AAPA Seaports Advisory
November 17, 2022
AAPA members are invited to join an educational presentation today, November 17, at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT. The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued a rulemaking that will affect how detention and demurrage charges are assessed.

Lauren Beagen, principal and founder of Squall Strategies, LLC, will discuss the changes that are being proposed and how they may affect port operations. Also joining the conversation is John Young, counsel to FMC Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel, the lead on the FMC’s Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) program. This new initiative aims to bring synergy and communication to all points of the supply chain, and has implications for ports, MTOs, and ocean carriers alike.

Launch Microsoft Teams app to join the meeting or join on the web.
Meeting ID: 218 587 352 127; Passcode: xFKDcg
Trimble Heavy Industry
Center for Advances in Port Management, Lamar University

Are you interested in advancing your career and looking for an industry recognized certification or annual credential to pursue? Look no further than AAPA’s Port Professional Associate (PPA®) and Port Professional Executive (PPX®) Credential Programs and Port Professional Manager (PPM®) Certification. The application portal is officially open and will remain open for application submissions through January 13, 2023. Submit your materials via the online application portals for the 2023 PPA Credential and Delta PPM Cohort. If you are interested in becoming a PPX, send an email to Shannon McLeod. For more information about AAPA’s professional development programs, reach out to Julie Barelas. AAPA recently expanded its professional development offerings with the addition of these two credential programs that will provide learning opportunities for individuals at different phases of their careers. The programs are counterparts to AAPA’s premier PPM certification program, which was established in 1995.

PPA provides graduates and young professionals with less than 5 years of experience with an annual credential to help them learn the fundamentals of the industry, enhance maritime knowledge and skills, receive mentorship from experienced port leaders all while building the potential for advancement/promotion.

The PPM program is a comprehensive port and supply chain education curriculum that has certified over 100 professionals. These graduates are now contributing their enhanced knowledge and leadership skills to port and transportation communities across the Americas. The program currently has more than 40 candidates actively working towards their PPM certifications. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements that include being a manager with more than five years of experience and a full-time professional in the port or supply chain industry.

PPX provides former PPMs or leaders with 10+ years of port management experience with a yearly credential to encourage them to become mentors or participate in teachable moments for the younger generation. PPX participants will gain their credential by earning 36 hours per year from transferring their knowledge.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a request for information (RFI) seeking the public's feedback on the $3 billion Grants to Reduce Air Pollution at Ports program. Ahead of submitting comments, AAPA seeks members' feedback. If your port has perspectives on this grant program specific to emission mitigation needs and electrifying equipment, please reach out to Ian Gansler, AAPA Manager of Energy, Resilience and Sustainability Policy at igansler@aapa-ports.org by December 2.

AAPA also encourages members to submit their own comments. There are eight specific questions to which the EPA is seeking answers. The docket for comments is open until January 18, 2023, and is available here.

AAPA has engaged closely with the EPA Ports Initiative team as they set up this new grant program, which will fund port procurement of zero-emission equipment, electric grid infrastructure, shore power systems, and other air pollution reduction equipment. The EPA is holding a public listening session to solicit feedback on the program on December 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT. Registration is available here.
Experts from maritime shipping and logistics companies CMA CGM and Crowley will headline a panel conversation during AAPA’s inaugural POWERS Summit & Expo, January 24-26, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. CMA CGM’s Heather Wood, director of sustainability, and Crowley’s Matthew Jackson, vice president of business development, will lead a discussion on carrier fuel transition as it relates to the port industry.

Heather Wood leads CMA CGM’s U.S. sustainability efforts strategy for People, Planet, and Responsible Trade in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining CMA CGM, Wood provided management consulting services on sustainability to Norfolk Southern Railroad, and the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Houston, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Ms. Wood’s career in maritime sustainability evolved at The Port of Virginia. She has over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Matthew Jackson directs business development for Crowley Shipping and New Energies. His 20 plus years of experience with Crowley include liner shipping, logistics, and petroleum transportation. Jackson has also worked with prominent consultancies as a supply chain and information technology expert.

The POWERS Summit & Expo draft agenda includes a robust lineup of topics that will focus on expanding energy export capacity, electrification, carbon capture, offshore wind, coastal and energy resilience, federal permitting for infrastructure projects and more.

Early bird registration ends November 25, 2022. Make plans today to attend the POWERS Summit & Expo.
Burns & McDonnell

The Port of Suape in Pernambuco, Brazil, an AAPA member, has refused entry and docking of the aircraft carrier Sao Paulo due to environmental, sanitary, and operational risks. The State of Pernambuco government, where the port is located, is in support of this decision. The port authority and the state government petitioned and received preventive legal support from the Brazilian Federal Justice Department to avoid forced action by the Navy of Brazil to receive the aircraft carrier at the Port of Suape. The national Brazilian seaports association, ABEPH, supports the Port of Suape in its decision.

The aircraft carrier was to be dismantled in Turkey by the company Sok Deniszcilikve Tic, which acquired the vessel, but Turkey refused to receive the ship due to environmental concerns. Read more in the following news sources: Maritime ExecutiveGO Shipbreaking Platform, ABC en el Este, and Valor.

AAPA supports efforts by its member ports to follow the highest standards in environmental, health, and operational safety.

The Port of Corpus Christi set another tonnage record in the third quarter of 2022, driven in large part by record exports of crude oil. The new quarterly tonnage record of 48.3 million tons surpassed the previous tonnage record set in the second quarter of 2022 of 46.4 million tons, a 4% increase on overall tonnage. Cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles dropped in October as the port handled 678,429 TEUs, a 25% decrease from October 2021. The port has processed 8,542,944 TEUs during the first 10 months of 2022, about 6% down from last year’s record pace. The Georgia Ports Authority handled 552,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units in October, for an increase of 9.6% (48,460 TEUs) compared to the same month last year. October was GPA’s second busiest month on record after only August of this year, when the Port of Savannah handled 575,500 TEUs. Total container volume for the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) decreased 13.6% to 272,129 TEUs, with October full imports and exports declining 22.5% and 28.2%, respectively. Year-to-date volumes declined 8% to 2,905,183 TEUs, with full imports and exports declining 12.5% and 22.4%, respectively. 
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Port of Oakland's outstanding senior bonds at A+ and outstanding Intermediate Lien and underlying bank bonds at A. The rating outlook assigned by Fitch on all bonds is Stable. According to Fitch, the ratings reflect the port's diverse revenue streams from aviation, maritime, utilities, and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) operations.
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Two Port of Los Angeles executives have been honored by WTS Los Angeles (previously known as Women’s Transportation Seminar) for their outstanding leadership in promoting and advocating gender diversity within the global transportation industry. Chief Harbor Engineer Dina Aryan-Zahlan has been named WTS-Los Angeles 2022 Woman of the Year and Deputy Executive Director of Development Tony Gioiello earned the WTS-Los Angeles 2022 Honorable Ray LaHood Award.
The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced that it is entering into a terminal operating agreement (TOA) with Global Ports Holding Plc (or GPH) to operate Northland Cruise Terminal, as well as manage the shore excursion program and oversee all cruise scheduling and passenger services at the Port of Prince Rupert.
As part of the Port of San Diego’s ongoing commitment to the environmental care of San Diego Bay and surrounding communities, the port is taking the next step towards a smooth transition to zero emission (ZE) heavy-duty cargo trucks, just one year since the adoption of the Maritime Clean Air Strategy (MCAS). One of the objectives of the MCAS includes achieving an aspirational goal of all heavy-duty trucks going in and out of the Port’s cargo terminals to be zero emissions by 2030.
Green Marine
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
America’s seaports are dipping their toes into the waters of predictive analytics, figuring out how to deploy analytics to predict and prepare for infrastructure builds, gate and terminal operations, maintenance, and logistical challenges.
Chief Facilities Maintenance Engineering, Miami, FL; Miami-Dade Seaport Department

Deputy Port Attorney III, Oakland, CA; Port of Oakland

Officer of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Procurement (ODEIP), Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

Sr. Project Engineer, Corpus Christi, TX; Port of Corpus Christi

Director of Procurement Services, Corpus Christi, TX; Port of Corpus Christi

Project Engineer, Corpus Christi, TX; Port of Corpus Christi

Finance Director, Olympia, WA; Port of Olympia

Manager of Government Affairs (Federal), Corpus Christi, TX; Port of Corpus Christi

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Position, College Station, TX; Texas A&M University / The Bush School of Government & Public Service
Assistant/Associate Professor, War Gaming Department, Newport, RI; U.S. Naval War College
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