AAPA Seaports Advisory
July 24, 2018

The Port of Baltimore’s contract to complete the fill in of a wet basin at the Fairfield Marine Terminal was approved by Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Board of Public Works. When completed, this will create more land to help handle the port’s surging auto and roll on/roll off (farm and construction machinery) cargo. The Port of Virginia has seen the arrival of the first group of six rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) that are the centerpieces of the $375 million capacity expansion project.

The Port of Long Beach saw trade increased by 14.2% in June, compared to the same month in 2017. The port’s terminals moved 752,188 TEUs, 4.4% higher than the previous "best month" record set in July 2017. The Port of Los Angeles processed 723,141 TEUs in June, nearly on par – a dip of 1.1% – with last June. It is the second fiscal year period the port has surpassed the 9.1 million TEU mark, marking 24 months of record-breaking cargo movement. The Georgia Ports Authority handled a record 4.2 million TEUs in Fiscal Year 2018, an 8.4% increase year-over-year, or 325,000 additional units.
Port of Corpus Christi’s new breakbulk cargo laydown yard, the Rincon West Yard, received its first shipment of wind turbine components. The Port of Oakland announced that it has embarked on a path to emissions-free cargo operations. The ambitious target is at the heart of a draft air quality improvement plan sent out for public review.
Green Marine
Port Associate Environmental Planner/Scientist, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Facility Maintenance Engineer, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Chief of Planning & Design, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Director of Strategy and Development, Wilmington, California; TraPac, LLC 

Manager of Safety, Security and Environmental Compliance (EC & GC), Long Beach, California; Metro Cruise Services

Director of Environment, Health & Safety - Marine Terminal / Stevedoring, Long Beach, California; Shey-Harding Associates, Inc.

Sales Director, Maritime Traffic Management, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Saab Technologies
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.