AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 8, 2016
The Baumer Group is a manufacturer of sensors, encoders, measuring instruments and components for automated image-processing. 

Contact: Mr. Jeremy Jones, Marketing Communications Manager, Baumer Ltd., 122 Spring Street, Unit C-6, Southington, CT 06489.  Phone:  (860) 621-2121.  Fax:  (860) 628-6280.  Email:  jjones@baumer.com.  Website:  www.baumer.com.

Capstan Consulting, LLC, is a management consulting firm with specialties in the maritime, port infrastructure and freight transportation sectors.  

Contact: Mr. James R. Brennan, Partner, Capstan Consulting, LLC, 10181 Cedar Pond Drive, Vienna, VA 22182. Phone:  (703) 319-3999. Fax:  (703) 319-3997.  Email:  jbrennan@capstanconsultingllc.com.  Website:  www.capstanconsultingllc.com.

LNV, Inc., is a multidisciplinary engineering and architectural company specializing in civil, structural, transportation, environmental, architectural, surveying, and design/build. 

Contact: Ms. Amy Hesseltine, P.E., Vice President, Environmental, LNV, Inc., 801 Navigation, Suite 300, Corpus Christi, TX 78408, Phone:  (361) 883-1984. Fax:  (361) 883-1986.  Email:  ahesseltine@lnvinc.com. Website:  www.lnvinc.com.
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North Atlantic Distribution’s (NORAD) newest facility at the Port of Davisville officially opened in March, significantly boosting the vehicle processing capacity of what is already a leading U.S. auto importing port. The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes the Government of Quebec's announcement of its C$300 million investment in the development of industrial port areas throughout the province.
Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the Port of Los Angeles on March 2 in announcing a $100 million revitalization of the Ports O’ Call Village that "will reenergize the area, and improve ocean-side access for both locals and tourists." The Port of Vancouver USA  is seeking proposals from development teams capable of designing, permitting and constructing office, retail, housing, and parking in a portion of the port’s 10-acre site on the Columbia River waterfront in downtown Vancouver.
The Port of Coos Bay will use a newly awarded $600,000 loan from Business Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority to purchase a new gantry crane to serve the local fishing fleet.
Barely a year since its official opening, the Oshawa Port Authority’s C$4.1 million rail spur has proven its effectiveness in meeting the growing demands of businesses, most notably the steel industry. The port also sees it as a powerful marketing asset in its pursuit of project cargo opportunities. The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $20 million in funding for road improvements at Texas ports to help ensure their continued contributions to the vitality of the state’s economy.
Port of Long Beach
A recent study identifies Port Everglades as an evolving tourism magnet for the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Port Saint John is anticipating a 20 percent jump in passenger numbers during the 2016 cruise season, which opens May 9 and continues through October 28.
Port Windsor reports cargo volume totaled 5.2 million metric tons in 2015. That was up 3.5 percent from 2014, a down year from the record tonnage handled in 2013.  It also exceeded by a substantial margin the port’s five- and ten-year tonnage averages.
Shipping lines calling the Port of Long Beach cut thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the port's Green Flag Program, which offers financial rewards for ships that reduce their speed near the harbor to decrease emissions.
Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, has been appointed by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation. Mr. Chiasson will serve as a representative of ports and related industries through February 2020.
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Four small cities in Whatcom County will get extra help with economic development projects this year from the Port of Bellingham. In total, the port’s board of commissioners has approved spending $75,000 in matching funds for projects in Blaine, Sumas, Ferndale and Lynden.
Former PortMiami Seaport Director Charles A. "Chuck" Towsley passed away February 28, 2016.  He was 67 and lived in Pembroke Pines (FL).
Employment Opportunities:
Port and Freight Project Manager; MaineDOT; Augusta, Maine
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
Port Business Opportunities:
Deadline: 3/22/2016
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