AAPA Seaports Advisory
December 13, 2016

Companhia das Docas do Estado da Bahía (CODEBA)
, Av. Da França, S/N., Estação Marítima, Visconde De Cairu, Comércio Salvador, Bahía, BRAZIL. Phone: 011-55-71-3320-1212. Email: pedro.dantas@codeba.com.br. Website: www.codeba.com.br. Contact: Pedro Antônio Dantas Costa Cruz, Director Presidente. (AAPA Introductory Latin Corporate Member)

As the port authority for the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, CODEBA is responsible for the administration, management and development of the public ports of Aratu, Ilhéus and Salvador.
Louisiana Cat/Resource Power Group, 3799 West Airline Highway, Reserve, LA 70084.  Phone: (985) 536-0946. Email: megan.lerch@louisianacat.com. Website: www.LouisianaCat.com. Contact: Ms. Megan Lerch, Advertising Coordinator.  (AAPA Sustaining Member.)

The company is Louisiana's authorized Caterpillar dealer for sales, service, parts, specialized engineering, manufacturing and packaging for diesel and natural gas engines, with locations in Morgan City, Port Fourchon and Bossier City and its Power Systems Headquarters in the Port of New Iberia. 

Capt. Keith Stanley Barber, MS, CPE, Instructor, Old Dominion University Strom Graduate School of Business Maritime Institute, 1404 Ronald Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Phone: (757) 812-5332. Email: boomer630@cox.net. (AAPA Associate Member)

Capt. Barber teaches teach maritime classes, including port security and port risk management, at the Maritime Institute of Old Dominion University in Norfolk (VA).  

Mr. James C. Lange, P.E., Principal, Pacon Consultants, 2111 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 525, Washington, DC 20007.  Phone: (202) 338-1206. Email: jlange@pciamericas.com. (AAPA Associate Member)

Mr. Lange is an independent consultant for project finance lenders to ports, toll roads and airports.
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Ian Hamilton takes over January 1 as president and CEO of the Hamilton Port Authority. Port Everglades has hired local environmental science and planning veteran Erik Neugaard as environmental program manager. Port Everglades has hired local environmental science and planning veteran Erik Neugaard as environmental program manager. 

America’s waterborne commerce fell in 2015, down 2.9 percent to 2.28 billion short tons from the prior year’s 2.35 billion short tons, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center. Tonnage declines afflicted exports and imports as well as most categories of domestic cargo. The Port of Virginia® reports container volumes, at its Hampton Roads terminals totaled 236,155 TEUs in November, an increase from last year of 16 percent. That gave the port its second busiest month ever and its tenth consecutive month with a TEU count in excess of 210,000.

History was made November 30, when six cruise ships carrying a record 24,117 passengers docked in Port of San Juan. The previous record  17,847 cruise passengers – was set February 25, 2015. Royal Caribbean International (RCI) will offer cruises to Cuba from Port Tampa Bay, beginning April 30, 2017.
The board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on December 8 approved the agency’s 2017 budget consisting of $3.1 billion for operating expenses and $2.9 billion for capital projects, including "state-of-good repair" work and new construction at its bridges, tunnels, terminals, airports, seaport and PATH system.
Four new Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived December 5 at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal, bringing the Port of Savannah's total to 26. Port Tampa Bay announced December 8 the opening of a new, multi-use cargo berth in an area known as East Port. Sited on 20 man-made acres and featuring 14-inch reinforced concrete, the all-purpose berth and upland can handle container, ro/ro and bulk cargo.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has committed $25,000 toward Southwestern Oregon Community College’s effort to build a new Health & Science Technology Building on the Coos Bay campus. The port’s donation will be pooled with other community funds toward the $16 million construction cost of the 48,000 square-foot facility. Local workers earned $6.5 million while working on Port of Oakland construction projects in 2016. More than 60 percent of those who worked on port projects live within Alameda and Contra Costa counties. That beat the port’s annual local hiring goal of 50 percent. 
Green Marine
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has named the Port of Los Angeles winner of the APWA Creativity and Innovation BEST award for the port’s Berths 142-147 TraPac Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) project.
Employment Opportunities:
Port Engineer; Riviera Beach, Florida; Port of Palm Beach District 
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)
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.