AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 31, 2016
As an infrastructure solutions firm, HNTB assists clients with their largest and most complex projects by providing a range of professional services.

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Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Niki McKinnell is the new vice president of public affairs at the Florida Ports Council. The board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has elected James L. Allgood as chairman, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Allgood, currently GPA’s vice chairman, will assume his new responsibilities July 1.  Philip Hochstein joined the board of directors of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority earlier this month as representative for the Province of British Columbia.
A new maritime passenger terminal officially opened at the St. Lawrence River Port of Trois-Rivières on May 20 with a ceremony attended by Trois-Rivières Mayor Yves Lévesque and Julie Boulet, minister of tourism for the Province of Quebec.
The Long Beach board of harbor commissioners recently approved a plan to expand the Port of Long Beach’s use of locally hired, disadvantaged and veteran workers for more than $700 million in construction projects. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has received an Employment Equity Achievement Award from the Government of Canada.
The Georgia Port Authority (GPA) board of directors has approved a fiscal year 2017 budget that includes $116 million for capital infrastructure improvements. The directors also reaffirmed the GPA’s commitment to the Jasper County Container Terminal in South Carolina. Crowley Puerto Rico Services  will spend $21 million for improvements and upgrades at the Isla Grande terminal it leases from the Puerto Rico Ports Authority in San Juan in preparation for the arrival next year of the first of the company’s two new LNG-powered, Commitment Class con/ro ships.
The board of directors of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority earlier this month approved the installation of artistic lighting on cement silos near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River as part of the port’s continuing effort to beautify Cleveland Harbor.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant joined port authority commissioners and local officials for a "Blessing of the Cranes" event May 19 at the Port of Gulfport. The three ship-to-shore gantry cranes arrived in March and should be in operation by the end of June.
The Port of Vancouver USA has refreshed its website, making it easier to access information about port news, projects, capabilities and more.
The Port of Houston Authority continues to deflect the softness in the upstream oil and gas sector "due to a sound execution of its business model," reports Executive Director Roger Guenther. Container operations showed strength, while steel imports, primarily tubular products, followed the downward trend experienced nationwide.
Green Marine
Transportation Technology Associates
Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P. and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal.
Port Tampa Bay has been named "North American Port Operator of the Year" by Lloyd’s Lists. 
Reservations will be required of truckers picking up import loads at the Port of Oakland’s largest container terminal, beginning June 6. The goal is to shorten lines at terminal gates while speeding up cargo delivery to customers.
Employment Opportunities:

Transportation Finance Project Manager / Director; Nationwide, United States; The PFM Group
Senior Planner (Port Everglades); Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Multiple Positions - California Air Resources Board - Transportation and Toxics Division; California;
California Air Resources Board 
Port Business Opportunities:

Request for Expressions of Interest: Statements of Qualifications and Interest (SOQI) for a long term lease or concession of the Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT) at the Port of Cleveland
Posted Date:May 25, 2016
Deadline: June 10, 2016
Request for Expressions of Interest: Notice to Industry of Upcoming Work
Posted Date:October 30, 2015
Deadline: Not Applicable