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AAPA Seaports Magazine, September 2019: Revolutionizing Our Ports

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Revolutionary Ideas Shaping the Future of Ports By Kurt J. Nagle President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities As I reached out to Siri the other day for directions to a meeting, I was stunned by how quickly “she” knew what I was asking and spit out the directions. After […]

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Not Your Father’s Cranes and Equipment

Freight and passenger handling equipment are changing. Innovations related to technology, size, speed, cost, reliability, sustainability, and even aesthetic improvement are coming on fast, stimulated largely by the big-ship era and environmental mandates. * By Lori Musser * One of the few constants in the dynamic field of seaport operations is that cargo must move […]

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Data-Informed Decision Making

Seaports have always used data to measure their current success and to plan for the future. Now they have the potential to do even more. New methods of collecting information and the growth of computing power and cloud storage has made it possible for ports to revolutionize their ability to capture, store and analyze data. […]

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Embracing the Digital Transformation Generation

The port industry is amid a digital transformation, with technologies driving additional efficiencies and providing new insights. Implementation is the next crucial step, and revolutionary ideas to assist in this step are being explored and tested all over the world. * By Sandy Smith * Derrick Whalen, director of information and technology services for the […]

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An Enterprising and Ambitious Approach to Sustainability

Seaports operate on the front line of climate change. Through the use of advanced technology, creative problem-solving and strong collaborations with business partners and communities, ports are revolutionizing how to be environmental stewards. * By Tom Gresham * Seaports operate on the front line of climate change. Consequently, the port industry has proved ambitious in […]

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PORTS+POLITICS: The USMCA Is a Win-Win-Win for US, Canada, Mexico

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win for companies, farmers, shippers and workers throughout the country. * By Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce * The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win […]

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Saying Goodbye: Kurt J. Nagle, AAPA President/CEO

After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt J. Nagle, is retiring. * By Shani Calvo * After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt Nagle, is retiring. Kurt began his work at AAPA in […]

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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! AAPA Touts 2019 Communications Competition Winners

Thirty-one ports earned accolades and three received an Overall Award of Communications Excellence trophy for submitting top-scoring entries in AAPA’s 53rd annual Communications Awards Program. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has notified 31 of its 130-member seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere that they’ve earned one or more awards for exemplary communications projects and […]

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Un acercamiento emprendedor y ambicioso a la sostenibilidad

Los puertos buscan con intensidad soluciones para que sus operaciones sean más amigables al ambiente * Por Thomas Gresham * Los puertos marítimos operan en la primera línea del cambio climático. Por consiguiente, la industria portuaria ha demostrado ser ambiciosa en sus intentos por asumir un papel principal en asuntos críticos de sostenibilidad, a menudo […]

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Abrazando la generación de la transformación digital

Se están dando pasos cruciales en la exploración y en las pruebas de tecnología de la información en los puertos * Por Sandy Smith * Derrick Whalen, Director de Servicios de Información y Tecnología para el Puerto de Halifax, ha pasado solo unos meses en su trabajo y en la industria de los puertos marítimos, […]

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