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Call for Nominations: 2021 Port Person of the Year (Deadline Feb. 5)

AAPA corporate members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration as AAPA’s 2021 Port Person(s) of the Year. Each year this prestigious award is given to an individual/s whose outstanding work has made a significant contribution to public ports and/or maritime commerce either internationally or within a particular country or region. Typically, nominees are not members of the public port community ...

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2020: Mission Accomplished?

2020 threw us all a curve ball. This meant there were a lot of quick decisions being made, timelines changing, projects going astray and missions getting sidetracked. There were also a lot of challenges that were overcome and missions that were accomplished. What was one of your top challenges, and how did you solve it or work around it? Or, ...

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Webinar on Evaluating Partial Seawall Collapse, Jan. 28

Join AAPA, YOUNG & Associates and YA Engineering Services for a webinar titled Evaluation of a Partially Collapsed Seawall – Scope and Lessons Learned on Thursday, January 28 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST. YOUNG & Associates CEO Wade Bushman, and YA Engineering Services President Richard A. Dethlefs, PE, SE, will discuss their involvement evaluating a partially collapsed seawall in remote Alaska, including consideraton of project costs, scope ...

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Submission Deadline Extended to Feb. 8

The submission deadline to apply for the Port Professional Manager (PPM®) Certification Program has been extended. Be sure to submit your application before the new deadline on February 8 at midnight. Don’t miss out on your chance to access this newly updated program. Apply today at http://bit.ly/3p8ITMj.

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MARAD Launches New Education Vessel at Philly Shipyard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) launched a new era in maritime education with the cutting of steel for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) at Philly Shipyard. “This new state-of-the-art modern school training ship will be a tremendous addition to the U. S. Flag fleet, be available to respond to disaster relief efforts, and support about 1,200 jobs in Philly ...

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A Gateway to the Gulf Series

In the inaugural episode of a new monthly speaker series, A Gateway to the Gulf, host Port of Corpus Christi CEO Sean Strawbridge is joined by AAPA President and CEO Chris Connor in a discussion about the vital role American seaports play in rejuvenating the nation’s economy in a post-COVID-19 recovery, sustaining national security and supporting domestic energy supply.

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PPM Application Period Opens

Are you ready to register for the re-optimized Professional Port Manager (PPM®) certification program? The application period opens this weekend on December 20 at 9:00 a.m. EST. In addition, potential applicants will want to mark their calendars for the first required course, Marine Terminal Management Training, which takes place April 19-23 in Miami, FL. Visit the AAPA website to learn more about ...

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U.S. Federal Grant Interactive Listening Session Set for Dec. 3

AAPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) will co-host a Federal Assistance Domestic Preference Interactive Listening Session on Thursday, December 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern). The discussion is intended to raise awareness of domestic preference rules (Buy America and Buy American) and highlight best practices that can minimize project management disruptions arising from these federal grant ...

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AAPA, IAMPE Team Up to Promote Professional Growth

AAPA and the International Association of Maritime Port Executives (IAMPE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acknowledge a new agreement that expands education and training opportunities for port and maritime industry professionals. Both AAPA and IAMPE have established professional development and training certification programs, and the MOU allows credits received from either program to be applied toward attainment of the other association’s ...

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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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