AAPA Seaports Advisory
July 17, 2019
On Monday, July 8, 2019, Chris Connor, AAPA’s incoming CEO, came to headquarters to meet the staff and familiarize himself with the Association. During that time, a short interview with Chris was filmed so that the membership could also get to know him a little better. He will be joining us officially on September 23, 2019, prior to the AAPA Annual Convention in Norfolk. Join us in welcoming Chris!
The Port of Long Beach has announced the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project – a new bridge under construction – is scheduled to open early on Saturday, July 20, enabling trucks and other vehicles to make a safe and free-flowing U-turn at the west end of the project. The Northwest Seaport Alliance broke ground at Terminal 5, taking the first concrete steps in making the facility ‘big ship ready.’ Modernization of Terminal 5 will allow for vessel sizes up to 18,000 TEU. Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved the final permit associated with one of the most anticipated industrial developments in the port’s history. They voted last week to approve a vertical permit – industrial vernacular for a building construction permit – at a long-awaited Seaport Logistics Complex
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The Port of Oakland reported that containerized export volume increased 4.2 percent in June 2019 compared to June 2018 totals. The port said it handled the equivalent of 74,901 TEUs of loaded export containers last month – compared to 71,894 in June 2018. The Port of Redwood City announced record-breaking fiscal year results for the second consecutive year including cargo tonnage of 2.65M metric tons for the period ending June 30, 2019. These historic results are an increase of 14.7% above the prior milestone year in FY 2017-18.
The Port of Los Angeles has recognized 28 shipping lines for their participation in the Vessel Speed Reduction Program (VSRP), an air quality and annual incentive program for vessel operators who reduce their speed as they approach or depart America’s Port®. The program is an example of the many collaborative efforts between the port and its stakeholders on environmental initiatives.
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The Port of Coos Bay is pleased to welcome Jake Jacobs to serve as the new director of infrastructure support services. This position is new to the port and will entail oversight of procurement processes, contract management, grant management and overseeing the Project Management Department. The Port of Oakland has announced that Cestra “Ces” Butner will serve a third term as president of the Board of Port Commissioners. Port Attorney Danny Wan was named acting executive director until a  successor to Executive Director Chris Lytle, who will retire July 19, is formally selected.
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FENOP coordinates, defends and represents the interests and economic activities of Brazilian port operators that take part in port operations in any form or modality.

Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions and governments across the spectrum of their business and legal issues globally and locally. A team of over 2,800 lawyers, operating out of more than 45 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States, enables them to act on the largest and most complex transactions and cases around the world, with an exceptional regulatory practice and world-leading IP and commercial law capabilities.

SME Solutions Group provides consulting, project management and strategic development support to large organizations across the country. SME drives business performance by bridging the gap between strategy and execution through personalized business analytics, business intelligence development, project management, training services and process improvement. 
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Director of Governmental & Public Affairs, Philladelphia, Pennsylvania; PHILAPORT
Executive Director, Olympia, Washington; Washington Public Ports Assocation

Port Director
, North Kingstown, Rhode Island; Port of Davisville

Manager of Air Quality Practices
, Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

Manager - Midcontinent Office, St. Louis, Missouri; The American Waterways Operators

Design Engineer, Savannah, Georgia; Georgia Ports Authority
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