Author Archives: Shani Calvo

Port People: Montréal

The Montréal Port Authority (MPA) has announced the appointment of Martin Imbleau to be the new president and CEO. In senior management positions for some 15 years and having developed extensive experience in strategy, operations, business development and managing major infrastructure projects, he will succeed Sylvie Vachon. Vachon is retiring on December 31 after a 30-year career at the MPA, including 11 ...

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U.S. Federal Grant Interactive Listening Session Set for Dec. 3

AAPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) will co-host a Federal Assistance Domestic Preference Interactive Listening Session on Thursday, December 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern). The discussion is intended to raise awareness of domestic preference rules (Buy America and Buy American) and highlight best practices that can minimize project management disruptions arising from these federal grant ...

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AAPA, IAMPE Team Up to Promote Professional Growth

AAPA and the International Association of Maritime Port Executives (IAMPE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acknowledge a new agreement that expands education and training opportunities for port and maritime industry professionals. Both AAPA and IAMPE have established professional development and training certification programs, and the MOU allows credits received from either program to be applied toward attainment of the other association’s ...

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2021 Seaports Editorial Plan

If you want to know what’s in store before it comes out, be sure to check out the AAPA Seaports Magazine 2021 editorial plan and media kit. Join us as we explore, spotlight and research the port industry in the Western Hemisphere – and beyond – in 2021! Let us know if a topic catches your eye or is something ...

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AAPA Forges Ahead to Expand and Improve Member Experience

By Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities As this edition of Seaports Magazine reaches your home or office, I will have reached my one year anniversary at the helm of AAPA. And what a year it has been! It would be natural to launch into a few paragraphs about the magnitude of the coronavirus, and how ...

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AAPA Anywhere: Energy and Environment Seminar and Expo, Oct. 26-30

AAPA Anywhere continues to deliver the quality content, networking and experience you expect. AAPA Anywhere blends content that can be accessed on demand from anywhere with engaging, structured, live sessions developed to fit into your busy schedule. The 2020 Energy & Environment Seminar & Expo will be a week-long virtual event, delivering timely, relevant content from industry experts, exclusive networking ...

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Send Us Your Directory Updates by Nov. 30

We are in the process of making sure our AAPA member database is updated and includes your most current contact and port details. We will be publishing this information in the 2021 Membership Directory. Instructions on how to update your port’s information can be found online at bit.ly/directoryUPDATES (for ports) or here (for other member classifications). The deadline to make changes in ...

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AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo, Nov. 9-13

AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo, November 9-13, will provide financial executives or administration officers, port planning professionals, or other senior port executives the opportunity to learn more about the complex issues relating to port finance. Topics will include new approaches in port financing, state funding and innovations in sourcing public port funding, impact of environmental issues on port facility financing, capital ...

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Stronger Together

The Q3 2020 issue of AAPA’s Seaports Magazine is now online! The theme of this issue is Stronger Together. Just as ports are finding new strengths during this unprecedented time, so are vendors, partners and business associates. And so is AAPA. Add all of those strengths and innovative ideas together, and you come up with an industry that is learning ...

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A Helping Hand

Ports’ outreach efforts support community and business partners navigating the challenges of the pandemic By Tom Gresham The COVID-19 pandemic has strained seaports in myriad demanding ways in 2020, but ports throughout the Western Hemisphere have steadfastly avoided the temptation to retreat into themselves and focus only on their own challenges. Instead, ports have teamed up with an array of ...

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