AAPA Seaports Advisory
February 28, 2017
Approximately 85 cruise port leaders and staff, cruise line executives, government officials and private-sector experts from throughout the Americas (and beyond) assembled in San Diego, February 14-15, for AAPA’s biennial Cruise Seminar. Participants included cruise port execs from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Monday, May 1, is the deadline for entries to AAPA’s 2017 Communications Awards Program. In the meantime, you can get ready by participating in AAPA’s Communications Awards Program Entry Preparation Webinar at 4:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, March 2.
Darryl D. Berger took the oath February 23 as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.  Appointed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, he succeeds Scott Cooper as one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional board.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) joined the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) in a February 24 filing with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to create the "East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement." The agreement encourages voluntary cooperation in the areas of operational and supply chain efficiencies, safety, communications and customer service.

The Port of New Orleans has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the St. Louis Regional Freightway to exchange market and operational information with the goal of growing trade and building upon existing and new business relationships.
S&P Global Ratings recently raised its long-term rating and underlying rating to 'AA-' from 'A+' with "stable" outlook on revenue bonds issued for the Harbors Division of the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
A computer simulation has confirmed that both new classes of ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) – those handling 14,000 and 18,000 TEUS — can safely navigate the Port of New York and New Jersey. The critical components to facilitate such transits will be communication and coordination among the various port stakeholders, said port department officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The 2M Alliance consisting of Mediterranean Shipping Company and Maersk Line is adding North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington to its TA2/NEUATL2 Europe-U.S. East Coast container service, effective April 2, 2017. The service operates with four vessels averaging 4.867 TEUs in capacity in a rotation that also includes Bremerhaven (Germany), Felixstowe (UK), Antwerp (Belgium), and Le Havre (France).
Port Tampa Bay joined new tenant Port Logistics Refrigerated Services February 23 in celebrating another milestone in the construction of a cold storage facility that will expand the port’s refrigerated import/export cargo handling capacity.
Four tugboats built for the U.S. Navy by Port of San Diego tenant Maxine Group Boat Works were shipped overseas December 17 from the port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. They will be stationed at a naval base in Sasebo, Japan, that provides logistic support to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Green Marine
The Georgia Ports Authority achieved outstanding January results, with double-digit growth across all business sectors and a 26 percent increase in total tonnage. At the Port of Savannah, container throughput set a January record of 331,468 TEUs.  Indiana’s three public ports together handled nearly 3.9 million tons of cargo during the fourth quarter of 2016, the most for any quarter in the 55-year history of the state port authority, Ports of Indiana. Major cargoes included coal, steel, grain, fertilizer and limestone. The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) reports January container volumes at its Seattle and Tacoma marine terminals jumped 17.5 percent from a year ago to 257,312 TEUs. That included double-digit gains for imports, exports, domestic shipments and empty containers.
Property Manager (Port Everglades); Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Engineer 9; Louisiana; Port of New Orleans

Director of Communications and Community Relations
; Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach, California

Maritime Project Manager Miami; Florida; Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A)

Port Assistant Environmental Planner/Scientist; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Port Associate Environmental Planner/Scientist; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Director, Public Safety & Security; Cape Canaveral, Florida; Canaveral Port Authority

Deputy Port Director Belle; Chasse, Louisiana; Plaquemines Port Harbor Terminal District

Senior Maritime Projects Administrator; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Port Facilities Security Officer; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland
Request for Proposals:
Posted Date:January 17, 2017
Deadline: 03/31/2017
Public Port Press Releases:
San Diego, California
February 21, 2017

Xanatos Marine to Supply Vessel Monitoring System to Port Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick
February 6, 2017
Affiliated Business Press Releases:
NorthSouth GIS Rebrands as NSGIS
Los Angeles, California
January 31, 2017
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.