AAPA Seaports Advisory
October 29, 2020
Plan now to attend the AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo, November 9-13, if you are a financial executive, port planning professional, or other senior port executive and want to learn more about the complex issues relating to port finance. Topics will include new approaches in port financing, state funding and innovations in sourcing public port funding, impact of environmental issues on port facility financing, capital planning and investment, trends in tax-exempt financing for ports, risk management and insurance, bankruptcy, bond issues, and credit and collections issues. View the full schedule online. Register today!
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Stephen Edwards will take the reins of The Port of Virginia starting next year, bringing deep terminal operating experience to the third-largest East Coast port after serving as the chief of TraPac, Global Container Terminals, Ports America, and P&O Ports. Edwards begins his tenure on January 19 and will succeed John F. Reinhart who served as CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority for the past seven years.
The Port of Hueneme’s Committed to Community Drive hosted its 40th food distribution with a Feeding the Frontline volunteer appreciation touch. Commemorative plaques were distributed to volunteers who have supported this food and resource drive since the pandemic began. The Port of Seattle Commission voted to adopt new, community-sourced names for six port-owned parks and shoreline habitat areas along the Duwamish River.
The Port of Lake Charles received a very generous donation of recovery aid from Port of New Orleans and CRC Global Solutions that included three truckloads containing cases of water, buckets, tarps, sacks for debris removal, diapers, wipes, household items and other supplies.
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The Port of Galveston reported the recent Galveston International Longshoremen’s Association cruise rally delivered a clear message: cruising equals jobs for Galveston. More than 120 longshoremen, cruise workers and community leaders turned out with signs to show their support for bringing back safe, sustainable cruising. 
The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) responded to a lawsuit against Columbia River system operations. “While we agree that strong action should be taken to support our fish populations in the Northwest, this litigation is unproductive,” stated PNWA Executive Director Kristin Meira.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division announced the Kapalama Container Terminal Phase 2 project has been awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure West which will complete the cornerstone project for the Harbors Modernization Plan.
The Port of Gulfport is currently leasing space to Seahawk and Sea Innovator, two autonomous vessels owned by Leidos. Seahawk was built by Leidos for the U.S. Navy on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is capable of independent, unmanned operations for long periods of time. 
The North Carolina State Ports Authority set a record recently by welcoming the largest container ship to date to call the Port of Wilmington. The Yang Ming Warranty sailed into Wilmington with a carrying capacity of 14,220 TEUs and is the largest class vessel calling on the U.S. East Coast.
The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) announced that a new network of Niagara logistics hubs is a step closer to reality with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between three cities and HOPA Ports.
The Port of Everett’s Riverside Business Park earned international recognition this month as the recipient of an Excellence in Economic Development (Gold) Award from the International Economic Development Council in the category of Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse.
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In a first-ever virtual State of the Port event, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch opened with live comments to update an online audience on infrastructure investments the port is making to accommodate record container growth. 
The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced that it has finalized the update to its Land Use Plan. “The Plan reflects the feedback we have received from local First Nations, local governments and residents, balancing environmental and community values while we work toward creating even greater economic and employment opportunities,” said Shaun Stevenson, president and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority.
The Port of Albany is seeking proposals for Insurance Broker Services. Specific services are outlined in the full RFP. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m. ET, November 18, by electronic submission only.
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