AAPA Seaports Advisory
April 18, 2019
Participants in AAPA’s April 3 Business Development Workshop in Houston learned one thing above all … that business is personal! From interacting with those from different cultures and negotiating prices and contracts, to data sharing and effective delivery techniques, those who weave their unique personalities and personal stories into their business dealings are best able set the stage to close the deal.
Port of Corpus Christi staff and Port Commission members joined area elected officials at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center to break ground on the new Port Administration Building. The Port of San Diego and San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership have released an interactive, user-friendly Web Mapping Application that is designed to help users better understand the dynamic ocean space and ocean-related data offshore San Diego County. The Port Tampa Bay Big Bend Channel Expansion has been completed a year ahead of schedule. The $63 million milestone project, which deepened and widened the Big Bend Channel, will allow for larger ships to call at the terminals.
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A record 43 million tons of international cargo was handled last year by the Port of Baltimore, breaking the previous high mark of 40.9 million tons that stood for 44 years. The Port of Los Angeles handled 650,977 TEUs in March, an increase of 12.7 percent compared to 2018. The Port of Oakland will add new direct service to Vietnam by late April. American exports to Vietnam from Oakland have grown by 126 percent since 2015. The Port of Savannah handled more than 410,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units last month, an increase of 15.5 percent. Rail volumes spiked by 26 percent for a total of 82,135 TEUs.
AAPA welcomes The Turks and Caicos Islands Port Authority to full corporate membership. The Turks and Caicos Islands Port Authority Ordinance 2007 established the Port Authority of the Turks and Caicos Islands for the management of maritime affairs, and for related matters. The Port Authority’s vision is to provide safe, secure ports supporting the sustainable development of the Turks and Caicos Islands and its mission is to provide the highest standards in security, safety, quality and service in seaport and port facilities operations.
Adani ports – improved profitability and performance
OSIsoft, LLC
Adani Ports is the largest private port operator in India, handling the majority of the country’s international trade. Planning ahead for its growth, Adani invested in port automation and managed to: increase port throughput, increased revenue and profit margins at the ports,reduced maintenance costs and downtime.
Read more to see how they achieved it.
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The Port of Virginia’s 2018 Sustainability Report highlights the many successes and accomplishments of the colleagues and port partners as seen through the lenses of the port’s diverse sustainability activities. Sustainability is one of the port’s six core values.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced that Sam Ruda, the Port Department's interim director for the past five months, has been named its new director. In addition to the appointment of a new director, the Port Authority also announced that Bethann Rooney, a 28-year veteran of the maritime industry, has been named the Port Department's deputy director. The Orange County Navigation and Port District commissioners found their new Port Director in their own boardroom. Lorrie Taylor, the port’s Director of Administration and Finance since 2014, is the unanimous choice to succeed Gene Bouillion as Port Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Vice President, Maritime, Port of San Diego; Port of San Diego
Executive Director, Sacramento, California; The California Assocaition of Port Authorities

Vice President of Operations, Tampa Bay, Florida; Tampa Port Authority

Chief Executive Officer, Alexandria, Virginia; American Association of Port Authorities

Risk Director, Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

Marine Terminals Business Development Manager, Everett, Washington; Port of Everett

Real Estate and Business Development Manager, Columbia City, Oregon; The Port of Columbia County

Wharfinger, Oakland, California; The Port of Oakland

Director of Government Relations, Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

Green Marine
The Port of Nanaimo recognizes that reaching out across the globe produces tangible local benefits. The Port of Nanaimo belongs to several important local and international organizations. including the American Association of Port Authorities. There is an expectation that the port will participate in organizational events and meetings. Chief Operating Officer Mike Davidson believes meeting people in person is often more effective than phone calls and emails in terms of building relationships in our business.
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.