Author Archives: Shani Calvo

ACCELerate: Forging New Pathways, Accelerating the Workforce

It is a great time to engage with AAPA and take advantage of one of its newest programs, ACCELerate! As the steward of this brand-new initiative, AAPA is forging career pathways for American workers and building a future-proof workforce for a strong and secure transportation system. There are endless opportunities to get involved whether you are a port, industry solution ...

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Take a Tour! Port of Québec

Adventure awaits us every year at the AAPA Annual Convention –and this year is no exception, though we’ve had quite a bit more excitement and drama than anticipated. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will also probably be one of the most memorable AAPA conventions we’ve even had. It will also be one of the most innovative, as far as ...

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Fresh Perspectives

By Lori Musser Once in a while, every seaport faces a fresh problem, or has a wrench thrown into the works creating a situation that just can’t be solved conventionally. While in-house talent typically tackles the tough issues, sometimes an outside perspective is needed to bring about the best solution. This appears to be especially true of digital and technology ...

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COVID-19’s Infrastructure Impacts

Sound Investments, Innovative Solutions Keep Many Projects on Track, Though Most Cruise-Related Ones Are on Pause By Sandy Smith While the COVID-19 impact on global trade created plenty of economic uncertainty, it did not necessarily stop ongoing port infrastructure projects. Though it might have made some of the challenges of construction a little steeper. “There is capital out there for ...

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GUEST ARTICLE: Disrupted Leadership

5 Questions Boards Should Ask in the Pandemic Environment By Tim McNamara, K.D., Odgers Berndtson Now is the time for boards and senior leaders to consider how leadership will be defined in a professional environment where COVID-19 is the backdrop. In the current pandemic and in a post-peak COVID-19 world, boards and senior management are being required to reassess the ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Mexico and Its Cruise Industry

The cruise industry in Mexico is weathering the coronavirus pandemic and putting plans in place to safely open up again once given the green light. By Mtra. Luz Alicia Iturbe De Garay Mexico plays a key role, as this industry is one of the most dynamic activities in the world economy and its strong growth has provided us with important ...

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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: AAPA’s 2020 Communications Competition

In these fun photos, get a glimpse at the personalities that make for award-winning communications teams at American Association of Port Authorities member ports that earned recognition in AAPA’s 54th annual Communications Awards Program. Also, all winning entries are included on the Communications Awards Program web page. The recipients of the 2020 Award of Overall Communications Excellence trophies — the ...

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Perspectivas frescas

De tiempo en tiempo, cada puerto enfrenta un problema fresco o una interferencia de labores que sencillamente no puede ser resuelto de una manera convencional. Aunque el talento interno típicamente hace frente a los asuntos complicados, a veces se requiere una mirada externa para producir una mejor solución. Esto parece ser especialmente cierto de las soluciones digitales y tecnológicas. Fortaleciendo ...

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Una mano amiga

La pandemia del COVID-19 ha provocado diferentes tipos de tensión para los puertos marítimos en 2020, pero los puertos del Hemisferio Occidental con firmeza han evitado la tentación de replegarse dentro de sí mismos y mirar sólo sus propios desafíos. Al contrario, se han juntado con una gama de socios públicos y privados para tender una mano amiga a sus ...

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Contest Time? Let Us Help You!

If you are looking for ways to connect to your community and promote your port in a creative, visual light, there might be an opportunity in the form of a photo contest. Some ports have been capitalizing on this idea for quite some time and have already seen the benefits, such as the Port of Long Beach, Port of Los ...

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