Tag Archives: Revolutionary Ports

AAPA Seaports Magazine,September 2019: Revolutionary Ports

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Revolutionary Ideas Shaping the Future of Ports By Kurt J. Nagle As I reached out to Siri the other day for directions to a meeting, I was stunned by how quickly “she” knew what I was asking and spit out the directions. After I arrived without incident to my destination, I was struck by how much ...

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Saying Goodbye: Kurt J. Nagle, AAPA President and CEO

After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt J. Nagle, is retiring. * By Shani Calvo * After more than 34 years of service to the port industry, long-time president and CEO of AAPA, Kurt Nagle, is retiring. Kurt began his work at AAPA in 1985 as the membership services ...

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The USMCA Is a Win-Win-Win for US, Canada, Mexico

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win for companies, farmers, shippers and workers throughout the country. * By Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce * Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win ...

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AAPA Touts 2019 Communications Competition Winners

Thirty-one ports earned accolades and three received an Overall Award of Communications Excellence trophy for submitting top-scoring entries in AAPA’s 53rd annual Communications Awards Program. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has notified 31 of its 130-member seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere that they’ve earned one or more awards for exemplary communications projects and programs as part of the ...

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An Enterprising and Ambitious Approach To Sustainability

Ports Are Aggressively Pursuing Creative Solutions to Make Their Operations More Environmentally FriendlyBy Tom Gresham Seaports operate on the front line of climate change. Consequently, the port industry has proved ambitious in its attempts to take a leadership role on critical sustainability issues, often exceeding expectations and regulations while pushing for impactful and innovative new ways of operating. Through the ...

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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 ...

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Data-Informed Decision Making

By Mary Lou Jay Seaports have always used data – like the number of TEUs handled or passengers served – to measure their current success and to plan for the future. Now they have the potential to do even more. New methods of collecting information and the growth of computing power and cloud storage has made it possible for ports ...

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