AAPA’s Professional Port Manager (PPM®) class of 2023 will kick off at the week-long Executive Management Conference in San Diego (May 6-10). In addition, AAPA will hold its first-ever Workforce Development Workshop in Long Beach (June 25-26) to look at ways to address the challenge of filling skilled maritime jobs requiring specialized training as we face a rapidly retiring workforce.
In response to port concerns about recent hurricanes, AAPA is updating and bringing back its program on Emergency Preparation, Response and Recovery. The event will be held in Corpus Christi, TX (Nov. 13-14), and focus on planning for and responding to the impacts of emergency situations ranging from hurricanes to cyber attacks that can severely impact port operations for days or even weeks.
Further information about the 2019 AAPA workshop, seminar and conference programs is now available on the AAPA website. Additional topic-specific programs may be added to the AAPA website during the year which don’t appear below.
Please include the above programs in your printed and on-line calendar of events.
About AAPA Founded in 1912 and recognized as the unified voice of seaports in the Americas, AAPA today represents 140 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and more than 250 sustaining and associate members, firms and individuals with an interest in seaports. According to IHS Markit’s World Trade Service, combined international sea trade moving through Western Hemisphere ports in 2016 totaled 3.49 billion metric tons in volume and US$3.01 trillion in value. Of that total, ports in Central and South America handled 1.71 billion metric tons of cargo valued at US$941 billion, while North American ports handled 1.79 billion metric tons of goods, valued at US$2.07 trillion. To meet the growing demand for trade, the AAPA and its members are committed to keeping seaports navigable, secure and sustainable. For more information, visit www.aapa-ports.org. On Twitter: http://twitter.com/AAPA_Seaports