Current Features

AAPA Seaports Magazine, Q4 2021

The Fourth Quarter issue of Seaports Magazine explores how ports are coming up with solutions and creative ideas for standing out. Partnerships and collaborating with others are leading to some of these innovative outcomes and increased opportunities. For others, decarbonization efforts have taken priority and are leading to breakthroughs. For almost all ports, ideas that have helped with port congestion are also helping ...

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Standout Ports

Feature By Shaneen Calvo ISTOCK.COM/CONCEPTUALMOTION When it comes to Western Hemisphere ports, there are some that really stand out. They are the best survivors, the most innovative, the best at adapting, the tightest with their community, the bravest when it comes to incorporating cutting edge ideas, the most successful when trying new things, and the list goes on! While every ...

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Topping the Power Trip

Feature New Energy Opportunities at Ports Are Driving Decarbonization Initiatives By Lori Musser ISTOCK.COM/ROMOLOTAVANI Industries everywhere are decarbonizing. Seaports are no exception; they are driving decarbonization initiatives of every shape and size. Ports are transitioning to cleaner fuels for cranes, equipment, fleets and general port operations. Some even block access for trucks that pollute. Some are building new energy bunkering ...

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All Hands on Board!

Feature Ports Collaborate, Innovate to Ease Congestion in the Supply Chain By Tom Gresham PORT OF LONG BEACH, ISTOCK.COM/HALBERGMAN In the face of an unprecedented cargo surge that has led to record volumes and widespread congestion, ports and their supply chain partners are bravely adapting, experimenting and exploring creative new solutions – and incorporating these ideas in record time. Improved ...

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Staying One Step Ahead of Cyberattacks

Ports are shoring up against ransomware and cyberattacks, as the increasing frequency and sophistication of attacks represent a top security concern and the threats are constantly evolving.

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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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