For those involved in port real estate and land development issues, AAPA’s Port Real Estate Issues Seminar in Los Angeles, Dec. 9-10, was a strong draw. Hosted by the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), nearly 80 participants from throughout the Western Hemisphere came to hear presentations on topics ranging from attracting tenants to lease/buy port property to what ports can do when their developable land resources are exhausted. Seminar presentations are available on the AAPA website.
Costa Cruises returned to Port Everglades December 21 with a first call by the 2,260-passenger Costa Deliziosa. An Italian cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation, Costa Cruises began sailing from Port Everglades in the 1960s and is returning for a winter season of Caribbean cruises following a four-year hiatus.
The Port of Duluth-Superior’s last visiting oceangoing vessel of the 2015 season, the 34.564 DWT Federal Bering, sailed beneath the Aerial Bridge and out through the Duluth Ship canal at 6:34 Friday evening, December 17 bound for Mexico with a split load of some 21,000 metric tons of wheat and canola loaded at the CHS terminal in Superior.
Bucking what appears to be an international trend, the Belledune Port Authority (BPA) has experienced an upturn in bulk cargo movements. In November alone, the port received 10 ships and more than 274,000 metric tons of cargo.
State officials earlier this month announced Maryland’s commitment to cooperative efforts aimed at protecting the environment while sustaining and advancing the economic health of the Port of Baltimore.
The Port of San Diego has celebrated another momentous milestone in the comprehensive integrated planning process to update its Port Master Plan for the approximately 6,000 acres of land and water within its jurisdiction.