AAPA Seaports Advisory
January 17, 2017
BEDESCHI America, Inc., 3275 W Hillsboro Blvd, Suite 312, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Phone: (954) 602-2175. Fax: (954) 602-5390. Email: Feliciano.spina@bedeschi.com. Website: www.bedeschi.com. Contact: Mr. Feliciano Spina, Sales and Project Manager. (AAPA Sustaining Member). BEDESCHI supplies raw material handling equipment and services around the world.
Haynes and Boone, LLP, 2323 Victory Ave., Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75219. Phone: (949) 202-3037. Email:  david.bender@haynesboone.com. Website: www.haynesboone.com. Contact: Mr. David Bender, Partner. (AAPA Sustaining Member). Haynes and Boone, LLP, an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, provides a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy, and private equity.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
CohuHD Costar LLC
Molly Bold will be joining the senior management team at the Port of Grays Harbor January 23 as Westport business manager. Janiece M. Longoria has been reappointed chairman of the port commission of the Port of Houston Authority. The board of commissioners of the Port of Longview kicked off its first meeting of 2017 by electing Commissioner Doug Averett board president. Michael Graychik is the newly appointed deputy chief of the Los Angeles Port Police. The Port of San Diego’s port commission executive officers for 2017 are Robert "Dukie" Valderrama, chairman; Rafael Castellano, vice chairman; and Garry J. Bonnelli, secretary.
Millions of dollars in seaport-related investments are included in the draft 10-year capital budget posted for comment last week by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Overall, the plan proposes $29.5 billion in direct spending on port authority projects and a commitment to support debt service on $2.7 billion for the Gateway passenger rail tunnel project and related infrastructure.
The Canaveral Port Authority will say goodbye to the Carnival Magic and hello to the Carnival Breeze in September 2018 as Carnival Cruise Line repositions the newer 3,690-passenger ship to Port Canaveral.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
The 2016 Great Lakes commercial shipping season came to a close at the Port of Duluth/Superior following the January 15 shutdown of the Soo Locks, connecting link at Sault Ste. Marie between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.
The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) is partnering with Hamilton Utilities Corporation (HUC) in an initiative aimed at delivering clean, efficient energy to port tenants in a cost competitive manner.
GrandCamp International is leasing property and aquatic lands from the Port of Bellingham to support timber-related activities, including the export of round logs from North Puget Sound to Asia, through the newly reactivated Bellingham Shipping Terminal.
Massport’s Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in the Port of Boston set a calendar year record in 2016 with throughput totaling 248,391 TEUs, a 4.7 percent increase compared to 2015. Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles reached a record 8,856,782 TEUs in 2016, making it the busiest year ever for a Western Hemisphere port. The Port of Virginia® reports container volumes at its Hampton Roads terminals rose 4.2 percent in 2016 to an all-time high of 2,655,705 TEUs.
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