Guest Viewpoint

PORTS + POLITICS: Cruise Ships Are a Vital Part of Our Economy and Regional Security

Restarting the cruise industry, with proper safety protocols in place, is an integral part of ensuring the massive trade and cargo operations continue to thrive to and from PortMiami – and the rest of the Western Hemisphere – as the cruise industry could help restore some of the fragile economies that are finally beginning to regain stability. By U.S. Congresswoman ...

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Reducing Revenue Leakage

By Martin Schmid, SAP Order-to-cash is one of the key processes that port terminal operators are working to improve. They need an integrated and financially traceable order-to-cash platform, from terminal operation systems to financial systems. Revenue leakage presents a major challenge to the port management industry, where some port terminal operators face leakage values of up to 10% of their ...

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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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8 Illuminating LED Lessons

Back in 2011, LED lighting was seeing some of its first installments on ship-to-shore cranes. In the nine years since, the lighting industry has progressed significantly, and LED lighting has fundamentally changed the way we illuminate terminals.

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Saying Goodbye: Kurt J. Nagle, AAPA President and CEO

After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt J. Nagle, is retiring. * By Shani Calvo * After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt Nagle, is retiring. Kurt began his work at AAPA in 1985 as the membership services ...

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Financing Port Projects: Strategies in the Current Landscape

Capital investment in port infrastructure is essential, but to ensure long-term financial sustainability it is also important to consider cost-effective financing of strategic infrastructure, resiliency planning and revenue enhancing projects. * By Christine Choi, Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC * Capital investment in port infrastructure is essential to improve efficiency, remain competitive, and attract business. Container shipping industry consolidation has ...

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