AAPA Seaports Advisory
September 22, 2015
 
   
The Long Beach City Council on September 15 confirmed the appointments of Long Beach City College executive Lou Anne Bynum and former City Councilman Doug Drummond to second terms on the Board of Harbor Commissioners. The five-member board is the governing body of the Port of Long Beach.
 
Port Metro Vancouver is updating its vision for the port in the year 2050 and defining what it means to be a "sustainable gateway."
 
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NYK will launch a monthly car carrier service from Port Canaveral to Central and South America, opening a logistical pathway for Central Florida auto and heavy equipment businesses. The first scheduled caller will be MV Neptune Leader V 65 on October 10.
 
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) has picked the Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) as its port of entry for new Porsche vehicles bound for dealers in the Southeastern United States, effective October 2015.
 
Containerized imports keep growing at the Port of Oakland, with the August count up 15.1 percent from a year ago to 82,492 TEUs. It was the sixth-consecutive month of gains ahead of the traditional autumn pre-holiday cargo surge and came as the port was reporting an end to the backlog of vessels waiting for a berth. The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s terminals in Seattle and Tacoma collectively posted a 14.6 percent increase in container volume in August.  That brought the year-to-date total to 2.4 million TEUs and an increase from last year of 2.4 percent.  August  numbers gave Virginia a sixth consecutive monthly container count in excess of 210,000 TEUs, putting the port solidly on course for another record year.
 
 
   
The Port of Long Beach on September 16 marked the completion of "Green Port Gateway," a $93 million rail project aimed improving the efficiency and sustainability of cargo movement.
 
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The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has received the federal government’s approval to import select cold-treated produce from certain South American markets for the first time.
 
Port Metro Vancouver, with support from the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada, has deployed a hydrophone listening station that will monitor underwater vessel noise in the Strait of Georgia. Underwater noise has been identified as a threat to at-risk whales.
 
 
   
Alexander Krygsman, former chief executive of the ports of Pensacola and Stockton, passed away September 12 in Stockton at the age of 83.
 
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