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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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Send Us Your Directory Updates by Nov. 30

We are in the process of making sure our AAPA member database is updated and includes your most current contact and port details. We will be publishing this information in the 2021 Membership Directory. Instructions on how to update your port’s information can be found online at bit.ly/directoryUPDATES (for ports) or here (for other member classifications). The deadline to make changes in ...

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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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