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»AAPA HEADQUARTERS AAPA's Security and IT Committees Gather for Joint Meeting On March 18-19, members of AAPA's Security Committee and Information Technology Committee gathered in San Diego, CA, for a joint meeting of the two committees. Primarily focused on the topic of cybersecurity, the meeting included presentations from the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Border Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service. More than 50 attendees participated in the meeting, which was coordinated by Security Committee Chair Joe Lawless, Massachusetts Port Authority, and IT Committee Chair April Danos, Port Fourchon. Participants agreed that one of the key cybersecurity challenges facing ports is the issue of identifying and reporting breaches of security. The two committees will work jointly in the coming months to reach consensus about the issue of breaches and work with the appropriate federal agencies to obtain guidance for ports on this issue. American Association of Port Authorities 1010 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22314-3589 Tel: (703) 684-5700 Fax: (703) 684-6321 Email: Website: Administration KURT J. NAGLE, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JEAN GODWIN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL TERI NAGLE, FINANCE/HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR COLLEEN O'SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Government Relations SUSAN MONTEVERDE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS JIM WALKER, DIRECTOR OF NAVIGATION POLICY & LEGISLATION KIP PAYNE, MANAGER OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LOIS MCKUHEN, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Outreach & Membership Services EDWARD L. O'CONNELL, DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP SERVICES JODI GIBSON, TRAINING & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR RAFAEL DÍAZ-BALART, LATIN AMERICAN COORDINATOR Communications AARON ELLIS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR Strong Educational Sessions Highlight AAPA's Spring Conference More than 190 international attendees gathered in Washington, D.C., on March 24-25 for AAPA's Spring Conference event. The slate of engaging presenters included U.S. Department of Transportation Acting Deputy Sec. Victor Mendez, who discussed MAP-21 reauthorization, and political advisers and strategists Ed Goeas (The Tarrance Group) and Celinda Lake (Lake Research Partners), who talked about the issues driving the upcoming 2014 elections. Tuesday's keynote address by Canada's Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt focused on Canadian transportation policy, while Major Gen. John Peabody did a deep dive into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, including navigation channel dredging. Other sessions included roundtable discussions on cruise, container and non-container trade issues; the challenges of managing cybersecurity and alternative energy cargoes, fuels and facilities at their ports; and factors affecting maritime logistics. Also on Tuesday, AAPA awarded its "Port Person of the Year" award to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), who spoke about their bipartisan effort to champion a water resources bill through each of their respective chambers of Congress this fiscal year. Both declined to accept their award until the bill was approved. In late May, the House and Senate each passed WRRDA with overwhelming bipartisan majorities, and AAPA will soon present both Sen. Boxer and Rep. Shuster with their much-deserved Port Person of the Year awards. 6 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE MEREDITH MARTINO, DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY MARY BETH LONG, SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING SPECIALIST Research & Informational Services DR. REXFORD B. SHERMAN, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & INFORMATION SERVICES Editorial Advisory Panel CRAIG ESTABROOKS, PORT ST. JOHN DUANE SANDUL (ADVISORY PANEL CHAIR), PORT OF REDWOOD CITY ROD KOON, PORT OF TACOMA DONA LISEL REGIS, ST. LUCIA AIR & SEA PORTS AUTHORITY RICHARD SCHER, MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION JEAN GODWIN, AAPA AARON ELLIS, AAPA MEREDITH MARTINO, AAPA Published by Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607 Tel: (352) 332-1252, (800) 369-6220, Fax: (352) 331-3525 Publisher Jill Andreu Sales Representatives Amanda Blanchard Editor Sarah Sain Chris Chiccarello Marketing Kaydee Currie Project & Sales Manager Heather McMillen Media Director Chris Zabel Erik Henson Shane Holt Erin Pande Jason Zawada Layout & Design Sunny Goel ©2014 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. JUNE 2014/AAP-Q0214/9469

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Summer 2014

Aapa Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
In Case of Emergency
Extreme Weather
Plug-Ins Enabled
Partners in Fighting Crime
Her Path Leads to Ports
U.S. Needs New Transportation Law that Improves Quality of Life, Economy
Crisis at the Port: Planning Ahead Makes the Difference
Superstorms and Rising Sea Level Present a New Challenge for Ports
Aapa Port Employee Relief Fund a Helping Hand for Those in Need
Toronto Emergency Departments Hold Joint Ice and Cold Water Training Exercises
New Sonar Solution to Protect Aruba Ports Authority
Preparedness, Resiliency and Responsiveness in Mexico
Cat Islands Restoration Strengthens the Resiliency of Port of Green Bay, Local Environment
Index of Advertisers

Seaports Magazine - Summer 2014