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2022 Lighthouse Award Winners

AAPA congratulates the 2022 AAPA Lighthouse Awards Program recipients! This year, 36 awards were presented to ports in recognition of their exemplary communications and programs highlighting best practices and lessons learned.

To recognize superior overall performance in the competition, three ports were recognized with the 2022 Overall Awards of Excellence trophies – the top awards in AAPA's Lighthouse Awards Program – awarded to Maryland Port Administration (Category 1), Port of Stockton (Category 2), and Port Everglades (Category 3). The three categories are based on the size of the port's public relations, advertising and marketing budget. Links to the entry summaries are provided below.

The winners in this year's competition will have their Excellence, Distinction and Merit awards mailed to their ports and be recognized in a PowerPoint presentation that will appear at AAPA’s 2022 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, October 16-19. Winners of the Overall Awards of Excellence will be recognized and receive their trophies at AAPA’s Annual Convention.  

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AAPA's Lighthouse Awards recognizes excellence in four categories: Communications, Environmental, Facilities Engineering and Information Technology.


Overall Awards of Excellence

Category 1: Maryland Port Administration, Environmental Education & E-Learning (Websites)

Category 2: Port of Stockton, Navigating the Seas of Change (Annual Reports)

Category 3: Port Everglades, Port Everglades Goes Live for Wonder of the Seas (Social/Web-Based Media)

Awards of Excellence, Distinction and Merit (alphabetized by classification and then by port)


Award of Excellence

Port of Stockton, Port of Tomorrow


Award of Merit

The Port of Harlingen Authority, Expanding Possibilities: Annual Report 2020-2021


Awards of Distinction

Port of Saguenay, Navigation on the Saguenay – The Backbone of the Region’s Economy

Port Saint John, Artist in Residence

Port of Stockton, Port Outreach Committee

Award of Merit

Port of Palm Beach, Special Edition of Import Export Your Port


Award of Distinction

Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Rebrand

Award of Merit

Port of Stockton, Commemorative Coin – Fyffe Ave. Grade Separation Grand Opening


Awards of Excellence

Port of Longview, Port of Longview Centennial Celebration

Port Saint John, Positioned for Performance

Award of Merit

Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Crisis Communications – Hurricane Ida


Awards of Excellence

Port of Kalama, TradeWinds: Newsletter Redesign

Port Saint John, The Port Exchange

Port of Stockton, Dock Dispatch

Port of Vancouver USA, Port of Vancouver USA - Community Report

Award of Distinction

Greater Lafourche Port Commission, The Port Messenger


Award of Distinction

South Jersey Port Corporation, SJPC Celebrates Women’s History Month


Awards of Excellence

Port of Everett, Pacific Ice

Port of Long Beach, South Waterfront–Pier J Bike and Pedestrian Path Opening Event

Port of Long Beach, 2022 State of the Port – ‘The Year of Transformation’

Port of Redwood City, Fishing Pier Ribbon Cutting

Award of Distinction

Port of Benton, USS Triton Operation Sandblast Recognition Ceremony


Award of Excellence

Port Everglades, Welcome Back Cruise

Awards of Distinction

Port of Pensacola, HOMEPORT: Welcome to Your Port by Hellcat Productions

Port of Vancouver USA, 2020 Port Report Video

Award of Merit

Port of Palm Beach, Tenant Spotlight: Southeast Hay Distributors


Award of Excellence

Port of Long Beach, The Green Port Through the Years – An Illustrated Timeline 


Award of Merit

Port of Stockton, 

Environmental Awards

Environmental Enhancement

Port of Stockton, Antioch Dunes Restoration Project


Suape Port, Hippocampus Project

Stakeholder Awareness, Education & Involvement

Port of Tacoma, Educational Tools for Managing Stormwater at the Port of Tacoma: Resources for our Tenants, Customers, and Community

Facilities Engineering Award

Port of Everett, South Terminal Modernization

Information Technology Award

Port of Seattle, The Port of Seattle's Equity Index