, AAPA’s 109th Annual Convention and Expo, September 21-23, will be an information-dense, interactive event transformed for the digital environment. As the seaport industry’s premier event, the three-day business program, hosted in partnership with AAPA’s Diamond sponsor – Port Québec – features a robust slate of keynote speakers and subject matter experts focusing on topics ranging from international trade and tourism, to import tariff challenges and the U.S. elections in November. The calendar of events is available online
and on the AAPA website
Among the convention’s keynote presenters are Axios Co-Founder and Executive Editor Mike Allen
, Global Business Alliance President and CEO Nancy McLernon
, Associated Luxury Hotels International President and CEO Michael Dominguez
, and Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve
to take advantage of the early bird rate, which expires today, and involve your entire team. Learn more about sponsorships
and exhibit opportunities
with a virtual expo hall designed to connect attendees with the industry’s leading solution providers.
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Port of Oakland's New Maritime Director Shares OutlookPort of Oakland
maritime director Bryan Brandes discusses key projects to help the port through the current global pandemic and grow long-term capacity. In this video update
, Brandes shares strategies to secure the Oakland Seaport's future
. He points to the opening of a new logistics center, arrival of giant container cranes, and increasing cold storage capacity.
July cargo numbers at the Port of Baltimore
show signs of continued economic recovery
. A new record was set at the port when 5,536 container moves were conducted by longshore workers handling the Maersk Line’s Maersk Edinburgh
vessel, which has a capacity of 13,092 TEUs. July marked the busiest month in the 109-year history of the Port of Long Beach
as terminal operators and dockworkers moved 753,081 cargo container units
, topping a record set two years ago. The Port of Los Angeles
moved 856,389 TEUs in July, the busiest month thus far of 2020
. It was also the second-best July in the port’s history, trailing July 2019 by 6.1%. The worldwide pandemic impacted June’s total volume numbers at the Port of New York and New Jersey
. In June, the port had 511,306 TEUs (290,454 lifts) compared to 611,027 TEUs (347,294 lifts) in June 2019, a 16.3% decrease in total volume
. Import cargo volume increased again at the Port of Oakland
last month as U.S. retailers restocked dwindling inventories. Containerized import shipments jumped 6.4% in July compared to 2019 totals, but the news was tempered by a 6.4% decline in July export volume
compared to July 2019. The Port of Virginia’s
cargo volumes showed strength in July, having grown more than 10,000 units when compared with June. The amount of cargo moving across the port’s terminals
in July was 221,028 TEUs, an increase of 10,359 TEUs, or nearly 5% compared with June.
A $5 million expansion of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge’s
Inland Rivers Marine Terminal container storage yard is now complete that will accommodate more container shipments to better meet shipping requests from local industry. The yard is now capable of handling approximately 2,000 containers at a time, decreasing truck traffic in favor of container-on-barge service. Watch a short video of the expansion
from start to finish.
The National Waterways Foundation
(NWF) has commissioned and released waterways profiles
for the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The new state inland waterways profiles and data methodology used is available online
. NWF worked with Cambridge Systematics, Inc. on the state waterways profiles using the National IMPLAN economic model to estimate the economic impacts of each state’s inland waterways system.
Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District
and several potential partners signed an exclusive Letter of Intent (LOI) to develop a multimodal state-of-the-art container terminal
in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The signing of the LOI kicks off a six-month due diligence period during which the parties will conduct multiple studies prior to making a final investment decision. The proposed, environmentally friendly container terminal will be powered by a combination of LNG and electricity.
The Port of Corpus Christi
has continued its support for American military readiness
, working directly with the U.S. Army in the movement of over 2,500 pieces of cargo. The operation supported the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, which has returned stateside following a nine-month deployment in Germany.
Construction began for the South Port Connector Road, a critical project aimed at improving urban traffic and access to the Port of Brownsville
. The $25.6 million project is made possible by a partnership
of the Brownsville Navigation District, along with county, regional and state government agencies. A new truck staging facility opened in Delta, B.C, making room for up to 140 trucks, including early arrivals to the Deltaport container terminal at the Port of Vancouver
. This will help to address long-standing road safety concerns
in the Delta community when port-destined container truck queues reach more than 15 trucks along the Roberts Bank causeway.
Three new board members will take their seats this month, when the Alabama State Port Authority’s
board of directors meet on business matters
concerning the state’s only seaport. Gov. Kay Ivey appointed Tony Cochran and Dr. Patricia Sims to represent both Northern region seats and Carl Jamison to represent the Central region. Gov. Ivey also reappointed Alvin Hope to his second term representing the Southern region. Port Fourchon
announced the newly elected Port Commissioner Johnny Ordonne
was sworn into office by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry at a formal ceremony, officially taking his place at Seat B during the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s monthly board meeting.