AAPA Seaports Advisory
August 29, 2017
Starting September 30, Maersk Line will offer a weekly connection between the Port of Montreal and the expanding Mediterranean market. The biggest container ship to ever come to the U.S. East Coast, the 14,400 TEU CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, called first at The Port of Virginia® on August 28, after transiting the Panama Canal.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
Broward County, has transferred ownership of approximately 60 acres of wetlands habitat at Port Everglades, including a 16.5-acre Wetland Enhancement project, to the State of Florida for its permanent protection as a conservation area. The transfer completes a component of the Port Everglades Southport Turning Notch Extension project that will add sorely needed berth space for cargo ships at the seaport.
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Halifax Port Authority’s investment-grade credit rating of ‘A+’ with a "stable outlook."
The Port of Virginia® on August 22 signed a contract allowing for the purchase of four ultra-large ship-to-shore cranes as part of a major expansion of Virginia International Gateway (VIG).
The Northwest Seaport Alliance reports container flows through the Seattle/Tacoma gateway increased 5 percent year/on/year during the first seven months of 2017 despite a 2 percent drop in July. Cargo throughput at Canada’s Port of Vancouver totaled some 69 million metric tons during the first six months of 2017, reports the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. That was up 4 percent from last year, mainly due to mid-year records in bulk grain and containers.
Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach notched clean air records in its latest study of air pollution emissions, including an 88 percent reduction in diesel particulate matter, continuing more than a decade of air quality improvements. The Port of Seattle and non-profit Just Health Action have been selected to receive a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focused on improving the health of communities near a port.
The Canadian federal government has appointed John Parisella to a three-year term as its representative on the board of directors of the Montréal Port Authority. He replaces board member Germain Thibault, whose term had expired.
Employment Opportunities:

Instrumentation and Controls Facility Engineer; Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

Senior Financial Analyst; Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

Managing Director, Maritime; Seattle, Washington; Port of Seattle

Marine Terminal Facility Engineer; Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

Port Business Opportunities:

Invitation for Bids: North Cruise Berths 1 – 6 Cathodic Protection
Posted Date:August 10, 2017
Deadline: 09/11/2017 02:00 PM EST
Green Marine
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.