Author Archives: Shani Calvo

Upcoming AAPA Legislative Summit – Now We Build!

From March 29-31, AAPA will hold its Legislative Summit – Now We Build! – for federal policy and government updates, featuring several prominent guest speakers, educational sessions and networking with peers, as well as events, like the Port Person of the Year Award. Policy experts, members, and professionals alike are welcome and encouraged to register and join AAPA in Washington, D.C. from March 29-31, 2022. Check out the ...

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AAPA’s Connor, Port Leaders Testify Before House Homeland Security Subcommittee

Correction: The original article was written in advance of the hearing and has been updated to accurately reflect the full panel of witnesses and further clarify testimonies. AAPA’s president and CEO, Chris Connor, and a diverse panel of port leaders testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations in a virtual ...

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AAPA Legislative Summit – Now We Build, March 29-31

From March 29-31, AAPA is holding its Legislative Summit, Now We Build, for federal policy and government updates, featuring several prominent guest speakers and seminars, as well as events, like the Port Person of the Year Award. Policy experts, members and professionals alike are welcome and encouraged to enroll and join AAPA in Washington, D.C., from March 29-31, 2022.

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Annual Convention Exhibitor Early Bird Rate Extended to January 31

The early bird rate for exhibiting at the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo has been extended to January 31, 2022.  Securing booth space early will not only save on exhibit cost but also allows for a greater chance of securing a first-choice space on the floor plan. Booth spaces are already filling up. The 2022 Exhibitor Prospectus provides a comprehensive ...

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AAPA Legislative Summit, March 29-31

AAPA Legislative Summit will take place March 29-31, 2022 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. The AAPA Legislative Summit is the premiere port industry government affairs and advocacy forum held annually in Washington, D.C.  The Summit brings together senior Port Executives from around the nation with Federal government leadership to discuss issues important to one of the ...

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Smart Ports Seminar Rescheduled for May 17-19

AAPA cares about providing exceptional seminars and events while also keeping the health and safety of attendees a priority. Due to the growing number of COVID-19 omicron cases, AAPA is rescheduling the Smart Ports Seminar to May 17-19, 2022. Over these new dates, this seminar will continue to take place at the same hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton in San ...

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Update on Ongoing AAPA Advocacy Efforts

Last week, to drive positive narratives to Capitol Hill surrounding seaports’ needs and role in handling supply chain challenges, AAPA President and CEO Chris Connor published an op-ed in The Hill titled “On the Supply Chain and Freight Fluidity: Enforcement, Not Reformation.” In this piece, Connor argues new regulations curtailing freight fluidity charges do not serve the public interest and ...

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Shifting Trade Seminar Rescheduled for June 15-16

AAPA’s goal is to provide exceptional seminars and events while also keeping the health and safety of attendees a priority. Due to COVID-19 omicron cases on the rise, AAPA is rescheduling the Shifting Trade Seminar, originally slated for the end of this month, to June 15-16, 2022. Over these new dates, this seminar will continue to take place at The Westin Tampa ...

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AAPA Successes in 2021 Advocacy Efforts

The Build Back Better Act – the broad reconciliation legislation that recently passed the House of Representatives – was effectively stopped in its tracks in the Senate this week when Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he would not support it. AAPA has advocated for the inclusion of ports in this legislation, with overall success, having secured $3.5 billion for a new port ...

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AAPA Seaports Magazine, Q4 2021

The Fourth Quarter issue of Seaports Magazine explores how ports are coming up with solutions and creative ideas for standing out. Partnerships and collaborating with others are leading to some of these innovative outcomes and increased opportunities. For others, decarbonization efforts have taken priority and are leading to breakthroughs. For almost all ports, ideas that have helped with port congestion are also helping ...

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