Cooper/T. Smith and Ports America merged their breakbulk operations in the Houston and surrounding ports into a new joint venture called Cooper/Ports America, LLC, which is referred to as C/PA. Operations commenced on October 1, 2016. Upon startup, C/PA acquired Shippers and Chaparral Stevedoring operations. Additionally, Integrated Marine Services (IMS) is also part of the joint venture.

The combined businesses of Ports America, Cooper/T. Smith, Shippers Stevedoring and IMS positions C/PA as the premier full-service stevedore, terminal operator, container yard storage, and maintenance and repair company in the Houston area market with operations at City Docks, off-dock CFS in Bayport and Barbours Cut.

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About Cooper/T. Smith
Established in 1905, Cooper /T. Smith has operations on all three U.S. coasts and foreign operations in Brazil and Mexico. The company maintains ownership in numerous subsidiary and affiliate companies, including warehousing, terminal operations, tugboats, push boats, barging, barge fleeting, floating terminals, logistics, marine & timberlands, vessel repair and restaurants. Their experienced, action-oriented team, state of the art equipment and automated facilities provide fast, efficient and cost effective movement of cargo anywhere. www.coopertsmith.com

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About Ports America
Ports America, headquartered in New Jersey, is the largest independent marine terminal operator and stevedore company in the United States. The company currently operates in more than 42 ports and 80 locations. With a highly skilled and trained labor force, Ports America has the expertise to manage all types of cargo. Having handled more than 13.4 million TEU, 2.5 million vehicles, 10.1 million tons of general cargo and 2.1 million cruise ship passengers annually, Ports America's services include container, bulk, breakbulk, military, project and RoRo cargo handling; cruise terminal operations; intermodal facilities; and maintenance and repair.  www.portsamerica.com