AAPA Applauds 2023 Lighthouse Award Winners

Lighthouse Awards
aapa applauds 2023 lighthouse

Congratulations to the 2023 AAPA Lighthouse Award winners.

AAPA is proud to acknowledge our members for their inspiring projects, contributions and successes.

The annual awards program began in 1966 with the Communications Awards to recognize exemplary communications projects and programs. In 2021, the awards program was renamed the Lighthouse Awards and now includes four categories: Communications, Environmental Improvement, Facilities Engineering and Information Technology.

The Overall Beacon Award of Excellence judging is determined by a port’s public relations, advertising, and marketing budget. Port authorities exceeding $800,000 compete as Category 3 budget ports, while port authorities with communications budgets between $300,000 and $800,000 a year compete as Category 2 budget ports, and port authorities with communications budgets less than $300,000 enter the competition as Category 1 budget ports.

Applications for this year’s competition period will open in May 2024, and winners will be announced in advance of the AAPA 2024 Annual Convention & Expo in Boston, Mass., Oct. 27-30. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/4bPc9ku.

Overall Beacon Awards of Excellence


Special Events
Portos do Paraná, Paranaguá Port Race (Category 1)

Overall Campaign
Port of Corpus Christi, Centennial Campaign (Category 2)

Special Events
Port Everglades, United Way Campaign (Category 3 – tie)

Port of Oakland, State of the Port: Building for the Next Generation (Category 3 – tie)

Environmental Improvement

Environmental Enhancement
Port of Everett, Blue Heron Slough Restoration

Comprehensive Environmental Management
Port of Stockton, MD/HD Electrification

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Wetland Restoration Project at Duck Creek

Stakeholder Awareness, Education & Involvement
Port of Suape, Education Project

Facilities Engineering

Port of Everett, Norton Terminal Development & Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Interim Action Cleanup (Category 1)

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Centerm Expansion Project (Category 2)

Information Technology

Port Operations and Management Systems Port of Los Angeles, Cyber Resilience Center


Awards of Excellence, Distinction and Merit


Award of Excellence
Port Everglades, Perfectly Positioned

Annual Reports

Award of Excellence
Port of Stockton, Investing in Our Future

Award of Distinction
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, 2022 Annual Report

Community / Education Outreach

Award of Excellence
Port of Corpus Christi, PORT-Able Learning Lab


Award of Excellence
Port of Corpus Christi, Centennial Album

Award of Distinction
Port of Longview, Berth 4 Booklet


Award of Excellence
Port Tampa Bay, Legends of the Port

Award of Distinction
Port of Stockton, Dock Dispatch

Award of Merit
Green Marine, Green Marine Magazine: Less Paper, More Nature

Social / Web-Based Media

Award of Distinction
Port Everglades, Cruise Pro Tip Video Series

Award of Merit
Port of Vancouver USA, Internship Socials


Award of Excellence
Port of Longview, Environmental Team Video

Award of Distinction
Port of Long Beach, Explore the Port Video Series


Award of Distinction
Port Everglades, Trucker Traffic Cams

Green Marine, A Better Perspective on Greater Sustainability