AAPA Seaports Advisory
January 10, 2017
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2017, Brandy D. Christian has begun service as the Port’s president and chief executive officer following her two-year tenure as its chief operating officer.

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce Margaret Barber will join the staff as External Affairs Manager. For the past decade, Barber has served in various roles in communications and economic development.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
Loaded shipping container volume reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland in 2016. The Port reported that it handled the equivalent of 1.83 million loaded 20-foot containers last year.  

"November was a good month for the export of agricultural products and shipments of aluminum ingots on the Great Lakes Seaway System," said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. "Under the binational trade development program known as ‘Highway H2O’, the U.S. and Canadian Seaway Corporations have raised international awareness about the advantages of exporting grain products via the Great Lakes Seaway System and it is paying off."
The Port of Long Beach will begin public hearings next week on a draft environmental study for the proposed redevelopment of an existing rail yard into a new facility that could increase the use of "on-dock" trains, moving cargo faster while making operations more sustainable.

The Port of Vancouver USA won an IHS Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Award for its "trench" project – the new rail entrance into the port.
The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) officially greeted Captain Sergiy Dolmatov, Master of the Tundra, the first ship to lay anchor at the Port of Belledune in 2017.
Tropical Shipping began its service from the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 9. The Vega Omega voyage 0011 departed Halterm International Container Terminal, bringing improved import and export connectivity to customers in Florida, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. 
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
As part of its ongoing infrastructure investment plan, North Carolina Ports has ordered two New Panamax ship-to-shore cranes with an option to purchase two more from designer Shanghai Zhenjua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC). Counting the new cranes and options, the Port of Wilmington will potentially feature a total of 10 container cranes that will operate over a 2,650 ft. New Panamax container berth complex.
Years of efforts to reduce environmental impacts related to goods movement have resulted in a flourishing ecosystem for fish and marine mammals, according to a new report on the water and habitat quality of the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors.
Green Marine
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.