President’s Message

AAPA Seaports Magazine, December 2018: Behind the Scenes

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Ports Behind the Scenes *  By Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities * As public port authorities, AAPA’s members are highly visible organizations. First, they are government agencies, which means they operate in the full sunlight of open meetings, live webcasts, public hearings and other opportunities for members of the public to ...

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AAPA Seaports Magazine, Fall 2018: Modal Deep Dive

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: A Pause in Peak Season Right now, AAPA’s members are in the midst of what has traditionally been “peak season” for ports. While consumers everywhere lament the arrival of retail holiday decorations at earlier and earlier dates each year, what they don’t realize is that the holiday season begins at ports while summer is still on ...

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AAPA Seaports Magazine, Summer 2018: Stepping It Up

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Excellence Is a Journey, Not a Destination * By Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities * In the last issue of Seaports magazine, AAPA reported on the phenomenal cargo growth underway at Western Hemisphere ports, with new records being set for many member ports on a regular basis. One of the ...

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Seaports Magazine, Spring 2018

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: The Thrill of Shattering Records We are seeing a lot of exciting superlatives at AAPA headquarters as our members’ cargo and cruise levels return to or far exceed pre-recession levels. In many cases, ports are announcing that they are setting records for the organization in its history. Business these days is booming. By Kurt J. Nagle, ...

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Seaports Magazine, Winter 2017

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: About Those Eggs in That Basket … Eggs in baskets call to mind spring instead of winter, but the metaphor for diversification is one everyone knows – regardless of the season. The idiom “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” typically calls to mind the importance of protecting from risk. It is generally seen as a ...

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Seaports Magazine, Fall 2017

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Ports Focus on the Future — To be at a port is to witness motion. Vehicles and equipment, people and cargo, ocean waves and coastal animals…there is always something or someone moving at a port. While ports themselves remain fixed in place, many for hundreds of years and often despite weather events that can damage facilities, ...

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Seaports Magazine, Summer 2017

Winning Is Not the Same as Succeeding — AAPA’s Spring Conference began this year on the night of the NCAA men’s basketball championship. For sports fans, it was the best kind of game – two well-matched teams playing high caliber basketball in a close game that didn’t break toward the winner until nearly the end. North Carolina went home elated ...

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Seaports Magazine, Spring 2017

By Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA LEADING THE SUPPLY CHAIN FROM WITHIN Sometimes it’s hard to see from end to end of the supply chain. Take a seemingly simple commodity like road salt used to treat highways during winter storms. Salt is harvested from all over the world and shipped to North America. It seems straightforward: The salt ...

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AAPA Seaports Magazine is Now Online!

Each issue of AAPA Seaports Magazine is available in an interactive digital edition. Read online, anytime! With the digital edition of AAPA Seaports Magazine, you can: Navigate, magnify and bookmark pages with one click View issues instantly from more smartphones Read the issue online or download and print for later Share articles on third-party news and social networking sites Perform ...

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