Industry Insights (blog)

Michael Lichte to Discuss Global Supply Chain at AAPA Annual Convention & Expo

Michael Lichte, Vice President, Milk Optimization and Customer Relations, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), will address attendees of AAPA’s 110th Annual Convention on the importance of the global supply chain and DFA’s reliance on ports in delivering milk solutions to the global marketplace. Lichte has worked with DFA for more than 17 years, previously serving in a variety of roles including economics, ...

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AAPA Celebrates New Headquarters

Over the past month, AAPA staff have been settling into their spaces at the new headquarters in Washington, D.C. To celebrate and give members, partner organizations, and supporters of seaports in government the opportunity to check out the new space, AAPA hosted an Open House yesterday, July 21. Guests enjoyed food and beverages while networking and exploring the modern office. ...

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Port Infrastructure Projects Selected for INFRA Awards

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Biden-Harris Administration has selected 24 projects to receive funding under the FY 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. Four port-related projects were selected to receive awards totaling $148.87 million, 16.45% of the total $905.25 million available. Ports receiving 2021 INFRA grants include: $46.87 million to the Georgia Ports Authority for a new inland ...

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Thomas B. Crowley Jr. to Address AAPA Annual Convention & Expo

Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Crowley Maritime, and Emmitt Smith, former NFL football player and Hall of Famer, and an all-star slate of speakers will address attendees of the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo September 26-29, including speakers from the sustainable energy industry and beneficial cargo owners. Among exciting plenaries, opening and closing night events, attendees ...

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AAPA & IAMPE Partner in Professional Development

AAPA and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) ceremoniously signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during Marine Terminal Management Training in Miami, Fla. The formal agreement announced last year expands educational opportunities for professional development in the port industry. Both associations have top-ranking certification programs for port and marine transportation personnel. This partnership provides program participants with the highest level, cost-effective training towards ...

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AAPA’s Meredith Martino Takes Position as Executive Director of Women in Government

After 17 years of dedicated service to AAPA, Meredith Martino, Vice President of Membership and Sponsorship is moving on to a new position as the Executive Director of the Women in Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) – a not-for-profit organization supporting state legislators. WIG is comprised of women state legislators and provides leadership opportunities, expert forums and educational resources to help ...

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AAPA Announces New Mobile App

The new AAPA app has launched! The app is available for both iOS and Android and will serve as AAPA’s hub for content, collaboration and events all year round. Members will have access to dedicated news feeds and forums, a member directory with in-app messaging and the AAPA Smart Guide – all the possible tools you could need in one great app. Be sure ...

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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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AAPA Reveals New Logo, Branding

AAPA is pleased to announce the launch of its brand refresh. After more than 10 years, AAPA is launching an update to its visual brand representation that reflects a new era of leadership, new staff, and aligns with its office relocation to deliver better access to members when they visit Washington, D.C. It has been a busy year as AAPA ...

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2021 Seaports Editorial Plan

If you want to know what’s in store before it comes out, be sure to check out the AAPA Seaports Magazine 2021 editorial plan and media kit. Join us as we explore, spotlight and research the port industry in the Western Hemisphere – and beyond – in 2021! Let us know if a topic catches your eye or is something ...

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