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Membership Benefits

About AAPA Membership BenefitsMembers of each of AAPA’s four delegations benefit from AAPA’s extensive education and training programs, its annual programs such as the Spring Conference and Convention, and from the Association’s research, communications and public awareness efforts on behalf of ports.  In addition, AAPA’s U.S. members are represented in Washington, D.C., by Association lobbyists.

AAPA Sustaining, Associate and Honorary members benefit from reduced rates at seminars and conferences, regular communication via AAPA newsletters and the Web site, and opportunities to network as members of AAPA technical committees, among other things.

Sustaining Member Benefits - AAPA's Sustaining membership includes over 200 private corporate entities, including engineering and consulting firms, port-related service and equipment companies, maritime and intermodal transportation interests, other associations, government agencies and individuals with interest in the port community. Membership dues are determined by the Board of Directors. Current annual Sustaining member dues are US $1,735.00 for fiscal year 2018. Applications for Sustaining membership are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

U.S. Delegation - There are 78 U.S. members in AAPA's U.S. delegation, representing the major seaports on all four coasts. One of AAPA's foremost responsibilities to its U.S. port members is to develop policy positions and represent and advocate those positions before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and the White House. AAPA also works with numerous coalitions representing maritime, trade and transportation organizations on key issues. The Association monitors federal regulations and meets regularly with federal agencies on port-related matters for its U.S. members.

Canadian Delegation - There are currently 14 Canadian port members of AAPA. Primary benefits for Canadian member ports are AAPA's educational programs and opportunities for networking, which the seminars and Annual Convention afford. AAPA regularly conducts technical seminars in Canadian port cities each year. AAPA publications report news and information relating to Canadian ports.

Caribbean Delegation - There are currently 7 Caribbean delegation members who benefit from the publications, education and networking opportunities provided for all ports. AAPA seminars held at Caribbean locations have addressed topics such as cruise terminals and security. The Association also occasionally holds other meetings at Caribbean locations.

Latin American Delegation - AAPA currently has 39 Latin American members. In addition to a bimonthly Spanish newsletter, Latin American members benefit from the annual Latin American Congress of Ports held in different port cities and countries. AAPA also conducts special technical seminars each year on timely port management issues.