AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 3, 2021
The submission deadline for the 2021 Lighthouse Awards has been extended to June 4. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT, tomorrow, June 4. Nominations and the required PowerPoint template must be uploaded through the submission portals for the areas of discipline that include:
Submit your project entries today! Contact AAPA staff for questions or assistance.
Experts from the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be on hand at the 2021 AAPA Security Seminar and Expo, July 14-16, to address threats faced by the maritime industry and what the federal government is doing to help. Briefings will include the dangers posed by both state and non-state actors and will explain targeting methods, anticipated trends and mitigation methods. High level panelists will also discuss the importance of creating port cybersecurity plans and new developments for the National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan.
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
AAPA and ABS Group will co-host a webinar Thursday, July 1, at 12:00 p.m. EDT on How to Comply with Approaching U.S. Coast Guard Cybersecurity Regulations. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20 that addresses cybersecurity regulations becomes effective September 30, 2021. In this webinar, ABS Group will provide leading Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity practices that will support facility owners and operators as they navigate the latest cyber risk management requirements in their Facility Security Assessments (FSA) and Facility Security Plans (FSP). In addition, attendees will learn about available grant funding for cybersecurity programs and next steps in the grant application process.
Book your hotel today at the group rate for Marine Terminal Management Training (MTMT) – Part 2 next month in Miami, FL. The deadline to receive the group rate for the hotel is June 6. Attendees of MTMT – Part 2, June 28-30, will learn the fundamentals of strategic leadership, international trade and economic trends, asset management, operations and logistics, an ocean carrier’s perspectives and more. View the MTMT – Part 2 agenda for additional event information.
Become a sponsor of MTMT – Part 2 and expand your business network. Contact Mary Beth Long for more information on sponsoring opportunities.
PileMedic by QuakeWrap®
The patented PileMedic® system by Professor Mo Ehsani can restore the full capacity of steel, timber, and concrete piles regardless of the extent of damage and section loss.  It is made of lightweight, strong, and non-corroding Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials and is the only product tested and being used by the US Military worldwide. 
Nonetheless, it is not advisable to allow your piles to get in such state of disrepair!

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The Brownsville Navigation District proudly announces the recipients of the 2021 Port of Brownsville Scholarship program aimed at helping deserving students pursue a higher education and career dreams. Thirty-two local high school graduating seniors will receive $1,000 scholarships to help them continue their education.
The Port of Galveston could be the first cruise port in the United States to host cruise passengers since March 2020 when sailings were suspended due to COVID. Carnival Cruise Line’s measures to resume sailing have been approved by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which gives Carnival the green light to restart sailing from Galveston as early as July 3.  
The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is revitalizing the Seal Cove Salt Marsh as part of a habitat restoration project that will also improve recreational waterfront access for the public. The $4 million project is fully funded and managed by PRPA on land provided by the city of Prince Rupert. Since breaking ground in February, crews from Coast Tsimshian Northern Contractors Alliance, a local First Nations joint venture, have leveled and graded the site, installed underground services, and begun restoring the mouth of a freshwater creek.
Port of Palm Beach workers and tenants will be learning a skill that might save a life one day. For the first time ever, the Port of Palm Beach is partnering with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County to offer six free hands-on “Stop the Bleed” training courses over a two-day period. Watch the news report to learn more about the training.
Skyline Steel, LLC
Port Fourchon
Port Freeport welcomed the M/V DOLE AZTEC at the Velasco Container Terminal on its first call to the United States. Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO Phyllis Saathoff, Port Commission Chairman Shane Pirtle, and Port Commissioners presented a plaque to commemorate the occasion to Master of the Vessel, Captain Kazimir Botica, and to Dole’s Operations Finance Manager Stephen H. Hylton and Freeport Terminal Manager Chris Noble.
The Port of Cleveland welcomed newly elected officers during its May board meeting. Patricia Ramsey officially took over as chairperson of the Port of Cleveland board of directors after the successful tenure of fellow board member, Jan Roller. Ports of Indiana has hired Jennifer Hanson as the new public relations manager. Hanson brings 27 years of experience in public relations, communications and marketing.
The Port of Kalama recently added another impressive milestone to its resume as it exported more soybeans than any other West Coast port in the U.S. last year, according to a recent report from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Combining totals from the port’s two grain elevators, TEMCO and Kalama Export, the Port of Kalama exported nearly 5 million metric tons of soybeans, or 33% of all U.S. West Coast soybean exports.
The Port of Baltimore reported double digit increases for key cargo in April compared to low points during the pandemic. In April, 34,672 autos and light trucks moved through the port’s public docks, a 97% increase compared to May 2020. April figures also showed the port handled 85,405 tons of heavy machinery, up 73% compared to the category’s low point in June 2020.
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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The U.S. Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announced its Pacesetter Award recipients for international cargo tonnage increases during the 2020 shipping season. The Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor was one of eight ports in the U.S. to earn the distinction, which marks the 13th time the Great Lakes port has earned the Pacesetter Award. The most recent was in 2018.
Mariners aboard cruise and cargo ships docking at Port Everglades are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations through partnerships that include the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), the port, Seafarers’ House, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. More than 1,570 mariners aboard some 25 cruise and cargo ships have been vaccinated over the past two weeks. International ship crews arriving at the Port of Long Beach and neighboring Port of Los Angeles are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations as part of an ongoing partnership between the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and the National Guard. So far, 452 crewmembers on 27 ships visiting San Pedro Bay have voluntarily received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Port of Tacoma launched a newly designed website last month. The modernized website offers a mobile-friendly layout and improved structural design for ease of navigation and visual impact. Designed with accessibility and security in mind, the site features streamlined navigation and enhanced capabilities to meet the needs of all users, as well as sharper search capabilities.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Jun 2021
Jun 2021
Hosted by Industrial Defender
Jun 2021
Virtual Event
June 21-25
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Jun 2021
In-Person Event
June 28-30, Miami, FL
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Jul 2021
Hosted by ABS Group
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Jul 2021
In-Person & Virtual Event
July 14-16, New York, NY
South Jersey Port Corporation
Northsouth GIS LLC