AAPA Seaports Advisory
August 16, 2016
Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed Christian Dean, Robert Huber and Rev. Dr. John Lunn, Sr., to the Maryland Port Commission. Judy Songy and Whitney Hickerson took the oath as members of the South Louisiana Port Commission at the commission’s meeting on August 10.
 
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
 
   
Construction officially began August 8 on the new Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.  With a clearance of 205 feet (67 feet more than the old bridge), it will allow access to Port Corpus Christi’s Inner Harbor area by some of the world’s largest ships.  
 
Carnival Cruise Line has extended its contract with the Maryland Port Administration through December 2018 with three one-year options. This  means Carnival’s Baltimore-based ship, the Carnival Pride, will continue offering five- to 13-day year-round cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas. 
 
The Everett Port Commission has awarded a $4.4 million contract to complete the marine elements of the new Fisherman’s Harbor district in Waterfront Place and make way for uplands development to begin next year.
 
Port Tampa Bay has received C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certification, from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
 
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
A multi-faceted rehabilitation project of Berth 35 at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Blount Island Marine Terminal is nearing completion with the installation of a high-voltage electrical system in anticipation of the arrival this month of three new 100-gauge electric container cranes.
 
Officials from the Port of Los Angeles, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance global logistics curriculum, transfer opportunities and internships that will better prepare interested students for careers in port operations and logistics.
 
Port of Green Bay cargo tonnage increased 10 percent in July but lagged 2015 levels year to date. Fueling the July gains were inbound shipments of domestically sourced limestone, salt, and petroleum. July container traffic data reported by the Port of Los Angeles show gains from a year ago for imports, but a decline in throughput overall, mostly due to a drop in empty container movements. The Port of Oakland this July experienced its busiest month in 10 years. The July box tally, 223,619 20-TEUs, was up 8.8 percent from a year ago and the most handled since August 2006. Halfway through the 2016 season, Seaway cargo tonnage is down 11 percent from a year ago, largely because of reduced shipments of iron ore and coal, according to U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Administrator Betty Sutton. However, she notes, "international traffic continues to be well above the five-year average, keeping our ports and their workforces busy." 
 
 
   
Xpress Natural Gas’s first Pacific Northwest compressed natural gas facility is open for business at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Satsop Business Park facility.
 
Green Marine
Transportation Technology Associates
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has again awarded the Port of Hueneme a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Additionally, Standard and Poor’s has upgraded the port’s bond rating from BBB to BBB+.
 
Employment Opportunities:
 
Terminal Manager – Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford; 02110, Massachusetts; The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Chief Executive Officer; Solomon Islands; Solomon Islands Ports Authority

Director of Engineering, Maintenance and Environmental Affairs; Galveston, Texas; Port of Galveston

Director of Operations; Corpus Christi, Texas; Port Corpus Christi

Sr. Business Development Manager (Non-Container); Washington; Northwest Seaport Alliance

Director of Operations; San Pedro, California 
 
Port Business Opportunities:

Request for Expressions of Interest: Notice to Industry of Upcoming Work
Posted Date:October 30, 2015
Deadline: Not Applicable 
 
CH2M HILL
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.
 

 

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