AAPA Seaports Advisory
December 4, 2019
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University

The 28th edition of the AAPA Latin American Congress of Ports continued to strengthen its status as the largest event in the Latin American port sector by gathering more than 450 delegates from 35 countries this past November 19-21 in Miami, Florida. Organized in partnership with PortMiami, the National Administration of Ports of Uruguay (ANP), the Port of Cartagena, Colombia, and the Port of Rosario (ENAPRO), this year’s Congress included a technical tour of PortMiami, two days of academic panels, the signing of two MOUs, an exhibition of leading port solution providers from around the world and an intense social agenda that culminated with a closing gala aboard the Grand Floridian yacht.

Welding Works International, Inc. has been named the Port of Brownsville 2019 Chairman’s Award honoree in recognition of the company’s 20-plus years of setting a high standard in safety training and providing ongoing contributions to the well-being of the Rio Grande Valley community. Massport kicked off an advertising campaign aimed at educating the public about the safe use of drones. The 48th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, presented by the Port of San Diego, is set to dazzle and delight waterfront visitors this holiday season. The Port of St. John’s announced a new safety initiative with St. John’s Regional Fire Department to address potential risks and impacts associated with shipboard fires for members of the department, the vessel(s) themselves and surrounding properties.
Port Houston Commission Chairman Ric Campo delivered the 2019 State of the Port Address to the Greater Houston Partnership and reported a record-setting year and also stressed the urgency to widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel. The Port of Virginia’s journey to becoming the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast is underway as dredges took to the water to begin digging, nearly two-and-a-half years ahead of schedule.
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The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to exceed 4.6 million TEUs for the first time in a calendar year. That level of trade would be a 14% increase over volumes moved through Savannah just three years ago, or an additional 550,000 TEUs.
The Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in partnership with Ports America launched new technology to enhance efficiencies for cargo handled at its terminals and is part of a $142 million investment in equipment and infrastructure initiatives to keep competitive in the region. JAXPORT and SSA Marine broke ground on the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The project is a public-private partnership with support from the federal government, the state of Florida and the city of Jacksonville, as well as private partner SSA Marine.
A year after the 7.1 Anchorage earthquake, the Port of Alaska discussed the earthquake and efforts to minimize damage in the event of another quake.
North Carolina Ports is announcing the retirement of Chief Commercial Officer Greg Fennell. Fennell has led NC Ports’ business development since being appointed to the leadership position in January 2015. He will continue to serve as the CCO until January 2020. Port of San Diego Real Estate Department Manager Penny Maus has been named one of the San Diego Business Journal’s Women of the Year. Penny was selected as one of 15 honorees among nearly 100 finalists.
Dredged sediment from the Port of Baltimore harbor and a $500,000 Maryland Port Administration grant will help restore a recreational park and shoreline. The Port of Montreal is proud to support a project to protect Purple Martins, the largest North American swallow, whose population in Quebec fell 90% between 1970 and 2014.
It is another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax. In 2019, Halifax received 324,828 guests on 179 vessel calls. This is a 2.2% increase in the number of cruise guests over 2018. The number of cruise vessels calling Halifax is down year-over-year which indicates the Port of Halifax is receiving larger cruise ships. 
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Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Camden, New Jersey; South Jersey Port Corporation

Chief Engineer, Camden, New Jersey; South Jersey Port Corporation

Assistant Executive Director/Director, Business Development, Camden, New Jersey; South Jersey Port Corporation

Assistant Vice President of Safety and Security, Jacksonville, Florida; Jacksonville Transportation Authority

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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