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Types of Membership & Dues

Applications for Corporate membership are subject to approval by the AAPA Board of Directors. Applications for Sustaining and Associate membership are subject to approval by the Board or the Executive Committee. Membership dues are determined by the Board of Directors. The membership classes are:

CORPORATE
Restricted to public seaport authorities and agencies in the Western Hemisphere and U.S. territories in the Pacific.
Dues for FY 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018): U.S. Corporate members pay common base of $5,062 plus share of U.S. Government Relations activities expenses, based on their gross revenues.  Latin American Corporate members pay the common base of $5,062 plus a share of the Latin American Coordinator fees.  Canadian, and Caribbean Corporate members pay only the common base of $5,062.

TEMPORARY / INTRODUCTORY
Restricted to seaport agencies which have not been corporate members for at least five years.
Dues: This is a non-voting introductory membership category with dues reduced to one-third the corporate base dues level (for FY 2017 the amount is $1,685). A port may remain in this category for a maximum of two years.

SUSTAINING
Private companies, associations, government agencies or individuals.
Dues: $1,735.00 per year (for FY 2018--July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018).

ASSOCIATE
Individual academics, former AAPA employees and former employees of AAPA Corporate members who are retired or self-employed.
Dues: $100.00 per year.

HONORARY
Individuals who have contributed significantly to port and harbor development.
Dues: No fee.