AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 12, 2022
 
   
John Porcari, U.S. Port Envoy to the Biden administration, will kick-off the AAPA Shifting Trade Seminar being held June 15-16 in Tampa, Fla. His keynote address will provide attendees with exclusive insights into how President Biden and his top advisors understand the congestion crisis and what ports are doing about it.
 
Envoy Porcari advises the Biden Administration through this role on the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force and works closely with Secretary Buttigieg, U.S. Department of Transportation as well as the National Economic Council to address congestion at U.S. ports. When it comes to maximizing and leveraging Federal infrastructure dollars, Porcari brings unique insights as Presidential Advisor, U.S. Department of Transport Deputy, and State Department of Transport Head.
 
The AAPA Shifting Trade Seminar is focused on the worldwide trade lanes, global trade predictions and economic trends that affect the port industry. Don't miss this opportunity. Join us at  the AAPA Shifting Trade Seminar. Registration, hotel information and the agenda can be found here
 
Trimble Heavy Industry
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
 
   
Next week kicks off Infrastructure Week, and the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System are conducting a virtual panel to discuss the importance of historic and generational investments in the infrastructure of the Marine Transportation System. Panelists will discuss how funding provided for MTS infrastructure in recent legislation, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will support the needs of the United States. 
 
The panel will correspond with United for Infrastructure and take place from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET on May 17, 2022. To join the webinar, use the following link: https://bit.ly/3N6we8D. To see full webinar flyer, click the "learn more" link below. 
 
Be sure to follow AAPA on social media and keep an eye out for posts from @PortsUnited on Twitter during Infrastructure Week. Feel free to join in the conversation online using the hashtag #LeadWithInfrastructure.  
 
 
   
Last week, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) released an amended Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grant applications. The updated NOFO reflects the $234 million appropriated for FY2022, which Congress passed in March under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, allocating over $234 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for PIDP in FY2022. This was appropriated in addition to the previous NOFO for $450 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The total amount of grant awards available for FY2022 is now over $684 million.
 
Applicants will not need to submit two separate applications for consideration under both funding umbrellas. The application deadline is May 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
 
 
   
Strategic Point Partners, LLC, has joined AAPA as its newest ISP Member. Known for monitoring raw materials traveling through port systems, Strategic Point Partners also provides services in business development, analytics & reporting, technology & operations, and corporate communication. To learn more, contact Charles Tumazos, founder principal consultant and owner, at ctumazos@strategicpointpartners.com.  
 
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At the 2021 Latin American Congress of Ports, Rita de Cássia Munck was named the new chair of the AAPA Latin American Delegation. She sat down with AAPA Seaports Magazine to share her background and goals, as well as insights, challenges, goals and ESG initiatives at Brazil’s ports.
Seaports Magazine: www.aapaseaports.com
 
Skyline Steel, LLC
Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
 
   
May is Maritime Month at the Port of San Diego, and the port is celebrating by recognizing its Working Waterfront employees and showcasing the many benefits the maritime industry provides to the San Diego region. 
 
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) recognizes its sixth annual Maritime Month May 1-31 and National Maritime Day on May 22 to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to honor the hardworking men and women of the local maritime workforce.
 
The Montreal Port Authority has signed an agreement with the Arbre-Évolution Coop, an environmental organization that in the coming months will be conducting an analysis of the potential for afforestation and wildlife connectivity in the natural environments of the City of Contrecœur.
 
Prince Rupert Port Authority celebrates the completion of the newly revitalized Seal Cove area and Salt Marsh project. Now officially open to the public, representatives of the Prince Rupert Port Authority express that the habitat restoration project is a clear example of the port’s commitment to minimize the environmental impact from port activity. 
 
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The first new oceangoing, dry cargo barge of its size built in America in nearly 20 years, Knot Refined, departed Port of Palm Beach on May 6 for its maiden delivery of locally grown and milled raw sugar.
 
 
   
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism announced the approval of a Texas Enterprise Zone project designation for an application submitted on behalf of Keppel AmFELS, Inc. The Texas Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool by which local communities’ partner with the state of Texas to encourage job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas. The Port of Brownsville has been home to Keppel AmFELS since 1990, bringing thousands of jobs and opportunities to the Rio Grande Valley. 
 
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka hosted a media briefing and interview with Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) President and CEO Jim McKenna on May 6, and discussed a wide range of issues, including the upcoming longshore labor contract negotiations
 
The SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) released an agenda report for the June 2, 2022 public hearing, recommending that the Commission remove the Port of Oakland’s Howard property from Port Priority Use designation under the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan. This action would help with the port's five-year strategic plan to expand business with community benefits and create more jobs.  
 
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
 
   
Truck drivers and others seeking clearances to access the San Pedro Bay port complex can sign up for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, the Clean Truck Program and other official programs at a convenient, one-stop event designed to provide help for truckers at the Port of Long Beach from May 24-26.
 
 
   
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), local elected officials and leaders of the state and region tourism bureaus celebrated the start of the 2022 Cruise Season in Boston, the first full season in two years. Massport will welcome 125 ships from 19 cruise lines supporting the local travel and tourism industries. 
 
 
   
Canadian Pacific and Hapag-Lloyd AG announced an additional call into Port Saint John, NB, via a seasonal extra loader. This will soon double the port's container throughput capacity with the completion of the Modernization Project. This would add 18 additional acres of on-dock land and increase throughput capacity to 800,000 TEUs.
 
The May 3 arrival of the Wan Hai 625 at The Port of Virginia® is the latest addition to the port’s expanding Asia trade portfolio. The new service, called the AA7, links Virginia with several important Asian ports via the Suez Canal.
 
Hyster announced a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to provide Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) with two Hyster® electric container handling vehicles, including the first-ever empty container handler powered by fuel cell technology in a real-world application. Both units will be powered by Nuvera® fuel cells and run on hydrogen fuel produced locally at the HHLA Hamburg Green Hydrogen Hub.
 
Chief Financial Officer, Hood River, OR; Jensen Strategies, LLC
 
Wharfinger, Oakland, CA; Port of Oakland
 
Director of Operations, Shreveport, LA; Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission

Director of Communications, Galveston, TX; Port of Galveston

Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs
, Camden, NJ; South Jersey Port Corporation

Chief Operating Officer, Longview, WA; Port of Longview

Director of Transportation System Operations, San Diego, CA; SANDAG

Human Resources and Equity Specialist (Part-time 75%), Seattle, WA; University of Washington
 
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