AAPA Seaports Advisory
July 10, 2019
AAPA has developed a new professional certificate program in conjunction with Lamar University’s Center for Advancement in Port Management. The Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC) provides industry newcomers and junior/mid-level port staff with fundamental knowledge of the port industry and introduces participants to AAPA and the greater port professional community. Domestic applications are due on August 12.
If you are interested in learning more about the IRPC, please contact Andrew Cameron at acameron@aapa-ports.org.
Over 60 port professionals, educators and industry partners convened at Long Beach City College for AAPA’s first Workforce Development Summit & Apprenticeship Accelerator. During the three days of programming, participants learned about developing the workforce pipeline from port case studies, how to develop and promote talent from within and the importance of awareness in any workforce strategy. The last day focused on developing apprenticeship programs and was led by Transports, an official national industry intermediary chosen by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeship in ports and the multi-modal transportation and distribution logistics industries nationwide. To view the speaker presentations, click here.
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The Port of Seattle Commission approved a set of principles to expand outreach efforts and the funding of projects under the South King County Fund, which will provide resources and support to local communities. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, in coordination with Centerm container terminal operator DP World, announced it will donate $2 million to community initiatives as part of the Centerm Expansion Project.
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In response to requests from AAPA member ports for a go-to guide to help plan, fund and execute critical repair and project upgrades, AAPA has partnered with the Maritime Administration to develop an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and easy-to-execute Port Planning and Investment Toolkit (PPIT). The analytical tools and guidance contained in the Toolkit are designed to aid ports in developing “investment-grade” project plans and obtain capital for their projects in a variety of ways, including: (1) improving the chances of getting port infrastructure projects into Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and state transportation plans to qualify for formula funding; (2) better positioning port projects for federal aid; and (3) assisting ports in obtaining private sector investment.

The Toolkit was recently updated, and a new module was added to provide an overview of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects and serve as a guide to facilitate the expansion of U.S. port participation in the development, implementation and operation of ITS projects regionally and in a port environment.
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Manager - Midcontinent Office, St. Louis Missouri; The American Waterways Operators

Insurance Asset Coordinator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; PHILAPORT

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

Design Engineer, Savannah, Georgia; Georgia Ports Authority

Project Engineer, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi

Senior Project Engineer, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi

Associate Project Engineer, Corpus Christi, Texas; Port of Corpus Christi

Director of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Port Everglades

Program Manager, Nationwide, United States; Green Marine

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