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Government, Business, Logistics

New AAPA CEO Chris Connor Jumps Into US-China Trade Dispute

Containership at Xiamen, China A containership at the Haitian Container Terminal in Xiamen, China, on Aug. 26. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Chris Connor, the new president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities, knows his way around shipping after nearly 40 years in the industry, but his challenge now is to learn the perspective of port operators and government agencies regulating the facilities.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

After Nearly 35 Years With Port Association, CEO Kurt Nagle Retires on Top

Kurt Nagle Kurt Nagle by Fox Business via YouTube

Kurt Nagle left the helm of the American Association of Port Authorities on Oct. 16, retiring as its president and CEO after serving the organization for more than three decades.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Incoming and Outgoing Leaders at Port Association Agree on Big Issues

Port of Oakland Port of Oakland by Ben Margot/Associated Press

The head of the American Association of Port Authorities, Kurt Nagle, is stepping down after more than three decades with the group, and is handing the reins to industry veteran Chris Connor.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Seek Billions in Multimodal Funding to Stay Competitive

Port of Oakland Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland, Calif. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The American Association of Port Authorities believes that in order for America’s ports to remain efficient and competitive during the next decade, more than $20 billion will be needed specifically to improve multimodal and rail access.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Transportation Officials Explain Multimodal Funding Options

Port of Baltimore (Port of Baltimore)

Ports looking to improve their facilities as well as the roads, tunnels, bridges and rails that link to them may find aid in federal grant programs, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2018
Business, Logistics

Port Group Urges Caution on Possible US-China Trade War

Port of L.A. containers Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The American Association of Port Authorities has written to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging the Trump administration to carefully consider the negative impact trade sanctions could have on the country’s ports and the trucking and transportation industries.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Government, Business

Sen. Cornyn to Offer Keynote Remarks at Ports Conference March 21

Cornyn Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the annual conference of the American Association of Port Authorities on March 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2018
Business, Logistics

AAPA’s New Chairman From Port Everglades Begins One-Year Term

Steve Cernak has officially begun his duties as the new chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities, replacing Mark McAndrews.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2017
Government

Ports Association Renews Push for Infrastructure Funding

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The American Association of Port Authorities is calling on the Trump administration and members of Congress to advance a funding package that would address improvements to freight infrastructure.

March 22, 2017