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 from threats through the agency’s Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). Consistent with previous years’ awards, port authorities themselves received almost ... [+]

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 ... [+]

AAPA Elects Steve Cernak as 2017-18 Board Chairman

Steve Cernak, chief executive and port director for Broward Co., Fla.’s Port Everglades, has been elected by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) to serve as chairman of the board for the 2017-18 activity year that begins in October. “With his valuable experience as a port director involved with diversified ... [+]

25 Ports Earn Awards in AAPA’s 2016 Communications Competition

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will recognize 25 seaports for exemplary communications projects and programs at its annual convention and awards luncheon this fall. Winning entrants in AAPA’s 50th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at an Oct. 26 awards luncheon in conjunction with AAPA’s 109th Annual ... [+]

Port of New Orleans Hosts 2016 AAPA Annual Conference

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans is set to host the 105th annual meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities, the largest gathering of port and maritime professionals in the Western Hemisphere. The conference, scheduled for Oct. 23-26 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, will include ... [+]

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