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"We've tried to be surgical and strategic and make product investments that will
create a hub here in the mid-Atlantic," says
Reinhart. "Getting support at appropriate
levels is critical because of the infrastructure
demand; 95 percent of the freight coming
into this county comes in through the maritime ports."
"America's seaports are economic
engines," says Courtney Gregoire, Port of
Seattle Commission President and Managing
Member of the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
"Not only do they create thousands of jobs for
the communities in which they are located,
they also are essential to the economic health
of our country. We cannot have a competitive
economy without an effective national transportation system. The Northwest Seaport
Alliance is an important gateway for U.S.
exports, and 64 percent of our imports clear
customs outside the Pacific Northwest. The
NWSA is just one of many examples of how a
port provides benefits for workers, businesses
and consumers nationwide."
Among the projects that AAPA has identified as potential losses, should federal investment in port infrastructure fail to meet the
sector's current needs, is the Port Authority

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of New York & New Jersey's Cross-Harbor
Rail Tunnel. The proposed project, now
moving into the second stage of its environmental impact study, would see a freight
rail tunnel under Upper New York Bay connecting with northeastern New Jersey, Long
Island and New York City.
Without federal support, "whether that be
in terms of federal investment or the assistance of federal grants, these projects just
get delayed. All of the companies involved
in importing and exporting, and all of these
jobs would be in jeopardy," says Bethann
Rooney, Assistant Director, Strategy &
Innovation at the Port Authority of New
York & New Jersey. "Just as the AAPA talks
about the impact of the port community on
our national economy, what is at stake in the
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey,
as the third-largest gateway in the country,
is pretty significant, in terms of 400,000 in
jobs, $90 billion in personal and business
income and over $8.5 billion in tax revenue."
Likewise, in Georgia, where The Savannah
Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) began
in September 2015, "timely federal funding
for the Savannah harbor deepening is critically important to the global competitiveness

of American shippers and the people they
employ," says Griff Lynch, executive director
of the Georgia Ports Authority. "A deeper
river will allow 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent
container unit vessels to call on the Port of
Savannah with greater scheduling flexibility.
When complete, the deepening will lower
costs and create jobs throughout the country."
The project is estimated to have a 7.3 to
1 return on investment, meaning for every
dollar spent on the project, more than $7 of
benefits are returned to the nation. With
prescribed federal funding, it will be finished
by the end of 2021.
Also, the Mason Mega Rail Terminal
will combine the Chatham and Mason rail
yards, served by CSX and Norfolk Southern
railroads, to allow 10,000-foot trains to be
loaded at the terminal with containers
double-stacked. Funding will expand the
GPA rail capacity at the Port of Savannah's
Garden City Terminal by 100% and improve
the way containers move through the Port
of Savannah to and from major population
centers across the nation. These trains will
double the capacity from 500,000 container
lifts per year to 1 million, enhancing economic competitiveness and opportunities

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AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Business Boom: Ports Report Record-Setting 2017
One-Sided Investments – U.S. Ports Call for Federal Support of Long-Term Infrastructure Development
Ship Shape: Ports Navigate Their Niches to Find Their Areas of Expertise
Finding the Right Mix – A Latin American Port’s Perspective
Dredging Demands
Water Resources System Integral to Competitiveness of US Economy and Security
Port-Based Welfare Provision: It’s About Collaboration
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - From the President’s Desk
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Business Boom: Ports Report Record-Setting 2017
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - One-Sided Investments – U.S. Ports Call for Federal Support of Long-Term Infrastructure Development
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Ship Shape: Ports Navigate Their Niches to Find Their Areas of Expertise
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Finding the Right Mix – A Latin American Port’s Perspective
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Water Resources System Integral to Competitiveness of US Economy and Security
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