There is no shortage of challenges, uncertainties and unknowns on the horizon; however, there is one thing I do know. AAPA’s core mission of connecting and informing seaports is unchanged.
For ports, looking ahead is a serious business. They have to build enough flexibility into their long-term planning and preparations to be ready for a variety of possible scenarios – and not just build for the moment.
Like metal to magnets, supply chains zero in on massive population and consumption centers, and high-volume production belts. Should seaports be concerned with demographic-driven shifts in these freight hotspots?
The maritime industry in the Western Hemisphere is indirectly affected by national economies all around the globe. A look at shifting trade patterns and liner shipping consolidations can provide some insight into how other economies directly affect us and which nations are more likely to have an impact.
The importance of federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure has been forgotten by many. That is why one of my highest priorities this Congress is to pass legislation to permanently unlock the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
Jean Godwin, AAPA’s executive vice president for almost 30 years, is stepping down from this role in April – while staying on as AAPA’s general counsel. She shares some beautifully refreshing and insightful perspectives in this candid interview.
Collaboration Brings Generational Benefits * By Lori Musser * Once in a very long time, a seaport may have the chance to champion a project that brings benefits that will last for generations. By all accounts, this year is proving to be Port Tampa Bay’s turn. The Big Bend Channel expansion is already delivering economic […]
* Por Tom Gresham * Durante décadas, la industria portuaria ha servido como piñón vital de la economía del Hemisferio Occidental, manteniendo a su vez un perfil comparativamente bajo en la imaginación del público. Sin embargo, funcionarios portuarios dicen que eso ha cambiado en años recientes. Ahora que el comercio internacional está ocupando un sitio […]
* Por Sandy Smith* Si se pudiera haber resumido la economía mundial en una sola palabra al llegar a 2019, esta hubiera sido “incierta”. Pero una cosa sí es cierta: “La incertidumbre no es amiga de ningún tipo de crecimiento económico estable”, dijo el Dr. John Martin, presidente de Martin Associates. Las razones de la […]