Seaports Magazine - Fall 2014 - (Page 6)

»cONTENTS Fall 2014 - Volume 34 12 THE BOTTOM LINE The Big Ship Race - Is Bigger Better? 12 With the advent of larger ships and growing carrier alliances, ports must expand to keep the flow of global commerce on course. By Kathy A. Smith Shipping Lines Partner to Stay Afloat 20 Vessel sharing alliances create stability in the liner industry by maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs. By Meredith Martino Cruise Lines Set Sail for Growth 26 Cruise ports are under pressure to update and bring on board new terminals to accommodate growth that the industry has seen for more than 20 years. By Sarah Sain Bulk Cargo Ports Valuable to the Community 28 Keeping the public informed and creating partnerships are crucial elements in conveying value. Strong community connections are essential to a port's economic success. By B.C. Manion Crafting Funding Solutions for Port Projects 32 Securing financing for infrastructure projects can be a challenge, but there are a number of strategic funding options available, ranging from government grants to private partnerships. 55 Sister Agreements Spread Cultural Wealth 38 Sister port agreements or memorandums of understanding (MOUs) strengthen the economic and cultural bond between countries and ports by allowing the exchange of ideas and information. Houston Thinks Outside the Box with Non-Traditional Lines of Business 50 Redevelopment of strategic real estate owned by the port can be a source of added long-term revenue and jobs. Strong Financial Ratings Open the Door of Opportunity 40 Positive credit rankings and certificates give ports important access to external capital, and they make that funding more affordable by showing the port's credit worthiness and demonstrated level of fiscal control. Ohio Port Authorities Know How to Rock Economic Development 52 By providing financing for private development, redevelopment and expansion, ports are able to contribute to the local and regional economies, while at the same time add additional revenue to their books that reduces reliance on public funds and government grants for investing in the core maritime mission. By Jeff Strader Customer Service a Key to Strong Bottom Line Results 42 Port performance is about effectiveness just as much as efficiency. Strong customer service leads to customer loyalty and the ability to attract new business, which directly attributes to the increased profitability. By Mary R. Brooks Plug in to the Fuel of the Future: Electricity 46 Cargo-handling equipment run off electric power offers substantial cost and environmental benefits compared to those that are diesel-powered. By Andra Rogers By R.D. Tanner By William D. Friedman AAPA EVENTS XXIII Congress of Latin American Ports 55 AAPA's 23rd Annual Latin American Ports Congress was held on August 26-29 in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, with more than 300 participants representing 20 countries in attendance. DEPARTMENTS From the President's Desk 8 Index of Advertisers 57 By Lori Musser View the digital edition of AAPA Seaports Magazine online at www.aapaseaports.com. 6 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE http://www.aapaseaports.com

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

AAPA Seaports Magazine
From the President’s Desk
The Big Ship Race – Is Bigger Better?
Shipping Lines Partner to Stay Afloat
Cruise Lines Set Sail for Growth
Bulk Cargo Ports Valuable to the Community
Crafting Funding Solutions for Port Projects
Sister Agreements Spread Cultural Wealth
Strong Financial Ratings Open the Door of Opportunity
Customer Service a Key to Strong Bottom Line Results
Plug in to the Fuel of the Future: Electricity
Houston Thinks Outside the Box With Non-Traditional Lines of Business
Ohio Port Authorities Know How to Rock Economic Development
XXIII Congress of Latin American Ports
Index of Advertisers

Seaports Magazine - Fall 2014

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