Since AAPA is the premier trade association representing ports throughout the Western Hemisphere, AAPA sustaining members have a unique opportunity to interact and network on a regular basis with key decision-makers from ports and maritime-related businesses.
AAPA member ports often look to sustaining members first as they seek professional services and products, so sustaining members often get the inside track on port business opportunities.
Much of the work of the Association is carried out by standing (technical) committees, each specializing in a particular functional area. Sustaining members who participate as associate members on these committees establish personal relationships with seaport professionals, can assist in planning AAPA events, and are often asked to make presentations at education and training seminars.
Sustaining members receive a subscription to AAPA newsletters and magazines. The weekly Advisory e-newsletter provides regular information regarding port developments worldwide and the latest requests for proposals. The timely Alert e-brief provides up-to-date information on key legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the maritime industry. AAPA Seaports Magazine, published three times per year, which is distributed in print form — and available online — to members, is “The Voice of the Industry” in all matters pertaining to maritime commerce.
Sustaining members receive a complimentary listing in, as well as a copy of, our annual directory, Seaports of the Americas. This has become recognized as the premier guide to Western Hemisphere seaports.
Sustaining members get unparalleled access to AAPA staff, who will assist with any inquiries (such as on trade statistics, port rankings, etc.) as well as provide information on job openings, upcoming projects and requests for proposals within the port industry.
Sustaining members receive special reduced member rates for all AAPA education and training programs and advertising in the annual Directory and AAPA special publications.
Full access to AAPA’s website, which contains valuable industry information on a wide variety of maritime disciplines.
“While AAPA’s effective advocacy efforts assist our firm’s port industry clientele, our consulting practice benefits from the visibility we achieve through participation in AAPA’s excellent conventions and seminars.” Lori A. Baer, AECOM Ports
“Membership and participation in AAPA provides us with ready access to relevant and valuable resources that affect our level of success and bottom-line results in all the ports we serve.” Bruce Cashon, Ceres Terminals Incorporated
"The AAPA conferences and committees have been a great way to keep up with ports. There is really no alternative, and the folks at AAPA themselves are always helpful and knowledgeable." Paul Heylman, Saul Ewing LLP
"Keeping up with Congressional actions and evolving federal programs requires quite a bit of research. AAPA legislative forums, monthly legislative meetings and publications assist my firm's efforts on behalf of my port clients. AAPA staff have also been very accessible and ready to help." Rick Maldonado, Rick Maldonado & Associates Inc.