AAPA Seaports Advisory
November 27, 2019
Examine challenges to free trade policy and gain critical insight on impacts to seaports and the supply chain from industry leaders, shippers and economists. Reserve your space today to attend AAPA’s 2020 Shifting Trade Seminar, January 29-30, 2020, in Tampa, FL: aapa-ports.org/training.
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
For the sixth consecutive year, Port Everglades container throughput exceeded one-million TEUs for a total of 1.05 million TEUs, according to a preliminary year-end fiscal year 2019 report. The number of cruise passengers grew by one percent to 3.89 million and petroleum volumes increased by 2 percent to 125.9 million barrels. The Port of New York and New Jersey set a record in October 2019, handling 666,381 TEUs, a 1.2 percent increase over the previous October record of 658,708 TEUs set in 2018. The October 2019 numbers also represent the third largest cargo volume handled in any month in the history of the port.
The Port of Brownsville is one step closer to welcoming three new LNG projects with an investment totaling $38.75 billion after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved their proposals during its monthly commission meeting. Hear an update on the Port of Long Beach’s $1 billion capital improvement program for rail during a community meeting Wednesday, December 4, at the Long Beach Multi-Service Center. Work is slated to begin soon on three separate projects at the Port of Prince Rupert, B.C., that are aimed at enhancing and making the northern gateway more efficient. Around the Port of Tacoma, a three-member National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) crew collected data for charting 1.5 square nautical miles of the waterways approaching the Port of Tacoma and the Tyee Marina.
Maintenance dredging at the Port of Palm Beach is underway to deepen the inner and outer harbor channel. The sand pumped from the hopper dredge Atchafalaya will benefit a neighboring community’s eroding beach.
The Port of Longview’s Chief Executive Officer Norm Krehbiel announced his plans to retire from the Port at the end of February 2020, after nearly 30 years with the organization. The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has announced that experienced foreign trade zone expert Deborah Lofberg has joined the Commercial team as Manager of Foreign Trade Zone.
DHI Water & Environment
Naylor Association Solutions
Beginning Thanksgiving week, the Port of San Diego will be getting into the holiday spirit by making its Broadway Pier on the North Embarcadero a festive and welcoming location for residents and visitors. In addition, the Port of San Diego invites the public to enjoy a free community open house at the Aquatic Center in the Port’s Pepper Park Wednesday, December 11.
As the cruise industry grows at the Port of Galveston, so does its local and state economic impact. According to a national report, Galveston’s cruise business grew by 13 percent in 2018, resulting in $1.5 billion in cruise industry direct expenditures and 26,241 jobs with total wages of $1.75 billion in Texas. The Port of Virginia continues to be an expanding and significant economic force in the Commonwealth’s economy, says study conducted by The College of William & Mary that focuses on the overall value of the port to the Virginia economy during fiscal year 2018.
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder returns to the Port of Galvestonfourth busiest cruise port in North America – for winter season sailings. Port Tampa Bay welcomed more than one million cruise ship passengers for the fiscal year 2019. This is the second time in a row that the Port topped one million passengers, since it first celebrated the milestone in 2018. 
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded more than $4.3 million in Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program funding for six projects to add local greenspace and enhance parks. The $46.4 million program, the largest voluntary effort of its kind by any seaport in the nation, is designed to ameliorate the environmental impacts of goods movement. 
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SSA Marine, Inc. partners to move commerce with efficiency, flexibility, and integrity. With operations across five continents and a vast network of interconnected transportation solutions, SSA Marine opens new opportunities that accelerate the growth and pace of global business. Improving the customer experience is at the heart of everything it does, making purposeful investments in people, facilities and technical innovations that deliver the greatest customer value.
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
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