Doing Business and Navigating Our Ports with the Port Authority of NY & NJ
June 10, 2021
Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Assistant Vice President Named To NAVPA Board of Directors June 4th, 2021
New York, NY –On Thursday, June 10th The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey hosted a webinar on Doing Business and Navigating Our Ports Nicol Polidoro, Northeast Regional Account Manager, from the Business Development and Industry Relations division, presented about the strong resilience of this gateway through these unprecedent times. Members were able to get a glimpse of 6 Marine terminals and other Maritime services this Port provides such as 3 Auto processors → 2 Cruise terminals → Various bulk and breakbulk cargo including scrap metal, Belgian block, edible oils, orange juice and cement → Project cargo and heavy lift capabilities → NYNJ Rail (Cross-Harbor carfloat operation) → warehousing and distribution.
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The National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators (NAVPA) recently announced the election of Ed Dennis, Assistant Vice President, Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA), to its Board of Directors. Dennis will serve as a board member for Region I in New York beginning in 2021. Founded in 1975, NAVPA comprises representatives of colleges and universities who ensure student-veterans are provided the best service and access to G.I. Bill benefits.
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