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110th AAPA Annual Convention & Expo, Sept. 26-29

Plan now to join us in Austin for the 110th AAPA Annual Convention & Expo September 26-29, where port professionals, transportation leaders and industry influencers will gather in-person for the ultimate venue that empowers attendees with solutions and strategies to set the next milestones for their businesses and communities. Learn more about the convention’s high-level business program, speakers, networking forums, exhibitor and ...

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Q1 2021 Seaports Magazine: A Fresh Start for Ports

The theme of this issue is A Fresh Start for Ports. Just as many of us are adjusting to a new type of normal, ports are as well. But, they are also taking this opportunity to reimagine what opportunities will present themselves in the future and are adjusting plans accordingly. Features take a look at what ports have done over ...

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Mission Accomplished!

By Tom Gresham The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plans around the world. Ports, for instance, faced an array of challenges in 2020 that tested their resources in ways that were unprecedented – a series of vicious curve balls thrown at every aspect of their operations. However, ports responded with creativity and resolve to excel in the face of the pandemic and ...

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The Dredging Scoop

Routine, yet never repetitive, dredging operations challenge ports and encourage them to work together, communicate, plan and persevere. Photo courtesy of Jim Jagar, Port of Alaska By Sandy Smith At the Port of Alaska, dredging is an annual occurrence. Under a contract funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, more than 1 million cubic yards of material is removed ...

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Changing Face of the Port Industry: The COVID-19 Recovery Phase

If change brings opportunity, then seaports have a remarkable year ahead of them. After adjusting to multiple stressors that marred their carefully conceived strategic plans in 2020, including the worst public health crisis in a century, ports are now deploying and fine-tuning innovative solutions. While the transportation system has been wholly stricken by the pandemic, seaports continue to keep goods ...

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Guide to Grants

Financing projects for ports requires multiple stakeholders from the public and private sectors to work together using a diverse combination of resources. By Barry Parker Securing grants is one of the optimum ways to finance port projects. And there are a lot out there with just that purpose. However, knowing what’s available and having the know-how and personnel who can ...

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