AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 22, 2019
AAPA is developing a new professional certificate program, in conjunction with Lamar University’s Center for Advancement in Port Management. The Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC) will provide industry newcomers and junior-mid level port staff with fundamental knowledge of the port industry and introduce participants to AAPA and the greater port professional community.

More information will be available in early June. If you are interested in learning more about the IRPC, please contact Andrew Cameron, acameron@aapa-ports.org

Last week, business, workers and elected leaders from all levels of government united around one message: America’s future will be shaped by the infrastructure choices we make today, so let’s #BuildForTomorrow. AAPA participated in Infrastructure Week by hosting a Congressional Ports Caucus Briefing focused on How Ports Operated, honoring U.S. Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) as AAPA’s 2019 “Port Person of the Year” and facilitating an Influencer Roundtable Discussion at the Port of Cleveland focused on Great Lakes infrastructure priorities. AAPA will continue to champion discussions and action on developing the infrastructure needs of our nation’s ports.
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Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Adani ports – improved profitability and performance
OSIsoft, LLC
Adani Ports is the largest private port operator in India, handling the majority of the country’s international trade. Planning ahead for its growth, Adani invested in port automation and managed to: increase port throughput, increased revenue and profit margins at the ports,reduced maintenance costs and downtime.
Read more to see how they achieved it.
The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority elected William D. McKnight as chairman. The president of McKnight Construction Co. has served on the board since 2018 and will assume his new responsibilities July 1. Virginia Port Authority’s CEO and executive director, John F. Reinhart, has been inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame.
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Our industry faces increasing challenges in filling maritime jobs that require highly skilled or specialized technical training. The pool of candidates to fill jobs within the maritime industry and supply chain is diminishing and finding creative ways to develop the workforce has required ports to ramp up their efforts. From the development of elementary education initiatives, internships, apprenticeship programs and college level curriculum, ports are playing an ever-increasing role.

AAPA will co-host its first ever Workforce Development Summit in Long Beach, CA June 25-27 in conjunction with the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach City College and TransPorts to tackle these issues.
The Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded 153 sponsorships totaling $419,060 to promote local groups advancing causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation. The Port of Nanaimo has announced 11 Community Service Account donations totaling $40,000 in 2019. Port NOLA received the Equity Ally Award recognizing the port’s efforts to provide access to new opportunities for women and minority entrepreneurs. The Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) has recognized the Port of Vancouver USA with the Community Outreach Award for its annual Lecture Series.
Green Marine
Business Development Director, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; PhilaPort
Director Airport Operations, Seattle, Washington; Port of Seattle

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Camden, New Jersey, South Jersey Port Corporation

Director of Communicaitons, Vancouver, Washington, Port of Vancouver USA

Director of Finance, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi

Deputy Chief of Police - Operations & Emergency Management Group, San Pedro, California, Port of Los Angeles

Assistant Director, Security, Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach

Inside Sales Representative, Vancouver, Washington; Port of Vancouver USA

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Klein Marine Systems, Inc.