AAPA Seaports Advisory
July 16, 2020
 
Sponsored by Nokia of America Corporations
Wednesday, August 12 | 2:00 p.m. EDT
Communications technologies, particularly wireless, play a key role in the digital transformation of terminal operations. Private wireless networks are key to unlocking new productivity gains. The strongest candidates for wireless communications of the future all-digital terminal are the 3GPP mobile technologies, LTE and 5G. This webinar will discuss how reliable and broad coverage in port areas as well as new automation services can be enabled, details on LTE/5G as enabling technologies, and real life deployment examples and benefits being realized. Register now
 
Sponsored by Sap Concur  
Wednesday, August 19 | 2:00 P.M. EDT
This webinar with SAP Concur will provide an overview of travel and accounts payable automation solutions for your port. The presentation centers on understanding and managing your port expenditures with a single platform that captures employee spend, when and how it happens, and how SAP Concur utilizes a single connected platform to increase compliance and transparency. Register now
 
Sponsored by Cavotec 
Tuesday, August 28 | 2:00 p.m. EDT
Want a better understanding of shore power, also known as Alternative Marine Power (AMP)? This hour-long webinar will cover key design elements that will drive your AMP solution, options to solve your particular AMP application and examine several case studies. In addition, former chief of electrical design for the Port of Los Angles, who led and delivered the $180 million AMP power connection program for 26 berths within the port, will discuss the challenges facing today’s port operators and engineers. Register now
 
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
Juneau Docks & Harbors operates and manages multiple waterfront facilities and properties throughout the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ). These includes two cruise ship docks, several small boat harbors and small boat floats, six launch ramps, two commercial loading facilities, two boat yards, and several hundred acres of tidelands and waterfront properties under lease. Juneau’s unique position (1.4 million passengers passing through the port were expected in 2020) makes it a top ten American cruise port.

Docks & Harbors is managed by a nine-person citizen board that is appointed by the CBJ Assembly. Port Director Carl Uchytil serves as the chief executive and is appointed by the Docks & Harbors Board. The port director’s staff consists of a harbormaster, a port engineer, a deputy port engineer and an administrative officer.
 
ProvPort, Inc., was created in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit chartered in Rhode Island for the dual purpose of holding and managing the asset formerly known as the Port of Providence (City of Providence Municipal Wharf) and previously owned by the City of Providence. The Port of Providence is New England's second biggest deep water port and a strategically located Northeast port anchored by a strong tenant base each of which utilizes the port as a distribution center within the New England area. ProvPort’s tenants are primarily major companies with a long history at the port.

Primary Imports and Exports – Ships from around the world utilize the deep water federal channel, bringing products in from Central and South America, Europe, East Asia, Russia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Petroleum, asphalt, cement, LPG, coal, aluminum oxide, project cargoes and road salt are a few of the primary imports. Primary exports are scrap metals, automobile and project equipment and materials. Various other bulk products pass through the port, utilizing the intermodal opportunities presented by the interface of two major highways (Interstates 95 and 195), the deep water seaport, and a railway capable of supporting double stack service.
 
CT Strategies provides consulting services to technology providers and to clients seeking innovative insight, advisory services and technology applications to address border management, supply chain and post operations challenges in the United States and around the world.

Global GRAB Technologies is a worldwide authority in perimeter security products and solutions with hundreds of customers representing defense, key government and commercial customers in the United States and internationally. Global GRAB is an end-to-end turnkey provider with 55 patents.
 
 
   
Port of Oakland Real Estate View: Tough Now, But 'Sky's the Limit'
 
COVID-19 has caused upheaval for Port of Oakland tenants, but its commercial real estate director says don’t despair. Better times are coming. “This is a fantastic place to be,” the port’s Pamela Kershaw said in a video interview. “The sky’s the limit.”

Kershaw spoke as part of a Zoom interview series updating port operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic. She said commercial real estate tenants have been hampered by shelter-in-place and social distancing orders, like other businesses throughout the region. But businesses operating on port property remain resilient, she declared.
 
 
   
Through an initiative of the Port of Barranquilla, Fundaport, in partnership with the Bacana stable, took to the streets of the La Luz neighborhood to educate their neighbors on how to prevent illness and help stop COVID 19. PortMiami has extended the waiver of lay berth and harbor fees for an additional 30 days for cruise line partners that have berthing or operating agreement s with Miami-Dade County.  
 
 
   
Throughout the month of June, Port Freeport hosted the 20th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament in a virtual format to protect the health and safety of its community. Over 200 local young anglers registered for the virtual tournament. As part of ongoing efforts to be a good neighbor to the communities adjacent to San Diego Bay, the Port of San Diego has completed a study to identify nighttime noise sources in and around the Barrio Logan community. 
 
 
   
This summer, the Port of Alaska harbor in Anchorage is being dredged to maintain the entrance, turning area and terminals where the ships come in to dock. An estimated 2,400 to 2,600 cargo containers arrive at the port each week to keep stores supplied with consumer goods throughout the Interior and Southcentral Alaska. The dredging vessel Westport, operated by Manson Construction of Seattle, Wash., was contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District to do the work.
 
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As our nation has begun to take steps toward a re-opening of the economy, it is important to call attention to the fact that our ports won’t be re-opening – simply because they never shut down. Cargo never sleeps and ports, for all intents and purposes, are open for business 24-7-365. 
By Chris Connor, President & CEO, AAPA
 
 
   
The Port of Galveston has been awarded a $3.75 million state grant for a new internal roadway to improve port access and traffic flow between 14th and 20th streets. The U.S. Maritime Administration released a draft study on environmental impacts of the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, a Port of Long Beach project. Port officials initiated the process for the report, a Draft Environmental Impact Study, to make the project eligible for federal grant funding. The Port of Pascagoula is set to receive $6.6 million in Gulf Coast Restoration Funds that will be used to complete the North Rail Connector, providing enhanced rail service in Jackson County and into the port.
 
 
   
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to drive down demand for goods in the second quarter of 2020, leading to an increase in canceled sailings and a decline in cargo containers shipped through the Port of Long Beach in June. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 602,180 TEUs last month, an 11.1% decline compared to June 2019. Imports shrank 9.3% to 300,714 TEUs and exports dropped 12.2% to 117,538 TEUs. The Port of Los Angeles moved 691,475 TEUs in June, a 9.6% decrease compared to last year’s record-setting June. Six months into 2020, overall cargo volumes have decreased 17.1% compared to 2019. Port of Oakland loaded import volume grew 1.9% last month from June 2019, according to recently released data. The gain was unexpected given that shipping lines canceled 10% of their scheduled Oakland visits due to the trade-related impact of coronavirus. The Port of Virginia completed FY 2020 having handled 2.75 million TEUs, which is a volume decrease of 6.2%, when compared with FY 2019. Despite a year of obstacles and cargo volume off by more than 181,000 TEUs, the port reported multiple successes including an increase in cargo moving by barge to Richmond Marine Terminal and the overall barge volume grew.
 
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The board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Harbor Department welcomed its newest member Sharon L. Weisman, recently retired senior advisor and transportation deputy to Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Alameda County labor leader Andreas Cluver has been elected president of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board. The seven-member board of port commissioners chose Cluver at a special meeting this week. After an extensive local and national search, the Port of Portland is excited to announce Antoinette Chandler as the new chief financial officer. Chandler comes to the port from the County of Los Angeles, where she served for nearly three years as assistant treasurer.
 
 
   
The Port of Vancouver USA and the Vancouver Rotary Foundation have agreed to partner on the Vancouver Landing Project to develop a walkway between the Waterfront Renaissance Trail and the Landing, commemorating the Rotary’s 100th anniversary taking place in 2021. The Vancouver Rotary Foundation contributed $500,000 toward the project,the largest gift ever awarded in the history of the rotary.
 
 
   
The Port of Beaumont was awarded $533,913 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). The grant will fund a portion of three major security projects that will upgrade the port’s video surveillance capabilities and cybersecurity program. The Port of Hueneme has been awarded $1.68 million in the Port Security Grant Program FY 2020 funding cycle that will aid the port in modernizing their security, including improvements to the main gate entrance and upgrading the port’s CCTV surveillance system.
 
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The Alabama State Port Authority is seeking from banks and other financial institutions proposals for a $50 million (US) loan. The loan structure must conform with the Authority’s 2006 Bond Order. All proposals are due to the Alabama State Port Authority prior to 5:00 p.m. CDT on July 24. View the complete details of the RFP financing opportunity online. The Port of Stockton is accepting bids for a project that consists of the purchase and installation of a utility substation transformer and improvements to the utility distribution controls, protection and distribution system. Bids must be received by the port no later than 3:00 p.m. on July 22.
 
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, Gulfport, MS; Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA)
 
Chief of Design and Construction, Corpus Christi, TX; Port Corpus Christi Authority

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

 

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