AAPA Seaports Advisory
March 10, 2022
With less than three weeks until the Legislative Summit: Now, We Build! – AAPA’s preeminent leadership event in Washington, D.C. – the business program kicks off with speaker Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Attendees will also hear from Mitch Landrieu, White House Senior Advisor for Infrastructure Coordination. In addition, a high-impact roundtable discussion will explore how port supply chain partners are looking at infrastructure investment. CEO roundtable speakers include Lasse Petterson, CEO, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company; Ammar Kanaan, CEO, TIL; Jesse Whitfield, Director, Global Ocean Product, UPS; George Pasha, Chairman, President and CEO, The Pasha Group; and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS).  David Lynch of The Washington Post will moderate the discussion. 
Day two of the summit will feature a mix of events including speakers General Stan McChrystal, Dan Maffei, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, and Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland. Breakout roundtable sessions and awards presentations for AAPA’s Port Persons of the Year and the AAPA President’s Award for Legislative Leadership round out day two.
On day three, AAPA Government Relations staff will arrange a series of meetings for port leaders to meet with members of Congress and federal agency staff to network and communicate issues affecting their ports. We look forward to seeing you at the Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., March 29-31. Secure your spot today!
Trimble Heavy Industry
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives released the full text of the FY 2022 federal budget. The bill comes as government funding is set to expire on Friday, following almost six months of continuing resolutions to keep the government open since the onset of FY 2022 in October 2021. There is expectation Congress will pass the bill by Friday, or over the weekend, and that it will promptly move forward to President Biden. Affected agencies of interest to AAPA and members are the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Transportation, Federal Maritime Commission, and Department of Homeland Security, among others. Read the full text of the bill here, the explanatory statements here and a robust summary of these appropriations here.
The AAPA Finance & Administration Seminar has been rescheduled, and the new dates are November 8-10, 2022. Anyone previously registered need not re-register. The seminar will take place at the same hotel, the Astor Crowe Plaza in New Orleans, La., and those with a confirmed hotel reservation will automatically transfer to the new dates accordingly. Registrants unable to attend in November should contact AAPA’s Imani Poindexter.

AAPA’s Finance & Administration Seminar along with all 2022 Education and Training Programs provide outstanding value and opportunities for members and the maritime community to gain education and elevate their careers. Special forums provide port leaders the chance to discuss, collaborate and resolve challenges relevant to their ports.

Interested in increasing exposure of your brand among the port industry and federal government leaders? High-visibility sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available for all 2022 seminars and events.
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. 
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The Port of South Louisiana's new executive director, Paul Matthews, appeared in a recent episode of the World Trade Center New Orleans’ Louisiana Global Gumbo podcast, co-hosted by Jason French and Ed Webb. Matthews discusses what his port means to the global economy, key projects and priorities for the future. Listen to the podcast here.
In support of clean air for all, the Port of San Diego has purchased two all-electric Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes to replace the diesel-powered crane currently in use at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT). The all-electric, battery-supported mobile harbor cranes will be the first in use in North America and will support the port’s clean air strategy while also increasing productivity and cargo business opportunities at TAMT.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) welcomed the first all-electric cargo equipment implemented at Tacoma's South Intermodal Yard. Six yard trucks with the zero-emission technology will move containers on chassis to and from container stacks and rail cars. The SIM Electric Truck Project represents a $2.2 million investment for equipment and infrastructure installation supported by Tacoma Power, Rail Management Services and DERA grant funds.
Skyline Steel, LLC
Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
The Port of Baltimore and Ports America welcome a new service with Israel-based ZIM Shipping Line, to begin calls at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. The new service, Zim e-Commerce Baltimore express (ZXB), will increase volumes, production, e-commerce and the port’s global reach. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has finalized a deal with ZIM to connect Boston to South East Asia, allowing New England businesses to further compete in the global marketplace.
In a recent Supply Chain Insight video series, Port of Long Beach Deputy Executive Director Dr. Noel Hacegaba speaks with Jon Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation, about the state of retail during the pandemic and going forward into 2022. Watch the video discussion here.
CMA CGM, an AAPA ISP member, announced its partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to increase right whale detection efforts along the U.S. East Coast. With funding from CMA CGM, WHOI researchers will assemble and deploy two, near real-time passive acoustic monitoring buoys off the coast of Norfolk, Va., and Savannah, Ga., this year.
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 Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) is hosting a series of open houses to share information and invite community input about the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) project. The proposed $1.5 billion container terminal in Violet will meet changing industry needs, serve as a major economic catalyst in St. Bernard Parish, and keep Louisiana competitive with other U.S. ports.
Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) announced Mona Smith, an environmental engineer, has joined the port and will support its environmental compliance program. She will help to implement sustainable practices that reduce risk and positively impact the quality of life for Utahns. Smith received her bachelor’s degree in biochemical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has worked with clients of the federal government, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Illinois.
PortMiami is seeking requests for qualifications for the construction of cargo gates modifications and traffic improvements. The RFQ bid due date is April 4, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. A mandatory pre-bid and site meeting will be held March 16 at 10:00 a.m.  Full details are available online.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Executive Director, Clarkston, WA; Port of Clarkston

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

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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