Author Archives: Shani Calvo

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: AAPA’s 2020 Communications Competition

In these fun photos, get a glimpse at the personalities that make for award-winning communications teams at American Association of Port Authorities member ports that earned recognition in AAPA’s 54th annual Communications Awards Program. Also, all winning entries are included on the Communications Awards Program web page. The recipients of the 2020 Award of Overall Communications Excellence trophies — the ...

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Perspectivas frescas

De tiempo en tiempo, cada puerto enfrenta un problema fresco o una interferencia de labores que sencillamente no puede ser resuelto de una manera convencional. Aunque el talento interno típicamente hace frente a los asuntos complicados, a veces se requiere una mirada externa para producir una mejor solución. Esto parece ser especialmente cierto de las soluciones digitales y tecnológicas. Fortaleciendo ...

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Una mano amiga

La pandemia del COVID-19 ha provocado diferentes tipos de tensión para los puertos marítimos en 2020, pero los puertos del Hemisferio Occidental con firmeza han evitado la tentación de replegarse dentro de sí mismos y mirar sólo sus propios desafíos. Al contrario, se han juntado con una gama de socios públicos y privados para tender una mano amiga a sus ...

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Contest Time? Let Us Help You!

If you are looking for ways to connect to your community and promote your port in a creative, visual light, there might be an opportunity in the form of a photo contest. Some ports have been capitalizing on this idea for quite some time and have already seen the benefits, such as the Port of Long Beach, Port of Los ...

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Do You Have Any Social Media Success Stories?

Creative megaphone with various infographic elements for Digital Marketing concept. Has your port used social media or the press to promote a port project or initiative — and the results were better than you hoped? In our next issue of Seaports, we are gathering some first-hand stories about how ports have benefited from media engagement. On the flip side, if ...

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The 109th AAPA Annual Convention and Expo

AAPA’s Annual Convention and Expo, Together Apart, has gone virtual and is the next best thing to being there. The seaport industry’s premier event runs September 21-23 and will feature keynote speakers and subject matter experts focusing on topics ranging from international trade and tourism, to import tariff challenges and the U.S. elections in November. Keynote presenters include Axios Co-Founder and Executive ...

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RFPs: Longview, Panama City

The Port of Longview is seeking bids for the purchase of rail materials that will be installed by others.  The complete bid documents for the North Rail Connection Project – Rail Materials Purchase are available on the port’s website. Bids must be submitted by 3 p.m. (PT) September 16. Panama City Port Authority will be accepting sealed bids for the East Gate Rail and Crossing Improvements. ...

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Infrastructure Investment: New York/New Jersey, San Francisco

Maher Container Terminal Capital investments on behalf of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey result in the long-term economic growth for the port industry, according to the 2020 Economic Impact Study by the New York Shipping Association. Investments close to $2.9 billion across projects spanning waterside, terminal and landside infrastructure and equipment have reshaped and repositioned the port to meet 21st-century ...

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Environment: Tampa Bay

Port Tampa Bay celebrates a historically successful migratory bird nesting season. In 2020, one of the port’s two dredge material management areas and spoil islands had the greatest diversity of nesting shorebird species than any other spot in the state.  To see more timely news from AAPA Members, subscribe to the weekly Advisory newsletter.

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Environment: Vancouver USA

The Port of Vancouver USA approved the purchase of environmental mitigation credits from the Wapato Valley Mitigation and Conservation Bank (Wapato Bank) in anticipation of several upcoming projects. The Port of Vancouver USA is the first port within the Wapato Bank service area to create an agreement like this to secure credits that will be released upon bank certification for future port development. ...

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