AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 24, 2021
After 17 years of dedicated service to AAPA, Meredith Martino, vice president of membership and sponsorship, is moving on to a new position as the executive director of the Women in Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) – a not-for-profit organization supporting state legislators. WIG is comprised of women state legislators and provides leadership opportunities, expert forums and educational resources to help support complex policy issues of its membership.

Meredith began her career at AAPA as manager of government relations and is probably the “only ever” staff person who has spent time in every department of the association. Her breadth of experience and enthusiasm for our members, dedication to change management, and her overall knowledge of the industry has been invaluable.
Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada, has been appointed to the Senate of Canada, on the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Quinn is a certified public and management accountant, and previously led an extensive and distinguished career in the public service, including as the chief financial officer at the Canadian International Development Agency. He has over 40 years of experience in the marine and public sectors and has been the president and CEO of the Saint John Port Authority since 2010. Prior to this role, he worked for 32 years in progressively senior roles with the Canadian Coast Guard, both at sea and ashore, as well as with several other federal government departments achieving the position of assistant deputy minister and chief financial officer.
Experts from federal agencies, intelligence and nonprofit sectors will be briefing attendees at the 2021 AAPA Security Seminar and Expo, July 14-16, on threats facing the maritime industry. 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, new developments for the National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan and anti-trafficking efforts. The draft agenda is available online. Register now!

Sponsorships and exhibit opportunities are still availabe for this event. Contact Meredith Martino to become a sponsor or Direna Cousins to reserve exhibit space. 
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
Global Maritime Compliance Solutions LLC is a maritime industry consultancy whose mission is to help its clients generate revenue, preserve and grow their business by reducing risk through compliance, operational efficiency and solving difficulties in achieving their goals.

Goico S.A. centers its efforts on the growth and transformation of organizations, helping to achieve their goals and generating value for their customers. Goico S.A. steps in to manage work teams, automate processes and generate digital tools to interact inside and outside of the company. In addition, it advises on investment projects, ensuring the profitability its clients' businesses.

WickedHyper™ provides future-forward container handling and transport systems that enable container ports to rapidly and efficiently move shipping containers between ships and intermodal terminals. Making use of Hyperrail™ next-generation transportation, WickedHyper™ enables containers to be moved directly from ship-to-shore cranes to an inland railyard without ever touching the port ground itself. Because both WickedHyper™ and Hyperrail™ are eco-friendly electric systems, the environmental impact aligns with the sustainability efforts of the port industry worldwide.

Wilson Sons is the largest integrated port and maritime logistics operator in Brazil. With more than 180 years of history, Wilson Sons provides complete solutions for various industries, such as oil and gas and foreign trade.
The Port of Oakland reported a 26% jump in containerized imports last month compared to May 2020. The port handled the equivalent of 1.08 million 20-foot containers from January through May, an all-time high. At that pace, Oakland's annual volume could surpass 2.6 million boxes for the first time ever in 2021. The Port of Virginia in May set a new record for monthly TEU volume having handled nearly 315,000 units and in doing so surpassing the previous record by nearly 30,000 units. Contributing to the month’s volume was the CMA CGM Marco Polo, which at 16,000-plus TEUs is the largest container ship to ever call The Port of Virginia and the U.S. East Coast.
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!

For engineering support and to learn more, click here!
Another new, towering ship-to-shore crane (STS) is coming to the Port of Oakland this week. The crane will be delivered to the Everport marine terminal at Oakland run by Everport Terminal Services, Inc. (ETS). The new ZPMC crane has a lift height from the dock of 170 feet. The Port of Stockton purchased two Liebherr 550 Mobile Harbor Cranes to improve operational efficiency and expand its cargo handling capabilities. The new cranes make it possible for vessels to carry heavier cargo than their own cranes can safely handle. In addition, the two Liebherrs are part of an ongoing program to replace and enhance cargo handling equipment as a key strategy to achieving the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral port.
Port Everglades welcomed Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas to her homeport for the first time. Odyssey of the Seas will be the first Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship to sail in the United States when it begins sailing with passengers on Saturday, July 3.
PortMiami and scientists from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science coral reef research and restoration program are off to a great start with the reproductive success of grooved brain corals in less than two months after their collection. PortMiami donated corals to the school in March for its coral reef research and restoration program. The corals grown by the UM Rosenstiel School coral reef research and restoration programs will be transplanted onto a reef in Key Biscayne in about 6 months.
Skyline Steel, LLC
Port Fourchon
The Prince Rupert Port Authority, through a funding partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust, has published a report that illustrates the critical role of international exports to local economies and future success of the Northwest region and beyond. The profile confirmed Northern BC as a key economic driver for British Columbia, particularly with respect to export sectors like forestry, petrochemicals, mining, agriculture and fisheries.
The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) reported strong financial results in 2020 despite the closure of the Glencore Brunswick Smelter that resulted in the loss of a major terminal operator and the pause in operations of the Trevali Caribou Mine, culminating in a reduction in tonnage and activity. In spite of 2020’s challenges, BPA still delivered a net profit of $1.6 million, reaching tonnage of 2.1 million MT, with 106 vessels calling on the port.
THE Alliance and Evergreen launched their new Asia-U.S. Gulf service with the inaugural sailing of the ONE Modern calling on Port NOLA recently and marking Port NOLA’s third weekly direct-Asia container service. THE Alliance’s East Coast Loop 6 (EC6) and Evergreen’s Asia-U.S. Gulf (AUG) service includes Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) Yang Ming Line (YML) and Evergreen.
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 Monroe has been awarded a 2020 navigation season Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award, which recognizes its efforts in increasing international Seaway cargo during the 2020 navigation season. The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has awarded the Port of Monroe its Pacesetter Award six times out of the last eight seasons, with consecutive awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Almost two years to the date since construction began, the Port of Vancouver USA’s Parcel 3 Berm project has entered its final phase. The 12-foot tall, approximately 3,500-foot long earthen berm was built by the port to support the efforts of Columbia River Alliance for Nurturing the Environment (CRANE) and Columbia Land Trust to preserve a neighboring property, known as Crane’s Landing.
Port Tampa Bay and the USF Health College of Nursing are partnering to provide health and wellness services for the thousands of seafarers aboard international cargo ships — who are at sea for months at a time — while they are in port in Tampa. The agreement establishes the first-of-its-kind on-site nurse-managed clinic at a U.S. port.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Director of Engineering, St. Thomas or St. Croix, USVI; Virgin Islands Port Authority

Navigation Site Safety Health Officer, Portland, OR; Port of Portland

Director, Real Estate & Port Development, Stockton, CA; Port of Stockton

Senior Air Quality and Energy Specialist, Portland, OR; Port of Portland

Director of Finance, Riviera Beach, FL; Port of Palm Beach District
Jun 2021
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June 28-30, Miami, FL
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In-Person & Virtual Event
July 14-16, New York, NY
South Jersey Port Corporation
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