AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 4, 2020
 
   
Come to the Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., March 17-19, to connect with your fellow maritime industry leaders, learn how to help tackle the challenges ports face in a rapidly changing landscape from a full slate of subject matter expert speakers, and experience the city’s famous cherry blossom trees in bloom. While you’re there, register on site for the Annual Convention in Québec, Sept. 13-16, to receive a $100 registration discount and a chance to win a $250 VISA gift card!
 
Sign up today to ensure your spot at the Spring Conference.
 
 
   
The 2020 Finance Seminar, a program developed by the AAPA Port Finance Committee in partnership with SAP Concur, is an outstanding educational opportunity for port industry professionals to learn more about the complex issues and new approaches in port financing. Join us in Seattle, WA, April 15-16, to hear from speakers recognized in their area of expertise including Jock O’Connell, International Trade Advisor and Senior Economic Consultant, Beacon Economics; Adam Aranda, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley and Mary Francoeur, Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC.
 
Register today for the Finance Seminar and secure your hotel room.
 
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
 
   
Ports can now apply for federal funding through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has $225 million in discretionary grant funding available to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a U.S. port. Projects will be evaluated using criteria which includes effect on the movement of goods, leverage of federal funding, net benefits, project readiness, and domestic preference. 
 
The deadline to submit an application for the Port Infrastructure Development Program is 8:00 p.m. EDT May 18. To provide technical assistance, USDOT will host a series of webinars during the PIDP grant application process.
 
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The Port of Halifax is seeking to develop a space that puts people first and showcases the best that Halifax has offer—from food and music to local vendors and hospitality. Its objective is to build a community hub and a vibrant marketplace for more than 1.3 million visitors each year. The Port of Los Angeles is seeking a public-private partnership to reimagine and redevelop the historic Municipal Warehouse No. 1 as a commercial and visitor-serving facility. The port’s Waterfront Commercial Development Group has issued a prospectus to provide an overview of the redevelopment opportunity and additional information regarding the upcoming Request for Proposals process.
 
The year 2019 will be remembered as one of growth at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Following a successful 2018, where the port crossed the 7 million TEUs mark for the first time, 2019 broke that record to end the year with a total of 7,471,131 TEUs (4,238,107 lifts), a 4.1 percent increase. The Port of Redwood City released its mid-year tonnage numbers and revenue, announcing 1.24 million metric tons of cargo generating $4.7 million of revenue for the six-month period ending December 31, 2019.
 
 
   
The Port of Los Angeles will award up to $1 million in non-taxpayer-funded community grants to support nonprofit organizations that benefit the Los Angeles Harbor community through its annual Community Investment Grant Program. The Port of San Diego invites the public to enjoy a free arts and community engagement event on March 29. The event, Picnic in the Park, will feature performances by Fern Street Circus, choral group SACRA/PROFANA, interactive workshops, photo booths, free refreshments and giveaways. The Port of Vancouver USA has announced the recipients of the port’s inaugural Community Fund aimed at helping projects that meet the port’s mission of economic development, workforce training and tourism.
 
 
   
Phillips 66, Trafigura Group Pte Ltd and Port Corpus Christi announced that they will partner to build an offshore deepwater mooring facility approximately 21 miles offshore from the Port of Corpus Christi to allow for the safe and environmentally responsible loading of crude tankers. After more than two decades at the Port of Long Beach, the launch platform Odyssey, a floating spaceport built for launching commercial communications satellites from the ocean, is poised to sail to its new home on the eastern seaboard of Russia.
 
 
   
At its annual conference and expo, South Shore Clean Cities (SSCC) presented the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award for showing extraordinary leadership in making strides to the sustainable transportation and/or energy sectors. The Harbor Commissions from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach will convene a special joint meeting March 9 to consider a resolution to approve a proposed Clean Truck Fund Rate.
 
 
   
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has voted to appoint Mr. William R. Trezza to his first four-year term and Dr. Elizabeth Blanchard to an additional two-year term on the Port of Stockton Board of Commissioners.
 
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Engineering Project Manager, Philadelphia, PA; PhilaPort

Commercial Strategy Manager, Portland, Oregon; Port of Portland

Director of Communications, Oakland, CA; Port of Oakland

Assistant Director of Program Management, Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

Director of Communications, Vancouver, Washington; Port of Vancouver USA

Director of Operations, Redwood City, California; Port of Redwood City

Director of Operations, Broward County, Florida; Port Everglades

Executive Director, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), Hanover, Maryland; Port of Baltimore
 
 

 

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