Industry Insights (blog)

President Signs Inflation Reduction Act Granting $3 Billion to Ports for Electrification Projects Into Law

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R.5376), the budget reconciliation bill that includes $3 billion over five years to establish a new grant program to install electrified equipment and reduce emission at ports, as well as funding for ports seeking to purchase alternative-fueled cargo-handling equipment, shore power systems, microgrids for energy resiliency, electric grid infrastructure, and ...

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TSA Launches New Online TWIC Renewal Process

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it has enhanced the renewal process for the TWIC program to help support critical transportation workers. Starting August 11, 2022, TSA enabled the ability for current TWIC holders to renew their credentials online, which eliminates the need to go to an enrollment center and makes the five-year renewal process more convenient. Jointly administered by TSA and ...

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U.S. Department of Commerce to Host Business Development Forum, Sept. 20-22

Port and maritime industry professionals pursuing port automation, digitalization solutions, and global opportunities are encouraged to attend the U.S. Department of Commerce’s networking forum Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy, September 20-22, 2022, in Providence, RI. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will deliver keynote remarks, including the latest information on the Department’s priorities to the U.S. business community. Industry leaders ...

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AAPA Latino 2022 to Spotlight Global Disruptions and Impact on Latin American Port Industry

With an increasingly leading role in the global economy, Latin America is contending with uncertainty and economic vulnerability due to the crisis that began in 2020 with the pandemic, intensifying global climate change issues, the conflict in Ukraine and new health concerns. This situation has been undoubtedly relevant for the region’s port and logistics activity. The current impact on Latin America’s ...

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Improving Safety and Efficiency with Port Automation

By Jan Diekmann, Technical Account Manager – Advanced Industries, Transportation Industry, Ericsson, and Adam Schipper, Director of Business Development, Transportation and Logistics, Ericsson North America Ports are struggling to keep up with the demands of modern trade. The newest generation of mobile private networks are enabling use cases that through port automation will save costs, make operations more efficient and ...

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AAPA Launches POWERS Program

AAPA officially launched its Port Opportunities with Energy, Resilience and Sustainability (POWERS) Program. The POWERS Program sets forth a robust policy platform for the federal government to bolster energy security and coastal resiliency in addition to implementing environmentally sustainable technologies. Read the full POWERS policy platform on AAPA’s official POWERS Program launch page. The launch event included statements of support from federal policymakers, such ...

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Ian Gansler Begins Role in AAPA’s Newly Created Position

Ian Gansler, previously AAPA’s government relations associate, has accepted a new role as the manager of energy, resilience and sustainability policy, in which he is responsible for leading the new Port Opportunities with Energy, Resilience and Sustainability (POWERS) Program. In this role, Gansler will address policy issues at the intersection of energy and the environment. He will also provide advocacy, education, and ...

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AAPA Announces New Staff

AAPA is pleased to announce Jennifer “Jen” Armstrong will join AAPA on August 1 as Director of Navigation Policy & Legislation within the Government Relations Department. Jen will enable AAPA to maintain its leadership and momentum in the areas of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, regulatory policies across National Marine Fisheries, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA and ...

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Port of Santos to Host AAPA Latino 2022, Nov. 28-30

Latin America’s largest port, the Port of Santos in Brazil, will be the epicenter of the XXX Latin American Congress of Ports (AAPA Latino) in November 2022. The Port of Santos will welcome more than 600 participants to this year’s AAPA Latino, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Representatives for port authorities, directors, managers, executives, suppliers and consultants, terminals, logistics companies, shipping ...

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White House Adviser to Address AAPA Annual Convention, Oct. 16-19

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) will provide a keynote address titled Harnessing Headwinds of Change and Establishing Resiliency to attendees of the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo this fall. Drawing on her extraordinary 21-year Air Force career, Col. Nicole Malachowski, the first woman Thunderbird Pilot, combat veteran and squadron commander, will offer lessons on leadership, followership, overcoming adversity and establishing resiliency. Col. Malachowski has ...

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