AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 13, 2015
Birdi & Associates, Inc. (B&A) is a full-service systems consulting and contracting firm with patented procedures and tools. Contact: Mr. Moninder S. Birdi, President, Birdi & Associates, Inc., 723 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101. Phone: (213) 550-4250. Fax: (626) 628-1761. Email: mbirdi@birdi-inc.com. Website: www.birdi-inc.com. (AAPA Sustaining Member)

ZPMC is a container handling equipment service company. Contact: Mr. Jeff Rosenberg, VP, Sales & Marketing, ZPMC Crane Services, 410 Rte. 34, Suite 220, Colts Neck, NJ 07722. Phone:  732-677-2990. Fax: 732-677-2992. Email:  jeffrosenberg@zpmc.com. , Website: www.zpmc.com. (AAPA Sustaining Member)
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port Canaveral has been named "Best North American Homeport" in this year’s Cruise Critic U.S. Editors’ Picks Awards.  Carnival Corporation & plc on October 8 officially completed construction of a third berth at its Puerta Maya pier in Cozumel, Mexico’s top cruise port by passenger volume. The pier will accommodate any ship across Carnival Corporation's 10 brands, including its next-generation ships.
The City of Port Hueneme and the Oxnard Harbor District/Port of Hueneme last week made a formal commitment to work collaboratively and settle areas of dispute pertaining to contracts that provide for revenue sharing between the district and city. The agreement terminates the litigation, and clarifies and updates the existing revenue sharing contracts to set forth a mutual understanding of how the contracts work and will be interpreted.
Roy Griggs was sworn in last month as the city of Shreveport’s appointee to the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has hired George Anderson, a 30-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, as director of world trade center security.  Lindsay Pulsifer has been confirmed as managing director of the Port of Seattle’s maritime division by Port CEO Ted J. Fick. She had served as the division’s interim manager since August.
Port of Long Beach
TT Club
The first three Ship-to-Shore (STS) container cranes and two rail mounted cranes for the intermodal rail facility have been delivered to APM Terminals’ Container Terminal 2, now in the final stages of construction at Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico’s second-largest container port.  Scheduled to open in early 2016 with an annual throughput capacity of 1.2 million TEUs, TEC2 will be able to berth two 15,000 TEU container vessels simultaneously.
The U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Board ranks the Port of Brownsville in 2014 third in the nation out of 179 active U.S. Foreign Trade Zones for the value of goods exported during 2014 and 25th for the value of merchandise imported.
Port Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., has upgraded the Port of Palm Beach District senior rating to Baa3 from Ba1, and reported the outlook to be stable. The Government Financial Officers Association of the United States and Canada GFOA) has awarded Port Tampa Bay a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the 2014 fiscal year.
The Prince Rupert Port Authority on October 8 welcomed the 8,648-TEU capacity container ship Columbine Maersk, part of the newest marine carrier alliance to add a weekly service at the Fairview Container Terminal.
Transportation Technology Associates
Transportation Technology Associates
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. October 29, 2015. 2-3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). The purpose is to provide guidance and information for future submissions of Marine Highway Project applications for designation.  View the webinar details.
Port Employment Opportunities:
General Manager/Chief Executive Officer – Denver, Colorado; Denver Regional Transportation District 
Port Business Opportunities:
Invitation for Bids: Cruise Terminal H Tent – HVAC Retrofit