DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The Duluth Port Authority Board of Directors have appointed Vanta E. Coda II as new Executive Director effective on October 1st. Coda succeeds Adolph Ojard who is leaving after more than a decade at the helm of the Port Authority. Coda is 46 years old and has over 20 years experience in multi-modal transportation and logistics. He began his career in the rail industry and is leaving a management position in the Gulf area to move to Duluth. Coda will become only the 7th director of the Port Authority in the last 60 years.