AAPA Seaports Advisory
July 1, 2020
AAPA Anywhere: Port Security Seminar & Expo is a week-long virtual event, July 13-17, delivering timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues, and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. 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. The current agenda is available online.
'It's a Different World Now:' Meet the New Director of Port Everglades
by Caitie Switalski, WLRN/Miami-South Florida, 06-29-2020
Port veteran Jonathan Daniels, the new CEO and port director of Port Everglades, joined reporter Caitie Switalski in an interview for WLRN just before he transitioned from CEO at the Port of Gulfport in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Daniels shares how he sees his new role, preparing for the cruise industry’s safe return to service and ensuring a smooth transition. “… [T]he fact that we're dealing with a public that may be coming from far and wide is that – a lot of it is out of our control,” says Daniels. Listen to a recording of the interview here.
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The Port of Hueneme and local community partners Clinicas Del Camino Real, Lujan Transport Inc., Port customer Del Monte and more, as part of the Feeding the Frontline, Feeding our Farmworkers effort, have hosted 20 food distributions across the county of Ventura to help address food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Montreal Port Authority and Port of Windsor have been named Marine Industry Trusted Partners for COVID-19 by the Chamber of Marine Commerce for implementing the full spectrum of preventative measures and best practices to protect port staff, ship crews, customers, service providers and the public from risks posed by the pandemic. Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) extends its gratitude to the world’s seafarers and acknowledges the critical role they play in global trade, especially during this unprecedented pandemic. PRPA has developed a safe method to offer breaks to crew aboard the ships at anchor in Prince Rupert Harbour, allowing them to come ashore, where PRPA staff set up tents, a grill, food and other supplies for them to use. 
A new vision for the future of the Port of Oshawa is in the works and HOPA Ports (Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority) wants to hear from its neighbors and other stakeholders as it is being developed.
The Port of Halifax welcomes a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantry crane able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with an outreach of 66 metres (217 feet) that can span across 24 containers. This is the largest ship-to-shore crane in Eastern Canada. Liebherr Maritme Cranes LHM 600 mobile harbor crane on barge allows Sims Metal Management at the Port of New York and New Jersey a flexible solution in moving the crane to different terminals by sea.
The Port of Galveston port director and chief executive officer, Rodger Rees, shares updates to top questions on many people’s minds regarding the future of the cruise industry, based on his conversations with cruise industry leaders.
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The sustainability commitments of The Northwest Seaport Alliance have earned  Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honors for the fourth consecutive year. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recognized 28 marine carriers and two terminal operators for a combined total of 30 Blue Circle Awards for their voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions in the Port. The Port of Vancouver USA continues support of wind energy through the voluntary purchase of renewable energy certificates.
The Port of Harlingen Authority received a $5.262 million Rider 38 Grant for transportation improvement and service expansion from the Texas Department of Transportation. The Port will use funding from the grant toward projects outlined in the Port’s Master Plan.
Coronavirus-induced business declines have prompted the Port of Oakland to curtail FY 2021 spending plans. Port Commissioners approved a budget for next year down 15.84 percent from FY 2020 levels.  
The Alabama State Port Authority received another Newcastle Max bulk carrier loading a record 135,484 short tons (122,909 metric tons) of export metallurgical-grade coal at its McDuffie Coal Terminal. The Newcastle Max-class bulk carrier, NSU VOYAGER, matches the previous record bulk ship to call the port, measuring 984.2 feet in length overall (LOA) and a beam of 164.3 feet. All of her cargo loaded at McDuffie consisted of Alabama metallurgical-grade coal bound for Asian markets. 
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E.R.I.C. is the Illinois Int'l Port District (IIPD) – The Port of Chicago’s initiative which focuses on eight core components and associated focus areas. E.R.I.C. has been the guiding principle behind the IIPD's planning and implementation and will be incorporated into the IIPD's Master Plan process. Port of Seattle Commissioners this week approved new COVID-19 recovery measures by committing an additional $3 million to community benefit programs.   
Port Freeport announced the signing of a Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project that will deepen the channel depths and widen one channel section making way for larger, deeper-draft vessels to call Port Freeport. HOPA Ports and Max Aicher North America (MANA) announced a partnership on the future development of a portion of MANA’s Hamilton Harbor waterfront property. The Port of Seattle is partnering with five local non-profit organizations as part of its effort to save youth jobs for the summer and beyond.  
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) selected new officers with the election of Darryl D. Berger as Chairman, William H. Langenstein, III as Vice Chairman and Charles H. Ponstein as Secretary-Treasurer during the monthly Board meeting. Julianna Marler, CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA, has been selected to serve on the Washington State Joint Transportation Committee’s Advisory Board for the Statewide Needs Assessment. This advisory committee will provide legislators with recommendations for the state's transportation projects over the next 10 years. 
More than 225,000 tons of cargo moved through the Port of Green Bay during May, bringing the Port’s year-to-date total to nearly 455,000 tons. That puts the year-to-date tonnage on pace with the 2019 season, which ended as its best in a dozen years. For the month of April, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s rail business continues to demonstrate growth as the total rail volume, January through April, is 6.0 percent greater than in the same period in 2019. Total volume for April was 559,929 TEUs (318,389 lifts) versus 605,263 TEUs (344,862 lifts) in April 2019, a 7.5 percent decrease. During its annual general meeting held virtually, Port of Saguenay reported a new historic high with its maritime operations in 2019. More than 645,200 tonnes of goods were transhipped, an increase of more than 276,000 tonnes in 2018. Trois-Rivières Port Authority held its annual general assembly online and highlighted the exceptional results of 2019. Over the past year, the Port welcomed 260 vessels, including 25 cruise ships, and set a new handling record of 4.2 million metric tonnes of cargo. 
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The Port of Portland joins with 12 other governmental entities to announce a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc. for $550 million. The settlement would resolve national PCB water contamination claims for a proposed class of more than 2,500 governmental entities, including the Port.
For the eleventh year in a row, the Port of Vancouver USA has demonstrated its continued commitment to sustainable business practices and highlighted successes with its 2019 Sustainability Report – an annual report of the port’s “We Can!” Sustainability Task Force.
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