AAPA Seaports Advisory
August 1, 2017
Lafarge Holcim, 8700 W Bryn Mawr Ave - Ste 300, Chicago, IL 60631. Email: Brendan.daly@lafargeholcim.com. Phone: (773) 355-4569.  Website: www.lafargeholcim.com. Mr. Brendan Daly, Manager, US Infrastructure.  (AAPA Sustaining Member)

Lafarge Holcim is a construction materials company with a presence in 90 countries and a focus on cement, aggregates, concrete and asphalt materials and services.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
Monthly general cargo shipments exceeded a million tons at the Port of Baltimore for the first time ever this May. Those 1,007,704 tons beat the port’s previous record, 927,030 tons in January 2017, and exceeded the May 2016 total by 11 percent. Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reports container throughput at the Port of Savannah reached a record 3.85 million TEUs during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.  

What began as a strong shipping season continued through June at the Port of Green Bay. Year-to-date, cargo tonnage rose 8.0 percent, thanks to hefty gains by salt, coal, and petroleum. Container movements through the Port of New York and New Jersey totaled a record 3,229,675 TEUs during first half calendar year 2017. That was up 6.2 percent from last year and beat the previous record – 3,093,789 TEUs in January-June 2015 – by 4.4 percent.

Port of Redwood City reports handling 1,552,813 metric tons of cargo during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Though down 5.5 percent from FY 2015-16, it was still the port’s sixth highest tonnage total in the past 30 years. The Northwest Seaport Alliance reports total container volumes at its Tacoma and Seattle terminal fell 1.3 percent in June but remained up 6.6 percent year-to-date from first half CY 2016.
PortMiami’s largest cargo terminal operator and ocean carrier, Seaboard Marine, has added direct service between Miami and the ports of Guayaquil in Ecuador and Callao and Paita in Peru via the Panama Canal. 
Stevedores at the Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) recently moved an 108,000-pound generator bound for a manufacturing plant in the Midwest through the port authority’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal. Possible record peak-season import volume should flow smoothly through the Port of Oakland, says Maritime Director John Driscoll.
The Port of Galveston is collaborating with TelaForce on a drone detection pilot project.
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Three new Super Post-Panamax cranes departed Shanghai, China July 23 bound for Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal aboard the heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 13
The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Port of Tacoma a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the port’s 2017 budget document.
Weeks Marine Inc. (WMI), a construction contractor with extensive dredging and coastal restoration experience in the Gulf of Mexico and an AAPA Sustaining member, has ordered a $60 million ocean-going, 30-inch hydraulic cutter suction dredge.
The Port of Los Angeles and other participating Environmental Ship Index (ESI) incentive providers have expanded their rewards programs for vessel operators willing to exceed regulatory standards to cut harmful emissions from ships.
Green Marine
Lou Anne Bynum was elected president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners at the board’s meeting on July 24.  The five-member board is the governing authority of the Port of Long Beach. Jeffrey H. Lynford is the new vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Blanchard, chair of the Stockton Port District Commission, was elected president of the Association of Pacific Ports during the APP’s 104th annual conference, July 19-20, in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

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