AAPA Seaports Advisory
November 22, 2016
Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson has been reappointed chairman of the Florida Ports Council. Headquartered in Tallahassee, the FPC represents the state’s 15 public seaports.
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau joined Port Authority President Sylvie Vachon for the inauguration on November 18 of a container terminal in the Viau sector of the Port of Montréal. The new facility adds 450,000 TEUs to the annual throughput capacity of Canada’s second largest container port.  
A ballot measure authorizing a state issuance of $70 million in general obligation bonds for port improvements was overwhelming approved by Rhode Island voters in the November 8 general election. The proceeds will go for facility upgrades and expansion at the ports of Davisville and Providence.  

The Trois Rivières Authority expects its new Terminal 13 will be ready to dock and work cargo vessels beginning in December - a month ahead of schedule and within budget. The Port of Virginia® is finalizing a $217 million contract with a Finnish company for 86 specialized cranes for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) has agreed to purchase a 114-acre property from The Chemours Company for future expansion of the Port of Wilmington.
Governor Phil Bryant joined the Mississippi State Port Authority and the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology for a ceremony November 14 celebrating the beginning of construction of a Marine Research Center at the Port of Gulfport.
The 2017 budget adopted for the Port of Everett assumes $26.4 million in operating/non-operating expenses. It provides $46.1 million in new capital investment as well as $10 million in capital investment carrying forward from 2016. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s budget proposals for 2017 allocate $2.9 billion for "state-of-good-repair" work and major projects to replace aging facilities with modern infrastructure. Among the latter is a new ship-to-rail facility to enhance the movement of cargo on and off the seaport. The Port of Vancouver USA will invest some $44 million in capital improvements in 2017. They include completion of the West Vancouver Freight Access project, construction of new facilities and ongoing maintenance of the port’s assets.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Financial results for the fiscal year ending September 30 for the Port of Palm Beach show income before contributions totaling more than $2 million. That amounts to increases of nearly $500,000 from FY 2014-15 and $6 million since FY 2008-09.
As Cruiseport Boston closes out its successful 2016 season, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year with 151 calls scheduled for next cruise season.  Among the 10 first-time visitors this year was Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever to call the Port of Boston. 

The 2016 cruise season was Port Saint John’s best since 2013, with the passenger count jumping 21 percent from last year to 143,926. Additionally, ship calls increased to 63 from 59 in 2015 and the vessel crew count to 59,003 from 50,979.
The Jacksonville Port Authority’s $30 million intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) is now officially open for business.
Fuel operations at Port Manatee are undergoing significant expansion. The additional capacity and a long-term contract extension are expected to further increase liquid bulk cargo volumes at the port while supporting growth of RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.’s Florida presence.
Green Marine
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System accommodated a steady flow of traditional cargoes during the month of October, reports the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Traffic consisted of aluminum, steel, generators, crane components, iron ore, containerized goods, and agricultural products such as corn, soybeans, wheat and sugar beets.  The Port of Long Beach reports October container volumes totaled 581,808 TEUs, a 6.2 percent drop from last year, which the port says was largely due to the Hanjin bankruptcy.
Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased nearly 16 percent in October compared to the same period last year. Total volumes registered at 814,574 TEUs, making October the busiest month ever for a Western Hemisphere container port. The Port of Virginia® set yet another record in October, with container throughput at its Hampton Roads terminals totaling 238,567 TEUs, the most of any month in the port’s history. It was also be the port’s eighth consecutive month with container volume in excess of 210,000 TEUs.
Employment Opportunities:
Senior Facilities Engineering Manager; Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

Marine Marketing Director; Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

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

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

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

Senior Planner; Florida; Broward County, Port Everglades Department

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

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

Port Business Opportunities:

Request for Qualification: Crane Program Engineering and Consulting Services
Posted Date:November 17, 2016
Deadline: 12/29/2016 03:30 PM (EST)

Posted Date:November 9, 2016
Deadline: 12/07/2016 03:30 PM EST 
Public Port Press Releases:
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Unveil Bold Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Clean the Air
San Pedro, California
November 18, 2016

JAXPORT’s New Rail Terminal Is Open for Business
Jacksonville, Florida
November 17, 2016

Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation Partner to Digitize Maritime Shipping and Help Goods Reach Consumers Faster
San Pedro, California
November 17, 2016

Port Manatee Fuel Operations Expanding
Palmetto, Florida
November 16, 2016

Port of South Louisiana Hosts Briefing for Southern Legislative Conference (SLC)
LaPlace, Louisiana
November 15, 2016

Port of Gulfport Celebrates Groundbreaking of Marine Research Center
Gulfport, Mississippi
November 14, 2016

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Present 'Discussion Document' for Updating the Clean Air Action Plan
San Pedro, California
November 8, 2016

Maersk Line, Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Partner to Measure, Reduce Air Pollution from Ships
San Pedro, California
November 7, 2016

Port Manatee Handles Export of Massive Air Products LNG Heat Exchanger
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 
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.