AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 29, 2016
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The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced March 23 that the Panama Canal Expansion will be officially inaugurated on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The expansion adds a third set of locks to the waterway that will allow transit by container ships ranging in capacity up to 14,000 TEUs, or nearly triple the size of the largest ships that can be accommodated by the original locks.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board on March 24 voted to approve a project partnering agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to start the Boston Harbor Dredging Project. Maintenance dredging will restore the inner harbor to 40 feet and is the first phase of the larger dredging project.
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reports container throughput increased 8.1 percent this February at its Garden City Terminal in the Port of Savannah – to 307,035 TEUs from 284,307 TEUs in February 2015. The Port of Oakland experienced a dramatic upturn in February, with container volumes jumping up 54.2 percent to 188,139 TEUs, including increases from February 2015 of 89.7 percent for imports, 37 percent for exports, and 41.6 percent for empty containers. 
The Port of San Diego has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,350,000 by the California Wildlife Conservation Board for the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project. The project will improve the launch ramp’s basin by enlarging its maneuvering area, replacing the worn-out launch ramp, increasing the lengths of the boarding floats, providing a concrete drop-off area for kayaks, and bringing the restroom to current Americans with Disability Act standards.
Port of Long Beach
McMenamins Inc. has signed a lease to develop a brewpub and hotel on the Port of Kalama waterfront.
The Port of Savannah is now handling grapes imported from Peru, adding to the list of cold-treated perishables using Savannah as a port of entry.
Four structures at the Port of Long Beach’s newest marine terminal recently earned the coveted "gold" status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which encourages the use of Earth-friendly features that save energy, conserve water and use recycled materials.
The Florida Legislature on March 11 approved legislation which includes an increase in the minimum statutory amount for seaport funding from $15 million to $25 million for the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) program. Projects selected by the Florida Ports Council for funding are financed on a 50-50 matching basis using local and FSTED Program funds.
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The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and the St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) have greatly improved the Marine Conditions application on the SLGO's web portal by integrating data on water levels from the Canadian Hydrographic Service of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The U.S. and Canadian Seaway Corporations marked the opening of the Seaway’s 58th navigation season on March 21, with the transit of Canada Steamship Lines’ Thunder Bay through Lock 3 on the Welland Canal. Two U.S.-flag lakers departed the Port of Duluth-Superior, Tuesday, March 22, signaling the start of the 2016 commercial shipping season at this, the farthest inland port on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) system.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph sailed from the Port of Galveston for her final time on March 21. A fixture at the port for the past four and half years, the 2754-passenger "Fun Ship" has embarked hundreds of thousands sea-going tourists on voyages to Mexico and the Caribbean.
Employment Opportunities:
Transportation Specialist - Multiple Positions; Washington, D.C.Federal Highway Administration
Senior Planner; San Diego, California; Port of San Diego
Program Manager, Aquaculture & Blue Tech (Limited); San Diego, California; Port of San Diego
Security Project Manager- Petro- Chemical; Port Arthur, Texas; AlliedBarton Security Services
Principal, Maritime Business Development (Limited); San Diego, California; Port of San Diego
Manager, Engineering - Construction; San Diego, California; Port of San Diego
Deputy Director of Cargo Operations; Cayman Islands; Port Authority of the Cayman Islands
Manager, Business Development - Export Cargo; Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach
Port and Freight Project Manager; Augusta, Maine; MaineDOT
Executive Director - Foss Waterway Development Authority; Tacoma, Washington; Foss Waterway Development Authority
Environmental Engineer; Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi Authority 
Port Business Opportunities:
Request for Expressions of Interest: Notice to Industry of Upcoming Work
Posted Date: October 30, 2015
Deadline: Not Applicable