AAPA Seaports Advisory
February 9, 2016
From truck dumpers to ship loaders, and mobile chippers to stacker reclaimers, BRUKS product portfolio offers a wide variety of customizable solutions for the bulk materials handling industry.

Contact: Mr. Ken Upchurch, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, BRUKS, 5975 Shiloh Road, Suite 109, Alpharetta, GA 30005.  Phone: (770) 849-0100. Email: KUH@BRUKS.com. Website: www.BRUKS.com.
Keller Foundations offers a wide range of piling and retention systems. Keller has installed piles underpinning many major building and civil engineering projects around the world.

Contact: Mr. Jim Hussin, Director, Keller Foundations LLC, 7550 Teague Road, Suite 300, Hanover, MD 21076. Phone: (410) 551-1938. Fax: (410) 799-3786. Email: jdhussin@kellerfoundations.com. Website: www.kellerfoundations.com.
Sierra Cybernetics’ core competencies focus on Information Technology staffing; database, web, and client-server IT services for government agencies; workflow and document image management solutions for enterprise deployment; C4ISR systems engineering, systems integration, ILS, and software development. 

Contact: Mr. Carl LaPlante, President, Sierra Cybernetics, Inc., 5140 E. La Palma Ave., Suite 201, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807-2069. Phone: (714) 921-1212, X210. Fax: (714) 921-2086. Email: claplante@sierracyber.com. Website: www.sierracyber.com
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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced a proposal for a $70 million general obligation bond to modernize Quonset's Port of Davisville in her state budget address. The money would be used to reconstruct a pier and create an additional berth at what is already a major auto handling port. Leaders from the City of Richmond and the Port of Virginia on February 1 signed a lease that enables the port to continue to its investment in and operation of Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT) through 2056. A new mobile harbor crane, the port’s most recent investment, was also unveiled at the event.

Mexico’s ports handled a record 289.9 million metric tons of cargo in 2015, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2013, according to preliminary data reported by the national port agency, Dirección General de Puertos. It was also a strong year for the nation’s cruise passenger business. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in 2015 had its second best year in more than two decades. Among the Lake Michigan port’s top performing cargos were project lifts, carbon products, limestone and oils. Preliminary operating results indicate that the Port of Houston Authority had a remarkable 2015, with cargo at a record 30.5 million tons and the TEU count topping 2.0 million for the first time ever. The Nanaimo Port Authority experienced substantial traffic growth in 2015, thanks to double-digit increases by forest products, logs, chemicals, petroleum, project lifts and containers. More than 378,000 metric tons of cargo moved through the Port of Oshawa in 2015, an increase from 2014 of 5.95 percent, reflecting gains by potash, potash, magnesium chloride, asphalt and steel.

Port Canaveral on January 31 celebrated the arrival of the M/V Norderoog’s first call, launching StreamLine’s Blue Stream liner service connecting Canaveral Cargo Terminal to Central America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) board has approved the promotion of Lisa Wieland to port director.  A port authority employee for nine years, she had been acting port director since March 2015. Curtis J. Foltz will step down as executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) at the end of the Fiscal Year, June 30. His successor will be Griff Lynch, currently the GPA’s chief operating officer. The board of directors of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has re-elected Eugene Kwan as vice chair for a two-year term starting March 25, 2016.
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The board of commissioners of the Port of Port Angeles has unanimously agreed to continue the port’s Community Partner Program in 2016. The program offers matching funds of up to $65,000 for trade promotion, tourism promotion, public education and awareness and economic development projects for small cities and communities in Clallam County. As title sponsor of the Rupert Rampage hockey team, for the past three seasons, the Prince Rupert Port Authority has renewed its commitment to donate $100 to the Prince Rupert Salvation Army for each home game goal scored by the team during the regular season. The financial contribution helps fund the city's only food bank.
While Monday, May 2, might seem like a long ways off, that’s the deadline for submitting entries into AAPA’s 2016 Communications Awards Program. In the meantime, you can get ready by participating in AAPA’s Communications Awards Program Entry Preparation Webinar at 3:00pm (EST) on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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