AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 1, 2016
Dakota Chamberlain, chief facilities development officer at the Port of Tacoma, has completed all requirements of AAPA’s Professional Port Manager (PPM®) program.
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CohuHD Costar LLC
Brazilian port cargo throughput exceeded 1.0 billion metric tons for the first time ever in 2015, according to the national waterways agency, Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ). It was the sixth consecutive year of record tonnage and an increase of 4.0 percent, or 38.7 million tons, from 2014. Retail cargo imports are likely to decline during the next few months at the largest American container handling ports, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Nevertheless, says the report, the first half 2016 TEU count should be up 4.5 percent from a year ago.
The Port of Halifax is expecting a passenger increase from 2015 and its largest passenger capacity ships ever during the cruise season that begins April 30 and continues through October 28.
The governing board of the Port of Hueneme on February 22 unanimously approved the signing of a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the port’s general navigation areas from 35 feet to 40 feet Mean Lower Low Water.
Port of Long Beach
TT Club
The Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee has unanimously approved the appointment of Suffolk University official John A. Nucci to the port authority’s board of directors. Intel executive Patricia McDonald was recently appointed to the Port of Portland Commission. 
The Port Authority of Guam (PAG) recently received a mobile cargo screening system that was 100 percent funded by the federal FY2011 Port Security Grant Program. The backscatter van enables Customs officials to screen and inspect containers, vehicles, and other cargo for explosives, drugs, stowaways, and other contraband.
In a step forward for redeveloping the Chula Vista Bayfront, the Port of San Diego has concluded a land exchange that shifts high density residential land uses away from an environmentally sensitive area.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Transportation Technology Associates
The Port of Vancouver USA and Clark College have signed an agreement that allows Clark College to collaborate with port tenants at Terminal 1 to provide educational and community programs that support and energize the local economy.
Employment Opportunities:
Environmental Engineer; Port of Corpus Christi Authority; Corpus Christi, Texas
Executive Director; Foss Waterway Development Authority; Tacoma, Washington
5299 Planner IV, Environmental Review; Port of San Francisco; San Francisco, California
Sr. Manager, Planning; The Northwest Seaport Alliance; Tacoma, Washington
Chief Executive Officer (CEO); Philadelphia Regional Port Authority; Pennsylvania 
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