AAPA Seaports Advisory
September 5, 2017
AAPA anticipates that a significant number of port employees will be severely affected by the widespread devastation and distress caused by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. The AAPA Port Employees Emergency Relief Fund throws a lifeline to port employees and their families needing assistance following natural disasters.
We invite and urge our industry colleagues to donate to the fund at this crucial time. Checks should be made payable to "Foundation for Seaports of the Americas" and sent to: AAPA, 1010 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. If you prefer to wire a contribution, contact AAPA for instructions. The foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization, which means that donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions. 100% of the donations go to assist port employees. Please help! Thank you!
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
DP World newly completed expansion of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal boosts the port’s handling capacity from 850,000 to 1.35 million TEUs annually and allows it to handle the world’s largest container vessels.
The 14,414-TEU CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship ever to serve the North America East Coast, called the Port of Savannah on September 1.
The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission at a special meeting September 1 approved a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the deepening and widening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The Channel Improvement Project will widen the ship channel to 530 feet/161.5 meters plus additional barge shelves to allow two-way vessel and barge traffic in tandem, and deepen it to 54 feet/16.5 meters MLLW (Mean Lower Low Water) to allow safe passage of large, deep draft vessels.
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Port Everglades Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak, PPM®, was elected chairman of the Florida Ports Council during the group’s annual board meeting August 30 in Tallahassee. Brian Kobza joined the staff of The Port of Virginia® as director of ocean carrier sales, effective September 5.
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has contracted with an engineering consulting firm for waterside design, engineering and support services for a new cruise facility. Cruise passenger traffic at Port of San Juan reached a five year-high in FY 2016-17 of 1,467,070, according to the Puerto Rico Port Authority’s August 2017 newsletter Los Puertos.
A mobile ro-ro operations labor training simulator at Ports America’s Port Newark Auto Terminal (PNAT) prepares drivers for a variety of ro/ro vessel scenarios involved in the loading and discharging of rolling stock/auto cargoes.
Green Marine
The AAPA staff was saddened to hear that our friend and longtime translator, Leticia Sáenz, passed away on Tuesday, August 29 after a long battle with cancer. She had worked as a translator at AAPA conventions, Spring Conferences, and technical programs for many years.
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 
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
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.