Author Archives: Shani Calvo

AAPA Reveals New Logo, Branding

AAPA is pleased to announce the launch of its brand refresh. After more than 10 years, AAPA is launching an update to its visual brand representation that reflects a new era of leadership, new staff, and aligns with its office relocation to deliver better access to members when they visit Washington, D.C. It has been a busy year as AAPA ...

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AAPA 2021 Smart Guide Debuts

The AAPA Smart Guide is the “go-to source” for AAPA members engaged in the Association. It is exclusively for AAPA members and replaces the AAPA Pocket Guide. It includes contact information for port members and AAPA volunteers who are actively involved in AAPA leadership, governance committees, technical committees, and association management. The 2021 AAPA Smart Guide is available exclusively in ...

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AAPA 2021 Directory Released

The AAPA 2021 Membership Directory includes information on all AAPA members: Corporate (U.S. and Canadian), Latin American and Caribbean, Industry Service Providers (formerly known as Sustaining Members), Honorary, and two new categories, Supply Chain Partners and Academia. Full-color maps identifying Corporate Members’ port locations, AAPA Committee information and a Port & Industry Services Directory are some of the other invaluable ...

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AAPA Chairman Urges Federal Support for Ports in COVID Relief Package

Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach and AAPA chairman of the board, testified before a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee urging federal relief for U.S. ports in a final COVID relief package. Cordero acknowledged the importance of these relief funds for the safety of workers, minimizing supply chain disruptions and economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis. ...

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AAPA Announces New Audit Committee

AAPA is pleased to announce the formation of a new Audit Committee and has named Kent Britton, chief financial officer, Port of Corpus Christi, as chair and John Burns, CEO, Port of Coos Bay, as vice chair. The Audit Committee reports to the AAPA Board of Directors and will work with AAPA staff to strengthen the financial reporting, cash management ...

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AAPA Anywhere: Communications, Administration & Legal Issues Seminar – Feb. 22-26

Looking for an event where you can learn about some of the top challenges within the maritime industry? Check out the AAPA Anywhere: Communications, Administration & Legal Issues seminar on February 22-26. This virtual event will host a slew of informative speakers and important focus topics each day. Registrants who attend will gain access to valuable insight and exclusive networking opportunities. Register ...

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Call for Nominations: 2021 Port Person of the Year (Deadline Feb. 5)

AAPA corporate members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration as AAPA’s 2021 Port Person(s) of the Year. Each year this prestigious award is given to an individual/s whose outstanding work has made a significant contribution to public ports and/or maritime commerce either internationally or within a particular country or region. Typically, nominees are not members of the public port community ...

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2020: Mission Accomplished?

2020 threw us all a curve ball. This meant there were a lot of quick decisions being made, timelines changing, projects going astray and missions getting sidetracked. There were also a lot of challenges that were overcome and missions that were accomplished. What was one of your top challenges, and how did you solve it or work around it? Or, ...

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Webinar on Evaluating Partial Seawall Collapse, Jan. 28

Join AAPA, YOUNG & Associates and YA Engineering Services for a webinar titled Evaluation of a Partially Collapsed Seawall – Scope and Lessons Learned on Thursday, January 28 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST. YOUNG & Associates CEO Wade Bushman, and YA Engineering Services President Richard A. Dethlefs, PE, SE, will discuss their involvement evaluating a partially collapsed seawall in remote Alaska, including consideraton of project costs, scope ...

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Submission Deadline Extended to Feb. 8

The submission deadline to apply for the Port Professional Manager (PPM®) Certification Program has been extended. Be sure to submit your application before the new deadline on February 8 at midnight. Don’t miss out on your chance to access this newly updated program. Apply today at http://bit.ly/3p8ITMj.

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