President’s Message

The Path to a New Normal

Signs of a post pandemic ‘new normal’ are slowly beginning to emerge. For sure, life on the other side of the “once-in-a-century” experience we’ve all been living through will be different. COVID-19 has changed much. The important takeaway is that we look at the pandemic through a panoramic lens that encompasses the entire industry.

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AAPA Embarks on Path Back to the Future

By Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities As you are probably aware, AAPA sold its building in Alexandria and we have now fully vacated the premises as of October 23. It was quite an undertaking to clear out; it has been the Association’s home since 1984, and you can just imagine the amount of ‘stuff’ we ...

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AAPA Forges Ahead to Expand and Improve Member Experience

By Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities As this edition of Seaports Magazine reaches your home or office, I will have reached my one year anniversary at the helm of AAPA. And what a year it has been! It would be natural to launch into a few paragraphs about the magnitude of the coronavirus, and how ...

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AAPA Seaports Magazine,September 2019: Revolutionary Ports

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Revolutionary Ideas Shaping the Future of Ports By Kurt J. Nagle As I reached out to Siri the other day for directions to a meeting, I was stunned by how quickly “she” knew what I was asking and spit out the directions. After I arrived without incident to my destination, I was struck by how much ...

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Saying Goodbye: Kurt J. Nagle, AAPA President and CEO

After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt J. Nagle, is retiring. * By Shani Calvo * After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt Nagle, is retiring. Kurt began his work at AAPA in 1985 as the membership services ...

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