AAPA Seaports Advisory
December 15, 2015
TruWeather Solutions provides expert consultation, customized solutions and information services that deliver accurate, timely and localized weather and marine knowledge to improve business outcomes to improve personnel safety and security, and higher profits and client satisfaction. 
Contact: Mr. Donald Berchoff, CEO, TruWeather Solutions, 1303 Sawbridge Way, Reston, VA 20194. Phone: (703) 570-4268. Email: don.berchoff@truweathersolutions.com. Website: www.truweathersolutions.com. (AAPA Sustaining Member) 

Luis Alfredo Alfaro is enrolled as a doctoral candidate in port and logistics systems at a South Korean University who sees his studies and professional interests as assets "in supporting my country and Latin America as a whole in the areas of port logistics and development."
Contact: Mr. Luis Alfredo Alfaro, Dong-A University, Dept. of Port and Logistics Systems, ICC-SM-514, Nakdong-daero 550beon-gil, Busan 604-714, SOUTH KOREA. Phone: 011-82-10-5519-7482. Fax:  011-82-51-200-5616. E-mail: myamerica81@gmail.com.  Website:  www.laaglobal.com. (AAPA Associate Member)
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Port of Long Beach
TT Club
Beginning in mid-December, Port Everglades will become one of four seaports nationwide to participate in U.S. Customs and Border Protection's new Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval (AQUA) Lane program to expedite cargo movement.
Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution LLC has renewed its lease with the Port of Vancouver USA for at least another 12 years. The long-time port tenant will continue leasing 20 acres and 77,600 square feet of industrial space and maintain employment for 53 full-time workers.
Master riggers recently moved nine oversized Chinese-made specialty tanks through the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The long standing refrigerated warehouse at Port Corpus Christi has been completely dismantled and is on its way to the Port of Santa Marta in Colombia. Already one of Mexico’s top container ports, Lázaro Cárdenas demonstrated its competitive prowess on December 7 with the docking of the largest container ship to call at a Latin American port, the 13,568-TEU Maersk Edinburgh.
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be essentially unchanged from last year this month as stores bring in the last round of merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released December 8 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The Port of Houston Authority has surpassed 2 million TEUs for the first time ever, setting a container throughput record for U.S. Gulf Coast ports.
Strong container volume continued at the Port of Long Beach in November with 6.6 percent growth from a year ago to 619,699 TEUs. It was the port’s fifth straight month of increases and enough cargo to make the month the second-busiest November in the port’s 104-year history. Agricultural commodities along with dry bulk, general cargo and containerized goods continued to enhance cargo tonnage on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System during the month of November. Despite a November dip, The Port of Virginia is expecting another record container traffic year in 2015.
A $50 million project administered by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) on behalf of the Department of Defense has transformed Guam’s strategic commercial sea port into what MARAD describes as "a world-class facility ready to meet the demands of the future." The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for maritime businesses to operate at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, a 72-acre marine industrial facility with berthing space for cargo ships and barges, further supporting an industry that provides thousands of well-paying jobs.
The Port Corpus Christi Bulk Materials Terminal was the winner of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Award for Industry.
South Jersey Port Corporation
Transportation Technology Associates
The Prince Rupert Port Authority is strengthening the foundations of early learning with a $9,000 contribution from its Community Investment Fund to replace play mats at the Prince Rupert Growing Space Society’s learning center for children ages 6 and under. As part of region-wide efforts to address homelessness, San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners recently authorized an agreement with Alpha Project Homeless Outreach Services to continue outreach and intervention services for people along the waterfront.
Port Employment Opportunities:
Operations and Regulatory Affairs Advisor; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Association of Canadian Port Authorities 
Sr. Business Development Managers; Tacoma, Washington; The Northwest Seaport Alliance
Director of Finance; Long Beach, California; The Port of Long Beach
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey