April 2016

New Director Arrives at Oakland International Airport

Bryant L. Francis took the helm on March 31 as Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. An industry executive with 20 years of experience, Francis will oversee Oakland International Airport. Francis leads a staff of 215 employees responsible for the San Francisco Bay Area’s second-busiest airport. He comes to Oakland from Long Beach where he was Director of Long Beach Airport since January 2015. Francis replaces Deborah Ale ... [+]

Port of Pascagoula’s McAndrews Elected as AAPA 2016-17 Board Chairman

At its 2016 Spring Conference on April 6, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) elected Port of Pascagoula Director Mark McAndrews to serve as the association’s chairman of the board for the 2016-17 activity year that begins in late October. McAndrews is slated to be installed as chairman for a ... [+]

Ports America Gets Husky with its West Coast Investment Strategy

Ports America is continuing its business growth strategy to increase its West Coast presence through additional investments, services and expansion of its terminal capacity. The latest transaction includes a significant expansion and 20-year lease extension of the Husky Terminal in Tacoma, WA. International Transportation Service, Inc. (ITS), a joint venture between ... [+]

PRPA Hosts First Governor’s Philly Port Advisory Committee Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Port of Philadelphia Advisory Committee was held at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority’s (PRPA) headquarters on April 12. The Committee, established by PA Governor Tom Wolf in December 2015, will regularly advise the PRPA Board and staff on relevant port issues. Comprised of business, labor, ... [+]

AirBridgeCargo Moves State-of-Art Microchip Production Machines

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported cutting-edge microchip production technology from Amsterdam to Dalian in China for one of its key customers, DB Schenker. The machines were delivered onboard two ABC Boeing 747 freighter flights from Amsterdam to China via the airline's hub in Moscow. Each charter flight carried two machines of ... [+]

Crowley Combining Puerto Rico Facilities into Single Logistics Services Center

Further reinforcing its commitment to the Puerto Rico market, Crowley Maritime Corp. is enhancing its total suite of shipping and logistics solutions for consumers and businesses with the consolidation of its Caribbean logistics services into a single new facility in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. “By consolidating our non-vessel-operator-common-carrier (NVOCC) and less-than-container load ... [+]

Florida Governor Scott Signs Into Law Increase in Minimum Port Funding

The Florida Ports Council applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing the priority FDOT Transportation Package (HB 7027), which included an increase in the minimum statutory amount for seaport funding from $15 million to $25 million for the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) program. FSTED is administered ... [+]

Port Manatee Reports Dynamic Growth

Florida’s Gulf seaport of Port Manatee reports a 36% year-over-year increase in containerized cargo handled in the first half of its fiscal year. During the six-month period from Oct. 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016, Port Manatee docks saw moves of 12,653 TEUS, up from 9,321 TEUs in the comparable year-earlier ... [+]

Port of Long Beach Prepares for Earth Day

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, the Port of Long Beach is launching a new program offering its tenants rebates to encourage them to replace outdated, polluting and inefficient electrical equipment with energy-efficient technology. Earlier this month, the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Energy Efficiency Rebate Match Program, creating ... [+]

Port of New Orleans Board Dedicates $25M Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans joined a host of elected officials and industry partners on April 12 to dedicate the Port’s new $25 million Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal. The terminal, made possible by a $16.7 million federal transportation TIGER grant, has a capacity of moving ... [+]

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