Advocacy

Washington Zeroes in on Port Performance

Kurt Nagle talks about how AAPA is helping ports tell their stories in the media and to Congress By Meredith Martino P.T. Barnum famously said “all publicity is good publicity,” but anyone answering questions before a Congressional oversight panel might wonder if Mr. Barnum had it right. When 2015 began, port congestion and the protracted labor/management negotiations on the West ...

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U.S. Ports Benefit Economy

New survey by Martin Associates and study by AAPA look at the economic value of ports and critical need for infrastructure investment in the future By AAPA Staff This April at the AAPA 2015 Spring Conference, Martin Associates released the results of its latest economic impact study of United States seaports. Dr. John Martin, Martin Associates’ president, debuted his firm’s ...

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U.S. Needs New Transportation Law that Improves Quality of Life, Economy

By U.S. Rep. Thomas E. Petri (R-WI) Chairman Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure The nation’s transportation infrastructure is an extensive system of highways, airports, railroads, public transit systems, waterways, ports and pipelines. Chances are if you’re reading this, the transportation system in your region already impacted your day. Getting to work, getting the ...

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Energy Policies Taking Hold

Ports throughout the Western Hemisphere are showing leadership by undertaking energy-related projects aimed at increasing their renewable portfolio and positioning themselves for long-term sustainability By Meredith Martino The issue of energy is one that cuts across port management roles and departments. Energy efficiency and cost savings are topics that pique the interest of financial officers and operations managers, while green ...

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Sen. Cantwell: Improve U.S. Freight System Today for Future Growth

America needs to make the right investments today to stay ahead in a competitive global economy that values efficiency and cost-effectiveness By Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) Across our nation, trade is an economic engine for American prosperity and growth. It’s a story we know well in Washington state, where 40 percent of jobs are tied to trade. Nationwide, more than ...

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Safe Port Act Needed to Keep Ports Safe, Economy Moving

By Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-ME) Ranking Member and Former Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Two years ago, a radioactive container packed in Saudi Arabia arrived in the bustling seaport of Genoa, Italy, according to last November’s edition of Wired. The port in Genoa is similar to some of the 361 seaports in the U.S.: it ...

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