Tag Archives: AAPA

Q4 2020 Seaports Magazine: Picture the Future

The theme of the Q4 2020 issue of Seaports Magazine is Picture the Future, which encompasses not only the visual aspect, but also the high-tech aspect that ports are navigating when it comes to automation, 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cybersecurity, digitalization, extended reality and blockchain. Features in this issue of Seaports Magazine delve into the ideas that are ...

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AAPA Embarks on Path Back to the Future

By Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities As you are probably aware, AAPA sold its building in Alexandria and we have now fully vacated the premises as of October 23. It was quite an undertaking to clear out; it has been the Association’s home since 1984, and you can just imagine the amount of ‘stuff’ we ...

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Tips on Organizing and Running a Successful Photo Contest

By Shani Calvo What better way to pro-mote your port than to encourage people to send you beautiful photos of your port in action and its surroundings? That’s exactly what these ports were able to do when they came up with the idea of a photo contest. These ports encouraged photographers and creative types to capture images of their port ...

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Social’s Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Ports of all sizes are leveraging social media to support overall business strategy, engage stakeholders in planning, showcase their vital role in the economy and build community awareness of environmental and other initiatives. And they’re having fun doing it. By David Coburn From the Canadian Maritimes to San Diego and the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf of Mexico, ports throughout ...

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Future-Proofing Your Cybersecurity and IT Talent Development Strategy

By Katie Adams In the space of only a few months, COVID-19 has accelerated virtually every organization’s approach to critical areas of operations. As seaports and their multimodal transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) sector partners and tenants evaluate long-term investments required to ensure that personnel is safe to work they are also re-evaluating their approach to talent pipeline development. “COVID ...

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Reducing Revenue Leakage

By Martin Schmid, SAP Order-to-cash is one of the key processes that port terminal operators are working to improve. They need an integrated and financially traceable order-to-cash platform, from terminal operation systems to financial systems. Revenue leakage presents a major challenge to the port management industry, where some port terminal operators face leakage values of up to 10% of their ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Precious Cargo

By Ed Royce, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck In a 1938 fireside chat, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told Americans, “To reach a port we must set sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” He was pitching his vision for defeating the Great Depression. Today, FDR’s words could take on a more literal meaning. The ports he spoke ...

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Stronger Together

The Q3 2020 issue of AAPA’s Seaports Magazine is now online! The theme of this issue is Stronger Together. Just as ports are finding new strengths during this unprecedented time, so are vendors, partners and business associates. And so is AAPA. Add all of those strengths and innovative ideas together, and you come up with an industry that is learning ...

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The Right People at the Right Time

Seaports need specialized skill sets that vary by port and evolve over time, which means human resource departments are being continually tasked with aligning ports’ needs with skilled candidates.

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