AAPA partners with Trade Currents

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is initiating a unique partnership with Trade Currents, a research firm founded by internationally recognized economists and analysts, to improve the collection, reporting, and analysis of critical port trade data. In the next few weeks, AAPA will distribute surveys to Western Hemisphere ports with the goal of capturing vital data to supplement trade statistics from such agencies as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ... [+]

AAPA Grows Government Relations Team

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) welcomes Jen Armstrong and Matt Wiggins to manage AAPA's navigation policy and infrastructure portfolios, respectively. Armstrong oversees seaport waterside infrastructure issues, including the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) and AAPA’s Quality Partnership Initiative (QPI) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). She also ... [+]

U.S. Port Authorities Endorse Senate Bill

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has endorsed the Klobuchar-Thune bill (U.S. Senate) on Ocean Shipping (S.3580) by a vote of the industry’s legislative policy council. The Klobuchar-Thune bill would increase Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) enforcement of ocean shipping while preserving ‘fluidity charges’ that prompt cargo owners to keep their ... [+]

U.S. Ports Receive Nearly $30 Million in FY 2021 Port Security Grants

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently awarded $100 million to over 44 U.S. Port Authorities, along with numerous terminal operators, municipalities and policing entities to further enhance the protection of critical port infrastructure ... [+]

AAPA Presses Congress

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the unified voice of seaports in the Americas—is urging Congress to make an immediate and substantial investment in ports as part of the Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan. A significant infusion of federal dollars will unlock private financing as well. According to port industry ... [+]

US Ports Fare Well in Congressional Year-End Legislation

U.S. members of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – the unified and collective voice of America’s seaports – are pleased that many port-related programs championed by AAPA and its members are included in the FY 2021 Omnibus appropriation package and in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act ... [+]

AAPA Applauds House Appropriations

Bill would add 1,200 CBP officers; increase Port Security Grant Program funding United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding legislation approved on June 5 by the House Appropriations Committee’s Homeland Security Subcommittee is being heralded as a “win” for ports by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) … the ... [+]

Ports Association Announces The State of Freight IV Report

In the latest report in its “The State of Freight” infrastructure series, U.S. member ports of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – the unified and recognized voice of America’s seaports – identified nearly $4 billion in crucial port and supply chain security needs over the next 10 years. ... [+]

AAPA Lauds ‘On Time’ FY’19 Energy and Water Development Appropriation

Congressional leaders achieved a major accomplishment with the passage of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which bundles three of the 12 fiscal year 2019 appropriations bills. This marks the first time since 2004 that the Energy and Water Development appropriation was passed ... [+]

Ports Association Concerned Over U.S. Trade Tariffs

With the U.S. government’s announcement on September 17 on the imposition of an additional $200 billion in protective trade tariffs against Chinese imports, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) continues to urge the Administration and federal policymakers to consider the negative impacts that tariffs have on port and other ... [+]

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