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  • 2 July 2012

    With congressional passage last week of MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) says elements in the two-year, $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill elevate the priority of freight movement in a way that constitutes major progress in recognizing the value of America’s seaports and freight […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) yesterday praised the leadership of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for releasing the six-year MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322) that puts a high priority on freight movement investments. AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle said: “We commend Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA and Chairman of […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Latin American Delegation of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is working on the newest edition of the Latin American Congress of Ports that will take place in the city of Arica, Chile, from November 30th through December 3rd this year. Every year more than 400 port leaders and international experts make this […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The benefits and challenges of port concessions, port privatization and strategic alliances are among the critical issues that will be addressed at the American Association of Port Authorities’ 2013 Latin American and Caribbean Executive Management Conference. This semi-annual, three-day conference typically draws more than 100 port and maritime professionals from all over the Western Hemisphere, […]

  • 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 ( […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of its Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The House passed the legislation today by a […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter led 18 Senators in a bipartisan letter urging the Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to set the funding levels for harbor maintenance at the levels authorized in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). “We need to make investments where there will be the greatest impact – and that means ports […]

  • 31 October 2011

    As cargo ships get larger and demands on maritime infrastructure grow, more federal investment in modernizing U.S. seaports is essential…  (chron) [mappress] Source: chron, October 31, 2011;

  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine L. Chao, yesterday announced $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The grants, 14 of which go to port-related projects, are made through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Grants program and support road, rail, transit, and port […]

  • 1 April 2012

      The National Port Commission of Guatemala and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), finalize the details of the XXI Latin American Congress of Ports, which will take place in Antigua Guatemala, from April 9th to 12th. This year, the topic will be: “PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LATIN AMERICAN PORTS IN THE MULTIMODAL AND […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works on a $1.31 billion Middle Harbor project at the Port of Long Beach are in full swing and in line with the construction program. The Middle Harbor will combine two aging container terminals into one of the world’s most technologically advanced and greenest facilities. The nine-year project, will double the port’s capacity and support 14,000 new jobs — while cutting […]

  • 11 January 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) has announced that it will host the fifth annual Shifting International Trade Routes on Jan. 19-20, 2012, presented by the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) , and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). The 1 ½ -day workshop will include presentations by leading industry experts in the field of international […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) yesterday said it commends steps taken this week by President Barack Obama, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) toward increasing the investment in transportation infrastructure, including needed infrastructure in and connecting to America’s seaports. AAPA President Kurt Nagle […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The theme of the 2014 Maritime Economic Development Workshop (February 20 – 21, 2014, San Diego, CA) is “Tackling port economic development challenges and measuring effectiveness.” Port authorities and their private-sector partners invest a great deal of time and money into outreach and marketing activities to attract customers, generate business, address stakeholder concerns and uniquely […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The XXII Latin American Congress of Ports Colombia 2013, organized by the American Association of Port Authorities, will be held in the city of Bogotá, June 25th to 28th, 2013. Authorities and Executives from International Private Terminals, Maritime and Naval Businessmen, Suppliers, Public Officials, Professionals, and the AAPA Leaders will be attending the most important […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary, Anthony Foxx has just announced 39 awards for $500 million in funding to be made in the seventh round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Of those, five awards totaling $44.3 million, or about 9 percent of total funding, are going to commercial seaports or to projects that […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The XXII Latin American Congress of Ports Colombia 2013, organized by the American Association of Port Authorities, will be held in the city of Bogotá, June 25th to 28th, 2013. Authorities and Executives from International Private Terminals, Maritime and Naval Businessmen, Suppliers, Public Officials, Professionals, and the AAPA Leaders will be attending the most important […]

  • 10 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Port Corpus Christi has expressed its support for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). “Texas is one of the country’s largest maritime states, and our ports […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today is providing it’s investors an update on the Company’s outlook and end markets. Market Outlook The Company continues to maintain a solid backlog and increase construction equipment utilization as the projects booked in the first half of 2012 are underway. […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox has announced 40 awards totaling nearly $500 million in funding for the FY 2016 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Of the 585 applications submitted totaling $9.3 billion in requests, six awards totaling $61.8 million – or about 12.36 percent of the total funding – are going to commercial seaports […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Continuing the trend of greater attention being paid to America’s seaports in the national media, among policymakers on Capitol Hill and top officials within the Administration, President Obama included ports and port-related legislation in his State of the Union address last night, making it the second year in a row he has specifically referenced ports […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House has released the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020. The bill provides $7.355 billion in annual funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which builds on last year’s record appropriation of $7 billion for USACE. The FY 2020 funding is 5.1 percent above the FY 2019 amount […]

  • 25 April 2012

    Siport21, a specialized consultancy in ship manoeuvring and ship behaviour studies, was one of the four Spanish companies in the XXI Latin American Ports Congress, celebrated in La Antigua (Guatemala) last week. In this meeting, organized by American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the National Ports Commission of Guatemala, the company presented “Simulation Methods […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to secure funding for navigation channel maintenance, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director, Paul Aucoin, participated in a Congressional Roundtable before the United States Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Friday, November 13, 2015. The meeting was held in New Orleans at the Louisiana State Supreme Court and the discussion focused on “The Importance of […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Dredge Yard, with the offices in the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Turkey, is becoming one of the world leaders in dredging market and mining components, equipment and mining technology. For a few years in a row, the company is proving that it is possible to have worldwide operations, good sales and a growing list of important and […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) hosted a very successful and well-attended fifth annual Shifting International Trade Routes , on Jan. 19-20, 2012, presented by the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) , and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). The 1 ½ -day workshop included presentations by leading industry experts in fields such as international trade, […]