AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 16, 2019
Did you know that one-quarter of the U.S. workforce will be over the age of 55 in 2020? Ports and their partners will need to replace these employees to the tune of 7 million people in the next two decades. This means planning should be starting now to reskill, upskill and train the workforce.

Come find out what other ports are doing to prepare for these big changes on the horizon. Join us in Long Beach, June 25-27, for the AAPA Workforce Development Summit as we tackle these challenges facing the port industry. Space is filling up fast for this event, which will be located at Long Beach City College.
Port Everglades released a report for fiscal year 2018 highlighting how the elevated containerized cargo and passenger volumes at the port strengthened economic activity and created new jobs in Florida. The Port of Halifax is a significant contributor to the economy of Halifax and Nova Scotia. The most recent economic impact report, produced by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group, found the Port of Halifax’s economic output from operations in 2017/18 was $1.97 billion, up 15% from 2015/16 values.
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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.
The Port of Los Angeles handled 736,466 TEUs in April, the busiest April in the port’s 112-year history. The Port of Oakland reported that its containerized import volume jumped 7 percent last month compared to April 2018. It was the busiest April in the port’s 92-year history. The Port of Virginia® processed 245,933 TEUs in April, marking it the busiest April in the port’s history.
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The Port of San Diego has successfully completed an engineering lighting study to test and evaluate the potential use of color-changing LED lights to illuminate the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.
The Port of Savannah welcomed its first Seaboard Marine vessel. The new shipping line customer supports Savannah’s cold chain logistics system with one new service to Central America, and a second to Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the selection of Wei Chi to lead the Finance Division at the nation’s second-busiest seaport. The Port of Seattle announced that Bookda Gheisar will serve as the port’s first senior director for equity, diversity and inclusion and lead the port’s first ever Equity Department.
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Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Camden, New Jersey, South Jersey Port Corporation

Director of Communicaitons, Vancouver, Washington, Port of Vancouver USA 

Director of Finance, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi

Deputy Chief of Police - Operations & Emergency Management Group, San Pedro, California, Port of Los Angeles

Assistant Director, Security, Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

Inside Sales Representative, Vancouver, Washington; Port of Vancouver USA

Navigation Site Safety Health Officer, Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

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

Klein Marine Systems, Inc.