AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 1, 2019
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. The final day will feature a Multimodal Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Industry Apprenticeship Accelerator hosted by our industry partner TransPORTs.
According to a study by the EDR Group in association with Tioga Group, Inc., trade, construction in the Harbor District and other business activity related to moving cargo through the Port of Long Beach supports one in five jobs in the city alone.
Georgia Ports and Governor Brian P. Kemp have announced that Plastic Express, a leader in the plastic resins industry, will expand operations with two new manufacturing facilities creating 166 new jobs and investing more than $172 million at the Port Logistics Center in Pooler.
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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 Brownsville South Port Connector Road Project received environmental clearance from the Texas Department of Transportation Pharr District Office, advancing the project to the construction phase.
The Port of Oakland’s governing board endorsed the West Oakland Truck Management Plan addressing everything from big rig thoroughfares to parking in neighborhoods.
Assistant Director, Security, Long Beach, Calif.; Port of Long Beach
Inside Sales Representative, Vancouver, Wash.; Port of Vancouver USA

Navigation Site Safety Health Officer, Portland, Ore.; Port of Portland

Manager, Financial Planning, Oakland, Calif.; Port of Oakland

Vice President, Maritime, San Diego, Calif.; Port of San Diego

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

Chief Executive Officer, Alexandria, Va.; American Association of Port Authorities

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The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) unveiled its new brand to more than 350 transportation industry professionals from across North America at the JAXPORT Logistics and Intermodal Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. JAXPORT reimagined its brand with a new logo, new website and updated social media, positioning the Florida port as a premier, global gateway that delivers a world-class customer experience. Learn more about their rebranding process here.
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has reopened the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge after a year of closure due to structural failure. Rail traffic will commence immediately.
The Port of San Diego is conducting an engineering lighting study on a small portion of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge as part of design development for the proposed San Diego-Coronado Bridge Lighting Project.