AAPA VIDEO: Let’s Fix the Harbor Maintenance Tax

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade association founded in 1912 that represents over 130 port authorities in the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, recently announced a video named ‘Let’s Fix the Harbor Maintenance Tax’ (HMT).

According to the Association, America’s ports are denied full funding through the existing HMT and AAPA’s plan is to use that money to fix U.S. infrastructure with no additional tax burden.

AAPA projects the seaport industry will require about $66 billion in infrastructure investments over the next decade, including nearly $34 billion for waterside projects, like deep-draft dredging of our harbors and channels, and about $32 billion for landside projects, like road and rail connectors to our ports,” said AAPA president and CEO, Kurt Nagle.

According to Mr Nagle, America needs a coordinated multimodal freight network that incorporates and leverages every mode of freight transportation, both on land and in the water, in order to remain internationally competitive in today’s economy.

AAPA’s solution devotes 100 percent of the funds collected from shippers for the Harbor Maintenance Tax while requiring no additional tax burden on the transportation industry or on taxpayers.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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