Author Archives: Shani Calvo

Webinar on Operational Technology Cybersecurity, June 15

Shutterstock.com Join AAPA and Industrial Defender for a webinar titled How to Navigate Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity in Port Environments on June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Increasing digitalization and connectivity in ports has exposed critical safety and operational systems to new cyber threats. With systems such as cranes, video cameras, and physical access controls now being connected to the organization’s network ...

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AAPA President & CEO Addresses Congress on Port Infrastructure Needs

AAPA’s President and CEO Chris Connor testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports on May 12. During the hearing on Freight Mobility: Strengthening America’s Supply Chains and Competitiveness, Connor urged the Subcommittee leaders to support robust federal investment for port infrastructure projects to ensure the U.S. supply chain remains strong and ...

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June 1: Deadline for AAPA Lighthouse Awards Nominations

AAPA’s Annual Awards – the port industry’s foremost recognition program – are designed to highlight premier best practices throughout the Western Hemisphere. Just as AAPA has refreshed its brand to reflect a new era, the association’s awards have been reimagined as well. Renamed the AAPA Lighthouse Awards, our goal is to recognize the best port programs and projects that stand ...

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President Biden Calls for Port Investment in Address to Congress

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden outlined his budget and economic goals for the United States. He specifically mentioned the need for substantial port infrastructure investment included in his proposed American Jobs Plan currently being evaluated by Congress. In advocating for this transformative funding plan, President Biden stated, “(The American Jobs Plan) creates jobs ...

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Ports Address Federal Investment to Ensure America’s Economic Success

In a virtual hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade, Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach and AAPA chairman, and Paul Anderson, president and CEO of Port Tampa Bay, testified on behalf of the port industry on the need for federal investment in port infrastructure critical to ensuring American goods and materials ...

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Webinar, May 5: Weather Response Through a Single Source of Truth

AAPA and NearshoreNetworks will host a webinar on Weather Response Through A Single Source of Truth on Wednesday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. NearshoreNetworks is an AAPA Member focused on global maritime services with a team of engineers constantly vetting new technologies searching for operational efficiency and safety improvement for maritime port and fleet operators. Researching various weather tools available revealed ...

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Ports Day Wrap-up and Thank You

Ports Day 2021 was an incredibly successful effort! The maritime community came together to celebrate ports and their workforce for their dedication in these challenging times to propel economic recovery, maintain a safe and efficient flow of goods, and invest in workforce development for a better tomorrow. AAPA extends its warmest gratitude to its many members and industry partners for ...

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110th AAPA Annual Convention & Expo, Sept. 26-29

Plan now to join us in Austin for the 110th AAPA Annual Convention & Expo September 26-29, where port professionals, transportation leaders and industry influencers will gather in-person for the ultimate venue that empowers attendees with solutions and strategies to set the next milestones for their businesses and communities. Learn more about the convention’s high-level business program, speakers, networking forums, exhibitor and ...

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Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day, April 5

AAPA is excited to announce Ports Day 2021! On April 5, the 6th Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day is an opportunity for AAPA members to collectively recognize and celebrate the value of ports and the port workforce. The Ports Day 2021 theme, Celebrating Our Workforce, acknowledges the port industry in their efforts to accelerate economic recovery from the COVID-19 era, develop ...

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Webinar: The Future of Seaport Security and Safety Technology, April 15

AAPA and ARES Security will be holding a webinar on The Future of Seaport Security and Safety Technology on April 15 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. The ARES Security team is constantly evaluating a wide range of customer needs along with best-in-breed technologies to develop new, state-of-the-art solutions. This has put ARES Security at the front line of innovation, partnering and developing advanced ...

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