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  • 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. […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of a first-of-its-kind cooperative agreement, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) have teamed up to develop a port investment plan toolkit that will help port authorities create investment-quality infrastructure development plans in order to attract public and/or private capital to fund their infrastructure […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Commenting today on the release of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for American Infrastructure, Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), said: “AAPA is pleased that ASCE included seaports for the first time in its critical infrastructure Report Card. The inclusion of seaports in […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    With the release of President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), representing seaports in the United States and throughout the Americas, stated there are both positive and concerning aspects of the budget pertaining to ports and the efficient and secure movement of freight. In regard to modernizing and maintaining America’s […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), yesterday said: “AAPA was extremely pleased that President Obama mentioned the value and need for ‘modern ports to move our goods’ in his State of the Union address last night. AAPA applauds the president’s inclusion of America’s ports and the need he […]

  • 19 April 2012

    The U.S. House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, has approved its fiscal 2013 funding bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including a $1 billion draw from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors. This would be the largest regular annual appropriation for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday marked the actual anniversary of the founding of the American Association of Port Authorities, headquartered in Alexandria, Va. On December 10, 1912, one hundred years ago, a meeting of public port officials from throughout the United States convened in New York City to “exchange ideas relative to port organization, to promote the exchange of […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) are joining forces to build greater awareness of the need to significantly boost federal investment in the nation’s ports and waterways infrastructure. The two groups signed a memorandum of cooperation October 24 during AAPA’s annual meeting in Mobile, Ala. […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    In reviewing the details announced yesterday in President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said that they see declines for most federally funded, port-related programs. “However, AAPA is encouraged by the Administration’s recently announced major infrastructure initiative to support $1 trillion in infrastructure over 10 years, of which $200 […]

  • 11 March 2014

    U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; U.S. Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation Victor Mendez; Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Riatt; and M. Gen. John W. Peabody, deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations at the […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The new edition of the Latin American Congress of Ports will take place in the Convention Center of the Conrad Hotel in Punta del Este, Uruguay, through November 6th to 9th, 2017. Convened by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Latin American Delegation in partnership with the Administración Nacional de Puertos of Uruguay (ANP), […]

  • 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 July 2011

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthorization proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title. “We strongly support the legislation’s goal […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Retiring Congressman Bill Shuster, chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, earlier this week released a legislative discussion draft outlining his vision to invest in U.S. infrastructure, including for surface and water transportation programs. Among those voicing support and appreciation for Cong. Shuster’s leadership in promoting this discussion is the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). “AAPA thanks […]

  • 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, […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Now in its seventh year and more compelling than ever, the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2014 Shifting International Trade Routes workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority, will examine the effect of the world economic outlook on investment decisions, cargo movements and international trade in general. […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) have been jointly selected to receive the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2014 “Port Person of the Year” award. The bi-partisan nomination for AAPA’s most prestigious annual award was submitted by the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA). Marking its 102nd year as […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather today to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget. Lead by American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Chairwoman of the Board, Kristin […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) today lauded passage on Wednesday of the House floor amendment to the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that increases the Corps of Engineers funding to meet the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funding target included in the recently enacted Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The seventh annual Shifting International Trade Routes conference at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel will feature a press conference beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Now in its seventh year and more compelling than ever, the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2014 Shifting International Trade Routes workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority, will examine the effect of the world economic outlook on investment decisions, cargo movements and international trade in general. […]