AAPA Seaports Advisory
September 19, 2019
Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your visibility and show your company’s strong commitment to the port industry. To become a sponsor of the AAPA 2019 Annual Convention in Norfolk, Virginia, contact Ed O’Connell (eoconnell@aapa-ports.org). The Port of Virginia has planned a first-rate event, a stellar business program and plenty of opportunities to network with industry colleagues.

Join us to wish farewell to AAPA’s President, Kurt Nagle, and welcome new CEO, Chris Connor, who will be taking over the helm of the organization on October 16. He will be available throughout the program to get to know our industry colleagues and learn about the critical issues facing the industry. Register today!
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The Engineers in Action (EIA) Bridge Program, a nonprofit that works with isolated communities to build footbridges over impassible rivers, is seeking new partners to help procure used steel cable for the pedestrian bridges. Steel cable is the most important material for the bridge projects, but it is exceedingly expensive for a nonprofit to purchase new, and it is very difficult to procure from the developing countries. Used cable works just as well; however, EIA’s historical providers are no longer able to meet its needs. For more information on how to donate, contact Todd Wang at Todd.Wang@jacobs.com.
Miami-Dade County and MSC Group, in collaboration with PortMiami and other maritime partners, are assisting the people of The Bahamas with humanitarian aid, including a shipment of over 200 gas generators, tarps, cords, water, canopies and gas cans, among other items of necessity for the victims of Hurricane Dorian.
The Port of Corpus Christi has announced that Eagle Ford Terminals Corpus Christi LLC, a joint venture between Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners L.P., received its first vessel at its new dock on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The Georgia Ports Authority has developed a plan to double capacity at Garden City Terminal to 11 million TEUs per year. In FY 2019, port-related industries announced $5 billion in new investment and 12,000 new jobs coming to Georgia.
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The Port of Los Angeles has released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Berths 97-109 (China Shipping) Container Terminal Project. The Los Angeles Harbor Commission will consider certification of the Final SEIR at a special meeting on October 8. A public meeting will be held at the Port of Long Beach Administration Building to present the progress of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan 2017 Update on Thursday, October 3.
The Port of Redwood City will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of PortFest. It welcomes the community to learn about the maritime heritage of the Port, the industrial working waterfront, as well as recreational activities on San Francisco Bay. The day will also include live music, children’s activities, food trucks and booths, and more.
Cruise season has officially begun at the Port of San Diego, which will feature long-term partners Holland America Line and Disney Cruise Line, as well as the return of Carnival Cruise Line and a few other offerings.
The Port of San Diego has announced Port Auditor Bob Monson is retiring after 27 years with the public agency that manages San Diego Bay and 34 miles of its beautiful, natural waterfront for the people of California. Mr. Monson's retirement will begin at the end of 2019. He looks forward to spending time with his wife, travelling and being on the water on a kayak or paddle board.  
The Port of Long Beach had the fifth-busiest August in its 108-year history, handling a total of 663,992 TEUs, 2.3 percent less than a year ago. Imports declined 5.9 percent to 322,780 TEUs, exports rose 4.5 percent to 124,975 TEUs and empty containers sent overseas for use in the global supply chain decreased 0.3 percent to 216,238 TEUs. Peak season has begun at the Port of Oakland with growth in containerized cargo volume. The Port reported that import loads increased 3.1 percent last month compared to August 2018. Exports rose 1 percent, and empty container shipments declined 14 percent. The Port of Virginia reported being on pace for another record-setting calendar year. Cargo volumes through August are up nearly 95,000 TEUs, an increase of 5 percent when compared with the same period last year.
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Manager of Business Development & International Marketing, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Executive Director, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Executive Director, West Coast, United States; Association of Pacific Ports

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

Port Director, Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Port Authority

Manager - Programs & Operations, Redwood City, California; Port of Redwood City

Port/Marine Engineer, Riviera Beach, Florida; Port of Palm Beach

Docks Professional Facilities Engineer - Civil Option, Mobile, Alabama; Alabama State Port Authority

Maritime Attorney, Seattle, Washington; Confidential Employer
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