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Stronger Together

The Q3 2020 issue of AAPA’s Seaports Magazine is now online! The theme of this issue is Stronger Together. Just as ports are finding new strengths during this unprecedented time, so are vendors, partners and business associates. And so is AAPA. Add all of those strengths and innovative ideas together, and you come up with an industry that is learning ...

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A Helping Hand

Ports’ outreach efforts support community and business partners navigating the challenges of the pandemic By Tom Gresham The COVID-19 pandemic has strained seaports in myriad demanding ways in 2020, but ports throughout the Western Hemisphere have steadfastly avoided the temptation to retreat into themselves and focus only on their own challenges. Instead, ports have teamed up with an array of ...

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ACCELerate: Forging New Pathways, Accelerating the Workforce

It is a great time to engage with AAPA and take advantage of one of its newest programs, ACCELerate! As the steward of this brand-new initiative, AAPA is forging career pathways for American workers and building a future-proof workforce for a strong and secure transportation system. There are endless opportunities to get involved whether you are a port, industry solution ...

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Fresh Perspectives

By Lori Musser Once in a while, every seaport faces a fresh problem, or has a wrench thrown into the works creating a situation that just can’t be solved conventionally. While in-house talent typically tackles the tough issues, sometimes an outside perspective is needed to bring about the best solution. This appears to be especially true of digital and technology ...

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COVID-19’s Infrastructure Impacts

Sound Investments, Innovative Solutions Keep Many Projects on Track, Though Most Cruise-Related Ones Are on Pause By Sandy Smith While the COVID-19 impact on global trade created plenty of economic uncertainty, it did not necessarily stop ongoing port infrastructure projects. Though it might have made some of the challenges of construction a little steeper. “There is capital out there for ...

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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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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: AAPA’s 2020 Communications Competition

In these fun photos, get a glimpse at the personalities that make for award-winning communications teams at American Association of Port Authorities member ports that earned recognition in AAPA’s 54th annual Communications Awards Program. Also, all winning entries are included on the Communications Awards Program web page. The recipients of the 2020 Award of Overall Communications Excellence trophies — the ...

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The Right People at the Right Time

Seaports need specialized skill sets that vary by port and evolve over time, which means human resource departments are being continually tasked with aligning ports’ needs with skilled candidates.

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Know Your RFP ABCs

Crafting the right project scope – whether seeking a bid or request for proposal – requires caution and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

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