Tag Archives: port infrastructure

Anchorage Daily News: Our Ports Need Investment Now

Carl Uchytil Chris Connor Mario Cordero By Carl Uchytil, Port Director, Port of Juneau Chris Connor, President & CEO, AAPA Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach; Chairman, AAPA On August 10, the U.S. Senate passed an important $1.3 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. During the process, AAPA members and staff were actively engaged with lawmakers to ensure that ports ...

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Mission Accomplished!

By Tom Gresham The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plans around the world. Ports, for instance, faced an array of challenges in 2020 that tested their resources in ways that were unprecedented – a series of vicious curve balls thrown at every aspect of their operations. However, ports responded with creativity and resolve to excel in the face of the pandemic and ...

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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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COVID-19’s Infrastructure Impacts

Sound Investments, Innovative Solutions Keep Many Projects on Track, Though Most Cruise-Related Ones Are on Pause By Sandy Smith While the COVID-19 impact on global trade created plenty of economic uncertainty, it did not necessarily stop ongoing port infrastructure projects. Though it might have made some of the challenges of construction a little steeper. “There is capital out there for ...

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Know Your RFP ABCs

Crafting the right project scope – whether seeking a bid or request for proposal – requires caution and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Financing Port Projects: Strategies in the Current Landscape

Capital investment in port infrastructure is essential, but to ensure long-term financial sustainability it is also important to consider cost-effective financing of strategic infrastructure, resiliency planning and revenue enhancing projects. * By Christine Choi, Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC * Capital investment in port infrastructure is essential to improve efficiency, remain competitive, and attract business. Container shipping industry consolidation has ...

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