The chairman-elect of the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Legislative Policy Committee, which sets policy for its US members, has told a US Senate committee hearing that building and maintaining the US’ 21st-century maritime infrastructure is “essential to the Nation’s economic future”.
Ports need to do more to protect themselves from cyber security threats, a US security expert has said.
Following an alleged vessel bomb threat at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has said that resource coordination is key to security.
US President Donald Trump has sent Congress a 2018 budget request which, says the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), signals the decline for most federally funded, port-related programmes.
The House and Senate leadership has released the FY 2017 Omnibus Funding Agreement, which includes increased or level funding for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), together with a host of industry experts, have completed their Port Planning and Investment Toolkit (PPIT) to help ports better compete for funding.
President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget could see significant declines for most federally funded port-related programmes.
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is said to be encouraged by the recent release of the infrastructure investment outline by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats.
The Trump administration’s promise to rebuild the US infrastructure could involve a system of tax cuts and credits for corporations and an infrastructure bank for projects, which could prove to be problematic for the transportation and logistics industry.
The news that six US ports have snared Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funding this year has been welcomed, but there is the notion that the funding should go towards a broader range of port projects.
A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has said that aging infrastructure for US marine ports and inland waterways is threatening the national economy.
The recently introduced US$1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2014 will support US seaport infrastructure and enhance US international competitiveness, says the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).
President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal is calling for an improvement in overland freight movement by rail and truck, but cuts to waterside funding could break the supply chain altogether, says the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).
US ports could be at risk of losing out on new grants for vital infrastructure projects following Congress’ temporary funding bill, says the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).
COMMENT: Ports are getting #social, and that’s a #good thing. While some maritime folks (including at least one New Yorker that I know) are proud to be Luddites, the eyeballs of the general population are increasingly online., writes Barry Parker.
In a testimony provided to the US House of Representatives, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has asked if US ports are ready for the future.
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