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"You need to make sure
that you have talented
folks available to you
who have experience
with megaprojects and
the unique challenges
that you have where
you're spending maybe
millions of dollars a day to
complete your project."
-Duane Kenagy, Port of Long Beach

capital project," said Sophie Roux, vice president, public affairs for the Montréal Port
Authority. The organization needs to clearly
define why the project is needed and what
it will accomplish once it is implemented.
Roux said that the Montréal Port
Authority's two-year modernization of its
century-old Alexandra Pier cruise terminal
will enable the port to offer services better
suited to client needs, improve operational
capacity and provide a new marine signature for Montréal.
One problem is that the ROI on infrastructure investments can extend out for
50 years. "In a world that expects immediate payback that's a tough discussion," said
Vanta Coda, executive director, Duluth
Seaway Port Authority. Ports need to persuade stakeholders early on to focus on
long-term benefits.
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Explore Financing Options
Persistence can pay off when financing infrastructure projects. The Port of
Duluth-Superior applied five times before
the U.S. Department of Transportation
finally approved its request for a $10 million
Transportation Infrastructure Generating
Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant. The funding helped pay for the
$17.7 million rebuild and expansion of
Docks C & D, which enhanced the port's
intermodal capabilities, expanded its capacity to handle more heavy-lift and project
cargo and increased freight capacity.
"Ports need to pay more attention to
looking at innovative ways to finance these
projects," said David Anderton, assistant
director of Port Everglades, strategic planning and development. Port Everglades is
working with the Federal Department

of Transportation to secure a TIFIA
(Transportation Infrastructure Financing
and Innovation Act) loan for its Southport
Turning Notch Extension (STNE). The
$437.5 million project will lengthen the
existing deepwater turnaround area for
cargo ships to create more berth space and
add new rail structure to support super
Post-Panamax gantry cranes and extend
the range for its current cranes.

Seek Stakeholder Input
A port makes a good decision when it
reaches out early to all project stakeholders
from leaseholders and contractors to community and environmental groups.
Roux said it's important to develop and
implement a communications plan that seeks
to ensure social acceptability of the project.
That plan should include a comprehensive



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2017

AAPA Headquarters
From the President's Desk
Seizing LNG Supply Chain Opportunities
Find Your Niche
The Power of One, Collaboration by Many
Bringing the Outside In
Accelearating the Future
Power Shift: In the Energy Sector, Change Is the Only Constant
Strengthening U.S. Ports to Support Increasing Freight and Transportation
Port Partnerships for Strategic Positioning and Success
Index of Advertisers
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