AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 25, 2019
The Port of Everett Commission unanimously authorized Port CEO Lisa Lefeber to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation for the acquisition of 58 acres of the former mill site for maritime development and 19 acres of tidelands north of the boat launch for river management and public access. The California Coastal Commission has given the Port of San Diego the green light to temporarily install LED lights on four of the bridge’s mid-span piers for information gathering and as part of development of a project description to start environmental review.
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
The Port of Everett released its Draft Strategic Plan for public comment and encourages the community to attend the Strategic Plan Update Open House on Tuesday, October 29, to explore the future vision of the port. The Port of Long Beach is hosting public workshops to help determine the next round of priorities for the Community Grants Program, a landmark effort to lessen the effects of port operations on the surrounding area. Port of San Diego employees, tenants and friends will be sprucing up parks and shorelines along San Diego Bay in the second annual #ThatsMyBay Day of Service. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosted the 20th annual Port Fundraising Gala in partnership with Global Container Terminals, Fraser Surrey Docks, Western Stevedoring, and DP World Vancouver. Through this effort, the port community donated $210,000 to three local charities.
The Port of Baltimore will welcome back Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship in April 2021 after its current Baltimore-based ship, Grandeur of the Seas, is reassigned for other cruising opportunities.
More relief supplies shipped from the Port of Palm Beach are headed to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas. Another 26 pallets of donated supplies were collected by a volunteer group, Palm Beach County Cares, which was co-founded by Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron.
Florida's 15 seaports are leading the nation in resiliency for sea level rise and natural disasters, according to a new study released by the Florida Ports Council. The report also provides recommendations for all ports across the state to be prepared for future environmental changes and disruptive events. 
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Port Houston is set to begin to purchase renewable electricity port-wide, a move that would make it the first port in the United States to administer such a program. The Port of Palm Beach joined the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative. SEFCRI’s mission is to develop an effective strategy to preserve and protect southeast Florida’s coral reefs.
The Port of Long Beach released its fiscal year 2020 spending plan, which allocates $677 million to deliver environmentally sustainable growth and operational excellence. The Harbor Department FY 2020 budget is available online.
Port Manatee senior communications manager, Virginia Zimmermann, is the recipient of The International Propeller Club of the United States’ International Member of the Year award. Zimmermann was selected from among more than 6,000 members throughout the world. The Port of Virginia Board of Commissioners lost an important member of its team with the passing of Commissioner Alan A. Diamonstein. He was chairman of the port’s growth and operations committee and was instrumental in the oversight of the $750 million expansion of the port’s two primary container terminals. 
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North Carolina Ports has announced a new partnership with Versiant, a leading international provider of managed, professional, software and support services for enterprise IT infrastructure, to help enhance overall connectivity and operational efficiency.
Director of Channel & DMPA Development, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port Corpus Christi

Project Manager (Civil Engineer), Vancouver, Washington; Port of Vancouver USA

Maritime Attorney, Seattle, Washington; Confidential Employee
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