AAPA Seaports Advisory
November 20, 2019
AAPA corporate members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration as AAPA's 2020 Port Person(s) of the Year. This prestigious award is given to an individual/s whose outstanding work has made a significant contribution to public ports and/or maritime commerce either internationally or within a particular country or region. Typically, nominees are not members of the public port community itself, but friends, allies and ambassadors of ports.

The formal criteria for eligibility, judging and submission can be found on the AAPA website. Please review the judging criteria and send at least one paragraph that describes why your nominee should receive the Port Person of the Year Award to Mary Beth Long, Vice President of External Affairs, at mlong@aapa-ports.org no later than Friday, December 13, 2019. Selection of those receiving the honor for 2020 will be made by the AAPA Executive Committee at its winter meeting in January.
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in AAPA’s 2020 Shifting Trade Seminar. This popular event brings together key port industry leaders, shippers, economists, beneficial cargo owners, real estate developers and more to give their insights on constantly shifting trade patterns and the resulting impact on seaports and the supply chain. Stay ahead of the curve by reserving your space at aapa-ports.org/training.
Officials for Port Everglades traveled to China to inspect three custom-designed Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes under production. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) received two new rubber-tired gantries (RTGs), increasing the number of RTGs at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal to 16. The Port of Virginia announced that Scoular’s new, high-speed grain elevator at Richmond Marine Terminal has opened and will expand access to world markets for Virginia farmers and drive grain exports through the growing marine terminal.
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The Port of Nanaimo, in partnership with the Nanaimo WorkBC Centre, coordinated the 2nd Annual Port Connect event designed to link students and people of all ages with contacts in the marine industry for possible employment. Over 240 individuals participated, up from 200 a year ago.
The Port of Alaska has garnered a $25 million grant from the federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program, to build the third and final phase of an upgrade to its petroleum products and cement handling facilities. The Port of Beaumont received an $18 million BUILD grant for three significant infrastructure projects. The Port of Everett was awarded a $15.5 million grant to make improvements to 58 acres of land on Everett’s waterfront. The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) received $20 million in federal grant funds for the reconstruction of more than 100 acres of existing terminal pavement at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Green Marine welcomed Clipper Vacations as the newest participating member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.
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Port Everglades and the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an alliance of cooperation aimed at facilitating international trade and generating new business by promoting the water trade routes between the two countries. The Port of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) have entered into a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on sustainability and environmental issues. 
Maintenance Manager, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port Corpus Christi

Project Engineer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; PhilaPort

Port and Maritime Project Manager, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; PhilaPort

Safety Manager, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port Corpus Christi

Director, Port Construction Services, Seattle, Washington; Port of Seattle

Manager of Utilities Administration, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

Maritime Attorney, Seattle, Washington; Confidential Employeer
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