Author Archives: Shani Calvo

XXV Latin American Congress of Ports

By Tom Hranac XXV LATIN AMERICAN CONGRESS OF PORTS AAPA celebrated a milestone by bringing together a record number of industry leaders for its 25th annual Latin American Congress of Ports in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Continuing to strengthen its status as the premier port conference in Latin America, the Congress gathered more than 400 delegates from 32 countries and four ...

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¡Esto es éxito! Puertos miembros de AAPA comparten sus historias de éxito

¡Esto es éxito! Puertos miembros de AAPA comparten sus historias de éxito El éxito puede ser interpretado de muchas formas. No sólo tiene que ver con utilidades o con TEUs. En este artículo, puertos miembros de AAPA respondieron a las preguntas “¿Cuál ha sido el mayor éxito de su puerto desde la recesión?” y “¿Cuáles obstáculos tuvo que superar su ...

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AAPA Seaports Magazine is Now Online!

Each issue of AAPA Seaports Magazine is available in an interactive digital edition. Read online, anytime! With the digital edition of AAPA Seaports Magazine, you can: Navigate, magnify and bookmark pages with one click View issues instantly from more smartphones Read the issue online or download and print for later Share articles on third-party news and social networking sites Perform ...

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This Is Success! AAPA Member Ports Share Their Success Stories

Success can be interpreted in all kinds of ways. It doesn’t just pertain to bottom lines or TEUs or crane capacity. In this article, AAPA member ports answered the questions: What is the biggest success of your port since the recession? What obstacles did your port overcome to achieve this success? The answers prove that the definition of success is ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Inclusion of Ports in Our National Transportation System

After eight years in office, the nation is seeing the results of the Obama Administration’s prioritization of maritime ports. The bottom line? Fifty-six port infrastructure grants representing nearly $1.6 billion in port investment are either completed or are presently underway. Read more… By Paul “Chip” N. Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator

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GUEST ARTICLE: Shipping Contributions to Seafarers’ Welfare

In the beginning of 2016, Michael Skaggs, NAMMA’s Director of Programs, began exploring port levies and voluntary contributions for seafarers’ welfare. The research results point to a stark financial future for seafarers’ welfare providers without the active support of port authorities. Read more… Dr. Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, NAMMA

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105th AAPA Annual Convention Coverage

During the 105th AAPA Annual Convention, Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange, PPM™ succinctly summed up his outlook on business and life when he said, “I don’t think there is a thing in life you should be doing if you are not having fun.” And, fun was not in short supply at the event. But it was ...

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Digital Version of Seaports Magazine, Fall 2016, Now Online!

Each issue of AAPA Seaports Magazine is now available in an interactive digital edition. Read online, anytime! With the digital edition of AAPA Seaports Magazine, you can: Navigate, magnify and bookmark pages with one click View issues instantly from more smartphones Read the issue online or download and print for later Share articles on third-party news and social networking sites Perform a keyword ...

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Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements

Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements By Kathy A. Smith Port productivity and congestion are major areas of concern throughout the shipping industry that can be influenced by a variety of factors. And although ports face the ever-changing dynamics of balancing today’s capital expenditures against possible future profits, how ports approach the issues at play depends on their unique set of ...

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The Future of Automation

The Future of Automation By Sandy Smith Everywhere one turns, industries are facing automation. Robots, artificial intelligence, driverless vehicles. Ports will be changing as well. But as the next wave of technological revolution looms, ports are slowly looking at ways to automate — without getting too far ahead of the technology. “We look at some of the technology evolutions to ...

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