AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 18, 2020
This year's 2020 Port Security Seminar & Expo, a week-long virtual event, is a cost-effective way for your entire team to attend. The online event will deliver relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues, and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. From July 13-17, registered participants will be able to access pre-recorded content, participate in live Q&A sessions with presenters, exchange private messages with colleagues through an event app and meet with exhibitors in virtual, informal small groups.

Register by June 19 to receive the Early Bird Registration Price.

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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
Registration for the Fall 2020 Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC) program is now open. Established in 2019, the IRPC program delivers a comprehensive understanding of the public port industry with a focus of developing the needs of the maritime workforce in a relatively short (six months) period of time. AAPA currently offers two IRPC Certificates – Fundamentals in Port Management and Maritime Cyber Security.

Achieving the IRPC Fundamentals in Port Management requires completing the fully online, eight-week course “Introduction to Port and Terminal Management” offered by Lamar University’s Center for Port Management from August 18 to October 12. Applications are due July 28.

The IRPC Maritime Cyber Security Certificate requires participation in the upcoming AAPA Anywhere: Port Security Seminar & Expo July 13-17. Register by July 1 to receive a $50 discount. For more information about the IRPC program, contact Andrew Cameron at AAPA. For questions about the Lamar University Master’s Program, contact Candice Moore at Lamar.
As a specialty contractor, Soletanche Bachy Inc. (SBI) offers the widest range of geotechnical solutions on the global market: deep foundations, reinforcing, waterproof cut-off walls and ground treatment, retaining structures, civil engineering, ground improvement, and tunnels.
In an interview with Amrop contributing writer Richard Walker, AAPA’s CEO Chris Connor discusses the sweeping cultural and industrial changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. He emphasizes the importance of globalization in leading recovery, stating that "despite a 30% drop in port traffic, industry insiders believe the irrepressible groundswell of world trade will drive a comeback." 

"The port sector’s logistics professionals in particular have shown pragmatism, resilience, and caring – qualities that organizations will prize going forward," Connor said. The full article is available to read online.
Initiatives to address sustainability and the greening of ports are discussed in an article by Gordon Feller. The article, in which AAPA is mentioned, appeared in the May 2020 edition of Pacific Maritime.

“So far, 2020 has shown that 'sustainability' is no longer just a buzzword. Intersecting trends have converged to create new levels of urgency regarding sustainability and the greening of ports.” Read the full article here.
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As Quebec gradually resumes its activities, the Port of Montreal – with its 19 terminals, 100 km of rail lines and truck infrastructure – stayed fully operational, a dockside witness to the economic slowdown that is still being felt province-wide. Daniel Dagenais, vice president of operations at the Montreal Port Authority, takes stock of how things are going at Port of Montreal facilities.
The Georgia Ports Authority board elected officers for the coming fiscal year, selecting Will McKnight to serve a second year as chairman. GPA Secretary-Treasurer Joel Wooten, Jr. was elected vice chairman and member Kent Fountain was elected secretary-treasurer. Longtime shipping industry executive Bryan Brandes has been named maritime director at the Port of Oakland, following a nationwide search. Brandes, a 25-year maritime veteran, replaces John Driscoll who left to manage the Alabama State Port Authority.
Three cranes able to load the world’s largest container ships will soon be headed to the Port of Oakland. The cranes are due at Oakland International Container Terminal in September, according to terminal operator SSA Terminals. At 300-feet-high, it’s believed they’d be the tallest in North America when they commence operations in January. 
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved 137 community sponsorships totaling $370,195, capping off a year of port awards that highlight the Port of Long Beach’s role in international trade and dedication to social responsibility. The Port of San Diego invites professional artists to submit their qualifications for two public art projects as part of the port’s Percent for Art Program. This is a unique opportunity for local and national artists to create innovative, engaging, permanent, public artworks on the San Diego Bay waterfront and enrich the visitor experience.
The Port of Coos Bay announced the American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in the Coos Bay harbor. An agreement to dredge the Port of Mobile channel to 50 feet reached another critical milestone when the state of Alabama and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered into the Project Partnership Agreement that will deepen and widen the Port of Mobile in late 2024 or early 2025.  
For a 12th consecutive year, Green Marine environmental certification has been issued to a steadily larger group of participants throughout North America based on their documented 2019 efforts to improve sustainability in maritime transportation.
The Port of Coos Bay is continuing to make progress on the rebuild of the Charleston Ice Plant, with a planned reopen date of August. Access to commercial grade flake ice is critical to certain West Coast fisheries, including whiting, shrimp and squid. The port immediately began work to restore access to ice following a catastrophic fire that destroyed the former facility in late December 2019.
The Intermodal Association of North America announced the launch of The Business of Intermodal Continues, a program of educational webinars, virtual panel discussions, market updates, and industry leader interviews scheduled to take place throughout the remainder of 2020. Port Tampa Bay received a $19.8 million grant as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant program. This program recognizes innovative projects that improve our nation's infrastructure in the critical areas where transportation networks intersect.
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After setting all-time revenue records in 2018, the Port of Galveston reported a 19% increase in revenues and a 52% increase in net income for FY 2019. The port’s FY 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), adopted recently by the Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees, showed total revenues of $51 million and net income of $12 million.
The Port of Virginia’s cargo volumes are continuing to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial shipping as the port, in May, experienced its biggest one-month volume drop since the virus began slowing the global economy. The amount of cargo moving across the port’s terminals in May declined by more than 59,000 TEUs, when compared with May 2019.
The Montreal Port Authority has joined the ePIcenter project, which brings together an international consortium of 36 players from the logistics, business and port sectors. Led by the Port of Antwerp, this ambitious project was established to design and launch large-scale projects to improve the global supply chain’s efficiency, fluidity and performance.
City of Los Angeles officials announced an innovative land exchange transaction between the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that will enable the port to proceed with development of the Avalon Promenade and Gateway, a key component of its Wilmington Waterfront Development Program.
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Sales Director, Houston, Texas; Port of Vancouver USA

Director of Finance and Grant Management, Alexandria, Virginia; American Association of Port Authorities

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Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, Norfolk, VA; The Port of Virginia
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