AAPA Seaports Advisory
June 16, 2022
The Port Security and Smart Ports Seminar & Expo will feature two in-depth tours as part of the event in San Diego, Calif., July 12-14, 2022. Go behind the scenes at Petco Park stadium on a guided tour of the San Diego Padres’ home ballpark. With a focus on security and technology, participants will experience the baseball stadium as only players and staff do, while learning about the history of Petco Park and the San Diego Padres. Stops include the Field Warning Track, Cutwater Coronado Club, Padres Hall of Fame, Press Box, private luxury suite, and Breitbard Hall of Fame.
Event attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Port of San Diego. Participants will be taken by boat around San Diego Bay to see port facilities firsthand and enjoy a guided tour from port executives, providing an in-depth look into port operations. For a preview, check out this video of the Port of San Diego.
Join AAPA's Port Security and Smart Ports Seminar & Expo, July 12-14, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif., for security and IT deep-dives, networking, innovative solution presentations, exhibits and special events! To see the full agenda and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3PphEeE.
Trimble Heavy Industry
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University

On Tuesday, June 28, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD), AAPA will host a webinar on navigating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) approval process. This webinar aims to help port authorities in receipt of these Federal grants to simplify the approval process. Titled Navigating NEPA: Briefing from MARAD on Discretionary Grants, the webinar will feature senior MARAD staff outlining what port authorities need to know as they prepare to secure NEPA approval for forthcoming Port Infrastructure Development (PIDP) projects and other grants. In addition to the webinar, attendees will have a chance to ask questions. The webinar is scheduled for June 28 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT. To attend, register here.

SRECTrade, Inc. is a technology-driven environmental commodity management and transaction platform. Since its inception in 2008, SRECTrade’s mission has been to help accelerate the adoption of clean energy assets resulting in the reduction of greenhouse gases. The company ensures that complex environmental commodity markets are transparent, equitable, and accessible to all eligible parties.
Skyline Steel, LLC
Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
On Friday, while in Los Angeles to host the Summit of the America’s, President Biden visited with leaders for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles aboard the battleship USS Iowa, noting their efforts and progress in addressing the nation’s supply chain challenges. Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka thanked the president for his leadership and focus on the supply chain. “Our ongoing work with the president and his administration continues to focus on our nation’s ports and supply chain resiliency,” Seroka stated.

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero, who participated in the summit’s “Los Angeles: A Path to Resiliency” panel to discuss the port’s development of a real-time cargo tracking tool and plans to improve environmental sustainability, said, “President Biden’s visit underscores his administration’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the Port of Long Beach can thrive as an economic engine for Southern California and the nation.” Cordero was also appointed last week to the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Read the full press release here.
The Port of Freeport announced additional funding of $73.16 million for The Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project has been allocated in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 2022 Work Plan. To date, a total of $117 million has been allocated to the project for construction since receiving a “new start” designation and initial construction funding in FY 2020.
Being committed to environmental stewardship ranks among the five pillars the Port of Hueneme included in its Strategic Plan. This month, the Port of Hueneme earned a certification from Green Marine – the leading international environmental certification program for the maritime transportation industry.
The Hansen-Mueller Company has purchased Elevator A at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and will bring the grain-handling facility back into active service. Previously owned by General Mills and inactive since 2015, Elevator A will complement Hansen-Mueller’s grain import and export business and generate revenue and increase grain tonnage through the port.
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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Behind every successful business there is a team of people responsible for it being at the top. That is why, in the Q2 issue of Seaports, we take a look at what it takes to build the best possible team. Leading-edge technology and top-notch equipment are only as good as the people who are operating the machinery. Likewise, even the smartest team of talent needs a knowledgeable and competent leader and a fair and inclusive environment to realize full potential – personally, for the team and for the organization.
The Port of Long Beach has signed on to the Shanghai-Los Angeles Green Shipping Corridor, a partnership of C40 Cities, ports, shipping companies and cargo owners convened to create a zero-emissions trans-Pacific trade route. The partnership plans to achieve these goals by developing a “Green Shipping Corridor Implementation Plan” by the end of 2022.
Louisiana Legislature has committed $96.595 million to aid expansion projects at the Port of New Orleans, along with new transportation projects in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, with the goal of driving international trade, while preparing for future growth.
May was the second-busiest month on record for the Port of Long Beach, and its strongest month so far in 2022. Dockworkers and terminal operators processed 890,989 TEUs in May, a 1.8% decline from May 2021, which remains the port’s busiest month in its 111-year history. Calendar year-to-date 2022 through May container volumes remained robust at the Port of Mobile posting 225,883 TEUs or an 11.6% gain over volumes handled last year during the same period. The Georgia Ports Authority moved an all-time high 519,390 TEUs in May, breaking the previous record of 504,350 TEUs set in October 2021. GPA’s May volumes grew by 8.5%, or 40,770 TEUs, compared to the same month last year.
Sean M. Duffy Sr., executive director of Big River Coalition and executive vice president of Louisiana Maritime Association, has been named 2022 C. Alvin Bertel Award recipient by the World Trade Center New Orleans (WTCNO). Duffy will be honored on June 24, during an award ceremony to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. The Bertel Award was established in 1967 and is presented each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Louisiana port and maritime community.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Director of Maritime Operations, New Orleans, LA; The Port of New Orleans

Executive Director, New Bedford, MA; New Bedford Port Authority

Senior Real Estate Specialist – Real Property Agent, Tacoma, WA; City of Tacoma

Strategic Planning Analyst (Management Analyst I), Tacoma, WA; City of Tacoma

Deputy Chief of Police, Operations Group, Los Angeles, CA; Port of Los Angeles

Chief Operating Officer, Longview, WA; Port of Longview
Director of Operations, Redwood City, CA; Port of Redwood City
Research Analyst – Live Fire Testing of Naval Systems, Alexandria, VA; Institute for Defense Analyses
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