AAPA Seaports Advisory
August 24, 2023
AAPA is very excited to offer programming that covers global port forecasts, an exhibit hall with the latest innovations, product demonstrations by solution providers, a vehicle equipment showcase, and networking events that bring together port industry executives from all over the world.

Join 500+ port professionals including 100+ port executives, 90 ports from the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America, and 70+ industry exhibitors at Port Aurora on October 22-25. We can’t wait to see you! Register today.
Join AAPA for its third Networking Thursdays meeting on August 31 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT. This 60-minute virtual networking forum, which takes place monthly, is open to all members. During this session, you could meet your next client, supplier, partner, mentor, or work colleague, from Canada to Chile and anywhere in between. To confirm your attendance, register here for the Zoom meeting.
AAPA held a webinar Tuesday advising port authorities on how to forge productive relationships with their local communities. With federal initiatives like Justice 40, which requires that 40% of all infrastructure funding benefit disadvantaged communities, it is important that ports understand best practices in opening dialogue and consulting their communities. The webinar featured:
  • Harold Rickenbacker, EPA Ports Initiative,
  • Terrance Bankston, Friends of the Earth,
  • Miguel Rodriguez, Port of Hueneme, and
  • Carolina Gallardo Magana, resident of the Hueneme community.
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Advent eModal Solutions is a leading provider of SaaS platforms and applications that streamline the operations of key stakeholders moving cargo through the landside supply chain. The eModal® platform is the world’s largest port community system serving intermodal operators in North, Central and South America, Australia and the United Kingdom. Active in every U.S. port, Advent eModal technology is at the core of operations in eight of the top 10 largest port communities in North America. Advent eModal developed applications provide executional tools and APIs offering cargo visibility; terminal pre-advice and appointments; payment processing and data enabled business intelligence. More than 85 global port authorities and container terminals, over 200 inland depots and 310,000 active users trust Advent eModal and its SaaS platforms like eModal.com, Chassis.com and Envio360.com to optimize daily operations and process over 250 million monthly cargo transactions. For more information, visit https://www.adventemodal.com.

OD Grant Solutions, LLC (ODGS), a subsidiary of Organizational Development Resource Group, LLC (ODRG), is a woman-owned small business headquartered in Arlington, VA, and has employees based around the country to support its customers. Its federal grants management services are supported by skilled grant experts, offering quality control processes that exceed customer standards, and a project management office (PMO) that currently manages over $10M in contracts, including federal grants programs. ODGS has supported thousands of grant application reviews; retrieved, validated, and processed nearly 10,000 grant applications; and managed and monitored hundreds of grants valued at more than $1 billion annually. Its grants management services cover the full lifecycle of the grants process and include coordination/communication with grantor and grant recipients.

Omnibond® develops software products based in foundational technology areas to make the world more secure and safe while accelerating discovery. Omnibond’s TrafficVision™ and PortObserver solutions implement Computer Vision and AI with existing traffic monitoring cameras to provide real-time automated incident detection (AID) and collect traffic data. On-ramps to freeways can be monitored with the same technology to provide wrong-way detection. Omnibond’s CloudyCluster helps transform research computing functions to increase total cost and time efficiency and reduce time to results, while OmniPasskey and IDM Connectors provide identity provisioning or deprovisioning to respective systems with fully configurable policies.

NOAA recently released its enhanced suite of high tide flooding products. Communities in eight U.S. locations along the East and West coasts experienced record high tide flooding last year – a trend that is expected to continue into 2024. View the details for your region in NOAA’s 2023 Annual High Tide Flooding Outlook. To help communities better prepare for more frequent flooding, NOAA developed the new Monthly High Tide Flooding Outlook which provides the daily likelihood of high tide flooding each day in the year, up to a year in advance, at locations nationwide. Together, these Outlooks provide high tide flooding predictions across timescales (e.g., daily, monthly, yearly) to support flooding mitigation and climate change resilience.
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Naylor Association Solutions
The Port of Los Angeles moved 684,291 TEUs in July as cargo shipments declined compared to last year’s record month. July 2023 loaded imports landed at 364,208 TEUs, down 25% compared to the previous year. Loaded exports came in at 110,372 TEUs, an increase of 6% compared to last year. The Port of Oakland’s loaded container volume climbed to its highest level since October 2022. Full TEUs grew 16.8% in July 2023 with the port handling 136,181 TEUs compared to 116,629 TEUs in July 2022. Full imports rose 12.5%, with 78,122 TEUs transiting Oakland marine terminals, versus 69,463 TEUs in July 2022.
The Port of Grays Harbor and Westport’s Fresh Catch, a community effort to promote local seafood, are once again offer Walking Tours of the Westport Marina.  The 90-minute tour will feature a Marina overview, followed by visits with commercial fishermen, seafood processors, the charter fishing fleet, the Westport Maritime Museum and a visit to the Westport viewing tower. 
The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program is accepting proposals from government agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to fund large, impactful environmental projects at the area’s existing and future public parks and open spaces. This solicitation makes available $7 million, which is the highest amount offered to date.
The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the Verk Industrial Park Project Area resolution, creating Utah’s third inland port. The decision was made during UIPA’s July 17 board meeting. This significant development project is set to tap into funding, resources and benefits provided by UIPA to foster economic growth and enhance the community as a whole.
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The Port of Baltimore welcomed the largest container ship ever to visit Maryland with the arrival of the Evergreen Ever Max at Seagirt Marine Terminal on August 19. The vessel weighs 165,350 tons and has the capacity to handle 15,432 TEU containers.
Ports of Indiana and the Evansville Regional Economic Development Partnership (E-REP) have formed a new strategic alliance to further expand trade and economic development for the Evansville Region and the State of Indiana. The Evansville Region is home to the state’s largest port, Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon, which contributes over $1 billion in annual economic impacts to the state economy.
Ports of Indiana has hired Jenna Richardt as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Engagement for the statewide port system. Richardt is the first senior vice president to be based in Mount Vernon, Ind., but will lead statewide initiatives focused on growing business for all of the ports and to expand the port authority’s engagement and economic impacts. Port Tampa Bay welcomes new Vice President of Real Estate Ed Washington. He brings over 25 years of real estate development, leasing and property management experience. As Vice President of Real Estate for Port Tampa Bay, Washington will be responsible for the planning and organization of the real estate department’s functions, as well as the development and implementation of their Strategic Plan. 
The Port of Hueneme’s operations team, joined by security partners, NAVSEA, Amergent Tech, Oxnard Emergency Services, VCFD, ILWU Local 46, City of Port Hueneme, Ventura County OES, California OES, ocean shipping customers, and port operators, led a full day of training at the port recently to highlight the importance of successful and timely incident management during a possible tsunami wave to the U.S. West Coast.
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Manager-Transportation Development, Long Beach, CA; Port of Long Beach

Chief Executive Officer, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada; Port of Thunder Bay

Enterprise Assistant Director of Operations (Cruise Services), Broward County, FL; Port Everglades

Director of Environmental Programs & Planning, Oakland, CA; Port of Oakland

Director, Real Estate, Tacoma, WA; Northwest Seaport Alliance

Port Equipment Supervisor, Oakland, CA; Port of Oakland

Assistant Manager – Aviation Maintenance, Seattle, WA; Port of Seattle

Workforce Development Program Manager & Data Analyst, Seattle, WA; Port of Seattle

Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Tacoma, WA; City of Tacoma

Electronics Officer, U.S. Merchant Marine, Nationwide; American Radio Association
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