AAPA Unveils New Interactive Hemispheric Map Of Its Member Ports
Each port’s primary cargoes, channel depths, contact info, multimedia links and more highlighted
For those looking for a “go-to” tool to geographically locate and gather information about individual ports throughout the Western Hemisphere, it’s now available on the websiteof the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – the recognized and coordinated voice of seaports in the Americas.
Utilizing the technology of Google Maps, AAPA’s new Member Ports Map and Multimedia tool provides information regarding the primary cargoes, channel depths, contact information, websites, image galleries, social media and multimedia links for each of its member ports. Specific port information can be easily accessed by clicking on the + and – signs at the bottom left of the map to enlarge or reduce it, and then clicking on each port's pin marker on the map.
In addition to seeing the geographic location of each port, from the website page you can render a top-down view of each port location by clicking on the ‘window/arrow’ icon in the top left corner of the map (located just left of “AAPA Member Ports’), then scrolling to the bottom of the list and clicking on the square map icon. Using aerial and satellite imagery, this view enables you zoom in on the address of each port’s headquarters location.
“AAPA has developed this effective, user-friendly and interactive resource to help advance the common interests of the port community and provide beneficial information about the location and essential role each of our member ports play in the global transportation system,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA president and CEO.
Overall, the ports map includes buttons and underlying information for 14 Canadian ports, 85 U.S. ports, nine Caribbean ports and 48 Latin American ports.