Seaport leaders meet in Galveston for 98th annual AAPA convention

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By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOTBruce CarltonThe 98th annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities drew some 400 leaders of the seaport industry from throughout the Western Hemisphere to Galveston, Texas, in late October.
While many of the functions of the Oct. 25-29 gathering took place at the waterfront Galveston Island Convention Center, the Tuesday, Oct. 27, evening reception was held a short motorcoach ride away, at the Tremont Davidson Ballroom in Galveston Island’s Strand Historic District.
Joni CaseyThe reception, featuring Nova Scotia-style food and musical entertainment, was sponsored by the Halifax Port Authority, slated to host AAPA’s next convention Sept. 19-23, 2010.
(For a report on convention business sessions, please see here. (Photos by Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT)

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For more than a quarter of a century, Paul Scott Abbott has been writing and shooting images for the American Journal of Transportation, applying four decades of experience as an award-winning journalist. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a master’s magna cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Abbott has served as president of chapters of the Propeller Club of the United States, Florida Public Relations Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Abbott honed his skills on several daily newspapers, including [em]The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Richmond (Va.) News Leader, Albuquerque Journal and (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel, and was editor and publisher of The County Line, a weekly newspaper he founded in suburban Richmond, Va.[/em] A native Chicagoan, he is a member of American Mensa and an ever-optimistic fan of the Chicago Cubs.