AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 4, 2016
The Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority (LIGTT) is proposing an advanced transshipment and logistics "hub-and-spoke" system that would serve as a value-added and viable route-to-market for containerized cargo. The deep-water container transfer terminal would be located near the mouth of the Mississippi River on a 2,000-acre site owned by the state of Louisiana with water depths up to 108 feet.

Contact: Ms. Crystal Hutchinson, Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority (LIGTT), PO Box 82152, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Phone: (225) 239-5999. Internet: www.ligtt.com. Email: crystal.ligtt@gmail.com. (AAPA Sustaining Member).
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
AAPA’s Port Property and Terminal Lease Workshop, hosted Sept. 21 by the Port of Houston Authority, attracted more than 75 registrants for a focused look at port leasing trends, lease policies and structures, and legal and regulatory limitations on port leases, such as the Shipping Act.  
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) board voted unanimously last week to elect James Citrano chairman, Ed Fleming vice chairman, John Falconetti treasurer and John Baker for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2016.
Newly constructed piers and upgraded facilities in the Port of Honolulu for Clean Islands Council (CIC) and Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) vessels have freed up harbor space for the development of a critically needed container terminal. The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) is moving forward with its plans to develop the next generation of deepwater port facilities at Port Fourchon. The Prince Rupert Port Authority has signed a feasibility assessment agreement with SSA Marine and its wholly owned subsidiary Western Stevedoring to explore the viability of a breakbulk and bulk import/export terminal.
Cruise Critic recently ranked the Port of San Diego among the top five cruise destinations in the United States and Canada.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, (GFOA) has awarded Port Freeport a Certificate of Achievement for its 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
In response to demand for more light industrial space, Kalama port commissioners have awarded a design contract for a 120,000-square-foot building in the port-owned Kalama River Industrial Park. The Port of Longview is seeking proposals for available industrial waterfront property on the Columbia River.  Bridgeview Terminal, which is comprised of two cargo docks and upland areas, recently became available following the expiration earlier this year of a long-term lease with its former bulk cargo operator/tenant.
Massachusetts Port Authority reports throughput at Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Port of Boston reached a record high in fiscal year 2016 of 247,329 TEUs. That beat the FY 2015 tally by 12 percent, or more than 26,000 TEUs. "Container activity is solid at the Port of Houston Authority," said Executive Director Roger Guenther in his monthly report to the Houston Port Commission. "Container TEUs are within one percent of last year’s volume, and in fact," he added, "August 2016 container volume was up 5 percent."
A newly released study attributes more than 44,000 jobs, $164 million in tax revenues and $3 billion in annual state economic output to the Port of Brownsville. A study commissioned by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) shows that in 2015 Quonset Business Park supported more than 21,000 full-time equivalent jobs and 1 out of every 23 jobs in the state of Rhode Island.  It also generated $2.85 billion in economic output, $1.26 billion in labor income, and $113.1 million in tax revenues.
Green Marine
SeaLand, the Maersk Group’s Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier, is including the Port of Hueneme in its West Coast Central America service. Launched September 13, the weekly service links Southern California, Mexico, Central America, and the West Coast of South America through 10 port calls.
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Public Port Press Releases:
Port Manatee promotes Stufflebeam, Zimmermann
Palmetto, Florida
October 4, 2016

JAXPORT welcomes world's largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier
Jacksonville, Florida
September 30, 2016

Port Manatee inaugurates Emergency Operations Center with exercise of Lee County Sheriff’s Office strike team
Palmetto, Florida
September 29, 2016

San Diego Named one of five Top Cruise Destinations in the United States and Canada by Industry Leader
San Diego, California
September 27, 2016

Port of Brownsville Annual Economic Activity Tops $3 Billion

Brownsville, Texas
September 23, 2016

Board Elects Michael W. Kearney Chairman
New Orleans, Louisiana
September 22, 2016

Green Port Month to be celebrated throughout September 2016 with Interactive and Educational Activities

San Diego, California
September 16, 2016

Port of Brownsville Foreign Trade Zone Ranks Second in U.S.
Brownsville, Texas
September 16, 2016

Presidente del Puerto de Santa Marta es elegido como Vicepresidente para Centro y Sur América de la Asociación Internacional de Puertos y Muelles IAPH
Santa Marta, Colombia
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.