AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 31, 2017
AAPA corporate members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration as AAPA's 2018 Port Person(s) of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 8, 2017.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently released the final 2017 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, which sets America’s largest seaports on a path toward zero emissions operations. The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) recently reported that its shore power initiatives are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by some 2,800 tonnes a year. A second Port of Oakland freight-hauler is joining the effort this month to clear the air by spending more than $1 million on cleaner cargo-handling equipment. Due to the proven environmental benefits of shore power, Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver, is taking steps to develop shore power infrastructure. 
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.
The Port of Everett Commission recently authorized staff to solicit construction bids for the port’s South Terminal Modernization project. The Port of South Louisiana has committed $9.5 million to build a railroad for Dow St. Charles capable of handling 250 rail cars.
Shipments during the first nine months of 2017 at the Ports of Indiana were up more than 10 percent compared to the same time period last year. Year-to-date, facilities within Port of South Louisiana’s district handled over 228 million short tons of cargo, putting the port on pace to surpass last year’s total throughput.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has awarded two of its prestigious President’s Awards to the Alabama State Port Authority’s Terminal Railway – Alabama State Docks (TASD) at the association’s annual regional meeting to recognize outstanding achievements in safety within the short line railroad industry. The Port of San Diego was recently honored with three prestigious environmental awards from the Association of Environmental Professionals San Diego Chapter. 
Green Marine

Assistant Director of Seaport Engineering & Facilities Maintenance; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Broward County Board of County Commissioners 

Harbor Marine Manager; Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach 

Port Engineer; Norfolk, Virginia; The Port of Virginia

Port Equipment Supervisor; Oakland, California; Port of Oakland 

Klein Marine Systems, Inc.