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Q1 2021 Seaports Magazine: A Fresh Start for Ports

The theme of this issue is A Fresh Start for Ports. Just as many of us are adjusting to a new type of normal, ports are as well. But, they are also taking this opportunity to reimagine what opportunities will present themselves in the future and are adjusting plans accordingly. Features take a look at what ports have done over ...

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The Dredging Scoop

Routine, yet never repetitive, dredging operations challenge ports and encourage them to work together, communicate, plan and persevere. Photo courtesy of Jim Jagar, Port of Alaska By Sandy Smith At the Port of Alaska, dredging is an annual occurrence. Under a contract funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, more than 1 million cubic yards of material is removed ...

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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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AAPA Forges Ahead to Expand and Improve Member Experience

By Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities As this edition of Seaports Magazine reaches your home or office, I will have reached my one year anniversary at the helm of AAPA. And what a year it has been! It would be natural to launch into a few paragraphs about the magnitude of the coronavirus, and how ...

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