AAPA Seaports Advisory
September 3, 2020
Join us for AAPA’s 109th Annual Convention and Expo, Together Apart, September 21-23. We are excited to provide the seaport industry’s premier event, transformed for the digital environment. The three-day business program 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 on the AAPA website.

The convention’s keynote presenters include 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.

Register today to ensure prompt delivery of your welcome gift before the convention kick off! Learn more about sponsorships and exhibit opportunities with a virtual expo hall designed to connect attendees with the industry’s leading solution providers.
IN THE KNOW Podcast: Despite COVID-19, Port of Corpus Christi is On Track for a Record Year
By The Maritime Executive 08-27-2020 24:17
In this edition of The Maritime Executive podcast series, Editor in Chief Tony Munoz is joined by Sean Strawbridge, the CEO of the Port of Corpus Christi. This thriving port on the Texas Coastal Bend is the third largest in the nation by tonnage and a leader in oil exports. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is on track to post another record year. For more, listen to their conversation here.
Administración Portuaria Integral de Ensenada, S.A. de C.V. – The Port of Ensenada is Mexico´s most northern, multipurpose port located in the state of Baja California on the Pacific Coast.
Administración Portuaria Integral de Progreso, S.A. de C.V. – Near the city of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, the Port of Progreso is a multipurpose port that is located on a 7.5 kilometer-long pier jutting out directly into the Gulf of Mexico.
Administración Portuaria Integral de Tuxpan, S.A. de C.V. – Located on the Gulf of Mexico between AAPA member ports Veracruz and Altamira, the Port of Tuxpan is geographically the nearest multipurpose port to Mexico City and also boasts Mexico’s first automated container terminal that began operations in 2016.
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
The Connecticut Port Authority approved the appointment of John Henshaw as its new executive director, effective September 8. In his role, Henshaw will be responsible for fostering the economic development of Connecticut’s maritime economy and overseeing the development and growth of Connecticut’s small harbors and three deepwater ports. The Port of Lake Charles has named Therrance Chretien as director of cargo and trade development. The appointment was announced by Richert Self, port director, at a recent meeting of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District’s board of commissioners.
Port of Los Angeles and CMA CGM Group donated 75,000 respiratory face masks to United Farm Workers to be distributed to California farmworkers who are working in difficult conditions amid the pandemic, wildfire smoke and extreme heat. CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, donated the masks to Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) earlier this summer.
The City of Brownsville, in partnership with seven strategic local stakeholders including the Port of Brownsville, announced a campaign to help identify connectivity needs and encourages all residents to take a survey that will help them prioritize areas that need better internet connectivity with greatest urgency. The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program is accepting proposals for projects that would improve public health by reducing the risks associated with asthma and other respiratory and cardiopulmonary ailments connected to port-related pollution. Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for the Port of Long Beach’s Community Sponsorship Program, which funds community events and activities that help inform residents about the port.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal dredging contractor was in Coos Bay conducting dredging operations within the Charleston federal navigation channel. The Port of Coos Bay recognized an opportunity to realize significant cost savings associated with mobilization and demobilization to the south coast, and entered into a contract with McAmis to remove up to 3,000 cubic yards of sand from a problematic area of shoaling at Point Adams. Juneau Docks & Harbors staff will begin demolition of the North end of Aurora Harbor that will enable Western Marine Construction to mobilize in October, first to Harris Harbor and then to Aurora Harbor, to provide maintenance dredging under a contract with the Corps of Engineers.
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Port of Redwood City announced this week that total cargo tonnage is down by 21% from a year ago – a phenomenon that has affected ports across the globe as they’ve grappled with decreased consumer demand, government mandates and canceled sailings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Port of Savannah exported more loaded containers than any other port in the country from January through May, achieving a 12.2% market share. Garden City Terminal handled a total of 593,195 TEUs of loaded exports during the first five months of the calendar year.
The Port of Corpus Christi has been added to Argus’ American GulfCoast Select (Argus AGS) Crude Index which provides real-time commodity pricing data from Argus. The new AGS Index further positions Corpus Christi as a major hub for crude oil contracts by increasing transactional pricing certainty for global energy markets while reducing infrastructure investment risk in the region.
In connection with the expansion of its activities in Contrecoeur, the Montréal Port Authority has teamed up with the ALUS Montérégie program. Launched by the Montérégie UPA Federation in 2006, this program annually contributes to the preservation of ecosystems and supports farmers in their efforts to protect the environment. The Port of Vancouver USA’s purple martin colony is in the midst of another successful nesting season. For the past nine years, the port has partnered with the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge bird experts to increase populations in Southwest Washington.
Miami-Dade County officials authorized the issuance of $335 million to PortMiami under the Capital Asset Acquisition Special Obligation Bonds “2020 Authorization” for revenue generating capital projects with Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line (Bahamas), Terminal Link Miami and Virgin Cruise Intermediate Limited, as well as other infrastructure projects allowing the port to continue expanding business opportunities.
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Propane Education & Research Council
Recently, the Philadelphia Shipyard won a contract with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to build two training ships, worth around $630 million.
By Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)
The Port of Everett Commission authorized Port CEO Lisa Lefeber to enter into a new lease with on-site maritime service provider Everett Ship Repair (ESR). The five-year lease commits ESR to their current shipyard footprint at the Port of Everett Seaport, including the northern side of Pier 3 and the adjacent 3.5-acre site. The agreement includes two, five-year options and requires the shipyard to expand its service capacity to support DDG-class military vessels. 
Port Tampa Bay released the annual ‘State of the Port’ to recap milestones the organization experienced in Fiscal Year 2019, including record containerized cargo and cruise passenger numbers. The Northwest Seaport Alliance welcomed YM Triumph, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation's newest 11,000 TEU vessel, on its maiden voyage to a North American port. It is the largest vessel to call at Husky Terminal in Tacoma, marking another major milestone for NWSA. 
The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association announced the completion of the Mouth of the Columbia River North Jetty and Jetty A rehabilitation projects, and the start of work on the South Jetty rehabilitation project. The jetties support the economy of the region and the entire country. Over 56 million tons of cargo valued at roughly $21 billion move through the Lower Columbia River annually, and thousands of Pacific Northwest jobs are dependent on this trade.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
The Connecticut Port Authority is soliciting the services of qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements. Submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. EDT September 30. The Montréal Port Authority has launched a public procurement process in anticipation of the design and construction of its new container terminal project in Contrecoeur. Documents for the request for qualifications are now accessible on the MERX and SEAO websites. The Quonset Development Corporation is soliciting sealed bids for the addition and renovations to ADAL Vehicle Maintenance Facility Building 3. The closing date has been changed to 2:00 p.m. EDT September 10.
Channel & DMPA Development Project Manager, Corpus Christi, TX; Port Corpus Christi Authority

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– Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong, China; Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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