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Quality Partnership Initiative (QPI)

The Quality Partnership Initiative (QPI) is a joint AAPA/Corps of Engineers effort stemming from a 2004 Memorandum of Agreement.  The QPI’s purpose is to promote strategic and operational efficiencies and improvements in the nation’s maritime waterways transportation system.  Recent efforts culminated in a Quality Partnership Initiative Report that was issued in November 2012, which is now in the implementation phase.

Partnering Foundation


Best Practices

USACE Virtual Navigation Library

[Links to a variety of navigation-related policies and websites.]

USACE Navigation Study Training

[Explains the process for port personnel to participate in USACE training courses.]


QPI Work Group - Feb. 26, 2009 


QPI Dredging Focus Group - Oakland, CA - Dec. 8-9, 2009 - Presentations: