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On the Front Lines: COVID-19 Response

The port’s Sandra Cruz and Jessika Viveros; Oxnard Harbor District Commissioner Celina Zacarias; Port Hueneme Mayor Laura Hernandez; the port’s Drew Rodriguez and Miguel Rodriguez The Port of Hueneme and local community partners Clinicas Del Camino Real, Lujan Transport Inc., Port customer Del Monte and more, as part of the Feeding the Frontline, Feeding our Farmworkers effort, have hosted 20 ...

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Port People: Hueneme, Long Beach, North Carolina, Seattle

The Port of Hueneme’s longest serving commissioner, Jess Herrera, was named recipient of the 2020 Latino Leadership Award by the Pacific Coast Business Times along with CEO & Port Director Kristin Decas named as a Top Woman in Business. The board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and the city’s Harbor Department welcomed the newest member, Bobby Olvera Jr., a fifth-generation ...

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AAPA Industry Recognized Port Certificate: Applications Due July 28

Registration is open for the Fall 2020 Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC) program. Established in 2019, the IRPC program delivers a comprehensive understanding of the public port industry with a focus of developing the needs of the maritime workforce in a relatively short (six month) period of time. AAPA currently offers two IRPC Certificates – Fundamentals in Port Management and ...

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Bid Notice: Lake Charles

The Port of Lake Charles issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a new unloader crane and related parts at its Bulk Terminal in Sulphur, LA. A pre‐bid meeting will be held on June 30 at the District’s Administration Building.Contractors planning to submit bids are encouraged to attend. At the end of the pre‐bid meeting, attendees can visit the terminal site for a site ...

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AAPA Anywhere: Port Security Seminar & Expo

The 2020 Port Security Seminar & Expo is a week-long virtual event, delivering timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues, and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. From July 13-17, registered participants will be able to access pre-recorded content, participate in live Q&A sessions with presenters, exchange private messages with colleagues through an event app and meet with exhibitors ...

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PP&IT Marine Highway Module Webinar (June 25)

AAPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) will co-host a free webinar on the new Marine Highway Module of the Port Planning & Investment Toolkit (PP&IT) on June 25 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will feature panelists from AAPA, MARAD, module contractor WSP, SEACOR AMH LLC, the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and The Port of Virginia.  Register here for ...

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Building for the Future

JAXPORT’s FTZ continues to grow during COVID-19. The Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) Foreign Trade Zone No. 64, Florida’s largest FTZ by area, continues to grow as businesses adjust to supply chain changes during COVID-19. The FTZ’s expansion is due in large part to fast application turnaround times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Port of Jacksonville and the FTZ Board in Washington, D.C. ...

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Upcoming “What to Expect” Webinars (June 3, June 11)

Questions And Answers Computer Keys Showing Support Knowledge And Wiki Port Call Digitalization – What it Is, How it Helps You and Why it Provides Financial BenefitsWednesday, June 3 | 2:00 p.m. EDT Join ION’s Graham Howe, business development director, operations optimization, to learn how port call digitalization can give you a business advantage in today’s competitive port sector. Attendees will be updated ...

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2020 Communications Competition Entries Due June 15

With many port communications personnel working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, AAPA extended the 2020 Communications Awards Program entry deadline to Monday, June 15, and the new deadline is approaching fast. On the Communications Awards Program landing page, you can view the competition’s highlights, find links to winning entries from previous years for review and download, and navigate to the online entry materials ...

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Ship Horns to ‘Sound Off’ May 18-22 to Commemorate National Maritime Day

AAPA and a large segment of its hemispheric membership will commemorate National Maritime Day during the work week of May 18-22. To mark the occasion – which annually recognizes the mariners, the maritime industry, ports and their workforces – vessels in harbors and at berth throughout the hemisphere are being encouraged to sound their horns or whistles four times at noon each day from May ...

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