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AAPA’s Chris Connor Featured on Supply Chain Podcast

AAPA’s President and CEO Chris Connor discusses port infrastructure needs and other topics with Jeff Berman, host of Logistics Management’s podcast series, in an interview that aired May 16 on the Supply Chain 24/7 Podcast channel. In the interview, Connor shares insights about AAPA’s advocacy for port infrastructure investment, the association’s letter to President Biden on the American Jobs Plan, as well as ...

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Cyber Intelligence Expert Jason Atwell to Speak at Port Security Seminar, July 14-16

Jason Atwell, Senior Manager of Government and Mandiant Threat Intelligence with FireEye, Inc., will give an exclusive briefing at the AAPA Security Seminar and Expo, July 14-16, on What’s Happening Now in Cyber Security and What Does the Future Hold? In his presentation, Atwell will share his expert insights on the current cybersecurity threat landscape and provide guidance on how ports can ...

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Register for the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar, June 21-25

   Join industry colleagues for the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar on June 21-25 to network and learn about the latest best practices, updates and challenges in an ever changing cruise market. Attendees who register before May 31 will receive the Early Bird rate. Act fast and secure your spot now.Key upcoming AAPA events provide additional opportunities to learn and exchange ideas while forging ...

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ACCELerate Consortium Meeting: May 27

The ACCELerate Apprenticeship Partnership Consortium (AAPC) will hold a meeting on the AAPA apprenticeship program for grant partners and interested parties on Thursday, May 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. Anyone interested in learning more about the process of building out a workforce development program that includes apprenticeships is encouraged to join. Contact Julie Barelas for more information.

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Webinar on Operational Technology Cybersecurity, June 15

Join AAPA and Industrial Defender for a webinar titled How to Navigate Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity in Port Environments on June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Increasing digitalization and connectivity in ports has exposed critical safety and operational systems to new cyber threats. With systems such as cranes, video cameras, and physical access controls now being connected to the organization’s network infrastructure, ...

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AAPA President & CEO Addresses Congress on Port Infrastructure Needs

AAPA’s President and CEO Chris Connor testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports on May 12. During the hearing on Freight Mobility: Strengthening America’s Supply Chains and Competitiveness, Connor urged the Subcommittee leaders to support robust federal investment for port infrastructure projects to ensure the U.S. supply chain remains strong and ...

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President Biden Calls for Port Investment in Address to Congress

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden outlined his budget and economic goals for the United States. He specifically mentioned the need for substantial port infrastructure investment included in his proposed American Jobs Plan currently being evaluated by Congress. In advocating for this transformative funding plan, President Biden stated, “(The American Jobs Plan) creates jobs ...

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Ports Address Federal Investment to Ensure America’s Economic Success

In a virtual hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade, Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach and AAPA chairman, and Paul Anderson, president and CEO of Port Tampa Bay, testified on behalf of the port industry on the need for federal investment in port infrastructure critical to ensuring American goods and materials ...

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Webinar, May 5: Weather Response Through a Single Source of Truth

AAPA and NearshoreNetworks will host a webinar on Weather Response Through A Single Source of Truth on Wednesday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. NearshoreNetworks is an AAPA Member focused on global maritime services with a team of engineers constantly vetting new technologies searching for operational efficiency and safety improvement for maritime port and fleet operators. Researching various weather tools available revealed ...

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Ports Day Wrap-up and Thank You

Ports Day 2021 was an incredibly successful effort! The maritime community came together to celebrate ports and their workforce for their dedication in these challenging times to propel economic recovery, maintain a safe and efficient flow of goods, and invest in workforce development for a better tomorrow. AAPA extends its warmest gratitude to its many members and industry partners for ...

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