Apr 30, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Dan Polacek, Port of Longview
April 30, 2015
(360) 425-3305, firstname.lastname@example.org
Longview, WA — In March, Port of Longview Chief Executive Officer Geir-Eilif Kalhagen was elected as Vice President of the America’s region of the International Association of Ports and Harbors.
“I am humbled by this opportunity and am looking forward to sharing — with ports around the world — the story of the Port of Longview and its community.” Kalhagen continued, “This is foremost a credit to the staff and management team at the Port of Longview, as I would not be able to take on the responsibility of representing our Port on the global stage without their tireless commitment.”
The appointment will give the Port of Longview a unique opportunity to showcase its premiere west coast cargo handling capabilities to a multi-national audience; underscoring the viability of the Port as a major player in the international maritime arena.
Kalhagen will travel to Hamburg, Germany, in June, where he will be officially installed at the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference, along with newly elected Vice Presidents from the Asia/Oceania and Africa/Europe regions.
The IAPH is a Tokyo-based, global alliance that represents over 180 ports and 140 port-related businesses in 90 countries. Their main objective is to promote the interests of ports worldwide through strong member relations, collaboration and to create a more environmentally friendly, sustainable industry for the benefit of the global community.
About the Port of Longview
The Port of Longview is the first full-service operating port with strategic transportation connections on the deep-draft Columbia River shipping channel in southwest Washington State. The Port is located just 66 river miles from the Pacific Ocean, 120 driving miles from Seattle, Washington, and 40 driving miles from Portland, Oregon. Port facilities include eight marine terminals and waterfront industrial property with direct connections to main-line rail and interstate highway. Cargo handling specialties include breakbulk commodities such as steel, lumber, logs, pulp, paper, project and heavy-lift cargo.