AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 12, 2019
AAPA has developing a new professional certificate program, in conjunction with Lamar University’s Center for Advancement in Port Management. The Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC) provides industry newcomers and junior-mid level port staff with fundamental knowledge of the port industry and introduces participants to AAPA and the greater port professional community.

If you are interested in learning more about the IRPC, please contact Andrew Cameron, acameron@aapa-ports.org.

The Port of Oakland has reported that containerized agricultural exports are rebounding despite an ongoing trade war. Farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 increased 12 percent over last year. The Port of Virginia processed nearly 261,000 TEUs making it the busiest May in the port’s history. The month’s strong cargo volumes were a follow-up to the best April in the port’s history, when nearly 246,000 TEUs were processed.
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Harris County Commissioners Court appointed Wendolynn “Wendy” Montoya Cloonan to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. Norman Arikawa, trade development manager at the Port of Los Angeles, has been honored as the 2019 Outstanding Citizen Diplomat by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles. Port Tampa Bay’s Torrey Chambliss, manager of foreign trade zone and cargo business development and administrator for the Tampa Bay FTZ Project, was named vice chair of the Florida Trade & Logistics Institute of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority awarded 23 marine carriers and terminal operators with a Blue Circle Award for their voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions in the Port of Vancouver. Fourteen shipping lines, two cruise lines, four coastal marine operators and three terminal operators were the recipients of the 10th annual Blue Circle Awards. The awards recognize industry partners that excel in environmental stewardship and attain the highest level of participation in the port authority’s EcoAction Program and Energy Action Initiative.
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Environmental Permitting Specialist, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi

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Business Development Director, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; PhilaPort

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Camden, New Jersey; South Jersey Port Corporation

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

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