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  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said in their latest release that they have welcomed support in President Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget for two vital U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) competitive infrastructure grant initiatives, known as BUILD and INFRA.  The association also registered strong concerns over significant declines to other federally funded, port-related programs […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) expressed their deep concern over the U.S. Senate’s approval yesterday of a fiscal 2020 appropriations bill that cuts funding by more than two-thirds to a U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) program that provides critical grants for port infrastructure projects nationwide. According to AAPA, MARAD’s Port Infrastructure […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), together with 100 supporting U.S. ports and other organizations, delivered a letter to House and Senate leadership earlier this week, urging them to enact a comprehensive solution to “fix the HMT (Harbor Maintenance Tax) for good”. As AAPA reported, America’s seaports are economic engines and vital freight gateways […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    In a written testimony, submitted recently to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resource and Environment hearing on the “Cost of Doing Nothing,” the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) called on Congress to invest in critical landside and waterside connections to seaports, fully utilize HMT revenues and implement a long-term funding solution for port maintenance. “Landside and […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

     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 […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressional leaders achieved a major accomplishment with yesterday’s passage of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which bundles three of the 12 fiscal year 2019 appropriations bills. According to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – which welcomed the Congressional passage of the bill – this marks […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    To provide adequate resources for three key federal programs that help fund multimodal port-related infrastructure in the United States, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has sent a letter to the leadership of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees’ Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD). The letter commends the subcommittees’ leadership on […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    In today’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will testify regarding the infrastructure needs of seaports, and offer a number of ways to ensure that America’s ports have to ability to continue supporting U.S. international trade. Speaking for AAPA will be its […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    In voicing their support for the U.S. House of Representatives passing the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) yesterday hailed this legislation as providing policy revisions to improve and streamline product delivery in the USACE’s navigation program. “By approving WRDA 2018 today (June 6th) by a vote of 408 to […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Officials representing U.S. Department of Transportation grant programs, industrial land development specialists, economists, planning experts and port authority executives from throughout the Western Hemisphere will assemble in Norfolk, Va., May 8-9, to participate in the 2018 Capital Projects Seminar. Among the conference highlights will be a presentation focusing on how ports can tap into billions of […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. members of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) have increased confidence that their key priorities will be addressed after passage of an omnibus spending package to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018, AAPA said in its latest release. The spending bill contains funding for a number of AAPA’s top infrastructure and intermodal priorities, […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Speaking on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Port of Cleveland President and CEO, William Friedman, will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) today, in a hearing titled America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges. Mr. Friedman’s testimony, which will focus on issues related to navigation infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement, […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Both the House (by a 309-118 vote) and the Senate (by a 79-18 vote) have passed the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year (through September 30). This legislation is an important milestone in the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) America: Keep It Moving campaign, which […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) on April 4 at its annual Washington, D.C. “Spring Conference” presented the 2017 “Port Person of the Year” award to the U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise for his strong advocacy of the maritime industry since coming to Congress in 2008. According to Brandy Christian, president and CEO of the Port […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is concerned over the potential of significant declines for most federally funded, port-related programs in President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget, the association said in its latest release. “We’re apprehensive about the fiscal 2018 budget. Adequate federal investments into U.S. port-related infrastructure, both on the landside and waterside, are […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced yesterday that it is encouraged by the release of the infrastructure investment outline by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats. According to AAPA, the recognition that ports and waterways play a vital role in the nation’s economy, jobs and supply chain raises hopes for future […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The AAPA’s 25th Latin American Congress of Ports will take place on November 29 – December 2, 2016 in Mexico. Convened by the AAPA Latin American Delegation in partnership with the Administración Portuaria Integral de Progreso, this event will count on the participation of Mexican ports and the main maritime and waterway terminals in America, […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is focusing on three key priorities for the 2016 Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, in advance of it being finalized by a House-Senate conference committee. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved its version of the bill (H.R. 5303) on September 29 by a vote of 399 to 25, while […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has applauded leaders of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Senate’s Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee for their success in advancing S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016.  The Senate passed its version of the legislation yesterday by a vote of 95 to 3. “AAPA commends EPW […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    AAPA’s Finance and Maritime Economic Development committees are working together to plan a seminar that will help ports meet the challenges related to port infrastructure development and financing. That is why AAPA will be the organizer of the Infrastructure Development and Financing Seminar in San Diego, March 9 – 10, 2016. The program will be of […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has just announced that it is encouraged by the potential of significant gains for landside freight transportation programs in President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget. However, AAPA is disappointed in the proposed funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Shifting international trade patterns at seaports throughout the Americas – with mega-size vessels requiring higher capacity road and rail connections serving ports, along with deeper harbors, bigger cranes and sturdier berths – can bolster a region’s economy while straining its infrastructure. Because there’s no stopping these trade shifts, ports – and the communities they serve […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    In reviewing the $1.15 trillion amount in the U.S. House-Senate conference agreement released two nights ago for the fiscal 2016 omnibus appropriations bill (HR 2029), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) noted that there are significant funds to enhance U.S. port infrastructure. The largest increases are for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Navigation Program […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), along with the Port of Arica, will host the biggest port event in the last 20 years in Chile this week, gathering together Chilean ports and the most important port terminals from Latin America, USA and the Caribbean. EPA’s President, Francisco Javier González, highlighted the relevance of this Congress ( […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and PortMiami are about to host a three-day event, the 104th Annual Convention and Exposition of AAPA. Member-only meetings will get underway on Monday, November 2, followed by two days of general business sessions focusing on supply chain optimization, infrastructure design and financing, community relations and industry awareness outreach. At the event, […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2016 Infrastructure Development and Financing Seminar will take place on March 9-10, 2016, at Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California, announced the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). AAPA’s Finance and Maritime Economic Development committees are working together to plan a seminar to help ports meet the challenges related to port infrastructure development and financing. […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has lauded H.R. 2028, the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed last week, together with two bi-partisan amendments included in the bill. Of particular interest to AAPA is the portion of the bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Mexico’s general coordinator of ports and merchant marine, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, have been jointly selected to receive the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2015 “Port Person of the Year” award. Marking its 103rd year as the recognized, authoritative and coordinated voice of the seaports industry in the […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 2014 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Annual Convention & Expo will be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, Texas. The convention is scheduled for November 9-13, 2014. The 4-day long Annual Convention is AAPA’s largest membership meeting of the year. It includes technical and policy committee meetings, business sessions and social […]