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AAPA Anywhere: Energy and Environment Seminar and Expo, Oct. 26-30

AAPA Anywhere continues to deliver the quality content, networking and experience you expect. AAPA Anywhere blends content that can be accessed on demand from anywhere with engaging, structured, live sessions developed to fit into your busy schedule. The 2020 Energy & Environment Seminar & Expo will be a week-long virtual event, delivering timely, relevant content from industry experts, exclusive networking ...

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AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo, Nov. 9-13

AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo, November 9-13, will provide financial executives or administration officers, port planning professionals, or other senior port executives the opportunity to learn more about the complex issues relating to port finance. Topics will include new approaches in port financing, state funding and innovations in sourcing public port funding, impact of environmental issues on port facility financing, capital ...

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The 109th AAPA Annual Convention and Expo

AAPA’s Annual Convention and Expo, Together Apart, has gone virtual and is the next best thing to being there. The seaport industry’s premier event runs September 21-23 and will feature keynote speakers and subject matter experts focusing on topics ranging from international trade and tourism, to import tariff challenges and the U.S. elections in November. Keynote presenters include Axios Co-Founder and Executive ...

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RFPs: Longview, Panama City

The Port of Longview is seeking bids for the purchase of rail materials that will be installed by others.  The complete bid documents for the North Rail Connection Project – Rail Materials Purchase are available on the port’s website. Bids must be submitted by 3 p.m. (PT) September 16. Panama City Port Authority will be accepting sealed bids for the East Gate Rail and Crossing Improvements. ...

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Infrastructure Investment: New York/New Jersey, San Francisco

Maher Container Terminal Capital investments on behalf of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey result in the long-term economic growth for the port industry, according to the 2020 Economic Impact Study by the New York Shipping Association. Investments close to $2.9 billion across projects spanning waterside, terminal and landside infrastructure and equipment have reshaped and repositioned the port to meet 21st-century ...

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Environment: Tampa Bay

Port Tampa Bay celebrates a historically successful migratory bird nesting season. In 2020, one of the port’s two dredge material management areas and spoil islands had the greatest diversity of nesting shorebird species than any other spot in the state.  To see more timely news from AAPA Members, subscribe to the weekly Advisory newsletter.

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Environment: Vancouver USA

The Port of Vancouver USA approved the purchase of environmental mitigation credits from the Wapato Valley Mitigation and Conservation Bank (Wapato Bank) in anticipation of several upcoming projects. The Port of Vancouver USA is the first port within the Wapato Bank service area to create an agreement like this to secure credits that will be released upon bank certification for future port development. ...

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Women Port Leaders Recognized

Despite the barriers they face, women in the field of logistics work hard to make a difference and are paving the way for a new generation of women to be inspired to join the field. AAPA applauds the leadership of Kristen Decas, CEO and director of the Port of Hueneme, and Elaine Forbes, executive director of the Port of San ...

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Community: Seattle, Tacoma

Browns Point Lighthouse Park. Courtesy of Points Northeast Historical Society The Port of Tacoma Commission has identified 10 local economic development projects to invest in. These projects will be funded by the port’s Local Economic Development Investment Fund, an annual program that supports non-profit organizations and local governments in Pierce County that promote international trade, tourism or infrastructure efforts. The Port of Seattle will rename six ...

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On the Front Lines: COVID-19 Response

Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach. From left: Intermodal Operations Manager Carlo Luzzi, trucker Rafael Saavedra, Executive Director Mario Cordero and Intermodal Operations Coordinator Tom Becker. The Port of Long Beach knows the importance of doing what it can to protect the supply chain workers who continue to move the nation’s cargo during the COVID-19 pandemic. After learning about Alhambra-based trucker Rafael ...

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