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The Port of Everett prides itself on the safe handling of cargo and uses this as one of its measures of productivity. Communications at the port. Products such as combines, large pieces of pipe, wind turbine blades, aircraft parts, transformers, mining equipment and helicopters move through the port on a regular basis. And for the Port of Everett, handling that cargo flawlessly is just as important - maybe more so - than handling it as quickly as possible. Haen echoed this sentiment: "Oversized and overweight things are their own animal." Container ports have the luxury of being able to plan for one type of cargo, and different customers can use the same kinds of equipment - ship-to-shore cranes, rubber tie gantry cranes, top picks, etc. Non-container ports have terminals that are designed with specific cargos in mind, and switching from one cargo to another or upgrading that equipment can be an expensive proposition because it is essentially a gamble on what cargo will be at that facility in the future. "Every port is going through modernization of aging infrastructure," said Everett's Reardanz. The Port of Everett is making major investments, supported by a recently announced $10 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, to its South Terminal. Phase one improvements will include a larger berth, a shortened dock, more rail, larger cranes, electrification of terminal equipment and the capacity for shorepower for vessels. Phase two will include more than $500 million in investments for 40 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE public access to balance the working waterfront with a recreational waterfront. In Corpus Christi, the port's biggest challenge is not on land but in water. The federal navigation channel is currently at 45 feet, but approximately 25 percent of the ships that call on the port have a design draft deeper than that. "Ships go out not fully loaded, which affects productivity," said Strawbridge. In both the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 and the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, the channel was authorized to be deepened to 52 feet. The port has its share of the project's required matching funds ready to go but has not been able to secure meaningful appropriations from Congress to move the deepening forward. While it waits for Congress to invest in the water infrastructure, the port is also making investments in landside equipment at its bulk terminal to address constraint there. Yet investments in facilities have to be balanced with expectations. While constraint is one factor limiting productivity, underutilized investments can pose a different challenge. "The industry is littered with significant investments [driven by] thinking 'if we build it, they will come' and they will never recoup those investments," explained Strawbridge. To limit the liability of its investments, the Port of Corpus Christi creates "off ramps" in its capital program decisions to adjust to market conditions. If it becomes apparent that the assumptions made for that project have changed, the port doesn't have to continue down a path. Haen is dealing with changing market conditions in Green Bay. A major petroleum pipeline went out of service this year after safety officials determined that it needed significant repairs. If the decision is made to A heavy lift project cargo operation with a dry bulk carrier on the ship channel is a common site at the Inner Harbor beneath the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. A liquid bulk vessel can be seen heading toward the Port of Corpus Christi in the background.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements
The Future of Automation
Port Cooperation: In the Name of Productivity
Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
Latin America’s Proactive Approach
Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
Modernizing America’s Ports for the Next Generation
Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
Working Together for Seamless Experiences
Optimizing Systems for Profitability
New Orleans Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Working Together for Seamless Experiences
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Optimizing Systems for Profitability
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