AAPA Seaports Advisory
August 30, 2016
In a Transportation TV Special Report, AASHTO joined a tour organized by the American Association of Port Authorities for journalists, congressional staff and members of the US Maritime Administration as they visit two facilities operated by the Virginia Port Authority. The video shows how barges, inland waterways and facilities are being used to cut carbon emissions, reduce highway congestion, and lessen the wear and tear on roads.
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
The Port of San Diego’s 2016-2017 cruise season kicked off last week with the arrival of the Disney Wonder. The 2,700-passenger vessel berthed at the Port’s B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, where guests boarded for a 14-night repositioning cruise through the Panama Canal to Port Canaveral, Florida, with stops in Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Pollution around the Port of Long Beach has been dramatically cut over the last decade. However, according to the latest study, lingering effects from ships at anchor in early 2015 impacted air quality last year. The 2015 annual inventory of port-related air emissions, conducted by an independent consultant, found the port’s aggressive actions to curtail pollution have decreased diesel particulate matter by 84 percent since 2005, a slight decrease from the 85 percent reduction reported in 2014.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration (MPA) announced it has signed long-time forest products customer UPM to a new 10-year contract extension. The agreement guarantees the continued shipment of UPM paper products through the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.  
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Halifax Port Authority’s investment-grade credit rating of ‘A+’ as strong financial performance continues.
The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department has named Detective Robert Twardy as its 2016 Officer of the Year. Detective Twardy, an 11-year veteran of the department, has consistently demonstrated his dedication to fighting criminal activity around the Port tidelands areas and had an especially successful year in 2016.
Port Employment Opportunities:
Managing Director, Finance & Administration Bureau; Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

Assistant Director, Security; Long Beach, California
; Port of Long Beach - City of Long Beach Harbor Department

Terminal Manager – Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford; 02110, Massachusetts; The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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

Chief Executive Officer; Solomon Islands; Solomon Islands Ports Authority

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

Port Business Opportunities:

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