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Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day, April 5

AAPA is excited to announce Ports Day 2021! On April 5, the 6th Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day is an opportunity for AAPA members to collectively recognize and celebrate the value of ports and the port workforce. The Ports Day 2021 theme, Celebrating Our Workforce, acknowledges the port industry in their efforts to accelerate economic recovery from the COVID-19 era, develop ...

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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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Developing Resilient Ports

Now more than ever is time to think differently about the future — about how we prepare for and respond to natural, societal, and economic risks. How can ports, communities, and governments survive, recover, adapt, and thrive when facing unprecedented risks?

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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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Q4 2020 Seaports Magazine: Picture the Future

The theme of the Q4 2020 issue of Seaports Magazine is Picture the Future, which encompasses not only the visual aspect, but also the high-tech aspect that ports are navigating when it comes to automation, 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cybersecurity, digitalization, extended reality and blockchain. Features in this issue of Seaports Magazine delve into the ideas that are ...

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Tips on Organizing and Running a Successful Photo Contest

By Shani Calvo What better way to pro-mote your port than to encourage people to send you beautiful photos of your port in action and its surroundings? That’s exactly what these ports were able to do when they came up with the idea of a photo contest. These ports encouraged photographers and creative types to capture images of their port ...

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