The AAPA Annual Convention took place October 13-16 with a much-anticipated return to Norfolk, Virginia. The Port of Virginia and AAPA would like to thank the many attendees, including fellow port colleagues, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, for another spectacular conference. This year’s convention included technical and policy committee meetings, a “Revolutionary Challenge” in the exhibit hall, and business sessions and social events that enabled port professionals and stakeholders to share information on key issues facing ports and expand business contacts.
Chris Connor, AAPA’s new president and CEO took over the helm of the organization, and Kurt Nagle, long-time president and CEO, officially retired after serving nearly 35 years. Kurt was honored for his dedicated service to the port industry and was presented with AAPA’s Distinguished Service Award by outgoing AAPA Chairman of the Board Will Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority. Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director Gary Nelson officially began his role as AAPA’s Chairman and was handed the gavel by past chairman Friedman. Kurt Nagle presented Will with a token of appreciation and gratitude to commemorate his dedication to AAPA and the port industry. The entire slate of 2019-20 delegation officers and board of directors
were also installed during a membership meeting at AAPA's 108th Annual Convention.
Planning is already underway for the 109th Annual Convention, so get your passports ready to join us in Québec, September 13-16, 2020! Stay tuned for further details.
Donations shipped from the Port of Palm Beach
to Green Turtle Cay in the past month included at least three voyages and nearly three million pounds of donated items
. This support effort following Hurricane Dorian’s destruction in The Bahamas has been made possible by port tenants Gulfstream Line and Heavy Lift Services Inc. in partnership with the Green Turtle Cay Foundation.
The Port of Corpus Christi
recently set three new tonnage records
, including the highest volume in a single month. The Port of Long Beach
reported its busiest September on record
, moving nearly 707,000 TEUs, which is an increase of 0.8% from September 2018. The Port of Los Angeles
moved 779,903 TEUs in September
, a 2.7% decrease compared to 2018’s record-breaking September. Port Manatee
has again broken multiple fiscal year cargo records
, including topping 10 million tons of total annual throughput for the first time in its 50-year history and enjoying a year-over-year increase of nearly 50% in containerized cargo activity. Port of Oakland
loaded container volume had strong growth from January through September
, experiencing a 3.1% increase compared to the same period in 2018. The Port of Virginia
processed more than 241,416 TEUs in September, an increase of more than 9% compared to September 2018, putting the port’s cargo volume growth for the first quarter
of FY 2020 at more than 4%.
Director of Channel & DMPA Development
, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi AuthorityProject Manager (Civil Engineer)
, Vancouver, Washington; Port of Vancouver USA Executive Director
, Port Townsend, Washington; Port of Port TownsendDirector of External Affairs
, Longview, Washington; Port of LongviewDeputy Director of Acquisition Programs
, Washington, D.C.; U.S. Coast GuardMaritime Attorney
, Seattle, Washington; Confidential Employee