Port wins communications honors

The Port of Tacoma received four communications awards from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – the Alexandria, Virginia-based organization that represents public ports throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The annual awards, which recognize Ports for exemplary projects and initiatives, were recently presented at the AAPA’s 2005 annual convention in Tampa, Florida. The Port of Tacoma received the following:

Category: Periodicals
Award: Award of Excellence
Entry: Pacific Gateway Magazine

Category: Annual Reports
Award: Award of Merit
Entry: 2004 Annual Report: Strategies for Success

Category: Videos
Award: Award of Merit
Entry: Port Shorts

Category: Miscellaneous
Award: Award of Merit
Entry: Two-Sided Aerial Poster

The Port of Tacoma offers free subscriptions to publications such as the Pacific Gateway Magazine and its Annual Report. To receive these publications – or other specialty publications – visit http://www.portoftacoma.com, click on “Publications” and then “Order Form.”

The American Association of Port Authorities was founded in 1912 and today represents 150 of the leading public port authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, the Association represents 300 sustaining and associate members, firms and individuals with an interest in the seaports of the Western Hemisphere. AAPA port members are public entities mandated by law to serve public purposes. Port authorities facilitate waterborne commerce and contribute to local, regional and national economic growth.