AAPA Seaports Advisory
July 8, 2021
Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Crowley Maritime, and Emmitt Smith, former NFL football player and Hall of Famer, and an all-star slate of speakers will address attendees of the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo September 26-29, including speakers from the sustainable energy industry and beneficial cargo owners.

Among exciting plenaries, opening and closing night events, attendees will have access to a host of facilitated networking salons on topics including offshore wind, climate adaptation, DE&I, technology, port congestion and more for unparalleled networking and collaboration opportunities. The convention kicks off with a golf tournament to benefit the AAPA Foundation for the Seaports of the Americas, along with ceremonies to recognize the Lighthouse Awards competition winners and the Class of 2021 PPM graduates, as well as Austin city tours. The event will close with an evening event at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. We'll see you in Austin!

For sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities at the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo, contact Mary Beth Long to become a sponsor or Direna Cousins for an exhibitor prospectus.
The Port of Erie, located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie in a natural bay formed and sheltered by Presque Isle, Pa., provides industrial, commercial and recreational opportunities on Presque Isle Bay and adjacent waters. The Port of Erie and O-N Minerals Erie offer cargo shippers on the Great Lakes/Seaway System some of the finest facilities available. With 85 million people within a 500 mile radius, Port Erie is at the hub of the U.S. and Canadian industrial center.
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Biden-Harris Administration has selected 24 projects to receive funding under the FY 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. Four port-related projects were selected to receive awards totaling $148.87 million, 16.45% of the total $905.25 million available. Ports receiving 2021 INFRA grants include:
The Port of Beaumont congratulates newly appointed officers of the board of commissioners: Georgine Guillory, president; Pat Anderson, vice president, and Bill Darling, secretary-treasurer. Combined, they have more than 40 years of experience serving on the board and have seen record growth at the port.
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 Port of Baltimore welcomes a new container service originating in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new Maersk Line. This Transpacific/Panama Canal service will arrive at the port’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, which is managed by Ports America Chesapeake under the public-private partnership with the port.
The Port of Long Beach marked its 110th anniversary with a heartfelt message from Executive Director Mario Cordero thanking employees for all they do to make Long Beach live up to its motto as the Port of Choice. “Our efforts and the work of the generations before us have built what was once slough and marshlands into a 12-square-mile, modern gateway of commerce between the United States and East Asia.”
Skyline Steel, LLC
Port Fourchon
The Port of Brownsville proudly supports the Rio Grand Valley Reef Project and serves as a central base of operations for storing and transporting thousands of tons of materials used to create the largest artificial reef in the state of Texas. In addition to creating a hospitable marine habitat, the reef will grow ecotourism, provide jobs and benefit the economy.
The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the Statue of Liberty’s “little sister” on June 30, arriving from Le Havre, France, aboard the 6,500-TEU CMA CGM NERVAL. The new statue celebrated Independence Day with her full-scale sister on Ellis Island. Little Lady Liberty’s final destination will be at the French Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C., to be unveiled on Bastille Day, July 14.
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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Galveston Wharves set a new wind turbine cargo record in May, importing more than 500 pieces, including tower sections, blades and nacelles. As wind energy imports have steadily increased over the past 15 years to meet the nation’s transition to renewable energy, the port and its partners have made improvements to accommodate this growing industry.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Manager – Business Development, Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

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

Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, HI
Jul 2021
In-Person & Virtual Event
July 14-16, New York, NY
Sep 2021
Sept. 26-29, Austin, Texas
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South Jersey Port Corporation
Northsouth GIS LLC