AAPA Seaports Advisory
December 11, 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
Get ahead of the holiday rush and reserve your spot today at AAPA’s Shifting Trade Seminar, January 29-30, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The speaker lineup will be released soon and includes solution provider experts, economists and warehousers, among others, who will provide their insights on shifting trade patterns and the resulting impact on infrastructure needs, as well as the political challenges facing free trade policies. Register now at aapa-ports.org/training. For sponsorship and exhibitor information, contact Ed O’Connell at eoconnell@aapa-ports.org.
James J. White, who has led the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore during a period of record revenue, cargo and job growth as executive director of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Port Administration, has announced his resignation effective December 31. The Port of San Diego has announced the passing of former Harbor Police Chief David A. Hall after a months-long battle with cancer.
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The Maryland Port Authority has secured the last $103 million needed to move ahead with the $466 million Howard Street Tunnel rehabilitation project that will enable double-stack intermodal rail access to Baltimore, a critical piece to extend its freight rail service across the nation. Canada Infrastructure Bank announced it is committing up to $300 million in financing to the Port of Montreal’s project to build a new container terminal in Contrecoeur.
Port Manatee’s facility security officer training program – the only such approved course offered by a U.S. seaport – has earned new certification from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Port Everglades and the Dominican Republic Port Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding as part of a joint Sister Seaports agreement.
Port Everglades welcomed Princess  Cruises’ newest ship, Sky Princess, at a Plaque and Key Exchange ceremony held on board in advance of her official naming ceremony.
Cargo volume dropped 3.5% last month at the Port of Long Beach as restrictive tariffs continued to drag on the national supply chain. The Port of Los Angeles moved 728,918 TEUs in November, a 12.4% decrease compared to last year. Total volumes have increased .4% compared to 2018, which was the busiest year on record. Port of Oakland export cargo volume increased 5.8% last month compared to November 2018. The Port of Savannah moved 363,000 TEUs in November, a 5.4% increase over the same month last year, or an additional 18,460 TEUs. The Port of Virginia’s calendar-year-to-date growth is nearly 4% ahead of the same period last year, an increase of more than 98,000 TEUs.
The Port of Redwood City joined dozens of other government leaders in Oakland, Calif., for a conference aimed at curbing higher sea levels, storm surges and flooding. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will host a public workshop to present a proposed rate structure that would help to accelerate the conversion of the San Pedro Bay truck fleet to cleaner, less-polluting models.
Green Marine
Deputy Port Attorney IV, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland

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
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