AAPA Seaports Advisory
January 30, 2020
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AAPA’s Shifting Trade seminar, underway in Tampa, Fla., roundly opened with remarks by host Port Tampa Bay President and CEO J. Paul Anderson, AAPA President and CEO Chris Connor, keynote speaker Kim Reed, President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and other key industry leaders.
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Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Baltimore City resident and former state transportation official Edward F. McDonald to serve on the Maryland Port Commission which sets policies for the Port of Baltimore. The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Palm Beach elected new officers. Wayne M. Richards was elected chairman, Joseph D. Anderson was elected vice chairman and Blair J. Ciklin, who has served on the board for more than 40 years, was elected secretary/treasurer. Avin Sharma, Port of Los Angeles director of labor relations and workforce development, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board by Governor Gavin Newsom. The Montréal Port Authority (MPA) announced that Sylvie Vachon will retire in 2020 after 30 years of service, including 11 years as president and CEO of the MPA.
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The Port of Los Angeles has officially broken ground on the $33 million LA Waterfront town square and promenade. The leading cargo container facility at the Port of Montréal has signed a contract for four Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes to handle increased container traffic for Cast Container Terminal. Governor Ralph Northam announced an agreement between the Port of Virginia and Ørsted to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for offshore wind staging materials and equipment. North Carolina Ports announced a new air draft over the Cape Fear River will make it easier for ultra-large container vessels to reach the Port of Wilmington.
Container activity at Port Houston surged in 2019, logging a hefty 11% increase and setting a record. This marks the eighteenth consecutive year of container growth at the largest container port on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Port of Los Angeles moved near-record cargo in 2019 with a total of 9,337,632 TEUs, just short of the second-best year in its 113-year history. Port Executive Director Gene Seroka announced the milestone at the annual State of the Port event. Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reported the Port of Savannah moved 4.6 million TEUs in calendar year 2019, an increase of nearly 250,000 TEUs (5.6%) compared to the previous year.
The Port of Anacortes Marine Terminal is a deep water port located between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia that services break bulk cargo, high and heavy projects and moorage services. The Marine Terminal consists of three centrally located piers with direct access to an established heavy haul route to the state highway system. With dock and upland laydown areas, the Marine Terminal is fully capable of being a valuable solution provider to meet your needs.
Located on the Magdalena River on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the Port of Barranquilla is a 94-hectare, multipurpose facility that handles containers, reefers, general cargo, bulk cargo and coke from both river barges and ocean-going vessels. The port’s docks consist of 1.358 linear meters of water and eight berthing positions on the Magdalena, as well as 500 additional meters of berths for boats and barges in an interior harbor basin. The port also has three straddle carriers, one empty reach stacker, 12 full reach stackers, 25 tractor trucks, two giant lift trucks, 19 medium lift trucks, 27 small lift trucks, three electric lift trucks, 14 front loaders, four excavators (with one having an accessory for handling logs), nine active truck scales, four cranes and one barge loader.
An on-terminal U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office has opened at the Port of Wilmington. North Carolina Ports leaders welcomed CBP officials during an opening celebration of the office which will support the agency’s efforts in the security of cargo movements through the Wilmington terminal.
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Executive Director, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), Hanover, Maryland; Maryland Department of Transportation

Director, Engineering Services, Kingston, Jamaica; Kingston Wharves Limited

GIA/ Environmental Specialist, Cleveland, Ohio; Port of Cleveland

Director of Environmental Planning, Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

Senior Accountant, Cleveland, Ohio; Port of Cleveland

Mid to Senior Level Structural and Civil Engineers – Marine, Port, and Federal Infrastructure, Everett, Washington; Reid Middleton

Director of Business Development, Riviera Beach, Florida; Port of Palm Beach

Deputy Port Attorney IV, Oakland, California; Port of Oakland
Industrial Development Manager (Project Manager), Cincinnati, Ohio; The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Maritime Academy
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