AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 2, 2019
Join us at the AAPA Annual Convention in Norfolk, Virginia, October 13-16 to 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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to welcome Chris and actively participate in the 108th Annual AAPA Convention.
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Port directors and senior port staff from across the country converged in Washington, D.C., for the annual AAPA Fall Fly-In – an event held by AAPA to advance the causes of ports and have their voice heard by key policymakers on Capitol Hill. AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle noted that he was “particularly pleased” with the reception policymakers and their staff gave the AAPA delegation, saying, “AAPA has worked hard to advance the interests of its member ports on Capitol Hill, and delegations like this help amplify AAPA’s messages about what federal officials can do to ensure our nation’s ports are successful.”

In a Martin Associates report earlier this year, U.S. port activities are cited with supporting nearly 31 million American jobs, contributing $5.4 trillion to the domestic economy (representing more than one-quarter of U.S. GDP), and generating $378 billion in federal, state and local taxes.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch thanked the U.S. Coast Guard, Brunswick Bar Pilots and port workers for their efforts in the crew rescue, ongoing vessel salvage and reopening of the Port of Brunswick after the car carrying ship Golden Ray capsized. The Port of Virginia is this year’s winner of the Port Management and Infrastructure award at the Lloyd’s List 2019 Americas Awards, a prestigious annual competition held by one of the maritime industry’s most respected sources of maritime data and information.
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The Port of Beaumont reported a record year in revenue and cargo volume. More than 6.5 million tons of cargo passed through the facility’s eight terminals and operating revenues exceeded $24 million. Operating income at the Port of Oakland increased 4.1% in Fiscal Year 2019. The port reported operating income of $66 million for the year on operating revenue of $397 million. 
The Port of Los Angeles has announced a development opportunity for an Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal at Berths 46 and 50, with plans to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) later this fall.
The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners selected new officers with the election of Tara C. Hernandez as Chair, Darryl D. Berger as Vice Chairman and William H. Langenstein, III, as Secretary-Treasurer during its monthly Board meeting.
The Port of Hueneme Oxnard Harbor District welcomed over 12,000 people at the port for the 8th Annual Banana Festival. Members of the Port of Nanaimo planned an unexpected celebration for a young seafarer, after learning his birthday was at sea and away from his family. Nearly 1,000 people attended the Port of Trois-Rivières' open house and braved the rainy weather to participate in activities that included boarding a research vessel from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
A contract has been approved by the Port of Houston Authority Port Commission for new ship-to-shore cranes and ship channel expansion work. The Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Sun Communities, Inc. held a groundbreaking celebration for the first two major projects on the Chula Vista Bayfront – the Costa Vista RV Resort and the Sweetwater Bicycle Path and Promenade.
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Executive Director, Port Townsend, Washington; Port of Port Townsend

Asst. Director Business Solutions, New York, New York; The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Director of External Affairs, Longview, Washington; Port of Longview

Asst. Director Business and Commercial Development, New York, New York; The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Asst. Director, Facility Management, New York, New York; The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Manager of Business Development & International Marketing, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Deputy Director of Acquisition Programs, Washington, D.C.; U.S. Coast Guard

Maritime Attorney, Seattle, Washington; Confidential Employer
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