AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 19, 2018
AAPA is in the process of developing a Workforce Development Conference in June 2019. We need your help identifying port experts to participate in an Ad Hoc Planning Committee. If you are interested, or have suggestions, contact Andrew Cameron.
Port Houston has named John Moseley Chief Commercial Officer, succeeding Ricky Kunz who has elected to retire from the Port of Houston Authority. The Ports of Indiana have named Vanta E. Coda II as the next Chief Executive Officer to replace Rich Cooper following his retirement, effective July 1, 2018. The Port of Redwood City Commission appointed 25-year port, maritime and commercial real estate veteran Kristine A. Zortman, as the new Executive Director
The Port Canaveral Harbor and Canaveral Sand Bypass projects will receive priority funding in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2018 Workplan. The Corps has allocated $14,760,000 to the Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass project and $1,470,000 will be provided for maintenance of the port’s harbor and the Canaveral Locks. The Port of Oakland and SAA Terminals, a major global marine terminal operator, have OK'd a new lease that runs through 2027. The San Diego City Council and the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners voted in support of a three-party settlement agreement to secure long-term control of the land needed to expand and modernize the San Diego Convention Center using voter-approved funding.
The Georgia Port Authority handled 3 million tons of cargo in May, an increase of 8.9 percent or 247,671 tons, compared to the same month a year ago. The Port of Los Angeles processed 768,804 TEUs in May, a dip of 3.4 percent compared to last May’s record of 796,216 TEUs. The Port of Long Beach had the busiest May in its 107-year history, as dockworkers handled 687,427 TEUs of containerized cargo, an increase of 6 percent compared to the same month a year ago. Last month, the Port of Virginia processed 236,893 TEUs, which is a decline of 4 percent, or 9,979 fewer units when compared with last May. 

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