AAPA Seaports Advisory
August 25, 2022
IAMPE (the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives) and the All Hazards Training Center will present a Facility Security Officer (FSO) Course at the Port of Jacksonville’s (JAXPORT) Security Operations Center on October 4-6, 2022. The deadline to register is September 4. The course is designed for new security professionals who need their USCG FSO certificate as well as experienced security officers and maritime professionals who will benefit from an overview of the latest information and resources on protecting their ports. The FSO course will be taught by Laurie Thomas, a highly regarded and experienced instructor of the material. View the full announcement for additional details and to register online
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, an AAPA ISP member and convention sponsor, announced yesterday the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $107.0 million. The awarded work includes:
  • Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project (Capital, Virginia, $56.8 million)
  • Charleston Lower Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project (Maintenance, South Carolina, $15.4 million)
  • Tampa Harbor Maintenance Dredging 45-Foot Project (Maintenance, Florida, $13.0 million)
  • New Jersey Wind Port, Stage 1, Access Channel Dredging Project (Capital, New Jersey, $7.0 million)
  • Various Maintenance Projects (New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina, $14.8 million)
Dredged material from the Port of Baltimore’s shipping channels will be used in an environmentally beneficial project to restore two remote islands in the Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Maryland Department of Transportation on August 23 signed an agreement to commence the $4 billion Mid-Chesapeake Bay ecosystem restoration project.  
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Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University
The Port of Long Beach’s new cable-stayed span was designated as the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge on Wednesday after receiving approval from the state Senate. Connecting Terminal Island to downtown Long Beach, the iconic bridge opened in October 2020 as part of the state highway system. The port handed over ownership of the bridge to Caltrans, placing responsibility for the bridge’s name with the state Legislature.
The Port of Virginia continues processing record-setting amounts of cargo having handled nearly 318,000 TEUs in July, an increase from the same month last year by more than 24,500 units, or 8.4%, making it the most productive July in the port’s history. July was the fourth consecutive month of TEU volumes exceeding 317,000 units. The combined volume of April, May, June and July is 1.3 million TEUs, resulting in the busiest four-month stretch in port history.
Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor formally opened yesterday with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Testing of the route started in mid-August, with container truck traffic beginning to travel to the newly opened southern gate at DP World-Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal. The private haul road and two additional rail sidings provide greater efficiency and competitive advantages, while improving public safety and supporting the port's carbon reduction strategy.
The Port of South Louisiana officially dedicated and named its two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Portal Harbor Cranes for its public facility, the Globalplex Intermodal Terminal Dock. The two new cranes, named the Iris and the Cypress, have increased the port’s capacity for handling bulk materials and will allow for the handling of containers and project cargo.
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Completion of the deepening project on the Mississippi River Ship Channel increases the maximum draft for vessels to the Port of New Orleans at 50 feet. State and local officials, federal partners and maritime stakeholders joined the Big River Coalition to celebrate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completion of the first two phases of the deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel.
The USF Health College of Nursing and Port Tampa Bay have partnered to create a first-of-its-kind on-site nurse-managed clinical outreach to provide direct care for the thousands of seafarers whose global maritime routes bring them to the port each year. A ceremonial kick-off demolition will be held August 26 at Tampa Port Ministries Seafarers’ Center, where the clinic will be housed.
In a development that is expected to dramatically expand trade between Pennsylvania and Asia, PhilaPort welcomed the arrival of the vessel Wan Hai 315 to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The service’s maiden call was welcomed by international dignitaries, elected officials, supply chain professionals and port officials.
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 Harlingen welcomed Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R-TX) on August 17 for her inaugural visit to the port. Rep. Flores met with Port of Harlingen Commissioners Alan Johnson, Neil Haman, Bryan Duffy, Ryan Newman and Chris Villarreal; Port Director Walker Smith, and The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District Director Steve Bearden to discuss federal-related issues in infrastructure, economic impact, channel operations and maintenance, funding needs and resources, as well as the current status of pending projects and grants.
The Belledune Port Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG Wilhelmshaven, Germany, to collaborate on the movement of dry and liquid bulk commodities, and manufactured products, between Canada and Germany, with a focus on clean fuels and green products. The MOU will support efforts between the Governments of Canada and Germany to establish an energy partnership aimed at achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 through a transition to safe, secure, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy.
The Port of Monroe, along with port tenant Ventower Industries and terminal operator DRM are working to develop and expand new renewable energy supply chain opportunities during the 2022 shipping season. Wind tower sections manufactured by Ventower, headquartered at the port, are loaded in partnership with the port and DRM on US-flagged barges bound for the Port of Oswego, NY, where they are staged with other components for delivery to a project site in upstate New York.
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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Executive Director - Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District, Belle Chasse, LA; Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District
Port Associate Environmental Planner/Scientist, Oakland, CA; Port of Oakland

Business Development Manager (Exports), New Orleans, LA; The Port of New Orleans

Director, Maritime Business Trade Lane Development, Boston, MA; Massport

Business Development Manager
, New Orleans, LA; The Port of New Orleans

Copywriter, Corpus Christi, TX; Port Corpus Christi Authority

Chief Financial Officer, Everett, WA; Port of Everett

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Longview, WA; Port of Longview
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