AAPA Seaports Advisory
November 8, 2016
The law firm of McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel has represented the Port of Galveston since the 1940s. Among its other clients are major railroads (BNSF and UP) and various petrochemical industry entities.

Contact: Mr. Anthony P. Brown, McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.O. Box 629, Galveston, TX 77553.  Phone: (409) 795-2022. Fax: (409) 762-1155.  Email: apbrown@mapalaw.com.  Website: www.mapalaw.com. (AAPA Sustaining Member)
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
The Port of Long Beach is helping to clear a backlog of empty cargo containers caused by the August 31 bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping through an agreement with terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI). The arrangement with TTI will bring in a container ship to remove up to 4,300 empty containers and free up the chassis they sit on.

Port Saint John took delivery October 29 of two post-Panamax-sized gantry cranes. Expected to be operational beginning January 2017, each crane can service vessels of up to 6,500 TEUs, or nearly double the capacity of vessels the port’s existing cranes can handle. 
PortMiami is due to receive Florida state grants totaling $33 million over the next five years. The good news comes as the port is reporting another record-breaking year for both cargo and cruise passengers. The infusion of state funds will help ensure the port can effectively respond to future growth.
Port Everglades launched the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) approved Mobile Passport Control (MPC) program for cruise ship travel on November 4. MPC lets debarking U.S. citizens with a passport to complete their Customs declarations using smartphones or other mobile devices, expediting the terminal clearance process. 

Beginning in January 2018, the 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle will join the 2,052 Carnival Paradise in offering four-, five- and seven-day Caribbean itineraries year round from Port Tampa Bay to an estimated 320,000 guests annually.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Port Corpus Christi has joined the Green Marine environmental certification program, a North American initiative committed to advancing environmental excellence in maritime transportation. 

Diesel emissions from trucks serving the Port of Oakland declined 98 percent between 2005 and 2015. In that same timeframe, ship emissions dropped 75 percent, according to the findings of the port’s latest environmental emissions inventory.
The ports of New Orleans and Greater Baton Rouge will acquire specialized container loading equipment for the container-on-barge shuttle service operated by SEACOR AMH between Baton Rouge and New Orleans with a newly announced grant of $1.75 million from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD).
The TP10/Amberjack all-water Asia/U.S. East Coast container service operated jointly by Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) now includes North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington. Ten container vessels in the 4,300-5,100 TEU capacity range are deployed in the service, which made its Wilmington debut with the docking in early October of the SeaLand Lightning.
Port Tampa Bay has received a PRestige Award from by Tampa Bay chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Green Marine
Employment Opportunities:
Marine Marketing Director; Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

Director of Communications; Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

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

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 
Port Business Opportunities:

Request for Proposal: Economic Impact Study RFP
Posted Date: October 5, 2016
Deadline: November 11, 2016
 Public Port Press Releases:
Palmetto, Florida
November 2, 2016

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 Resume October 17
Palmetto, Florida
October 11, 2016

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

Klein Marine Systems, Inc.