Author Archives: Shani Calvo

Ports Navigating an Ocean of Technology

By Lori Musser Seaports are navigating through an ocean of technology that includes automation, 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cybersecurity, digitalization, extended reality and blockchain. Deploying the right technology at the right time is mission critical. Mario Cordero,executive director of the Port of Long Beach, said, with the global community in the midst of a technological revolution, “Digital transformation ...

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Social’s Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Ports of all sizes are leveraging social media to support overall business strategy, engage stakeholders in planning, showcase their vital role in the economy and build community awareness of environmental and other initiatives. And they’re having fun doing it. By David Coburn From the Canadian Maritimes to San Diego and the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf of Mexico, ports throughout ...

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Taking a Proactive Stance in Protecting the Environment

By Tom Gresham When it comes to sustainability efforts, ports often find themselves in the spotlight due to their intimate relationship to the environment and their local communities. As Jonathan Daniels, CEO at Port Everglades, put it, “All eyes are on us on this.” Unsurprisingly, many ports view doing only what is required of them as an insufficient approach to ...

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Future-Proofing Your Cybersecurity and IT Talent Development Strategy

By Katie Adams In the space of only a few months, COVID-19 has accelerated virtually every organization’s approach to critical areas of operations. As seaports and their multimodal transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) sector partners and tenants evaluate long-term investments required to ensure that personnel is safe to work they are also re-evaluating their approach to talent pipeline development. “COVID ...

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Reducing Revenue Leakage

By Martin Schmid, SAP Order-to-cash is one of the key processes that port terminal operators are working to improve. They need an integrated and financially traceable order-to-cash platform, from terminal operation systems to financial systems. Revenue leakage presents a major challenge to the port management industry, where some port terminal operators face leakage values of up to 10% of their ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Precious Cargo

By Ed Royce, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck In a 1938 fireside chat, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told Americans, “To reach a port we must set sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” He was pitching his vision for defeating the Great Depression. Today, FDR’s words could take on a more literal meaning. The ports he spoke ...

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En posición proactiva para proteger el medio ambiente

Cuando se trata de esfuerzos a favor de la sostenibilidad, los puertos mismos con frecuencia se encuentran en la mira por su íntima relación con el ambiente y con sus comunidades locales. Como señaló Jonathan Daniels, CEO de Port Everglades, “Todas las miradas están sobre nosotros en este sentido”. No es de sorprender, pero muchos puertos consideran que sólo cumplir ...

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Los puertos navegan por un océano de tecnología

Los puertos marítimos se encuentran navegando a través de un océano de tecnología que incluye la automatización, 5G, la inteligencia artificial, el Internet de las Cosas (IoT), la ciberseguridad, la digitalización, la realidad aumentada y “blockchain”. La aplicación de la tecnología correcta en el momento correcto es crítico para el esfuerzo. Mario Cordero, director ejecutivo del Puerto de Long Beach, ...

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MARAD Launches New Education Vessel at Philly Shipyard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) launched a new era in maritime education with the cutting of steel for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) at Philly Shipyard. “This new state-of-the-art modern school training ship will be a tremendous addition to the U. S. Flag fleet, be available to respond to disaster relief efforts, and support about 1,200 jobs in Philly ...

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A Gateway to the Gulf Series

In the inaugural episode of a new monthly speaker series, A Gateway to the Gulf, host Port of Corpus Christi CEO Sean Strawbridge is joined by AAPA President and CEO Chris Connor in a discussion about the vital role American seaports play in rejuvenating the nation’s economy in a post-COVID-19 recovery, sustaining national security and supporting domestic energy supply.

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