport Symposium 22
Alan Bog Appointed President of the IFPTA

PRESS RELEASE

The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) today announced Mr. Alan Bog has been appointed President of the Association. The appointment is the result of a unanimous vote by the IFPTA Board of Directors at the IFPTA Board of Directors Meeting in November 2016. At the close of PPI Transport Symposium 22, current President, Buddy Greene, will become President Emeritus and continue to support the IFPTA.

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Tom Mutz Appointed Treasurer of the IFPTA

Tom Mutz Appointed Treasurer of the IFPTA

PRESS RELEASE

The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) today announced Mr. Tom Mutz has been appointed Treasurer of the Association. Mr. Mutz’s appointment also names him as the incoming Secretary, a duty he will assume at the close of PPI Transport Symposium 22. The appointment comes as a result of Scott Menzies’ notice to the Board of his intent to step down from the role as Secretary/Treasurer.

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Konecranes finalizes the order from the Virginia Port Authority for 86 Automated Stacking Cranes

Konecranes finalizes the order from the Virginia Port Authority for 86 Automated Stacking Cranes

PRESS RELEASE

On the 15th of November, the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Port Authority approved the award of contracts to Konecranes for 86 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) in two contracts. The signing of the contracts took place on the 17th of November.

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Good news for West Coast ports

News that the 20,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to meet again in early November should be welcomed by West Coast shippers who can recall cargo slowdowns that occurred over a nine-month period before being settled in the contract agreement of February 2015.

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Vietnam Plans Da Nang Mega-Port

Vietnam Plans Da Nang Mega-Port

A mega-port is being planned for Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang.

The first phase of the $1.4 billion development is expected to be completed by 2020; the second and third phases by 2030 and 2050 respectively. Initial construction work will include a breakwater, fairways and technical infrastructures, and will be followed by harbors, traffic infrastructure and warehouses.

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