AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 27, 2017
The Jacksonville Port Authority hosted its largest container ship ever with the June 24 docking of the 10,000 TEU MOL Bravo at the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point.  ZIM Shanghai’s call on June 18 inaugurated the fourth new container service for North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington in the last two months.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Metro Ports takes over July 1 as the bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The Port of Los Angeles has approved a five-year lease extension that allows SSA Pacific, Inc. to continue operating a marine terminal handling Chilean fruit imports.
Port Manatee’s Berth 9 can now accommodate heavier loads thanks to completion of a reconstruction project supported by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
Paul Kresta was elected chairman of the Port Freeport (TX) Commission during a commission meeting on June 9.  The commissioners also elected: John Hoss, vice chairman; Shane Pirtle, secretary; and Bill Terry, assistant secretary.  Bernie Dumas is retiring as president and CEO of the Nanaimo Port Authority, effective September 30, 2017, after a nearly 40-year career in the marine industry.

The board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected Robert R. Barkerding, Jr., to a one-year term as chairman during its meeting of June 22. Michael Zucchet was sworn in June 15 as the newest representative of the City of San Diego on the San Diego Board of Harbor Commissioners. Jane Vandenberg has joined the Port of Tacoma as director of engineering.
The Port of Bellingham recently awarded a $750,000 contract to habilitate three deteriorated piers in Blaine Harbor in support of the working waterfront. The Everett Port Commission has authorized CEO Les Reardanz to sign a long-term lease with Waterplace LLC, to construct a 142-room Hotel Indigo in Fisherman’s Harbor at Waterfront Place.
Eleven environmental education programs supported by the Port of San Diego will educate an estimated 150,000 students on pollution prevention and natural resources within the San Diego Bay watershed over the next five years.
The Long Beach Harbor Commission took an important step forward in upgrading firefighting resources in the Port of Long Beach with its approval earlier this month of engineering design services for Fireboat Stations Nos. 15 and 20.
Green Marine
The Evergreen Line container ship Ever Sigma container ship last week discharged the 9 millionth TEU to pass through the Port of Los Angeles in the span of 12 months, the most ever for a port in the Western Hemisphere. The Northwest Seaport Alliance reports international container volume set a May record, with throughput at its Seattle and Tacoma terminals up 18 percent from a year ago to 255,817 TEUs.
Employment Opportunities:

; Oakland, California; PORT OF OAKLAND

; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Port of New Orleans Safety and Training Manager; New Orleans, Louisiana; Port of New Orleans

MPA Electro-Mechanical Crane Technician I- Mechanical Option
; Batimore City, Maryland; Maryland Department of Transportation

Chief Financial Officer, Port Freeport, TX
; Freeport, Texas; Port Freeport, TX

Port Business Opportunities:
Request for Qualification: Design-Build Services for New Cruise Terminal E Program
Posted Date:June 19, 2017
Deadline: 07/10/2017 6:00 PM EST
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.