AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 17, 2021
Next week, the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar sets sail virtually from June 21-25. The seminar schedule includes presentations on the COVID outlook, safely resuming and rebuilding cruise, sustainability and environmental expectations, technology tools and more. Attendees will also be able to participate in daily discussions and Q&A with the speakers. View the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar agenda for the full speaker lineup. Register today!

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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
COWI is a leading global engineering consultancy with experience in the planning, design and program management of port infrastructure. Its expertise includes multi-disciplinary design of marine infrastructure such as piers/jetties and wharves/quays, marine terminals, breakwaters, navigation channels, dredging and reclamation, and the above/underwater inspection of these facilities using engineer-divers. In addition, COWI is a leading global designer of bridges, tunnels and renewable energy infrastructure including offshore wind as well as onshore wind, PV/solar and energy storage systems. COWI has active port infrastructure projects on all three coasts in North America, as well as in the Caribbean, LATAM, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
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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Today, AAPA’s President and CEO Chris Connor is speaking with the global firm Squire Patton Boggs' transportation policy workgroup. Connor will provide insights into the challenges facing the port industry, opportunities for the way forward and federal infrastructure investment legislation that Congress is debating now. 
Squire Patton Boggs' transportation group is chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater, also a partner at Patton Boggs, and former House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster. Previous speakers to address this prestigious group have included former U.S. Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, Association of American Railroads' leadership, United Airlines' president and others.
Recognizing decades of leadership and accomplishments in the supply chain, logistics and maritime industry, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) has named Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka as its seventh annual recipient of the Southern California Logistics Council Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics Management. The honor was presented recently at the 2021 Southern California E-commerce and Logistics Summit.
PortMiami has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) and is hosting a Contractor and Engineering Industry Workshop webinar for the Marine, Maritime and Heavy Design Engineering and Construction community on Tuesday, June 22, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT) to provide updates on the proposed North Cruise Berths 1-6 Realignment Project. The workshop webinar is expected to be the final industry workshop prior to the advertisement of the project. Participation in the webinar is free, but registration is required. Register by sending an email to PortMiamiNorthBulkhead@miamidade.gov. In addition, Miami Dade County is soliciting interested contractors to register to participate and perform in a Miscellaneous Construction Contract (MCC) Bid under RPQ/Project No. 2020-003.01: Cruise Terminal G Bollard Phase II (Bay 8.5) for the MCC 7040 & 7360 Plan projects.
The Port of Long Beach continued its unprecedented streak of single-month records in May by moving more than 900,000 cargo containers for the first time in its 110-year history. Dockworkers and terminal operators processed 907,216 TEUs in May and broke the previous “best month” record set in March 2021. Trade was up 44.4% from May 2020. The Port of Los Angeles processed 1,012,048 TEUs in May, a leap of 74% compared to last year. It was the busiest month ever in the port’s 114-year history, and the first time a Western Hemisphere port has handled more than 1 million TEUs in a month. In this video, Executive Director Gene Seroka discusses May’s cargo volume. The Port of New York and New Jersey posted double-digit increases for total container volume, container imports and autos and set a new April record for rail volume. Total volume in April was 712,799 TEUs versus 559,929 TEUs in April 2020, a 27.3% increase and record for the month of April.
The Montréal Port Authority (MPA) continues to evolve toward clean energy, notably green hydrogen, ethanol and methanol. On June 10, it signed a cooperation and development agreement with Greenfield Global, which specializes in the production of biofuels.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance announced the arrival of four ZPMC Super-Post Panamax cranes to the Seattle Harbor marking a significant milestone in the Terminal 5 Modernization Project. SSA Terminals is the owner and future operator of the cranes, which will be among the largest cranes on the West Coast. 
Skyline Steel, LLC
Port Fourchon
The Montréal Port Authority is proud to announce the renewal of its financial support of the St. Lawrence Action Fund, whose mission is to support projects that contribute to the sustainability of ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recognized 19 port customers at the virtual Annual General Meeting with Blue Circle Awards for voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions. Thirteen shipping lines, four coastal marine operators and two terminal operators received Blue Circle awards for excellence in environmental stewardship and attaining the highest level of participation in the port’s EcoAction Program and the Energy Action Initiative.
The Port of Redwood City is the newest Green Marine participant to take part in the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. “Taking part in Green Marine’s rigorous and transparent environmental program is a natural progression of our vision and ambitions,” said Kristine A. Zortman, the port’s executive director.
Last week, the Port of Los Angeles became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12‑month period. Watch along in this video as the 10 millionth container is loaded onto the vessel CMA CGM AMERIGO VESPUCCI.
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 Port of Long Beach and the Utah Inland Port Authority have agreed to collaborate in the development of cleaner, more cost-effective and innovative strategies aimed at moving goods quickly, safely and efficiently between Long Beach and Utah. “This agreement is vital to the Port’s strategic goals to diversify exports and create new partnerships that will help alleviate the unprecedented cargo surge we’ve experienced since last summer,” said Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach.
The Québec Port Authority recapped a 2020 fiscal year marked by the pandemic at the annual public meeting held virtually earlier this month. The Port of Québec and its partners were able to continue operations and keep supply chains moving by tapping into their resilience and adapting. In addition, the port highlighted its commitment to help sustain the local economy, cruise and tourism activities and developing the Laurentia project to be the greenest container terminal in North America.
Port Tampa Bay released the annual State of the Port to recap milestones the organization experienced in Fiscal Year 2020, including record containerized cargo numbers. Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson provides information on the port’s diverse lines of business and gives an update on future project and growth opportunities in this video presentation.
The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday for a tour of the port’s marine facilities and a shipment of wind blades. The governor met with port staff and a representative from the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU), local 4.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
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