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PIDP Notice Amended with Additional $234M Available – Deadline May 16

Last week, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) released an amended Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grant applications. The updated NOFO reflects the $234 million appropriated for FY2022, which Congress passed in March under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, allocating over $234 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for PIDP in FY2022. ...

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AAPA and CMTS Holding Infrastructure Panel on May 17

Next week kicks off Infrastructure Week, and the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System are conducting a virtual panel to discuss the importance of historic and generational investments in the infrastructure of the Marine Transportation System. Panelists will discuss how funding provided for MTS infrastructure in recent legislation, such as the Bipartisan ...

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2022 MTMT & EMC, April 25-29

The Executive Management Conference and Marine Terminal Management Training will take place April 25-29, 2022 in Savannah, GA. Marine Terminal Management Training and the Executive Management Conference is the port industry’s most comprehensive continuing education experience and gold standard professional development event. This week-long intensive program is attended by port professionals and includes materials from the two cornerstone courses of the ...

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Facilities Engineering Seminar & Expo, April 12-14

AAPA Facilities Engineering Seminar & Expo will take place April 12-14, 2022 at The DeSoto in Savannah, GA. Facilities Engineering Seminar & Expo is where port engineering professionals convene from around the world to share their expertise, best practices and solutions.  Participants have the opportunity to engage one on one with their colleagues and some of the best port and marine ...

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PPM Program Offers Unparalleled Industry Education Opportunity – April 4 Deadline

AAPA’s Professional Port Manager (PPM) Program provides a meaningful experience for candidates, enabling them to build relationships, gain practical experience, and strengthen professional credentials. The program is based on interactive groups or “classes” that consist of port managers and professionals in marine-related organizations and agencies. The PPM Program Cohort of 2024 application portal expires on April 4. To qualify, candidates must have at ...

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USDOT Webinar Series on 2022 RAISE Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of webinars on The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant program application process. To register for the upcoming webinars on How to Compete for RAISE Grants on February 15-16, 1:00-3:00 p.m. EST, visit USDOT’s website. Presentations and webinar recordings will be posted online for reference. 

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AAPA Leadership Summit Recap

Last week’s AAPA Leadership Summit was a rounding success in laying the groundwork for the association’s goals for the program year. Although the event was shifted from in-person to virtual, the agenda facilitated engaging discussions. AAPA members serving as committee leaders also took part in the summit including Chris Novak (Georgia Ports Authority), Kent Britton (Port Corpus Christi), Mark Dubina ...

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AAPA Legislative Summit – Now We Build, March 29-31

From March 29-31, AAPA is holding its Legislative Summit, Now We Build, for federal policy and government updates, featuring several prominent guest speakers and seminars, as well as events, like the Port Person of the Year Award. Policy experts, members and professionals alike are welcome and encouraged to enroll and join AAPA in Washington, D.C., from March 29-31, 2022.

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AAPA Legislative Summit, March 29-31

AAPA Legislative Summit will take place March 29-31, 2022 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. The AAPA Legislative Summit is the premiere port industry government affairs and advocacy forum held annually in Washington, D.C.  The Summit brings together senior Port Executives from around the nation with Federal government leadership to discuss issues important to one of the ...

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Webinar on Changing Conditions in Ocean Shipping, Dec. 14

Learn how to guard and prepare for changing conditions in ocean shipping from a former port and federal agency insider. Join AAPA for a free webinar hosted by AAPA member, Lauren Beagen of Squall Strategies, on Tuesday, December 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar on Industry/Market Predictions Based on Federal and International Trends will explore the changing landscape of ocean shipping and ...

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