Author Archives: Shani Calvo

Michael Lichte to Discuss Global Supply Chain at AAPA Annual Convention & Expo

Michael Lichte, Vice President, Milk Optimization and Customer Relations, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), will address attendees of AAPA’s 110th Annual Convention on the importance of the global supply chain and DFA’s reliance on ports in delivering milk solutions to the global marketplace. Lichte has worked with DFA for more than 17 years, previously serving in a variety of roles including economics, ...

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AAPA Celebrates New Headquarters

Over the past month, AAPA staff have been settling into their spaces at the new headquarters in Washington, D.C. To celebrate and give members, partner organizations, and supporters of seaports in government the opportunity to check out the new space, AAPA hosted an Open House on July 21. Guests enjoyed food and beverages while networking and exploring the modern office. ...

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Port Infrastructure Projects Selected for INFRA Awards

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Biden-Harris Administration has selected 24 projects to receive funding under the FY 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. Four port-related projects were selected to receive awards totaling $148.87 million, 16.45% of the total $905.25 million available. Ports receiving 2021 INFRA grants include: $46.87 million to the Georgia Ports Authority for a new inland ...

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Thomas B. Crowley Jr. to Address AAPA Annual Convention & Expo

Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Crowley Maritime, and Emmitt Smith, former NFL football player and Hall of Famer, and an all-star slate of speakers will address attendees of the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo September 26-29, including speakers from the sustainable energy industry and beneficial cargo owners. Among exciting plenaries, opening and closing night events, attendees ...

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AAPA & IAMPE Partner in Professional Development

AAPA and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) ceremoniously signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during Marine Terminal Management Training in Miami, Fla. The formal agreement announced last year expands educational opportunities for professional development in the port industry. Both associations have top-ranking certification programs for port and marine transportation personnel. This partnership provides program participants with the highest level, cost-effective training towards ...

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Las comunicaciones: Todo un mundo nuevo

Los puertos ajustan sus métodos y estrategias de comunicación durante el COVID-19, reacomodando la forma en que interactúan. En medio de la pandemia del COVID-19, el Puerto de Corpus Christi y el Puerto de Rotterdam negociaron y firmaron un Memorando de Entendimiento que permitirá a ambos puertos mejorar colectivamente sus operaciones marítimas mundiales. En épocas más típicas o normales, el ...

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En marcha la revolución del transporte marítimo inteligente

El valor de la recolección de datos, la integración y la colaboración queda claro conforme los puertos exploran servicios ágiles de transporte de carga y la función de la Industry 4.0 Una revolución en el transporte marítimo inteligente que abarca de 2020 a 2050 ya está en marcha y los servicios fluidos de transporte de carga entre todas partes del ...

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Q2 2021 Seaports Magazine: Making the Connection

The theme of this issue of Seaports Magazine is Making the Connection, which can be applied to a variety of solutions in the port industry and the supply chain, as a whole. From communication connections to workforce connections and data/cyber connections to cruise connections, the idea of networking, transparency, creativity and resiliency with all types of connections is a crucial ...

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AAPA’s Meredith Martino Takes Position as Executive Director of Women in Government

After 17 years of dedicated service to AAPA, Meredith Martino, Vice President of Membership and Sponsorship is moving on to a new position as the Executive Director of the Women in Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) – a not-for-profit organization supporting state legislators. WIG is comprised of women state legislators and provides leadership opportunities, expert forums and educational resources to help ...

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