AAPA Seaports Advisory
September 25, 2019
Join us in wishing farewell to AAPA’s President, Kurt Nagle, as we honor and celebrate him at the 108th AAPA Annual Convention and Expo in Norfolk, Virginia, October 13-16. The Port of Virginia has planned a wonderful event, a stellar business program and plenty of opportunities to network with industry colleagues.
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In the next issue of Seaports, we will be featuring stories about how ports show they care about their own. If your port falls into that category and offers incentives, programs or group events that inspire camaraderie and go beyond a paycheck, let us know! Some examples would be: health and wellness activities, financial support, continuing education, group events in the community (e.g. benefit events, 5Ks, fundraisers, etc.).
If you have an idea, contact Pam Maher (pmaher@aapa-ports.org) or Shani Calvo (shani@naylor.com) no later than October 1. We are looking forward to sharing your stories that illustrate some of the ways ports show they care!
The Northwest Seaport Alliance and other West Coast ports have joined together to voice concerns over the escalating trade conflict between China and the United States in a letter to President Trump.
The Port of Oakland is holding a climate change study kick-off with the new Float Lab at the port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and the annual CA Coastal Cleanup. The Port of Sept-Îles has reported the very first edition of Maritime Employment Week, a new initiative to promote jobs available in the Québec maritime industry. The Port of Trois-Rivières will hold an open house for the public. In addition to a bus tour of the port facilities, a Québec-Gatineau Railways locomotive will be accessible, and activities will extend to the Port Park.
The Port of Coos Bay has announced the release of its Annual Report 18/19 that provides detailed information regarding the port’s operations and accomplishments. Port Manatee and longtime stevedoring tenant Kinder Morgan Port Manatee Terminal LLC have extended their lease agreement through August 2023, with options to continue cargo operations at a 5-acre waterfront site for as many as 18 additional years.
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The state-owned public marine terminals of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore have set another record for cargo, handling 98,529 containers in July to establish a new monthly benchmark. The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its busiest month ever for containerized trade in August, handling 437,750 TEUs. GPA reported August volumes grew by 62,000 TEUs, or 16.5%, compared to the same month last year. The Port of Oakland has reported its refrigerated export volume has grown 20% in the past year. The Port of Vancouver USA supported more than 24,000 jobs in the region in 2018, an increase of nearly 4,000 jobs since 2014, according to an independent analysis by Martin Associates. 
Port of Oakland retired Executive Director Chris Lytle received one of the shipping industry’s top honors. The Containerization and Intermodal Institute presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award for a 53-year maritime career. Port Saint John President and  CEO Jim Quinn has been elected chairman of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) for a two-year term. “Jim is a hat trick for ACPA”, says Wendy Zatylny, President of ACPA. “He has great depth of knowledge in the three areas that are most important to moving our agenda forward: the marine sector, government and association governance.”
The Port of Corpus Christi will receive ISO 14001 recertification, following an exemplary external audit of environmental performanceThe Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles have released a report on the current state of clean cargo-handling equipment technology as they begin working toward the Clean Air Action Plan’s 2030 goal of a zero-emissions fleet at the nation’s largest seaport complex. The Port of Los Angeles continues to make progress cutting emissions from ships, trains, trucks, harbor craft and cargo handling equipment since 2005, according to its 2018 Inventory of Air Emissions Report.
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Executive Director, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Executive Director, West Coast; Association of Pacific Ports

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

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

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