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Magnetic Attractions: Shifting Demographics Sway Seaports

Like metal to magnets, supply chains zero in on massive population and consumption centers, and high-volume production belts. Should seaports be concerned with demographic-driven shifts in these freight hotspots?

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Institutional Credibility in a Time of New Scrutiny

The port industry serves as a critical cog in the economies of the Western Hemisphere, while maintaining a comparatively low profile in the public’s imagination. In recent years, however, port officials say that has changed.

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Global Economic Outlook

The maritime industry in the Western Hemisphere is indirectly affected by national economies all around the globe. A look at shifting trade patterns and liner shipping consolidations can provide some insight into how other economies directly affect us and which nations are more likely to have an impact.

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PORTS + POLITICS: The Need for Real Federal Investment in Our Nation’s Ports, Harbors and Waterways

The importance of federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure has been forgotten by many. That is why one of my highest priorities this Congress is to pass legislation to permanently unlock the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Around the World With Jean Godwin

Jean Godwin, AAPA’s executive vice president for almost 30 years, is stepping down from this role in April – while staying on as AAPA’s general counsel. She shares some beautifully refreshing and insightful perspectives in this candid interview.

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SPONSORED CONTENT: The Big Bend Channel Project

Collaboration Brings Generational Benefits * By Lori Musser * Once in a very long time, a seaport may have the chance to champion a project that brings benefits that will last for generations. By all accounts, this year is proving to be Port Tampa Bay’s turn. The Big Bend Channel expansion is already delivering economic […]

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Credibilidad institucional en una era de nuevo escrutinio

* Por Tom Gresham * Durante décadas, la industria portuaria ha servido como piñón vital de la economía del Hemisferio Occidental, manteniendo a su vez un perfil comparativamente bajo en la imaginación del público. Sin embargo, funcionarios portuarios dicen que eso ha cambiado en años recientes. Ahora que el comercio internacional está ocupando un sitio […]

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Perspectiva económica mundial

* Por Sandy Smith* Si se pudiera haber resumido la economía mundial en una sola palabra al llegar a 2019, esta hubiera sido “incierta”. Pero una cosa sí es cierta: “La incertidumbre no es amiga de ningún tipo de crecimiento económico estable”, dijo el Dr. John Martin, presidente de Martin Associates. Las razones de la […]

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AAPA Seaports Magazine, December 2018: Behind the Scenes

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Ports Behind the Scenes *  By Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities * As public port authorities, AAPA’s members are highly visible organizations. First, they are government agencies, which means they operate in the full sunlight of open meetings, live webcasts, public hearings and other opportunities for […]

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Bringing Projects to Life

To grow, seaports have to selectively invest and update. But they can’t do it alone. They call on firms – ranging from global EPCs to small niche contractors – that specialize in helping bring port capital projects to fruition. * By Lori Musser * To grow, seaports have to selectively invest and update. Whether ports […]

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