AAPA Seaports Advisory
January 2, 2018
Pure car carrier Höegh Sydney on December 21 made the first direct delivery to  Port Canaveral of autos imported from Asia – more than 800 cars destined for Central Florida dealerships. The December 20 sailing of M/V Beatrix –.the last oceangoing vessel to leave the Twin Ports this year – signaled the beginning of the end of the 2017 commercial shipping season in the Port of Duluth-Superior and across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system. 

The largest China COSCO Shipping vessel to ever come to North America visited the Port of Long Beach a few weeks ago. The first breakbulk shipment of Chilean winter fruit to arrive in the United States for the 2017-18 season sailed into Delaware’s Port of Wilmington December 18 aboard the M/V Green Italia. 
The boards of directors of Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals in separate actions have approved a $49.5 million expansion that will boost throughput capacity of Mobile Container Terminal to 650,000 TEUs annually. 
The Port of Corpus Christi is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the lifting of the U.S. government’s ban on exports of crude oil, and the port’s own role in facilitating the expansion of the U.S. role in the global energy trade. 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded the Maryland Port Administration $1,189,600 for security enhancements at public marine terminals in the Port of Baltimore.
Moody’s Investors Service has revised the Port of Palm Beach’s rating outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the port district’s Baa3 rating. 
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is introducing a new code of ethics for its vendors, contractors and consultants as part of a comprehensive integrity program adopted by the agency’s board of commissioners in September. 
The Northwest Seaport Alliance reports a 2 percent container traffic increase through November at its marine terminals in Seattle and Tacoma.
Larry A. Kelley, Jr., took the helm January 1 as executive director and CEO the Port of Port Arthur.  Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh has been elected to a second consecutive one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority, the governing board of Port Manatee. The Port of Seattle Commission has selected retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck to be the port’s next executive director. Port of Tacoma commissioners on December 21 selected Don Meyer as commission president for 2018.  
Green Marine
Employment Opportunities:
Deputy Executive Director, Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

Director of Cruise Operations, Galveston, Texas; Port of Galveston

President & Chief Executive Officer, Windsor, Ontario; Windsor Port Authority

Director of Finance and Accounting, Coos Bay, Oregon; Oregon International Port of Coos Bay

Safety Program Manager, Longview, Washington; Port of Long View

Port Business Opportunities:

Posted Date:December 19, 2017
Deadline: 2/01/2018

Invitation for Bids: PortMiami
Posted Date:December 7, 2017
Deadline: 01/09/18 2:00 PM

Posted Date: December 4, 2017 
Deadline: 01/8/2018

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