AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 1, 2020
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The Port of Montréal is proud to team up with Mariners’ House of Montreal in its 2020 campaign to help seafarers affected by COVID-19. Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO of the Montréal Port Authority, serves as an ambassador for this fundraising campaign, which includes selling T-shirts.
Galveston Wharves recently signed an agreement with Lyft to formalize its operation at the Port of Galveston. Lyft drivers will be provided a separate staging area that will help to alleviate traffic congestion in front of the cruise terminals. “This is the first time the port has entered into an agreement with a ride-sharing service,” said CEO and Port Director Rodger Rees. “Now we have an additional ground transportation option to offer cruise passengers.”
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
The Port of Los Angeles continues to make significant clean air gains, according to the port’s new 2019 Inventory of Air Emissions report. While cargo volume slipped 1% in calendar year 2019, the port and its partners succeeded in cutting emissions between 5% and 7% compared with 2018, according to the study released. The San Pedro Bay ports, (Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach) will update the public on progress toward the goals of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) during a videoconference meeting October 14 via Zoom. The ports will take public comments at the advisory meeting to receive input on CAAP implementation.
The state-owned, public marine terminals of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore continue to rebound from recent low points during the COVID-19 pandemic. New figures for August show significant increases for autos and light trucks, containers, roll on/roll off farm and construction machinery and general cargo compared to May and June when volumes were at their lowest. The public terminals of the Port of Beaumont experienced another record year with a 7.6% increase in cargo volume. Tonnage numbers for the public docks and wharves exceeded 7,000,000 for the first time in port history. After the Georgia Ports Authority handled all-time record volumes in the month of August, Griff Lynch, executive director for the GPA, reported to the Board of Directors that the Port of Savannah is on track to achieve a monthly record for September, expecting to move more than 400,000 TEUs this month.
The state-of-the-art new bridge at the Port of Long Beach is nearing completion and on course to open to traffic on October 5. The six-lane, cable-stayed bridge will provide a major new regional highway connector as well as improve cargo movement at one of the world’s largest port complexes. Strategic initiatives and investment in operational improvements are the Port of Oakland’s solutions to post-pandemic business recovery and future growth
Quonset Development Corporation – The Port of Davisville reported Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation and Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite visited Electric Boat at Quonset recently to get a firsthand view of the progress on the $10 billion Columbia-class submarine program. The group also toured the progress on the new $800 million, one-million-square-foot expansion of Electric Boat’s facility. Over the course of the next 10 years, Electric Boat plans to hire thousands of Rhode Islanders to work in this facility.
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Port Freeport announced a new operational partnership between CEMEX, Inc. and long-time port partner, Union Pacific Railroad, to transport liquid carbon dioxide from Port Freeport to Mexico.
The Port of San Diego celebrated completion of an approximately $24 million public works project to modernize its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. The Modernization project, also referred to as the TIGER project for the federal U.S. Department of Transportation grant program that contributed $10 million toward the project, removed two obsolete warehouses and created much-needed laydown area for project cargo like windmill components.
The Port of Davisville made history recently when the first batch of 2021 Audi RS6 Avant Wagons arrived in the United States. The 591 horsepower, all-wheel drive wagon will be arriving at dealerships in the next few weeks.
Three incumbent commissioners were reappointed to the Port of Redwood City’s Board of Port Commissioners. Commissioners Richard Claire, Ralph A. Garcia and Lorianna Kastrop will continue to lead the port, along with current board members Richard Dodge and R. Simms Duncan, making key decisions on priorities, strategies, budget and operations.
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Propane Education & Research Council
We are in the process of making sure our AAPA member database is updated and includes your most current contact and port details. We will be publishing this information in the 2021 Membership Directory. Instructions on how to update your port’s information can be found online at bit.ly/directoryUPDATES.
The deadline to make changes in your member files and have it reflected in the 2021 Directory is November 30. To see last year’s directory, visit bit.ly/AAPAdirectory2020.
Despite a 37.6% drop in net income compared to the prior year, the Port of Oakland reported that it is on a sustainable path due to managed reduction in expenses, in a presentation to the Board on FY 2020 unaudited financial performance. The port reported $41 million in operating income for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, a drop from $66 million in FY 2019.  
Cavotec, an AAPA industry solution provider, announced a new innovation center in the Netherlands at the beginning of 2021. Focusing primarily on the maritime sector, the new center will bring together the company’s capabilities within areas such as artificial intelligence, remote connectivity, high power high speed electrical charging, and battery technology.
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The Port of Hueneme is seeking input from individuals and companies interested in leasing on a long-term basis the port’s property at the Aquaculture Park area, South Terminal, Oxnard Harbor District, California. The timeline and complete RFP can be viewed online. The Port of Lake Charles is soliciting proposals from interested firms to provide the port with professional services to complete a strategic plan. In August, Hurricane Laura struck the port as a category 4 hurricane, causing significant damage to transit sheds, warehouses, ship loaders and ship unloaders. The port estimates nearly $200 million in damages to property and improvements necessary to recover, allowing for the rebuilding of a port for the future. Proposals are due October 15. To submit a proposal, contact Shaunna Davis, (337) 493-3538, to request a copy of the RFP.
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