Tag Archives: Port of Los Angeles

Guide to Grants

Financing projects for ports requires multiple stakeholders from the public and private sectors to work together using a diverse combination of resources. By Barry Parker Securing grants is one of the optimum ways to finance port projects. And there are a lot out there with just that purpose. However, knowing what’s available and having the know-how and personnel who can ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: AAPA’s 2020 Communications Competition

In these fun photos, get a glimpse at the personalities that make for award-winning communications teams at American Association of Port Authorities member ports that earned recognition in AAPA’s 54th annual Communications Awards Program. Also, all winning entries are included on the Communications Awards Program web page. The recipients of the 2020 Award of Overall Communications Excellence trophies — the ...

Read More »

Bringing Technology into the Fold

As ports facilities continue to be upgraded with new technology and equipment, the question is not whether it’s needed, but how to best incorporate it without disrupting the operations of a smooth-running port. Sometimes, the number of moving and changing parts makes the transition a feat of carefully orchestrated, planned perfection.

Read More »

Embracing the Digital Transformation Generation

Crucial Steps Are Being Made in the Exploration and Testing of Information Technology at PortsBy Sandy Smith Derrick Whalen, director of information and technology services for the Port of Halifax, has spent just a few months on the job and in the seaports industry. But he already sees opportunities to make an impact. “This is the challenge I was hoping ...

Read More »

Bustling Ports Strain Security Staffing

Ports seek skilled, experienced workers to tackle security needs, including rising demands on the cybersecurity front. * By Tom Gresham * The growing economy and corresponding increase in activity at the nation’s ports have put pressure on the security side of port operations, officials say. More traffic means more to protect – and to protect against. However, the strength of ...

Read More »

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.

Read More »