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» AAPA HEADQUARTERS Summer Infrastructure Forums, Port Media Tours Tours for media were included in the Influencers Roundtable at the Port of Houston Authority in August. American Association of Port Authorities 1010 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22314-3589 Tel: (703) 684-5700 Fax: (703) 684-6321 Email: info@aapa-ports.org Website: www.aapa-ports.org Administration KURT J. NAGLE, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER knagle@aapa-ports.org JEAN GODWIN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL jgodwin@aapa-ports.org COLLEEN O'SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT A ugust was a busy month for AAPA and three of its member ports that participated in "Influencers Roundtables," industry forums and port tours. On Aug. 3, over 40 Congressional staff, media and federal agency representatives joined AAPA and host Virginia Port Authority (VPA) on a day tour that included the Richmond Marine Terminal and the Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Designed to take advantage of the annual August Congressional recess and the facilities' relative proximity to Washington, D.C., the tour provided an opportunity to show key policy influencers port operations in person. At the VIG container terminal in Portsmouth, Va., participants heard from VPA CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart and VPA staff on the state and regional impacts of the port. Kurt Nagle, AAPA President & CEO, gave a presentation on the national impact of our port system and highlighted AAPA funding and policy priorities (http://bit.ly/PortImpactsAAPA). On Aug. 17 and 18, the Port of Houston Authority and Port Corpus Christi, in conjunction with AAPA, held separate freight industry "Influencers Roundtables," followed each day by a tour of that port. Titled, "Freight: Keep it Moving," the two port forums brought together key thought-leaders throughout the transportation industry to explore critical issues facing U.S. seaports and discuss the increasing strain on the nation's freight transportation infrastructure. Roundtable participants shared their thoughts on the challenges, priorities and possible solutions for making investments in America's freight transportation network. The tours that followed enabled some of the ports' key marine shipping facilities to help illustrate what had been discussed. Media were invited, as well, and the tours were covered in various news channels, e.g. http://bit.ly/CorpusChristiTOUR, http://bit.ly/PortHoustonTOUR. ● In August, AAPA President Kurt Nagle talked with media in Corpus Christi about the value of seaports. cosullivan@aapa-ports.org Government Relations SUSAN MONTEVERDE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS smonteverde@aapa-ports.org JIM WALKER, DIRECTOR OF NAVIGATION POLICY & LEGISLATION jwalker@aapa-ports.org JOHN YOUNG, DIRECTOR OF FREIGHT & SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY jyoung@aapa-ports.org PAM MAHER, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS FACILITATOR pmaher@aapa-ports.org Outreach & Membership Services EDWARD L. O'CONNELL, DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP SERVICES eoconnell@aapa-ports.org JODI GIBSON, TRAINING & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR jgibson@aapa-ports.org ALEXANDRA "ALEX" DORGAN, MANAGER OF OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION adorgan@aapa-ports.org TOM HRANAC, MEMBERSHIP SPECIALIST AND LATIN AMERICAN FACILITATOR thranac@aapa-ports.org RAFAEL DÍAZ-BALART, LATIN AMERICAN COORDINATOR rdbalart@aapa-ports.org Communications AARON ELLIS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR aellis@aapa-ports.org MEREDITH MARTINO, DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY mmartino@aapa-ports.org MARY BETH LONG, SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING SPECIALIST mlong@aapa-ports.org Research & Informational Services DR. REXFORD B. SHERMAN, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & INFORMATION SERVICES rsherman@aapa-ports.org Editorial Advisory Panel CRAIG ESTABROOKS, PORT SAINT JOHN DUANE SANDUL (ADVISORY PANEL CHAIR), PORT OF REDWOOD CITY RICHARD SCHER, MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION JEAN GODWIN, AAPA AARON ELLIS, AAPA MEREDITH MARTINO, AAPA Published by 5950 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607 Tel: (352) 332-1252, (800) 369-6220, Fax: (352) 331-3525 Publisher Jessica Semonin jsemonin@naylor.com Editor Shani Calvo shani@naylor.com Project & Sales Manager Heather McMillen hmcmillen@naylor.com Marketing Catherine Ferry cferry@naylor.com Media Director Chris Zabel czabel@naylor.com Sales Representatives Amanda Blanchard ablanchard@naylor.com Lou Brandow lbrandow@naylorcom Anook Commandeur acommand@naylor.com Erin Pande epande@naylor.com Vicki Sherman vsherman@naylor.com Jason Zawada jzawada@naylor.com Layout & Design BK Publication Design ©2016 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. PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2016/AAP-Q0316/3161 6 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE http://www.aapa-ports.org http://www.bit.ly/PortImpactsAAPA http://www.bit.ly/CorpusChristiTOUR http://www.bit.ly/PortHoustonTOUR

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements
The Future of Automation
Port Cooperation: In the Name of Productivity
Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
Latin America’s Proactive Approach
Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
Modernizing America’s Ports for the Next Generation
Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
Working Together for Seamless Experiences
Optimizing Systems for Profitability
New Orleans Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - From the President’s Desk
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Working Together for Seamless Experiences
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016 - Optimizing Systems for Profitability
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