Port of Ogdensburg Breaks Handling Record: Longshoremen Credited

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OGDENSBURG, NY, July 13, 2018, The Port of Ogdensburg today broke its handling record receiving three ships within one week. The M.V. Lolland (Monrovia, Liberia) arrived from Brazil, followed by the M.V. BBC KIBO (Antigua & Barbuda) from Brazil, followed by the M.V. Lolland’s returning from Becancour, Quebec. The vessels carried wind blades and towers destined for the 80 MW Copenhagen Wind Farm, Copenhagen, NY. https://www.edf- re.com/project/copenhagen-wind/

“Unloading three vessels within a week is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Authority’s Longshoremen (International Longshoremen’s Association Local 217A) and Port Director of Operations Steven J. Lawrence.” said Mr. Wade A. Davis, Executive Director of the Authority. “This is record-breaking and is another excellent example of how past State and Federal investments into regional infrastructure create jobs and economic opportunities in the future”.

Oversight of the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority is provided through the hard work and dedicated efforts of the Authority’s Board of Directors including Vernon “Sam” Burns, Megan Whitton, Christopher B.T. Coffin, Joseph I. Andriano, and David D. King and the Authority’s Executive Director Wade A. Davis. The Authority’s mission is to manage regional infrastructure while working with the private sector to create jobs and investment.

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