AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 28, 2020
Join AAPA and Woods Hole Group for a webinar on Prioritizing Coastal Resilience: Modeling Inundation Risk in a Changing Climate on Thursday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Numerous coastal communities and stakeholders have developed, or started to develop, Coastal Climate Adaptation Plans that integrate projected sea-level rise influences into their planning process. In many coastal areas, the adverse impacts of climate change and sea-level rise may be reduced by a careful response to the increased threat of normal tidal and storm-induced flood damage.

Presenter Kirk Bosma, P.E., senior coastal engineer and innovation director at Woods Hole Group, will focus on developing climate change adaptation plans based on results from a federal award-winning high-resolution dynamic, probabilistic model approach. Register Today
Don't Miss Tomorrow's and Next Week's Webinars
Friday, May 29 | 2:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. CT | 11:00 a.m. PT
This webinar with Anderson Kill builds upon the business interruption segment presented earlier this month. Insurance coverage for COVID-19 claims will be discussed, with a primary focus on best practices and strategies in preparing, presenting and pursuing a supportable insurance claim. Register Now

Port Call Digitalization – What it Is, How it Helps You and Why it Provides Financial Benefits
Wednesday, June 3 | 2:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. CT | 11 a.m. PT
Join ION's Graham Howe, business development director, operations optimization, to learn how port call digitalization can give you a business advantage in today’s competitive port sector. Attendees will be updated on the latest feedback from UK ports engaged in the process and hear testimonial from a port CEO who has recently taken action to move his port through the digitalization maturity framework. Register Now

To learn more about the AAPA Webinar Series or how to sponsor a webinar, contact Ed O’Connell.
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On May 22, National Maritime Day 2020, Brandy Christian, president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans appeared on WWL-TV, New Orleans’ CBS affiliate, and spoke about how the port has been operating during the COVID pandemic, the importance of taking the time to celebrate and salute the hard working women and men who have kept the global supply chain moving throughout the pandemic and Port NOLA’s vision for revitalization that creates jobs and economic growth. 
Port Manatee’s annual economic impact comes in at more than $3.9 billion, with the port directly and indirectly generating 27,156 jobs, according to a report released May 19 to the Manatee County Port Authority. The Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) Foreign Trade Zone No. 64, Florida’s largest FTZ by area, continues to grow as businesses adjust to supply chain changes during COVID-19. The FTZ’s expansion is due in large part to fast application turnaround times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Port of Jacksonville and the FTZ Board in Washington, D.C.
Georgia Ports Authority's Mason Mega Rail project, in the works for more than four years and designed to expand service to the Southeast and Midwestern U.S., has passed a major milestone. GPA has put into operation the first nine of 18 new working tracks, with its first two rail-mounted gantry cranes to be commissioned in June.
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Did you know the SEAPORTS Magazine website underwent a redesign recently? And, not only does the website contain all of your favorite magazine articles, they are now searchable! Check out the "key topic" and "featured stories" tabs for some easy-to-use search functions, and see the trending search topics in the "tag cloud." The site includes videos, social media posts, links to the enewsletter Advisory and Seaports Blog, archives, the AAPA Career Center, select articles translated into Spanish, timely updates in the "Industry Insights" section, plus more!
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Propane Education & Research Council
The YM Wellness made its first call in the Port of Long Beach, docking at the ITS Terminal at Pier G. The 14,080-TEU container ship is the largest Yang Ming vessel calling the West Coast. The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the MV Hyundai Hope at GCT Bayonne – marking the return of the ocean carrier formerly known as Hyundai Merchant Marine but now branded as HMM, after a three-year hiatus. Next time customers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska drive home in a new Volvo, that vehicle most likely arrived through the Port of Tacoma and processed at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions’ (WW Solutions) Taylor Way Auto Facility.
ION Geophysical Corporation announced the first successful digital switchover from manual operations to Marlin™ SmartPort optimization software for the initial project at Montrose Port Authority in Scotland with support from Scottish Enterprise. The migration to ION’s digital solution took place as the UK moved to sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic and Marlin SmartPort supported business continuity and remote working. ION aims to provide better real-time visibility of operations to transform the efficiency, safety and sustainability of ports and harbors globally. 

For a listing of additional AAPA maritime industry partners and solution providers, visit the AAPA Industry Services Directory.
In an inaugural Port of Brownsville program to help deserving students pursue their education and career dreams, 32 local high school graduating seniors will receive $1,000 scholarships from the Brownsville Navigation District. The Port of Corpus Christi has allocated a $200,000 grant to LiftFund, a nonprofit community lender, to provide COVID-19 relief loans to eligible small businesses in Nueces and San Patricio counties. The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) presented its Supply Chain Management 2019/20 HOPA Ports Scholarship award to Darien Head, a recent graduate of the Supply Chain Management Graduate Program at Mohawk College. Through the Prince Rupert Port Authority Community Investment Fund, students at Coast Tsimshian Academy (CTA) in the community of Lax Kw’alaams have received 100 new laptop computers to help them learn and stay connected with their teachers and classmates during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  
The Port of Vancouver USA reported its 11th consecutive clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO). The SAO audits ports across Washington state each year, examining a wide range of programs and processes.
Green Marine
May 2020
2:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. CT |11:00 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Anderson Kill
Jun 2020
2:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. CT | 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by ION
Jun 2020
2:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. CT | 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Woods Hole Group