PORT NOTES

January 28, 2019

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives WRDA 18 IMPLEMENTATION Last month, the Corps invited interested parties to submit written comments on various provisions of WRDA 18 to be considered during the development of implementation guidance. The National Waterways Conference NWC) met with Corps headquarters to request that the Corps provide more meaningful engagement for WRDA implementation, and not simply the opportunity to submit written comments. Subsequently, after discussions with the NWC Legislative Policy Committee, they sent a letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) reiterating their request. The current

January 23, 2019

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives WRDA 18 IMPLEMENTATION Last month, the Corps invited interested parties to submit written comments on various provisions of WRDA 18 to be considered during the development of implementation guidance. The National Waterways Conference NWC) met with Corps headquarters to request that the Corps provide more meaningful engagement for WRDA implementation, and not simply the opportunity to submit written comments. Subsequently, after discussions with the NWC Legislative Policy Committee, they sent a letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) reiterating their request. The current

January 16, 2019

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE Our Partners at in the Inland Rivers Port and Terminal Association (Aimee Andres, Executive Director) has forwarded to us for distribution the following notice regarding WRDA. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR CIVIL WORKS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON WRDA IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA-CW) is seeking public input on 1. The development of implementation guidance for various provisions contained in the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018), which was signed into law on October 23, 2018, as Title I of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. 2. On the development or revision of guida

January 15, 2019

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives WORLD TRADE EXPECTED TO SLOW IN 2019 ACCORING TO WTO Trade expansion is expected to slow to 3.9 percent in 2018 & 3.7 percent in 2019 (from 4.7 percent in 2017) according to the World Trade Organization. Mostly driven by Eurozone Economic Issues as well as the slowing Chinese Economy and US and foreign tariffs, export orders are down for the beginning portion of the year. Indices for automobile production and sales (96.9), electronic components (93.9) and agricultural raw materials (97.2) are below trend. Although still in growth mode, international air freight (100.0) and container port

January 7, 2019

2019 Schedule-Accredited Educational Programs MPM/IMPM- 16 Hour Maritime Port Manager Program MPE/IMPE- 36 Hour Maritime Port Executive Program Continuing Education-16 Hour Program -Accredited Marine Port Executive Certification MTO- 16 Hour Marine Terminal Operator-Custom Sponsored and Scheduled IAMPE may cancel or reschedule seminars if registrations are below minimum levels Seminar Locations and Dates Subject to Change - Participants will be notified well in advance. Rates are modestly going up in 2019 (MPM $100, MPE $100=Total $200 increase). If you register for a program by December 31, the old rates will apply. To register for seminars, or additional information conta

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