Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Port of Longview Honored by AAPA

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Longview recently earned two Awards of Excellence from the American Association of Port Authorities’ 53rd annual Communications Awards Program.

The program, which recognizes seaports in the Western Hemisphere for outstanding communications projects, gave Longview the highest score in the Audio Only Presentations category for its Port Talk Radio series, a one-minute radio version of the port’s monthly newsletter.

Longview was also honor in the Visual Only Presentations category for its 64-foot, outdoor educational display at the 2018 Cowlitz County fair.

Longview has garnered such recognition in the last four editions of the national contest. This time around, the port competed against the Port of New Orleans, Port of New York/New Jersey, as well as ports in the Gulf Coast.

“Year after year I continue to be impressed with our communications staff,” said Port Commission President Doug Averett. “I am exceedingly proud of their creativity and commitment to teaching the community about the complexities of the port, as are my fellow commissioners.”