AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 30, 2019
NextDecade Corporation announced that it has signed two contracts with Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals for the engineering, procurement and construction of NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project at the Port of Brownsville. The Port of Prince Rupert and AltaGas Ltd. celebrated the grand opening of its Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has approved a permit application from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructur for the proposed Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project.
Pat Anderson and Dr. David Willard were sworn in as Port of Beaumont commissioners by Port Director Chris Fisher. Anderson will represent Ward 2, marking the start of his second term in office, and Willard will represent the community at-large, marking the start of his first term in office. The Port of Lake Charles has named staff veteran Nicholas “Nick” Pestello as director of engineering.
Nucor Skyline
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
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
Our industry faces increasing challenges in filling maritime jobs that require highly skilled or specialized technical training. The pool of candidates to fill jobs within the maritime industry and supply chain is diminishing and finding creative ways to develop the workforce has required ports to ramp up their efforts. From the development of elementary education initiatives, internships, apprenticeship programs and college level curriculum, ports are playing an ever-increasing role.
AAPA will co-host its first ever Workforce Development Summit in Long Beach, Calif.., June 25-27 in conjunction with the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach City College and TransPorts to tackle these issues.

AAPA is developing a new professional certificate program, in conjunction with Lamar University’s Center for Advancement in Port Management. The Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC) will provide industry newcomers and junior-mid level port staff with fundamental knowledge of the port industry and introduce participants to AAPA and the greater port professional community.
More information will be available in early June. If you are interested in learning more about the IRPC, please contact Andrew Cameron, acameron@aapa-ports.org
Green Marine
The Port of Seattle’s Maritime Environment and Sustainability has partnered with two Duwamish Valley organizations, DIRT Corps and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, to train local youth and adults as stewards of the port’s habitat sites. This is part of a landmark port contract to promote environmental equity, which will allow those who live nearest to the Duwamish River to gain the skills and expertise needed to restore this critical area of the watershed.
Director Airport Operations, Seattle, Washington; Port of Seattle

Business Development Director, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; PhilaPort

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
Naylor Association Solutions
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.