AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 29, 2018
With the Valparaíso hills serving as a picturesque backdrop, the Port of Valparaíso (EPV) and AAPA officially launched the 107th AAPA Annual Convention on May 24 with a kick-off reception that gathered public officials, port executives and clients on the deck of Valparaíso’s historic Barón Pier.  "Between October 7th and 10th, we will host this major port convention that will bring together, for the first time in Chile and in our beloved city of Valparaíso, more than 700 directors, executives and representatives from over 150 ports and 300 companies in the industry. This event underlines the strategic significance of port activity throughout the hemisphere as the driving force behind economic development and exchange," said Gonzalo Davagnino, General Manager of EPV. 
AAPA's annual and biennial awards programs recognize the best practices in the port industry.  Follow the links to reach the criteria and past winners for each awards program: Environmental Improvement, Information Technology and Facilities Engineering. The deadline for applications is June 8.

The Port of Hueneme hosted "World Trade and Innovation," an event to celebrate its 5th annual Maritime Advanced Systems and Technologies (MAST) Expo together with trade partners, and highlighting World Trade Week. The Port of Oakland's online shipping platform has gone live giving cargo owners, freight haulers a single point of entry for operations.

The Port of San Diego’s Harbor Police Department invites the public to attend an upcoming outreach session to provide input on the issue of illegal vessel charters operating in San Diego Bay, in order to assist the port’s efforts to improve regulation of these businesses. The Port of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission announced a new art installation marking an official gateway to the Bayview neighborhood.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority celebrated the arrival of the 25 millionth cruise passenger through the Port of Vancouver. To mark this significant occasion, the port authority hosted a celebration at Canada Place to honor the passenger and to recognize the collaborative efforts by industry and tourism that make Vancouver’s cruise business so successful.
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Director of Business Development, Galveston, Texas; Port of Galveston

MPA Electro-Mechanical Crane Technician I ( Electrical Option), Baltimore, Maryland; Maryland Department of Transportation

Director of Human Resources, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi

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