AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 20, 2015
Genesys Global, 1 Engle Street, Suite 201, Englewood, NJ 07631. Phone: (954) 261-4384. Email: randy.dunlop@lightrecreated.com. Website: http://lightrecreated.com. Contact: Mr. Randy Dunlop, Business Development.  (AAPA Sustaining Member)

Port Authority of the Turks & Caicos Islands, South Dock, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI. Phone: (649) 941-3662. Fax: (649) 941-4262. Email: cwilson@ports.tc. Contact: Clinton Wilson, Director of Ports. (Introductory AAPA Caribbean Corporate member)
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
The San Pedro Harbor ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together handled container volumes totaling nearly 1.4 million TEUs in September, a drop of 5.0 percent from the preceding month and 1.4 percent less than in September 2014. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority reports doubled-digit gains for break bulk and automobile cargo during first half 2015 and an increase from last year in trade overall of 8.8 percent to just over 3.1 million metric tons. September was the St. Lawrence Seaway’s second busiest month so far of the 2015 navigation season, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp., with increased tonnage flows bound to and from U.S. Great Lakes ports of project cargo, dry bulk commodities, and general merchandise. Containerized import cargo rose in September at the Port of Oakland for the seventh straight month, effectively erasing the winter time deficit and boosting the nine- month total to roughly last year’s level.  Container movements through the Port of Virginia’s Hampton Roads marine terminals totaled 215,520 TEUs in September, an increase from a year ago of 7.2 percent and the port’s highest September TEU count ever.
The Port of Seattle Commission has approved a motion to provide four weeks of paid parental leave for non-represented employees during the 12 months following the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child in the employee’s home – effective January 1, 2016.
Maryland’s Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project has been awarded the Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Poplar Island is built with dredged material from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore. The Port of Long Beach has surpassed every air pollution reduction milestone set for 2014 by the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.
The first containers of imported produce to undergo cold-treatment have arrived at the Port of Savannah tangelos from Peru for Atlanta-based wholesale produce distributor J.J. Jardina.
The Port of Los Angeles has entered a long-term agreement with Hecate Energy Harborside LLC to build, operate and maintain photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems (PV Systems) that will generate electricity at multiple site locations within the port. The port says the agreement supports its larger goals under the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan to expand the use of clean energy and related infrastructure while continuing to improve air quality throughout Southern California.
Port Metro Vancouver has donated a specialized infrared camera to North Shore Rescue, a Vancouver-based mountain search and rescue team. The camera will be mounted, as needed, on a helicopter and used to help locate missing people in challenging terrain.
Port of Long Beach
TT Club
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and the Cincinnati-based Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a working alliance to enhance cooperation and grow new business.
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has greenlighted a design contract to conduct engineering, architectural and landscaping design services for the future Wilmington Waterfront Promenade. Creating a "window on the waterfront" for the Wilmington community, the $52.7 million promenade will measure approximately 1,300 feet in length and 30 feet wide, and provide public access to the water’s edge.
The Port of Portland Commission on October 14 welcomed new commissioners Alice Cuprill-Comas and Gary Young. Both were nominated by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed by the Oregon State Senate.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Transportation Technology Associates
Jill Taylor, homeland security manager at the Port of Los Angeles, received the 2015 Award of Distinction from the California Peace Officers’ Association. Andrew Dixon, senior vice president of trade & business development at Port Saint John, is being honored with an Award of Excellence by the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.
Port Employment Opportunities:
President & CEO; D.C.; Eno Center for Transportation
Marine Terminal Business Development Manager; Olympia, Washington; Port of Olympia 
Port Business Opportunities:
Invitation for Bids: Cruise Terminal H Tent – HVAC Retrofit