Called “Behind the Scenes,” this section includes quick, easy-to-read insights about what is going on both at your association and with your fellow members.
Port Authority of NY & NJ Makes Headlines
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey garnered a coveted cover spot on the November/December 2019 issue of FLEET Solutions. The article spotlights the PANYNJ fleets, which not only serve five airports, four major bridges, two tunnels, the PATH rail system and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, but are also part of the port. The Port Authority has embraced the Paris Agreement, setting aggressive interim greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets – 35% reduction by 2025 and an 80% reduction by 2050. The Central Automotive Division is in the process of converting 50% of the light duty fleet to PHEV/BEV by 2023. For details, visit http://bit.ly/PANYNJfleet.
AAPA Finance Seminar, April 15-16
Join us at the AAPA Finance Seminar in Seattle, Wash., April 15-16! If you are a CFO or administration officer, port planning professional, or other senior port executive, learn more about the complex issues relating to port finance. See related article on page 17 and more details here: http://bit.ly/AAPAfinance.
NOTE: WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020 DUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19, DATES TO BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE
Top Reads from the Last Issue
If you missed the last issue of Seaports, which focused on Ports Beyond the Cargo, it isn’t too late to check it out. All issues of Seaports are online at www.aapaseaports.com and http://bit.ly/SEAPORTSdigital. The most-read articles online (Dec. 1-Feb. 1) were:
- Building Goodwill
- Shifting Trade Routes Shape Seaports
- Branching Out, Climbing Up
- How Should North American Ports Be Preparing for Shifting Trade?
Great Lakes Underwrites Florida Aquarium Coral Scientists
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. is involved not just in dredging, but in conservation, as well. They announced an investment in The Florida Aquarium’s coral conservation and restoration work. The aquarium’s world-renown coral scientists will benefit from a two-year gift underwritten by Great Lakes.
“Last year we finished our work with Port Tampa Bay which created a bird habitat where at least 11 different species of shorebirds are now nesting,” said Lasse Petterson, CEO for Great Lakes. “It’s fitting that we invest in the port’s next door neighbor, The Florida Aquarium, to fund the research being done to save Atlantic coral.”