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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Advances WRDA Bill

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted to advance the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA 2022). The legislation would authorize crucial investments in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) programs and projects across the country, including improvements to rivers and harbors. Read the bill’s text here.

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Dredging: Striking a Balance

Ports are taking ownership of their dredging projects and making sure they are not only beneficial to the shipping industry but are also only minimally invasive to the surrounding wildlife and environment.

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You’re Not Alone! Building Your Sustainability Team

Because ecosystem challenges, especially in supply chains, often cross jurisdictions, no single organization can make the type of systemic changes necessary to reduce economic, societal and environmental stressors. The best approach to sustainability may be to develop partnerships.

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Giving the Green Light to Sustainability Goals

As sustainability assumes a more prominent place in just about every port’s vision of its future, master planning and other strategic planning efforts increasingly are ensuring infrastructure proposals are closely aligned with ports’ sustainability needs.

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5 Brazilian Port Authorities Undergoing Privatization

Five port authorities in Brazil are in the process of going through a privatization or divestiture process. This equates to some significant changes on the horizon – from an organizational and management perspective to infrastructure investments and efficiency.

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AAPA’s Connor, Port Leaders Testify Before House Homeland Security Subcommittee

Correction: The original article was written in advance of the hearing and has been updated to accurately reflect the full panel of witnesses and further clarify testimonies. AAPA’s president and CEO, Chris Connor, and a diverse panel of port leaders testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations in a virtual ...

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Update on Ongoing AAPA Advocacy Efforts

Last week, to drive positive narratives to Capitol Hill surrounding seaports’ needs and role in handling supply chain challenges, AAPA President and CEO Chris Connor published an op-ed in The Hill titled “On the Supply Chain and Freight Fluidity: Enforcement, Not Reformation.” In this piece, Connor argues new regulations curtailing freight fluidity charges do not serve the public interest and ...

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Topping the Power Trip

Feature New Energy Opportunities at Ports Are Driving Decarbonization Initiatives By Lori Musser ISTOCK.COM/ROMOLOTAVANI Industries everywhere are decarbonizing. Seaports are no exception; they are driving decarbonization initiatives of every shape and size. Ports are transitioning to cleaner fuels for cranes, equipment, fleets and general port operations. Some even block access for trucks that pollute. Some are building new energy bunkering ...

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