AAPA Seaports Advisory
July 9, 2020
 
   
Join us online next week for the AAPA Anywhere: Port Security Seminar & Expo July 13-17. This program is a week-long virtual event delivering timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues, and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. The agenda is now live – learn more about the engaging content you will experience.

In addition, you can obtain a professional credential in Maritime Cyber Security through the Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC). To register for the IRPC - Maritime Cyber Security Certificate, choose the "Seminar Attendee Registration and IRPC Certificate" registration option on the AAPA Anywhere: Port Security Seminar event page.

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ABS Group began providing non-classification marine technical services in 1971. Over the decades, its range of services expanded to support the diverse industrial and government clients that power, fuel and regulate our world. Today, ABS Group provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help its clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of their critical assets and operations.

Stephenson Technologies Corporation (STC) conducts in-depth research on cybersecurity-related aspects of a variety of topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Control Systems, and emerging technologies; provides C&A support from documentation development through coordination with Authorizing Officials; and helps clients safeguard their networks against unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure by applying policy, procedures, and workforce structure to design, develop, and implement secure networking, computing, and enclave environments. 

Texas A&M University Maritime Business Administration Department seeks to create the next generation of leaders in maritime commerce and industry. Its expert professors bring years of industry and educational experience to the classroom in order to facilitate relevant and in-depth learning. Due to the close proximity to Galveston Bay, the ports of Houston and Galveston, and the Gulf of Mexico, students are well-positioned for a thorough and exciting educational experience. Graduates are prepared to embark on a successful career in a continuously growing field.
 
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
 
   
AAPA has expanded its membership to include education institutions. Most recently, Texas A&M Maritime Academy and Stephenson Technologies Corporation, a Louisiana State University affiliate, have joined the ranks. At AAPA, we arm port leaders, professionals and maritime executives with the resources they need to discern and act upon industry trends and educate their stakeholders on key issues. With the engagement of educational institutions, the maritime community will benefit from new insights and fresh perspectives. If you know a four-year university/college or two-year technical/community college that should join AAPA, contact Andrew Cameron.
 
 
   
The theme of this issue is Take Control of Your Journey. This idea is especially relevant for today's seaports, which are facing new and unexpected challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant supply chain disruptions and health concerns. Features in this issue dive into ways to combat potential disruptions and ensure a future that is protected from the unexpected – whether it be related to the workforce, security matters, partnerships, training or infrastructure projects. Plus, the digital version has two articles that have been translated into Spanish.
 
We hope you find this issue of Seaports Magazine engaging and informative! 
 
 
   
The Port of Los Angeles and Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) have received a donation of 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer from YS Media Agency with the assistance of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Los Angeles and Nippon Express and 1,000 face shields by Toyota Motor North America. The Port of San Diego reported three harbor police officers have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Upon notification of the positive tests, the port promptly notified harbor police and port staff. The officers are isolated and undergoing treatment at their homes and will seek further medical care should it be required.
 
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With imports of nearly 110,000 tons of foreign salt and 73,000 tons of limestone, June was a strong month for tonnage moving into and out of the Port of Green Bay. Total imports and exports hit nearly 288,000 tons in June to move the year-to-date totals 3% ahead of the same time a year ago. Cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey declined in May, a result linked to the global pandemic. Total volume for May 2020 was 537,412 TEUs (304,132 lifts) versus 643,706 TEUs (366,366 lifts) in May 2019, a 16.5% decrease.
 
 
   
Two new mobile harbor cranes have been delivered to the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal as the Georgia Ports Authority expands its container-handling and berth capacity. The cranes will offload containers from vessels carrying up to 4,800 TEUs. Port of South Louisiana ordered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Portal Harbor Cranes for its public facility, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. With commissioning planned for September 2021, the cranes will increase capacity for bulk materials and add flexibility for future handling of containers and project cargo.
 
 
   
Green Marine announced TraPac Los Angeles, a container terminal featuring state-of-the-art facilities and technologies at the Port of Los Angeles is its newest participant and the first terminal operator in California to join the voluntary environmental program for North America’s maritime industry. The Northwest Seaport Alliance Clean Truck Program has been named as a finalist in the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Program Awards in the Community Outreach and Port City Dialogue category.
 
Skyline Steel, LLC
Propane Education & Research Council
 
   
With operating revenue records in five of the last six years, it’s now more likely and achievable for the Port of Brownsville to make significantly large infrastructure investments – even during trying fiscal decelerations. The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division has deferred the scheduled 3% tariff increase as part of its economic recovery efforts. The increase was scheduled to take effect on July 1 and would have been applied to port entry fees, vessel dockage, wharfage, pipeline tolls and other fees associated with cargo and passenger operations at the state’s commercial harbors.
 
 
   
The Port of Corpus Christi will receive additional funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for infrastructure repairs damaged during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The more than $2.5 million in grant funding derives from federal awards for the State of Texas under the Stafford Act. The Port of Redwood City is the recipient of a $1.17 million grant in the 2020 Port Security Grant Program from the Department of Homeland Security. 
 
The Port of Galveston salutes its port construction and maintenance team, a group of about two dozen highly skilled people, who take care of just about everything that needs fixing on its waterfront. The group is also undertaking construction projects to advance the port’s 20-Year Strategic Master Plan at considerable savings compared to contracting the work.
 
 
   
The Albany Port District Commission, in accordance with New York State guidance during the COVID pandemic on essential work and following social distancing procedures, is seeking bid responses from qualified firms for the purchase and installation of a maritime security fence and gate. Responses are due electronically by 11 a.m. EDT on July 31.
 
Green Marine
 
   
The Port Authority of Guam staff and management are mourning the loss of retired Port Authority of Guam Police Chief Thomas C. Tamares who passed away recently at the age of 83. General Manager Rory J. Respicio said “Chief Tamares will be greatly missed by his Port Strong Family and will always be remembered for his enthusiasm and commitment to the safety and protection of the port and the people of Guam.” Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) board of directors unanimously elected Tracy R. Zea as the organization’s new president and CEO. Deb Calhoun was serving as WCI’s interim president and CEO.
 
 
   
The Port of Tacoma has launched an online open house to educate citizens and get their ideas and suggestions about the Strategic Plan the port is currently working on. The site features a survey where citizens can provide valuable feedback on how the Port of Tacoma can best meet the needs of the Pierce County community.
 
Chief of Design and Construction, Corpus Christi, TX; Port Corpus Christi Authority

Assistant Director - Business Development
, Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

Assistant Director - Environmental Planning, Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

Engineer
, Point Comfort, TX; Calhoun Port Authority
 
South Jersey Port Corporation
 

 

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