AAPA Announces 2016 Calendar of Seminars & Conferences
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)— the recognized and coordinated voice of seaports in the Americas—has slated eight maritime industry programs for 2016, including the popular Shifting International Trade Routes forum in Tampa, FL, Jan. 21-22; the association’s annual Spring Conference in Washington, DC, April 5-6; and its 105th Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 23-27, in New Orleans, LA, which is being hosted by the Port of New Orleans.
Two brand-new programs scheduled for 2016 will address timely topics relevant to seaports of all sizes and types. AAPA´s Infrastructure Development and Financing Seminar, March 9-10 in San Diego, CA, will help ports overcome the myriad challenges they face when undertaking facility enhancement or renovation projects. The Cargo Optimization Seminar, June 7-8 in Jersey City, NJ, will feature a dual-track program segmented by cargo type. One track will be for ports that specialize in handling containerized goods with a program titled Terminal Productivity and Congestion, focused on increasing the velocity of containers through a port. The other track will be for ports that specialize in handling non-containerized cargo, with a program titled Community Relations and Port Diversification, focused on obtaining broad community acceptance and approval for a port’s operations.
Further information about all of the 2016 AAPA education and training programs is now available on the AAPA website.