Author Archives: Shani Calvo

The Right People at the Right Time

Seaports need specialized skill sets that vary by port and evolve over time, which means human resource departments are being continually tasked with aligning ports’ needs with skilled candidates.

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Port People: Hueneme, Long Beach, North Carolina, Seattle

The Port of Hueneme’s longest serving commissioner, Jess Herrera, was named recipient of the 2020 Latino Leadership Award by the Pacific Coast Business Times along with CEO & Port Director Kristin Decas named as a Top Woman in Business. The board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and the city’s Harbor Department welcomed the newest member, Bobby Olvera Jr., a fifth-generation ...

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AAPA Industry Recognized Port Certificate: Applications Due July 28

Registration is open for the Fall 2020 Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC) program. Established in 2019, the IRPC program delivers a comprehensive understanding of the public port industry with a focus of developing the needs of the maritime workforce in a relatively short (six month) period of time. AAPA currently offers two IRPC Certificates – Fundamentals in Port Management and ...

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Bid Notice: Lake Charles

The Port of Lake Charles issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a new unloader crane and related parts at its Bulk Terminal in Sulphur, LA. A pre‐bid meeting will be held on June 30 at the District’s Administration Building.Contractors planning to submit bids are encouraged to attend. At the end of the pre‐bid meeting, attendees can visit the terminal site for a site ...

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Gente correcta correcta en el momento correcto

Las iniciativas de los trabajadores pueden ayudar a alinear las necesidades de los puertos con los candidatos que cuentan con las destrezas. Con una fuerza laboral calificada y diligente, un Puerto marítimo puede hacer mucho más que administrar instalaciones y programas. Puede cumplir los sueños y aspiraciones de una comunidad y una región, ofreciendo oportunidades para prosperar y mejorar la ...

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Avanzando con alianzas

En estas épocas, un puerto solo es tan bueno como lo son sus aliados. Los puertos marítimos dependen de alianzas Fuertes con toda una serie de interesados, tales como empresas, agencias de gobierno, funcionarios electos, asociaciones comerciales, organizaciones comunitarias, organizaciones de trabajadores y residents locales, para poder capitalizar sobre las oportunidades y navegar los retos que determinarán su éxito a ...

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Know Your RFP ABCs

Crafting the right project scope – whether seeking a bid or request for proposal – requires caution and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

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