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Information Technology Awards

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 at the AAPA Annual Convention

AAPA-member ports are invited to submit entries online in the online submission portal

Entries for the 2021 competition are due by Tuesday, June 1, 2021 by midnight EDT. Please reach out to Direna Cousins at for any questions or for additional information.

PowerPoint Slide Requirement

All entrants MUST download the 2021 PowerPoint slide template, insert the specified entry information and graphics into the slide, including the organization’s logo (on the bottom left side of the slide), and add as an attachment to each electronic entry submission to be eligible. One PowerPoint slide per entry is required.

Award Categories 

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.

Past Award Winners

For more information on the Information Technology Awards, contact Direna Cousins, Manager of Member Experience and Engagement, at