AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 21, 2017
Hall Engineering Group, 14499 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 179, Tampa, FL 33618-2042. Phone: (813) 374-2121. Fax: (813) 374-2122. Emails: keith.hall@hallenggroup.com and Melinda.lashlee@hallenggroup.com. Website:  www.hallenggroup.com. Contacts: Keith W. Hall, P.E., President. Ms. Melinda Lashlee, Marketing Coordinator. (AAPA Sustaining Member)

Hall Engineering Group (HEG) delivers consulting electrical and mechanical engineering and lighting design services.  It designs, specifies, performs studies, and commissions systems. 
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Attendees at the AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar held March 7-8 in Oakland learned how to protect their ports in a variety of ways, from creating proactive human resources policies and developing risk management strategies to addressing labor disputes and planning for emergencies.

THE Alliance ocean container consortium has added the Port of Wilmington to its EC2 all-water Asia-U.S. East Coast service. Weekly calls at the North Carolina port will begin in May.
The Port of South Louisiana received the Job Creation Project of the Year Award at the 10th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, March 1-3 in Montreal, Canada.  The port was lauded for its dogged pursuit of federal funding for the Mississippi River Shipping Channel Dredging Project, which will help preserve and create thousands of good-paying jobs across the United States.
The Port of Kalama Commission has approved a lease agreement with a developer to build a hotel and brewpub on port property. Construction is expected to commence within 60 days.
Los Angeles Port Police officers earlier this month made a discovery that led to the seizure of several hundred pounds of marijuana from an unoccupied boat at the Cabrillo Beach Launch Ramp.
The governing commission of the Port of Bellingham has authorized $65,000 in cost sharing funds to support economic development projects as part of a program that supports and leverages projects stimulating private investment and jobs in Whatcom County’s six small cities.
Port Everglades has negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes the framework for a new long-term business agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL). That includes complete, customized renovations of the port's Cruise Terminal 25, the future homeport of RCI brand Celebrity Cruises’ new Celebrity Edge.

The Port of Prince Rupert expects a more than 100 percent increase in the number of cruise ships and passengers visiting the coastal community this summer.
Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Blanchard was recently elected chair of the Stockton Port District Commission, the seven-member governing body of the Port of Stockton. At the same February 6 meeting, the board also elected Michael Patrick Duffy vice chair.
Port of Los Angeles container trade fell in February following January’s record performance. The timing of the Lunar New Year resulted in a significant amount of cargo being shipped in January rather than February. The Port of Oakland reports containerized exports fell in February, down 1.2 percent from February 2016.  It was just the second such decline in the past 14 months.
Green Marine
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) will be hosting its annual spring meeting May 2-4, 2017. This year's event will take place again at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. Click here for more information and to register.
Lloyd Edward Anderson, retired executive director of the Port of Portland and a past AAPA Chairman of the Board, passed away March 9 in Portland. He was 91.

Employment Opportunities:
Port Director; Galveston, Texas; Port of Galveston

Manager of Utilities Administration; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

0932 Manager IV, Assistant Deputy Director; San Francisco, California; Port of San Francisco

Sr. Manager, Planning; Tacoma, Washington; Port of Tacoma/Northwest Seaport Alliance

Electrical and Mechanical Inspector; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Property Manager (Port Everglades)
; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Engineer 9; Louisiana; Port of New Orleans

Port Business Opportunities:
Request for Qualification: Formation of a Public/Private Partnership (P3) with the Diamond State Port Corporation
Posted Date: March 13, 2017
Deadline: 05/31/2017
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.