The deadline for the 2018 AAPA Information Technology Awards is June 8, 2018. Ports should follow the application guidelines to submit an entry for this year's contest.
Winners will be announced in mid-August 2018.
The AAPA Information Technology Awards highlight port technology accomplishments in the areas of “Port Operations and Management Systems” and “Improvements in Intermodal Freight Transportation.” Participation is open to all corporate members of the association.
The Information Technology Awards are presented during the Awards luncheon at the AAPA Annual Convention.
1. Port Operations and Management Systems
Including, but not limited to: new innovations in technology to enhance data flow for port operations; technologies to improve the safety and productivity of cargo and container handling; technological innovations for the tracking and maintenance of chassis, containers, cranes, and other yard handling equipment; methods to improve traffic flow and improve truck turnaround time entering and leaving a terminal.
2. Improvements in Intermodal Freight Transportation
Including, but not limited to: technologies to improve vessel transportation safety within a harbor or port, including approaches to the port; the application of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies to enhance intermodal freight movement; technologies to enable the effective tracking and tracing of cargo from the port to the consignee.