AAPA Seaports Advisory
September 26, 2017
Gangyi Cranes, Inc., 31500 District Ave – Ste 1062, Burlington, MA 01803. Phone: (617) 902-8585. Email: kwu@gangyicranes.com. Website: www.chinagyc.com. Contact: Keyu Wu, CEO. (AAPA Sustaining Member)

Gangyi Cranes, Inc. is a newly established subsidiary of Jiangsu Gangyi, a major producer of port equipment in China, and offers manufacturing, installation and maintenance and repair of heavy port equipment for use across China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. Gangyi Cranes Inc. is seeking partners and seaport agencies in the United States.

Metro Ports
, 3806 Worsham Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. Phone: (360) 917-6211. Email: geir.kalhagen@metroports.com. Website: www.metroports.com. Contact: Mr. Geir-Eilif Kalhagen, Director of Northern California & the Pacific North West. (AAPA Sustaining Member)

Metro Ports is an experienced terminal operator and stevedoring company with locations across the United States. The company moves a wide range of bulk and breakbulk cargos including petroleum coke, coal, cement, aggregates, potash, fertilizer products, borax, bauxite, RORO, military, steel, wind energy components, yachts and project cargo.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
Puretech Systems, Inc.
Boston Harbor Dredging Project construction officially began September 15 with a kick-off ceremony attended by Governor Charlie Baker and other dignitaries. The state and federally funded multi-phase project will support continued growth at Massport’s Conley Container Terminal, where throughput is barreling toward its third consecutive record year.
POSCO, one of the world’s top steelmakers, opened a new facility at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville during a welcoming ceremony September 25 hosted by Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and attended by POSCO CEO Dr. Ohjoon Kwon.
Gov. David Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division on September 21 announced the awarding of a $163.5 million contract for construction of the first phase of the Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT).
The Port of Los Angeles has won two technology awards for its Port Information Portal Project, a first-of-its-kind digital solution being undertaken in partnership with GE Transportation to help improve goods movement and cargo efficiency.
Port of Virginia® users can now access Western Pennsylvania and Northwest Ohio via CSX’s daily rail service to Pittsburgh.
The Los Angeles City Council on September 20 confirmed the appointment of Lucia Moreno-Linares to a five-year term on the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. Nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti, she replaces Patricia Castellanos on the five-member board.  John Bilich is the new chief security officer at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. He had been acting chief security officer since December 2016.
The Northwest Seaports Alliance reports container throughput at its Seattle and Tacoma marine terminals increased 6.3 percent in August and 5.4 percent year-to-date from the respective 2016 levels. PhilaPort handled 667,069 metric tons of cargo in August, its highest ever monthly total.  It was a record month, as well, for the port’s container and forest product trades.
Green Marine
The Montreal Port Authority and HAROPA entered an international cooperation agreement during the Sister Port Conference, September 4-6, in France. HAROPA, alliance of the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, serves a hinterland centered in the Seine Valley and the Paris region, the biggest French consumer market area.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the winner of a 2017 North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) award for its marine environment protection initiatives.
Employment Opportunities:
Executive Director, Port of Galveston, TX; Galveston, Texas; Shey-Harding Executive Search

Executive Director; California; Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District

Environmental Permitting Specialist; Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Deputy Chief of Construction Engineer; Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Assistant Superintendent, Warehouse and Terminal; Stockton, California; Port of Stockton

Chief Engineer for a Major Port (Engineer 9); New Orleans, Louisiana; Port of New Orleans
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.