AAPA Seaports Advisory
January 13, 2022
From March 29-31, AAPA is holding its Legislative Summit,  Now We Build, for federal policy and government updates, featuring several prominent guest speakers and seminars, as well as events, like the Port Person of the Year Award. Policy experts, members and professionals alike are welcome and encouraged to enroll and join AAPA in Washington, D.C., from March 29-31, 2022.
According to the Biden-Harris “ports plan,” the next Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) funding will be released on or about February 9, which is around the published 90-day mark. This NOFO is for $475 million and will be the first PIDP money to come from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Stay tuned for further IIJA updates.
AAPA cares about providing exceptional seminars and events while also keeping the health and safety of attendees a priority. Due to the growing number of COVID-19 omicron cases, AAPA is rescheduling the Smart Ports Seminar to May 17-19, 2022. Over these new dates, this seminar will continue to take place at the same hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Pedro, CA. The Smart Ports Seminar examines how technology is transforming the way ports do business and provides the opportunity for companies to showcase their solutions through sponsorships and tabletop exhibiting opportunities.

For those who have already signed up for this event, registration will be transferred to the new dates. If pre-registered individuals are unable to participate May 17-19, contact Imani Poindexter for assistance. For additional information regarding this event contact Renita Gross.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit aboutamazon.com and follow @AmazonNews.

MK Inc of the Palm Beaches leads a consortium of U.S. and Dominion Republic entities with the purpose of pursuing and operating shipyards and ports in the Dominion Republic, specifically Manzanillo.

Resolite manufactures corrosion resistant and daylighting FRP roofing and siding panels used in industrial applications including bulk material handling and port storage facilities.
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
The early bird rate for exhibiting at the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo has been extended to January 31, 2022.  Securing booth space early will not only save on exhibit cost but also allows for a greater chance of securing a first-choice space on the floor plan. Booth spaces are already filling up. The 2022 Exhibitor Prospectus provides a comprehensive overview about the opportunities available. Those interested in exhibiting are encouraged to fill out the Early Bird Exhibitor Application and Contract and send it to Direna Cousins.

Exhibiting at the AAPA annual convention guarantees access, meaningful engagement and quality connections with top port decision-makers, marine terminal operators, integrators, suppliers and other industry stakeholders.
The Port of Benton Commission swore-in newly elected District 3 Commissioner Lori Stevens at the January 12 Commission Meeting. Stevens replaces longtime Port Commissioner Jane Hagarty, who had served since 1996. The Port of Corpus Christi announced appointees Gabe Guerra, Kleberg Bank CEO, and Wes Hoskins, First Community Bank CEO, were recently sworn in as members of the Port of Corpus Christi Commission. In a virtual ceremony, Port of Everett Commissioner-elect David Simpson was officially sworn in to continue in his post representing citizens in the Port District 1 seat. The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans selected new officers with the election of Charles H. Ponstein as chairman, Jack C. Jensen, Jr. as vice chairman and Joseph F. Toomy as secretary-treasurer during the monthly Board meeting in December. The Port of San Diego welcomes Frank Urtasun as the newest commissioner to represent the City of Coronado. Commissioner Urtasun was sworn in by Port District Clerk Donna Morales, who administered the oath of office on January 2.
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The Port of Oakland is set to launch an interagency effort to improve the flow of agriculture exports at the port. The program involves the use of additional yard space and equipment, restored export ship calls and assistance to export users. The goal is to provide relief to agricultural exporters who are facing shortages of export capacity and skyrocketing logistics costs.
The Connecticut Port Authority received the final permit to begin dredging activities at its State Pier Improvements Project in New London. This permit specifically allows for in-water work including dredging deeper berths and implementing the full scope of the planned project.
The Port of Los Angeles applauds California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to invest $2.3 billion in California ports. These funds will help support port-related projects that increase goods movement and capacity, zero-emission equipment and infrastructure, workforce training and other operational improvements.
Since 2008, the Port of Vancouver USA has been supporting wind energy through the voluntary purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). By purchasing RECs generated by wind energy, the port is strengthening its commitment to environmental stewardship while encouraging renewable energy development and reducing its carbon footprint.
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The Alabama Port Authority said calendar year 2021 containerized cargo volumes climbed to a record 502,623 TEUs, up nearly 19% from 2020 volumes. To date, the terminal has handled over 3.6 million TEUs since containerized operations began in 2008. Since 2015, the Port of Mobile’s volume has grown by 120%, making the gateway one of the fastest growing container ports in the United States.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division formalized its health and safety protocols for cruise line operations in accordance with the CDC’s order, which remains in effect until January 15. Cruise lines must have on-board testing, medical capabilities and agree to additional restrictions if needed.
The Belledune Port Authority welcomed Captain Shuaib Jafar Lambe, master of the MV Federal Shimanto, and the entire 22-person crew as the First Ship of 2022 called on multi-cargo Terminal 3. The MV Federal Shimanto was set to take approximately 25,000 MT of wood pellets on board – a commodity that is part of a sector that has grown exponentially over the past few years at the Port of Belledune.
Productivity bottlenecks cost ports millions every year...
CM Labs Simulations
Adopters of simulation-based operator training have been able to target specific skills to unblock workflow bottlenecks and raise productivity and safety standards. On November 14 (10:00AM EST), Nicolae Sterescu, CM Labs' Product Manager for Ports, will lead a free webinar learning session exploring how training simulators can be used to reach productivity and efficiency goals and generate a healthy return on investment.
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The Fourth Quarter issue of Seaports Magazine explores how ports are coming up with new solutions and creative ideas for standing out. Partnerships and collaborating with others are leading to some of these innovative outcomes and increased opportunities and outcomes. For others, decarbonization efforts have taken priority. For almost all ports, ideas that have helped with port congestion are also helping set policies and standards that will have long-term benefits for the entire global supply chain.
The digital issue is available as a duplicate of the print copy (a page view) and also in a mobile friendly reading view
Last week, with the assistance of three new Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes and one existing Post-Panamax crane, more cargo containers moved across Port Everglades' docks from a single ship than any time in the port's history – 4,849 containers, which equates to nearly 9,000 TEUs. The off-load and loading process on the 1,095-foot-long MSC Rachele took 72 hours to complete.
SSA Marine and The Northwest Seaport Alliance welcomed the MSC Monterey, the first vessel call to the newly modernized Terminal 5 in Seattle, with four new Super-post Panamax cranes ready to work the ship. The Terminal 5 Modernization Program launched in 2016 to expand gateway cargo capacity and enable The Northwest Seaport Alliance to service the largest vessels in the Transpacific trade.
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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Contracts Manager, Aberdeen, WA; Port of Grays Harbor

Public Relations Manager, Nationwide; Port of Galveston

Lead Risk Management Analyst, Corpus Christi, TX; Port Corpus Christi Authority

Police Officer
, Corpus Christi, TX; Port Corpus Christi Authority

Facilities Maintenance Director, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Port Everglades

Human Resources and Equity Manager, Seattle, WA; University of Washington

Assistant/Associate Professor of Joint Military Operations, Newport, RI; U.S. Naval War College, Joint Military Operations

Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management (Empirical Studies), Hong Kong, China; Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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