Author Archives: Shani Calvo

President Signs Inflation Reduction Act Granting $3 Billion to Ports for Electrification Projects Into Law

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R.5376), the budget reconciliation bill that includes $3 billion over five years to establish a new grant program to install electrified equipment and reduce emission at ports, as well as funding for ports seeking to purchase alternative-fueled cargo-handling equipment, shore power systems, microgrids for energy resiliency, electric grid infrastructure, and ...

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TSA Launches New Online TWIC Renewal Process

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it has enhanced the renewal process for the TWIC program to help support critical transportation workers. Starting August 11, 2022, TSA enabled the ability for current TWIC holders to renew their credentials online, which eliminates the need to go to an enrollment center and makes the five-year renewal process more convenient. Jointly administered by TSA and ...

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AAPA Annual Convention & Expo, Oct. 16-19

The 2022 Annual Convention & Expo, being held at Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 16-19, is the premier gathering of port professionals, terminal operators, service providers, and supply chain partners. Its leading-edge business program explores the latest trends, and its dynamic exhibit hall showcases innovation solutions. Register today!

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AAPA Request for Proposals for Survey Research Services – Deadline August 5

AAPA, operating under a cooperative agreement with MARAD, issued a request for proposals (RFP) for consultants, educational institutions and/or other qualified contractors to provide survey research services. Proposals are due to AAPA by August 5, 2022, at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT (by close of business on the West Coast). The selected contractor/team will (1) work with AAPA and MARAD to scope, ...

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Finance & Administration Seminar, Nov. 8-10

AAPA Finance & Administration Seminar will take place Nov. 8-10, 2022 at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans, LA.  The Finance and Administration Seminar is the foremost conference gain an in-depth understanding of the complex issues relating to port financial management. Attendees include financial experts and port administration professionals. Topics of discussion feature new approaches in port financing, risk ...

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POWERS Summit & Expo, Jan. 24-26

The newly created Port Opportunities with Energy, Resilience & Sustainability (POWERS) Summit & Exposition will take place January 24 through 26, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. The POWERS Summit & Expo will bring together port executives, energy leaders, environmental experts, and other key stakeholders for deep-dive conversations on emerging sustainability solutions in the port industry. Ports sit at the epicenter of ...

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AAPA Latino 2022 to Spotlight Global Disruptions and Impact on Latin American Port Industry

With an increasingly leading role in the global economy, Latin America is contending with uncertainty and economic vulnerability due to the crisis that began in 2020 with the pandemic, intensifying global climate change issues, the conflict in Ukraine and new health concerns. This situation has been undoubtedly relevant for the region’s port and logistics activity. The current impact on Latin America’s ...

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AAPA Launches POWERS Program

AAPA officially launched its Port Opportunities with Energy, Resilience and Sustainability (POWERS) Program. The POWERS Program sets forth a robust policy platform for the federal government to bolster energy security and coastal resiliency in addition to implementing environmentally sustainable technologies. Read the full POWERS policy platform on AAPA’s official POWERS Program launch page. The launch event included statements of support from federal policymakers, such ...

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Ian Gansler Begins Role in AAPA’s Newly Created Position

Ian Gansler, previously AAPA’s government relations associate, has accepted a new role as the manager of energy, resilience and sustainability policy, in which he is responsible for leading the new Port Opportunities with Energy, Resilience and Sustainability (POWERS) Program. In this role, Gansler will address policy issues at the intersection of energy and the environment. He will also provide advocacy, education, and ...

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