AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 2, 2017
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GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
JAXPORT’s Asia container trade jumped 13 percent during the first six months of fiscal year 2016-17, to 178,249 TEUs from 157,689 in first half FY 2015-16.  The trade has grown by an average 23 percent annually for the past five years. JAXPORT’s fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.

Mexico’s port system processed just over 73.0 million metric tons of cargo during first quarter 2016, an increase of 6.1 percent from a year ago, according to "preliminary" data compiled and reported by the federal port agency, Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante.
Energy efficiency programs implemented by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey have resulted in savings amounting to more than $9 million annually and a 25,000-ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of removing 5,300 cars from the road. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is honoring 12 cargo shipping and two cruise lines that in 2016 excelled in environmental stewardship and attained the highest participation rates in the port authority’s EcoAction Program.
West Plains LLC received its first grain of the season April 25th at the Port of Brownsville with the arrival of 109 rail cars of corn from Nebraska. West Plains has invested more than $5.5 million in preparation for what was the port’s first grain shipment in more than seven years.
The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) recently announced that six U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System received the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for the 2016 navigation season.
The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Palm Beach District voted April 26 its approval of a new 10-year contract with the port’s largest tenant, Tropical Shipping.
The April 24 docking of Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea marked the beginning of what the Port of Halifax expects will be its busiest cruise season ever.  Holland America’s Veendam opened Port Saint John’s 29th cruise season on April 27. The Port of Seattle anticipates a record cruise season in 2017 with 218 vessel calls and more than 1.0 million revenue passengers.  A newly-released study reports that the cruise industry had a $3.4 billion impact on Canada’s economy in 2016, a 34 percent increase since 2012.
Green Marine
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners last week approved the promotions of two Port of Long Beach engineers to senior leadership positions. Elizabeth Gotelli will be joining the Port of Vancouver USA as chief financial and administrative officer on May 8.
Employment Opportunities:
Chief Financial Officer; Freeport, Texas; Port Freeport

Senior Marine Structural Engineer; New York, New York; Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. (B&A)

Director of Administration; Galveston, Texas; Port of Galveston

Port of New Orleans Safety and Training Manager; New Orleans, Louisiana; Port of New Orleans
Port Business Opportunities:
Request for Proposal: Bucksport Mill Redevelopment and Reuse
Posted Date:April 18, 2017
Deadline: May 17, 2017

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
Public Port Press Releases:
Jacksonville, Florida
May 1, 2017

JAXPORT records double digit growth in vehicle volumes
Jacksonville, Florida
April 27, 2017

Port Saint John Cruise Season Kicks off April 27
Saint John, New Brunswick
April 25, 2017


Jacksonville, Florida
April 24, 2017

West Side Modernization Project Starting
Saint John, New Brunswick
April 24, 2017

Port Manatee, Colombia look to expand trade ties
Palmetto, Florida
April 21, 2017

Jacksonville, Florida
April 20, 2017

Port Manatee extends agreement with World Direct Shipping
Palmetto, Florida
April 20, 2017

JAXPORT expands service to Asia
Jacksonville, Florida
April 14, 2017

Appointment of Allen Bodechon to Board of Directors
Saint John, New Brunswick
April 13, 2017

New shore-side LNG storage tanks now ready to work at JAXPORT

Jacksonville, Florida
April 3, 2017 

Klein Marine Systems, Inc.