Industry Insights (blog)

Action Requested – Send Letter Urging Investments in PIDP to Congress

As Congressional Democrats continue to negotiate the contours of their budget reconciliation bill, AAPA’s Government Relations team is doing all it can to ensure funding for the port industry is included in the bill. In the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s reconciliation draft, offshore wind is listed as one of several priorities for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). AAPA ...

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AAPA Realigns Organizational Structure

With the departure of Mary Beth Long after more than two decades of exceptional service, AAPA has taken the opportunity to re-imagine its organizational structure to better support the key tenets of its mission: World class seminars and eventsPlatinum standard professional development and accreditation programsAccelerated membership and sponsorship growthForward-leaning federal advocacy In line with the ambition to enhance its executional ...

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Ports Go to the White House

On the afternoon of Oct. 13, port and other supply chain leaders met with President Biden to discuss challenges currently faced by global logistics networks. Mario Cordero, AAPA chairman and executive director of the Port of Long Beach, and Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, attended the meeting along with executives from Wal-Mart, FedEx and UPS. ...

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AAPA, Lamar Sign MOU

During the 2021 AAPA Annual Convention in Austin, AAPA and Lamar University’s Center for Port Management renewed their Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce their mutual interest in advanced and continuing education for current and prospective port industry leaders. Led by Erik Stromberg, former AAPA and North Carolina Ports CEO, Lamar’s Center for Port Management offers a unique, 12-course, fully online ...

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AAPA Modernizes Governance, Installs Board Members

During the 110th Annual Convention, AAPA took steps to modernize the Association’s governance policies, streamline the U.S. member dues structure and seat its latest slate of the Board of Directors. The following corporate members were officially installed to serve a two-year term on the AAPA Board of Directors: U.S. North Pacific Ports Region: Julianna Marler, CEO, Port of Vancouver USAU.S. Great ...

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Mary Beth Long Bids Farewell to AAPA Friends and Colleagues

The last 21 years serving ports of the Western Hemisphere has been one of Mary Beth Long’s greatest life adventures. She has always said that ports have an amazing story to tell, and it has been a great honor to be trusted to tell that story over the years. Though it is bittersweet to say goodbye, Mary Beth is also ...

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It’s a Wrap: AAPA’s Austin Convention Reunites

Wednesday, September 29, concluded AAPA’s 110th Annual Convention and Expo in Austin, Texas. Ports, industry solution providers, sponsors and exhibitors gathered together for the first time in more than a year in a spirit of reunion. It is an understatement to say that this convention marked a turning point for the Association in both its ability to successfully bring the ...

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2022 Seaports Editorial Plan

PDF: 2022 Seaports Editorial Plan If you’d like to be more involved in AAPA’s Seaports Magazine, now is the best time to put the wheels in motion. Check out what we have in store for 2022, and if something catches your eye, let us know. The best way to reach us is to email either Pam Maher or Shani Calvo.

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Emergency Relief Funds Available for Port Employees

The aftermath of Hurricane Ida is currently being felt along the U.S. Gulf Coast and Northeast. Did you know that ongoing emergency funds are available right now? Port employees in need of immediate financial support can apply for assistance through the Port Employees Emergency Relief Fund by contacting AAPA Accounting Manager Larrinda Shields at (703) 706-4719 ext. 719 or by email at lshields@aapa-ports.org. ...

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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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