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AAPA ’21 Convention: Expand Your City Limits

To see this article in the full digital version of Seaports, click here. JDROSS75/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM SEPTEMBER 26-29#aapaaustin2021 This special centerspread feature is dedicated to the 2021 AAPA 110th Annual Convention & Expo, September 26-29, in Austin, Texas. If you are not able to attend in person this year, then tune in to social media and follow along from your home, office ...

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Convention Golf Tournament Supports Emergency Relief Fund

AAPA is raising money for port authority staff and their families impacted by Hurricane Ida. Contributions to the Port Employees Emergency Relief Fund can be made through participation in the AAPA’s Inaugural Golf Tournament to be held September 26 at the Wolfdancer Golf Club. There is still time to register to attend AAPA’s Annual Convention & Expo and receive the JW Mariott Austin hotel group rate, ...

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NOAA HSRP Public Meeting Webinar, Sept. 1-2

NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) Federal Advisory Committee will hold a virtual public meeting conducted via webinar, September 1 from 12:45-5:30 p.m. and September 2 from 1:00-5:30 p.m. ET. The meeting will have two special sessions highlighting: 1) offshore wind energy and data sharing interests; and 2) the technology, operations and systems to support ocean surveying and mapping in less ...

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Ongoing Advocacy – AAPA Continues to Push for Infrastructure Funding

As the U.S. Congress considers major infrastructure legislation, AAPA has continued advocating on behalf of member ports. AAPA’s message to Congress is that ports are ready to begin making vital improvements as soon as the necessary funding is available. AAPA’s coordinated social media campaign urges Congress to pass infrastructure legislation – including robust funding for port modernization – which will support America’s ...

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Michael Lichte to Discuss Global Supply Chain at AAPA Annual Convention & Expo

Michael Lichte, Vice President, Milk Optimization and Customer Relations, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), will address attendees of AAPA’s 110th Annual Convention on the importance of the global supply chain and DFA’s reliance on ports in delivering milk solutions to the global marketplace. Lichte has worked with DFA for more than 17 years, previously serving in a variety of roles including economics, ...

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AAPA Celebrates New Headquarters

Over the past month, AAPA staff have been settling into their spaces at the new headquarters in Washington, D.C. To celebrate and give members, partner organizations, and supporters of seaports in government the opportunity to check out the new space, AAPA hosted an Open House on July 21. Guests enjoyed food and beverages while networking and exploring the modern office. ...

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Thomas B. Crowley Jr. to Address AAPA Annual Convention & Expo

Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Crowley Maritime, and Emmitt Smith, former NFL football player and Hall of Famer, and an all-star slate of speakers will address attendees of the AAPA Annual Convention & Expo September 26-29, including speakers from the sustainable energy industry and beneficial cargo owners. Among exciting plenaries, opening and closing night events, attendees ...

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AAPA’s Meredith Martino Takes Position as Executive Director of Women in Government

After 17 years of dedicated service to AAPA, Meredith Martino, Vice President of Membership and Sponsorship is moving on to a new position as the Executive Director of the Women in Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) – a not-for-profit organization supporting state legislators. WIG is comprised of women state legislators and provides leadership opportunities, expert forums and educational resources to help ...

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Port Security Seminar, July 14-16, to Spotlight Cyber, Trafficking, Unmanned Aircraft Threats

Experts from federal agencies, intelligence and nonprofit sectors will be briefing attendees at the 2021 AAPA Security Seminar and Expo, July 14-16, on threats facing the maritime industry. Briefings will include the dangers posed by both state and non-state actors and will explain targeting methods, anticipated trends and mitigation methods. High level panelists will also discuss the importance of creating port ...

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AAPA Lighthouse Awards Deadline Extended to June 4

AAPA’s Annual Awards – the port industry’s foremost recognition program – are designed to highlight premier best practices throughout the Western Hemisphere. Just as AAPA has refreshed its brand to reflect a new era, the association’s awards have been reimagined as well. Renamed the AAPA Lighthouse Awards, our goal is to recognize the best port programs and projects that stand ...

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