AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 13, 2018
At AAPA’s Public Relations Workshop in Mobile, Ala., March 1-2, 60 attendees from across North America, and as from as far away as Venezuela and Curacao, participated in a total of six sessions that combined lecture, interactive discussion and instructor-led exercises. Within the 1 ½-day program, there were three panel discussions, each followed by audience-interactive training exercises that covered aspects of advocacy and issues messaging, crisis communications and presentation skills techniques. 
Measuring air emissions in the maritime and shipping industries is just one topic that will be discussed at the first GreenPort Congress Conference to be held in Baltimore ,May 16-18. The Port of New Orleans will host the annual Cargo Connections Conference (CCC) April 8-10 at The Chicory in downtown New Orleans marking the 10th anniversary of the dynamic three-day conference that focuses on the efficient transportation of energy products, steel and other raw materials, containerized cargo and more. The Port of Sept-Îles is partnering with Les Arts et La Ville for its 31st annual symposium, which will be held in Sept-Îles from June 6 to 8, by funding an incentive to encourage cultural stakeholders in the area to participate in this major event.
Port of Corpus Christi CEO Sean Strawbridge recently testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment advocating for necessary funding and proposed ways for the USACE to improve delivery of crucial infrastructure projects such as the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP).
The Port of Long Beach and GE Transportation are collaborating to improve cargo flow at one of the busiest port complexes in North America. Port of Oakland will develop a digital shipping platform by mid-year to speed up global trade flows.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
The Port of Brownsville’s total operating revenue reached nearly $24 million in unaudited total revenue in 2017, exceeding the previous high-water mark of $19.9 million set in 2015 by more than $4 million. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor completed a landmark year in 2017 and is poised for significant future growth as a result of several historic developments. The Port of Virginia’s® fiscal year 2018 cargo volumes are up nearly 4 percent, or nearly 69,000 TEUs.
The Port of San Diego and the City of Imperial Beach invite the public to attend an open house to view design concepts for the Beach Avenue Comfort Station and Street End Improvements Project in Imperial Beach.
The Port of Cleveland Board of Directors met to review and approve a development finance agreement that will link $38 million in private party investment funds to Charter Steel’s expansion of its Cuyahoga Heights facilities through the port’s development finance program. Port Everglades expects multi-million-dollar investments in terminal and transportation facilities to generate returns that benefit the cruise industry as well as the port’s bottom line.
Green Marine

Senior Planner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Port Everglades

President, Millard Maritime; Mobile Alabama; Odgers Berndston

Security Manager, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Port Everglades

Sr Environmental Program Mgr, Seattle, Washington; Port of Seattle

Chief Commercial Officer, Houston, Texas; Port Houston

Executive Director, Redwood City, California; Port of Redwood City

Klein Marine Systems, Inc.