2009 AAPA Marine Terminal Management Training Program
September 21, 2009 Long Beach, CA
This seminar is a PPM® Required Program.
If you are involved in marine terminal operations (container or non-container) at your port, then don't miss this 4-day intensive training course designed to give port professionals hands-on experience and the tools necessary to excel in the industry. From overviews of marine terminal design and green terminal initiatives to tools for decision-making and effective management, this seminar covers all the essentials.
The seminar-hosted by AAPA, the National Association of Waterfront Employers, and the U.S. Maritime Administration-features a diverse slate of experts. The program will feature top-level maritime industry experts in a full program of panel discussions, training sessions, and workshops. Erik Stromberg, port industry veteran, will serve as faciliator and lead the seminar. Find out how your colleagues are managing today's critical port issues!
09/21/2009 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kurt J. Nagle, President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities
J. Christopher Lytle, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Port of Long Beach
09/21/2009 SESSION I: Critical Issues Facing Public Ports and the Marine Terminal Industry
09/22/2009 SESSION VII: Supply Chain and Facility Security – Impacts on Port Operations
Javier Larios, Section Chief, Tactical Operations, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Chief Ronald J. Boyd, Los Angeles Port Police, Port of Los Angeles
09/22/2009 SESSION VIII: “Green Initiatives” in Port Operations
With many communities and the nation at large focusing on carbon emission controls and greenhouse gas reduction in response to climate change, many ports have taken the initiative in implementing programs to reduce emissions related to the operations of their port. This panel features case studies of “green” operations initiatives being undertaken by several seaports including the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
09/22/2009 SESSION IX: Environmental Management Systems
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a management tool to improve environmental performance, as well as operational efficiency and employee and stakeholder relations. The speakers will discuss how an EMS weaves environmental decision-making into the fabric of an organization’s overall business practices, facilitating compliance while improving performance. The panel will also focus on AAPA’s port EMS Assistance project, which has served as a vehicle for port authorities to create EMSs, some of which have gone on to receive ISO 14001 certification.
09/23/2009 SESSION X: Modern Continuous Methods to Improve Seaport Velocity and Productivity
Modern continuous improvement methods, specifically “Lean Enterprise” techniques, provide an avenue of increasing capacity and productivity of existing resources by training and empowering employees to eliminate non-value-added activities. This session will focus on the application and benefits of these improvement methods at seaports through case study examples.
Nicholas Loyd, Lean Enterprise Research Engineer, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Jeff Siniard, Research Scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville