AAPA Seaports Advisory
November 1, 2016
During its convention last week in New Orleans, the American Association of Port Authorities installed new officers and elected a board of directors for the 2016-2017 activity year. Mark McAndrews formally assumed the duties of chairman of the board at the association’s annual membership meeting on October 26.  Mr. McAndrews is port director of the Port of Pascagoula. As AAPA chairman, he succeeds Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John.
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
More than 700 people came to New Orleans last week to mark the 105th AAPA Annual Convention. A mix of port executives and professional, port industry solution providers, high-profile speakers, exhibitors, guests and sponsors enjoyed three days of productive meetings, presentations, networking opportunities and social events. The 2016 Annual Convention was hosted by the Port of New Orleans.
Governor Robert Bentley on October 19 named Horace H. Horn, Jr., chairman of the board of directors of the Alabama Port Authority. Mr. Horn has served on the board as representative of Alabama’s Central Region. Concurrently, the governor appointed T. Bestor Ward, III, to the board’s at-large seat.

The Tampa Bay Organization for Women in International Trade (TB OWIT) has named Port Tampa Bay staffer Christyna Doege 2016 International Business Person of the Year.
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $978,302 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Maryland Environmental Service to upgrade diesel-powered cargo handling equipment at the Port of Baltimore.
AAPA corporate members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration as AAPA's 2017 Port Person(s) of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 9, 2016.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
The final vessel of the 2016 Halifax cruise season, Royal Caribbean International’s Serenade of the Seas, sailed in to port early Friday, October 28, and headed back to sea the next morning.
The Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), will extend the Metro Bike Share program to the 12-mile Los Angeles waterfront by next summer. The Prince Rupert Regional Hospital will once again be able to offer patients therapeutic bathing thanks to a community investment by the Port of Prince Rupert.
The Bellingham Port Commission has authorized a Purchase and Sale agreement with Pando Innovations, LLC (Itek Energy) for approximately two acres of property and a 48,000-square-foot warehouse near Bellingham’s downtown waterfront. The transaction allows Itek Energy, a manufacturer of solar panels, to expand and hire additional employees to meet demand for commercial and residential applications.
The Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners has agreed to waive all cargo fees for Caribbean humanitarian relief supply shipments for six months. This decision responds to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti and The Bahamas.
Green Marine
The Port of Houston Authority is expecting to top last year’s container volume with another record year in 2016.  Volume through September was up 4 percent and "strong growth" is forecast for the remainder of the year. FY 2016 was a banner year for JAXPORT’s container trade, with throughput at a record 968,279 TEUs. That was up 5.8 percent from the year before and beat the previous record, 936,972 TEUs set in 2014. Mexico’s port system processed nearly 223.2 million metric tons of cargo during the first nine months of 2016, about the same as last year, according to the federal port agency, Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante.
Senior Planner; Florida; Broward County, Port Everglades Department

Finance Manager; Columbia City, Oregon; Port of St. Helens

Build America Bureau Transportation Specialist, Project Development Lead
; Washington, D.C; Maritime Administration

Executive Director; Columbia City, Oregon; Port of St. Helens

District Freight Coordinator; Orlando and or Deland, Florida;State of Florida Department of Transportation

Assistant Vice President -- Commercial; New Orleans, Louisiana; Port of New Orleans

Marine Engineer; Riviera Beach, Florida; Port of Palm Beach District

Manager, Intermodal Rail Development; New York, New York; The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Deputy Executive Director - Airport Operations and Emergency Management
; Los Angeles, California; Los Angeles World Airports

Deputy Executive Director II - Maintenance and Facilities; Los Angeles, California; Los Angeles World Airports

CEO/ Executive Director
; Vancouver, Washington; Port of Vancouver USA

Operations Manager; Beaumont, Texas; Port of Beaumont
Chief Financial Officer; Cleveland, Ohio; Port of Cleveland
Port Business Opportunity:
Request for Proposal: Economic Impact Study RFP
Posted Date:October 5, 2016
Deadline: 11/11/2016
Public Port Press Releases:
JAXPORT Partner Unveils Latest Evolution in Container Shipping
Jacksonville, Florida
November 1, 2016

Port Honored with "Citizen Diplomat Organization of the Year" Award from San Diego Diplomacy Council
San Diego, California
October 27, 2016

Board of Port Commissioners Approves Coastal Development Permit for Shelter Island Boat Launch Ramp Improvements Project
San Diego, California
October 26, 2016

Michaels Stores, Inc. Latest Household Name to Join JAXPORT’s Foreign Trade Zone
Jacksonville, Florida
October 26, 2016

Record-Setting Year for JAXPORT Container Cargo Business

Jacksonville, Florida
October 24, 2016

GFOA Recognizes Port of Brownsville for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Brownsville, Texas
October 20, 2016

Massive Turbine Parts to Generate Puerto Rico Power Move Through JAXPORT
Jacksonville, Florida
October 18, 2016

Port of San Diego Accepting Applications for Event Sponsorships Beginning October 17
San Diego, California
October 17, 2016

Back-up Generator Recycled and Rebuilt by JAXPORT Employees Keeps Information Flowing During Matthew
Jacksonville, Florida
October 14, 2016

State Lands Commission and San Diego Unified Port District Announce collaborative marine planning agreement
San Diego, California
October 14, 2016

Restored Blue Angels F-11 Jet Fighter, Electronic Message Board to Welcome the Public to the Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport

LaPlace, Louisiana
October 13, 2016

Port Manatee Tram Tours to Rresume Oct. 17
Palmetto, Florida
October 11, 2016

Luxury Cruise Liner Set for Maiden Voyage to Port of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 7, 2016

Port of Los Angeles Selects 'FUSE' Executive Leadership Fellow
San Pedro, California
October 6, 2016

Port of Los Angeles to Hold Environmental Open House October 20th on Sustainability Initiatives
San Pedro, Colorado
October 6, 2016

Port Manatee promotes Stufflebeam, Zimmermann
Palmetto, Florida
October 4, 2016

Port of San Diego Celebrates National Arts Month
San Diego, California
October 4, 2016 
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