Education

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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Behind the Scenes, Q2 2020

Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Retroactively Extended for Propane Forklifts NOAA Joins OceanX to Advance Ocean Exploration and Mapping Virtual AAPA Security Seminar in July YMI: New Study Details Importance of American Maritime Industry to National Security Read More…

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The Road to Success Is Paved with Professional Development

Taking the time to invest in career growth might seem to fall at the end of a very long to-do list. The payoff, however, can be deep and extend well beyond that next career move. Follow these up-and-coming leaders sharing these personal and insightful stories. * By Sandy Smith * Port leaders – whether departmental leaders or at the top ...

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Apprenticeship Programs: Tried, True and Effective

Apprenticeship Programs: Tried, True and Effective A centuries-old method of training skilled workers could help supply ports and their maritime partners with the modern workforce they need. * By Mary Lou Jay * Apprenticeships have long been a well-established and well-respected route to good jobs, but for a time they fell out of favor because of the perception that college ...

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The ‘Trick’ to Training a Competent Workforce

Defining where worker training and development should start and where it should end may be the answer. * By Lori Musser * Ports generate plenty of jobs. In the United States, alone, there were 31 million at last count – 2.3 million within the port sector and the remainder in related industries. Filling all these positions with top-notch talent and ...

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Certifications: Going Above and Beyond

Seaports and the vehicles and vessels that serve them are embracing the network of overlapping environmental standards that apply to their operations, and some are even voluntarily taking it to the next level. * By Sarah B. Hood *  Poised at the intersection of land, sea and sky, seaports touch every aspect of their environment, so it makes sense that ...

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EcoPort Certification

Marrón Cabrera, ecology coordinator at Port of Ensenada, shares insights related to the port’s experience in becoming certified as an EcoPort, a European-based initiative that recognizes excellence in environmental management and port sustainability.  * By Tom Hranac * The Port of Ensenada’s commitment to environmentally sustainable best practices has allowed it to become certified as an EcoPort. This certification, awarded ...

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