AAPA Seaports Advisory
April 24, 2019
Don’t miss the May 1 deadline for submitting your entries into AAPA’s 2019 Communications Awards Program. To view the Communications Awards Program web page, find links to winning entries from previous years for review and download, and to navigate to the online entry materials, click here. On that page you’ll find a “Click here to Submit” button that will link you to the entry guidelines and upload instructions for your entries as well as a link to securely pay for your entries and a link to download the required PowerPoint slide template that must be completed for each entry submitted.
Don’t delay; start preparing your 2019 AAPA Communications Award Program submissions today. For more information and to submit, click here.

Mirroring news about the U.S. port industry’s direct job impacts in the March release of Martin Associates’ 2018 National Economic Impact of the U.S. Coastal Port System, a newly released study published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute affirms the impressive economic benefits of the domestic maritime industry. The Transportation Institute’s study also supports AAPA’s longstanding assertion that the job and other economic benefits provided by the U.S. maritime industry are harmed when the federal government under-invests in the water- and land-side infrastructure (e.g., roads, rails, bridges, tunnels and federal navigation channels) necessary to keep cargo moving efficiently.

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Naylor Association Solutions
The impact of any disruption in the goods movement industry can be huge, and a skilled, well-trained workforce to fill the diverse occupations in the port industry helps to prevent those disruptions. AAPA plans to explore these issues at its upcoming Workforce Development Summit, June 25-27 at Long Beach City College in Southern California. Come hear from educators, human resource professionals, colleges, universities and ports about the efforts taking place to address the changing workforce. 

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.
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Port Houston released the full results of the nationwide Economic Impact Study of the Houston Ship Channel. Results show that the private and public terminals of the greater Port of Houston account for 10 percent of all jobs supported by the U.S. coastal ports in 2018. JAXPORT has seen manufacturing rise in northeast Florida. Manufacturers provide 93 percent of Florida’s exports, according to the First Coast Manufacturing Association. The Port of Oakland supports 84,144 jobs in the Bay Area and 20 percent of those jobs are Oakland-based, according to an economic impact study released by Martin Associates.
The Port of San Diego is hosting “Don’t Throw it Away!” — an Earth Week event to encourage the public to recycle old or unused electronics and household goods. Port Tampa Bay, Audubon Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission work to protect thousands of birds that nest on dredge disposal islands.
Green Marine
Manager, Financial Planning, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland
Vice President, Maritime, Port of San Diego; Port of San Diego

Executive Director, Sacramento, California; The California Association of Port Authorities

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
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.