AAPA Seaports Advisory
September 15, 2015
Cashman Dredging, a division of Jay Cashman, Inc., specializes in navigation dredging, environmental remediation, beach renourishment, lake and pond dredging, and industrial dredging.

Contact: Mr. William M. Hussin, Vice President, Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., LLC, 549 South Street, Quincy, MA 02169. Phone: (617) 890-0600. Fax: (617) 890-0606. Email: bhussin@jaycashman.com. Website: www.cashmandredging.com. (AAPA Sustaining Member)

Piacentini Costruzioni USA, Inc., designs and constructs infrastructure such as seaports, marine terminals, bridges, tunnels, and roads.

Contact: Mr. Sergio Fedelini, Director-CFO, Piacentini Costruzioni USA, Inc., 700 Watermark Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Phone: (843) 654-6030. Email: Sergio.f@piacentini.com. Website: www.piacentini.com. (AAPA Sustaining Member)
The expanded G6 Alliance service continues to bring additional large cargo vessels through the Port of Halifax, most recently on September 8 with the docking of the 8,063-TEU OOCL Southampton at Fairview Cove Container Terminal. The Port of Virginia on September 10 announced that CMA CGM is now offering a Richmond bill of lading. Any shipper tendering cargo to or from CMA CGM at the James River port will have access to multiple ports worldwide served by the French ocean carrier.
Container volumes generated by the Cleveland Europe Express service operated by Spliethoff Group under a charter arrangement with the Port of Cleveland are up nearly 475 percent from last year, according to David Gutheil, the port’s vice president of maritime and logistics. The San Pedro Harbor ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together handled container volumes totaling nearly 1.5 million TEUs in August, an increase of 7.3 from the percent from the preceding month and 12.0 percent compared to August 2014. Import cargo volume at America’s major containerized retail cargo handling ports will likely increase 1.2 percent this month from a year ago as retailers head toward the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released September 9 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Despite a seasonal slowing of Seaway traffic, U.S. ports remained busy in August handling a range of project cargo for their customers, reports the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port Saint John docked its largest cruise ship ever on September 1, Royal Caribbean’s 4,375-passenger capacity Liberty of the Seas. The port’s previous record holder was Cunard’s 2,800-passenger Queen Mary 2.

The Port of San Diego’s 2015-16 cruise season kicked off September 9 with the arrival of Celebrity Cruises’ Infinity. Currently 65 vessels are tentatively scheduled to dock in San Diego this season, which runs through May 2016.
Port of Long Beach
TT Club
APM Terminals has agreed to acquire the majority stake of Perez y Cia in Barcelona-based Grup Maritim TCB and its maritime container terminal portfolio in Europe and Latin America. The Latin American holdings are located in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Brazil.
Port Manatee has won approval from the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to receive direct imports of select cold-treated South American produce via an expanding pilot program.
The Port of Ensenada became the first ‘Green Port’ in Mexico and the second in Latin America upon receiving its Ecoports PERS (Port Environmental Review System) certification for environmentally sustainable business practices.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Transportation Technology Associates