AAPA Seaports Advisory
February 25, 2021
The AAPA Anywhere: Spring Conference is right around the corner. Join us March 16-18, 2021, for a virtual event with sessions highlighting current trends in the maritime industry of relevance to all Western Hemisphere ports and U.S. policy issues. To secure the early bird rates, register at http://bit.ly/3duTw9M by February 26.
SOCAL Approach Marketing and Consulting Group understands the importance of data. It's at the foundation of everything done at SOCAL Approach. No matter what business problem needs solving, SOCAL can help measure, identify and execute an insights-driven solution.

PTP Group is a port, logistics and warehouse operator with more than 15 years of experience providing integral solutions for its clients. PTP helps connect supply and demand of the oceanic, river and Mediterranean markets, aimed at being a benchmark for comprehensive logistics services.

Corporación Integral de Comercio Exterior S.A. de C.V. (CICE) is a group of integrated port and logistics companies in Mexico dedicated to providing value-added services for foreign trade through coast-to-coast management to meet the needs of its clients through the Gulf-Central-Pacific land corridor. CICE provides logistics advice for the transport of all kinds of goods (maritime, land, rail and multimodal) for import, export and national distribution with comprehensive packages, adapting to the needs of each client.
Cary Davis, AAPA’s senior director of government relations and general counsel, has been nominated for the Lobbyist of the Year Award 2021 in CEO Update’s Association Leadership Awards. Davis has been nominated by AAPA member K&L Gates LLP for outstanding strategic leadership of AAPA’s government relations efforts yielding substantial accomplishments benefiting the association’s members. CEO Update is a leading organization for executives of associations and trade groups. The CEO Update Selection Committee judges are currently reviewing all nominations and plan to announce the winner in late March. 
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
As we all reflect and honor Black History Month, read these inspiring stories from the Port of New York and New Jersey, Port of Tacoma and The Northwest Seaport Alliance employees who share the importance of this month and why this month matters to them.
Port of Baltimore’s state-owned, public marine terminals opened 2021 with all categories posting increases over 2020 lows during the COVID-19 pandemic. Autos and RoRo equipment showed gains of more than 20% in January 2021 compared to January 2020. Containerized cargo volume declined at the Port of Oakland in January, the result of spreading supply chain congestion. The port said that import volume dropped 11.9% last month compared to January 2020.  Exports were down 11.3%.
For the 37th consecutive year, the Port of Corpus Christi has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
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Skyline Steel, LLC
Port Everglades announced the start of ocean-shipping giant CMA CGM’s new Flamingo Express weekly service to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and the Caribbean with links to Asia and Europe. The Northwest Seaport Alliance welcomes CMA CGM Africa Four to Seattle Harbor as part of a new weekly service. CMA CGM established its new Golden Gate Bridge (GGB) service to increase supply chain consistency and reduce congestion issues. Also, Taiwan-based international shipping company Wan Hai Lines is adding service to Seattle Harbor to meet its growing customer demand in the Pacific Northwest.
The Port of Los Angeles has introduced a new “Control Tower” data tool for tracking cargo. This service provides real-time truck turn-times and other metrics to better plan and predict cargo flows for port stakeholders.
The Port of Corpus Christi and the Port of Rotterdam entered into an agreement that will allow the two global entities to collaboratively improve their global maritime operations. Sean Strawbridge, chief executive officer for the Port of Corpus Christi, said, “The Port of Rotterdam is recognized globally for its high-quality infrastructure, connectivity and economic development. This alliance and the discourse it will generate will enhance the headway we have made toward safe and sustainable industrial facilitation of navigable commerce, and we are excited for the benefits this will bring to our port customers and the communities we serve.”
Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan has been appointed vice president of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA). Wan fills the key leadership role effective immediately. The role was left vacant following the passing of Port of Richmond Executive Director Jim Matzorkis in December. Julie Lam, a key architect of the Port of Oakland’s COVID-19 response, has been named the chief financial officer. Lam has served as acting CFO for the past 10 months.
Stabilize Soft Subgrades for Heavy Loads -- GEOWEB® Geocells
Presto Geosystems®
Presto Geosystems worked closely with the US Army Corps to design a 36,000-square-foot haul road over weak soil using the GEOWEB® 3D system. Due to the low subgrade strength and anticipated heavy traffic patterns at the confined disposal facility, a dual-layer of GEOWEB Geocell reinforcement was required. The system performs as a load support structure, and with the aggregate infill, it provides additional on-site stormwater management.
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Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
The Port of Hueneme welcomed a delegation of Mexico’s top trade representatives for a visit that further strengthens their longstanding trading partnership. The delegation was welcomed with a socially distanced port tour and roundtable discussion of expanding and supporting trade between the port and Mexico.
Port of San Diego employees have received the prestigious honor of being recognized as Influential Women in Construction, Commercial Real Estate and Design by the San Diego Business Journal. Noemi Aquino, project manager in Engineering & Construction; Lucy Contreras, program manager in Real Estate; and Joan Siao, capital project manager in Engineering & Construction were selected for the recognition and are among 80 women in the San Diego region to receive it.
Economic Development Manager, Albany, NY; Port of Albany

Assistant Director of Human Resources, Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

Procurement Manager
, Longview, WA; Port of Longview

Project Engineer, Longview, WA; Port of Longview

Executive Director, New Bedford, MA; New Bedford Port Authority

Chief of Design and Construction, Corpus Christi, TX; Port Corpus Christi Authority

Manager, Business Development Ports & Harbors, Nationwide; ION Geophysical Corporation

Port Director, Stockton, CA; Port of Stockton

Executive Director, Port Angeles, WA; Port of Port Angeles

, Dallas, TX; Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Manager, Talent Relations and Engagement (Human Resources), Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

SVP, Deputy General Counsel and Group General Counsel, Reston, VA; Major, Lindsey & Africa
Mar 2021
March 16-18, 2021
South Jersey Port Corporation
Northsouth GIS LLC