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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

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MEPs visit Port of Antwerp to look into the security measures in place

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 luglio 2018

A high-level group of members of the Special Committee on Terrorism met on Thursday with Mr Marc Van Peel, Deputy Mayor in charge of the port, Paul Wauters, harbour captain at the Antwerp Port Authority, safety consultants of the port and representatives of the Antwerp Judicial Police, Navigation department and Navigation Police.Committee Chair Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE, FR), at the end of the visit to the Port of Antwerp, said: “Our working visit today was instrumental for the work of the special committee and I thank the port authorities for having hosted us. It showed the importance of preparedness and proper security controls, as well as the need for cooperation between different countries and services in this field to be able to face the challenges posed by a terrorist attack”.
The aim of the visit was to gather information about the security measures in place to protect the port infrastructure in case of a terrorist attack. The high-level group of five MEPs was briefed on the security measures of the port and was presented several operations illustrating the security cooperation and controls in this field.This field visit will feed into the final recommendations, which the Special Committee on Terrorism will present to the Parliament’s plenary in December.The delegation was composed of the Chair, Ms Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE, FR), co-rapporteur, Ms Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE), shadow rapporteur, Ms Caterina Chinicci (S&D, IT), as well as Mr Gerard Deprez (ALDE, BE) and Ms Kristina Winberg (ECR, SE).

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Port Corpus Christi Managing Director Retires After 27 Years of Service

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 gennaio 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, USACORPUS CHRISTI, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi Authority announces the upcoming retirement of Frank Brogan, Managing Director. Mr. Brogan will retire on February 2, 2015. He has been actively involved with the Port for over 40 years. “Frank Brogan has been the grand architect of all the port’s significant projects of the last 3 decades! His energy, patience, resourcefulness and incredible talent transformed this port and positioned the region to attract over $32 billion of investment. His stunning accomplishments are balanced by his personal humility – diverting all credit to his staff and others. Although it’s 50 years later, he has those same qualities we attribute to the Greatest Generation. Frank’s legacy is prosperity for the Coastal Bend,” said Judy Hawley, Port Commission Chair.
Brogan began his career as an engineering design consultant to the Port, which lasted for 13 years. As such, he designed many of the Port’s facilities that are in use today. He has been on the Port staff for over 27 years and was previously the Director of Engineering Services before being promoted to Deputy Port Director and subsequently to Managing Director. He was in charge of the final completion of the 45-foot channel project, the Mary Rhodes Pipeline and the Joe Fulton Corridor. “Frank’s hand prints are on many key infrastructure initiatives that have been and will have a long lasting positive economic impact in our region for generations to come. Frank Brogan was the first man to come to mind in finding a dependable and capable individual who could always see the most difficult projects through to completion,” said Nelda Martinez, Mayor of the City of Corpus Christi.Brogan led the planning for the future growth of the Port with projects such as the 52-foot channel project, the new Harbor Bridge, and the La Quinta Terminal. He helped reorganize the Port’s security department and played a key role in the Port’s new strategic plan and organizational plan. “I have worked with Frank Brogan on many community projects over the last 15 years. While Mayor, I worked with Frank on many water related projects and other economic development projects. He has always been a dedicated professional, tireless worker, and a person you can count on to do a job well. As County Judge, Frank and I have continued to work on water, the new Harbor Bridge, and environmental projects. He will be missed by us all in the community,” said Samuel L. Neal Jr., Nueces County Judge.”Frank is a good friend and a great community leader. He has brought a lot to our area and has been an asset for our growing port and its surrounding industries. We hope the best for him and his family,” said Todd Hunter, Texas State Representative District 32. San Patricio County Judge Terry Simpson also commented, “Frank was always willing to share his knowledge and experience. I enjoyed working with him to bring other businesses to the area as he always brought great insight and expertise to the table.”The Port Commission is expected to consider a nationwide search for his replacement at the January 13, 2015 commission meeting.
As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.” Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System. With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “The Port of the Lone Star State.”

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