AAPA Seaports Advisory
November 28, 2017
A Code of Ethics recently adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey provides guidance to its members on how to deal with potential conflicts between their official responsibilities in setting public policy for the bi-state agency and their private interests.
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is set to begin construction of a new automobile processing terminal, the first phase of a multi-year project that will increase the port’s vehicle-handling capacity by 25 percent.

The Northwest Seaports Alliance reports continued progress on upgrades that will enable Husky Terminal in Tacoma to work two 18,000 TEU container ships at the same time. 

Adventure of the Seas on November 13 became the first ship to moor at the Curaçao Ports Authority’s second and newest mega pier, Tula, just months after the groundbreaking last February. Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas earlier this month began seasonal sailings to Mexico from Galveston that are expected to attract 80,000 passengers annually to the Texas seaport. Halifax this year welcomed 292,722 passengers and 173 ship calls, giving the port its busiest cruise season ever.
GFC Crane Consultants, Inc.

The Port of Everett Commission earlier this month approved an $85.7 million operating and capital budget for 2018. Port of Longview’s board of commissioners on November 14 adopted a budget for 2018 that slashes the port’s tax levy by 20 percent for the second consecutive year.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Port of Long Beach $2.4 million to help Stevedoring Services of America (SSA), Foss Maritime and Curtin Maritime acquire zero-emission or cleanest-available equipment.
The new development agreement (Advisory, November 21,2017) between the Port of Oakland and CenterPoint Properties for a Seaport Logistics Complex prioritizes employing workers from nearby neighborhoods.
Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 (FTZ) at the Port of Brownsville ranked second in the nation for the value of exports during 2016, according to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board. 

The Northwest Seaport Alliance reports container throughput at its Seattle and Tacoma terminals reached a combined total of 3,065,405 TEUs during the first 10 months of 2017. That was up 3.5 percent compared to January-October 2016.

Green Marine
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.