AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 3, 2022
Preparing for the future of decarbonization and electrification projects is complex and involves a number of stakeholders when it comes to planning at ports. AAPA’s Legislative Summit: Now, We Build! will feature a breakout session covering this important topic and offering attendees the opportunity to have a conversation with key federal agency and port leaders. Hear from Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Michael Carter, Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) and Vanta Coda, CEO, Ports of Indiana during the panel discussion. Reserve your seat today and receive the early bird rate that ends March 6. Register here.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) Federal Advisory Committee will hold a virtual public meeting, March 9-10, 2022, on issues relevant to NOAA's navigation, observations and positioning services and suggestions for improvements. Meeting information is posted here, and anyone interested in participating can register here.

NOAA is also seeking nominations for members to serve on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel. The call for nominations is to fill five member slots for a 4-year term. Nominations are due by April 15, 2022. The panel advises NOAA on operations and research issues related to navigation, hydrographic surveying, nautical charts, tides and currents, geodetic and geospatial data and measurements, Arctic priorities and coastal data and resilience. The full nominations information is available in the Federal Register notice.
Trimble Heavy Industry
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
The Port of Harlingen Authority is celebrating its 70th year as an operational port. On February 27, 1952, with much fanfare and an estimated crowd of 5,000, the port officially opened for operations and welcomed its first shipment, 500 tons of pipeline. That day set into motion what would eventually lead to a thriving port transporting more than 3 million tons of goods, which generates about $1 billion in economic activity. Read the story of its history here.
The Port of Los Angeles processed 865,595 TEUs in January, a 3.6% increase compared to last year. It was the port’s busiest January ever and a new milestone for a Western Hemisphere port. Port of Oakland import cargo volume surged again in January following a record-setting 2021 performance. The port said it handled the equivalent of 83,860 import containers in January, an 8.3% increase year-over-year
A new study shows the Port of Hueneme continues to be a vital economic engine throughout the region, according to Martin Associates, a renowned economic consulting company for the maritime industry. Since 2013, tax revenues to local cities and the state increased significantly and jobs grew in record number, of which 95% of the trade-related jobs are in Ventura County.
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 Alabama State Port Authority and Mobile Airport Authority have been awarded $100 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation Demonstration Program. The funding will be used to facilitate multimodal transportation infrastructure improvements at the two Alabama transportation authorities.
CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has consolidated its CAGEMA Mainliner service in South Florida to Port Everglades, which will serve as the single U.S. port of entry for the Marseilles-based ocean carrier’s liner service to the Islands
The Port of Corpus Christi announced an option agreement with Talos Energy and Howard Energy Partners  to pursue commercial carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) opportunities on-site at the port. The project known as the Coastal Bend Carbon Management Partnership will have an initial nine-month evaluation to identify CCS project solutions on port-owned lands.
Skyline Steel, LLC
Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
The Port of Los Angeles has unveiled new features to its Port Optimizer™ digital platform that allows shippers, cargo owners, terminal operators and others to better predict and plan cargo at the busiest trade gateway in the United States. Developed in collaboration with Wabtec, the Port Optimizer is a cloud-based information portal that digitizes maritime shipping data for supply chain stakeholders.
The Port of Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Dina Aryan-Zahlan as chief harbor engineer to lead the port’s engineering division. Aryan-Zahlan replaces David Walsh who retired in December 2021. Aryan-Zahlan most recently served as the port’s assistant chief harbor engineer since 2015, where she oversaw the planning, development and design of infrastructure and facilities. PhilaPort has recruited Ryan T. Mulvey as its new director of government and public affairs. Mulvey comes to PhilaPort with 15 years of management experience, having held chief of staff positions in both the Pennsylvania Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Mulvey also worked for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.
GEOWEB® System Provides Industrial Yard with Permeable Surface
Presto Geosystems®
GEOWEB® Geocells provided a low-maintenance, permeable load-support surface at a staging area for a 10-acre industrial yard site in Pennsylvania. Heavy traffic at the steel fabricator’s facility caused severe rutting of the existing gravel surface and costly long-term maintenance problems.
The GEOWEB System was infilled with aggregate, which reduced stormwater runoff, controlled surface rutting, and minimized costs compared to conventional concrete or bituminous concrete.
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The Port of Long Beach has been named the “Public Partner of the Year” by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership in acknowledgment of efforts to support business development and create jobs in the Inland Empire, an important link in the global supply chain. The accolade was accepted at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in Ontario, Calif., last month by Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.
Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, delivered his 2022 State of the Port address last week that attracted a capacity crowd at the Savannah Convention Center. Lynch unveiled plans to expand the port’s container capacity by 60%, increasing annual capacity from 6 million TEUs to 9.5 million TEUs by 2025.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
WMATA – General Manager & CEO, Washington, DC; WMATA

Business Development Representative, Port Hueneme, CA; The Port of Hueneme

Harbormaster, Pittsburg, CA; City of Pittsburg

Media/Public Relations Specialist, Oakland, CA; Port of Oakland

Business Development Representative, Port Hueneme, CA; The Port of Hueneme

Grant Specialist
, Vancouver, WA: Port of Vancouver USA

Project Engineer II, Portsmouth, VA; The Port of Virginia

Senior Project Engineer, Portsmouth, VA; The Port of Virginia

Research Analyst - Live Fire Testing of Naval Systems, Alexandria, VA; Institute for Defense Analyses

Research Analyst - Navy Ship and Submarine Live Fire Testing, Alexandria, VA; Institute for Defense Analyses
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