Author Archives: Shani Calvo

Action Requested – Send Letter Urging Investments in PIDP to Congress

As Congressional Democrats continue to negotiate the contours of their budget reconciliation bill, AAPA’s Government Relations team is doing all it can to ensure funding for the port industry is included in the bill. In the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s reconciliation draft, offshore wind is listed as one of several priorities for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). AAPA ...

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AAPA to Host Cybersecurity Roundtable with U.S. Coast Guard, Oct. 26 – RSVP to Attend

In honor of cybersecurity awareness month, AAPA is hosting – exclusively for members – a roundtable conversation with U.S. Coast Guard leadership on Tuesday, October 26, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT.  Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Rear Admiral John Mauger, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, and his team on the agency’s new Cyber Strategic Outlook and receive a briefing ...

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Register for Nov. 16-18 Executive Management Conference

The Executive Management Conference (EMC) November 16-18, 2021, in Phoenix, Ariz., is an important cornerstone of AAPA’s Professional Port Management (PPM) program. EMC is for anyone seeking valuable insight into the world of port executives. Gain industry knowledge, hands-on training and hear from Donald Brinkman, PE, PPM, who leads the ports practice and southwest Louisiana region for CSRS Inc., an ...

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AAPA Realigns Organizational Structure

With the departure of Mary Beth Long after more than two decades of exceptional service, AAPA has taken the opportunity to re-imagine its organizational structure to better support the key tenets of its mission: World class seminars and eventsPlatinum standard professional development and accreditation programsAccelerated membership and sponsorship growthForward-leaning federal advocacy In line with the ambition to enhance its executional ...

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Ports Go to the White House

On the afternoon of Oct. 13, port and other supply chain leaders met with President Biden to discuss challenges currently faced by global logistics networks. Mario Cordero, AAPA chairman and executive director of the Port of Long Beach, and Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, attended the meeting along with executives from Wal-Mart, FedEx and UPS. ...

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AAPA, Lamar Sign MOU

During the 2021 AAPA Annual Convention in Austin, AAPA and Lamar University’s Center for Port Management renewed their Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce their mutual interest in advanced and continuing education for current and prospective port industry leaders. Led by Erik Stromberg, former AAPA and North Carolina Ports CEO, Lamar’s Center for Port Management offers a unique, 12-course, fully online ...

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AAPA Modernizes Governance, Installs Board Members

During the 110th Annual Convention, AAPA took steps to modernize the Association’s governance policies, streamline the U.S. member dues structure and seat its latest slate of the Board of Directors. The following corporate members were officially installed to serve a two-year term on the AAPA Board of Directors: U.S. North Pacific Ports Region: Julianna Marler, CEO, Port of Vancouver USAU.S. Great ...

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Mary Beth Long Bids Farewell to AAPA Friends and Colleagues

The last 21 years serving ports of the Western Hemisphere has been one of Mary Beth Long’s greatest life adventures. She has always said that ports have an amazing story to tell, and it has been a great honor to be trusted to tell that story over the years. Though it is bittersweet to say goodbye, Mary Beth is also ...

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Executive Management Conference, Nov. 16-18

Discover the challenges facing port leaders today – including trade growth, enhanced security, and competing stakeholder interests – that call forth a new level of leadership capability. This is a unique leadership and executive development program and a cornerstone of the AAPA PPM program. Details.

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