Best Practices, Partnering Highlighted at AAPA Convention

Wednesday, September 29, 2004
The American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) new SHARE initiative prevails in full force this week at AAPA's 93rd annual convention, where partnering and sharing of best practices are taking center stage at the Long Beach, California, event. Seaports of the Hemisphere Allied in Relationships for Excellence - better known as SHARE - professes knowledge sharing and collaborative approaches as the port industry's best formula for successfully meeting industry challenges. In the SHARE spirit, the second round of the Environmental Management System (EMS) Assistance Project was opened this week. Nine ports participating in the successful first round reported immediate benefits, from increased communication across all levels of their organizations to involvement and enthusiasm demonstrated by employees not traditionally associated with environmental matters. A joint project of AAPA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Global Environment and Technology Foundations (GETF), EMS provides participants assistance through multi-day workshops, on-site visits, technical assistance calls, and sample EMS documentation and other written materials. Signifying a commitment to partnering for mutual benefit, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today marked the beginning of a new era of enhanced cooperation between AAPA and the Organization of American States (OAS). The leadership of the two organizations signed the document to strengthen the longstanding relationship between AAPA and OAS and provide a framework to pursue projects of mutual interest. This updated a letter of agreement originally signed in 1957. The spotlight also shone today on best industry practices as thirty ports throughout the Western Hemisphere were recognized for exemplary projects and initiatives at the annual Awards Luncheon. Winners were announced and honored in the association's international Communications, Information Technology, Environmental Improvement and Facilities Engineering Competitions. Honors and recognition were bestowed at the ceremony upon the Georgia Ports Authority, winner of this year's Information Technology Award; the Maryland Port Administration, Port Manatee, the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Portland, winners of the Environmental Improvement Awards; the Port of Long Beach and the Port of New Orleans, winners of the second annual Facilities Engineering Awards; and 26 ports winning in the 38th annual Communications Competition. The Port of Long Beach, which earned Awards of Excellence in the Advertising Series, Annual Report and Newsletter categories and Awards of Merit in Overall Campaign and Special Events, was bestowed the Communications Competition's top honor, the Dan Maynard Communications Award for Overall Excellence. The annual Award of Overall Excellence was renamed by AAPA's Public Relations Committee this year after Dan Maynard, the committee's former colleague and communications director for the Port of New York & New Jersey.
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

British Queen to Name New Ship

Queen Elizabeth II will christen P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton, England, on March 10. She will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Zamakona Yards' Commitment to Well-being

Recently employees of Zamakona Yards participated in a training course for maintaining Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The theoretical practice focused on working at heights,

GasLog Post 4Q 2014 Results

GasLog Ltd. and its subsidiaries an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas carriers, today reported its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended December 31,

Container Ships

Container Ship Runs Aground at Fremantle Port

A ship that ran aground at Fremantle Port early Saturday has been refloated. The 62,000-tonne Denmark-registered container ship Maersk Garonne became stuck in soft sand about 500m off South Mole.

Jinhui Shipping Plummets to Loss

Norway listed dry bulk shipper Jinhui Shipping said the tough market that owners faced last year will become tougher in 2015.   Dry bulk shipping market Environment

Berenberg in $1.1bln Box Bid

The world's second-oldest bank Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG is lining up a new fund worth EUR 1bn ($1.1bn) for the containership sector.   A report appeared

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1429 sec (7 req/sec)