08 September 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: September 08, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE PRESENTS USMM FLAG TO SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS 

 

On September 7th,  the IAMPE recognized Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) for her continued and strong support of the port and maritime industry, the U.S. Merchant Marine (USMM), and U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II.  Presenting the Merchant Marine flag to the Senator were, Hon. Peter Thomas, Chairman-IAMPE Board of Directors Finance Committee; David Arnold, AMPE-IAMPE Executive Director; Senator Collins; and Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE- IAMPE Director of Education. 

 

The USMM flag represents the American Merchant Marine as well as past and current merchant mariners of the United States who served, and continue to serve, a critical role in the health of the U.S. economy and U.S. national defense. During World War II, the USMM suffered a per capita casualty rate greater than any of the U.S. Armed Forces.  President Roosevelt, in 1944, described the US Merchant Marine as “America’s 4th Arm of Defense and vital to the war effort.”  The USMM flag given to Sen. Collins was a gift from the IAMPE, and included contributions from members of the Portland Marine Society and the Portland, Maine Propeller Club.  “We are grateful for the service of our merchant mariners and the sacrifices that they, and their families, have made to promote the health and prosperity of our country,” said Capt. Monroe, a retired merchant mariner. “It was appropriate to honor Senator Collins who has been a steadfast supporter of our ports, port security, professional mariners, and our US Merchant Marine veterans”.

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THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS NEWEST EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

 

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate our latest graduates of the Maritime Executive program who have been awarded professional industry certifications. The program was taught by IAMPE Board of Advisors, Vice- Chair, Stephen Ribuffo, and was held at the HDR Building in Anchorage, Alaska on August 16-18. 

 

Earning the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) professional certifications were Shannon Martindale, MPE- Ops & Maintenance Superintendent, Pork of Alaska; Paul Rotkis, MPE- Safety Coordinator, Port of Alaska and Cynthia Lowe, AMPE- Engineer, HDR. Earning the Maritime Port Manager certification was CDR Doug Salik, MPM- USCG.  Congratulations to all our newest graduates!

 

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers and executives.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College.

 

Education partners include the Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, the Inland Rivers Port and Terminals Association, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, America’s Central Port, Cruise Maine, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, and the recently added Maritime Association of South Carolina and American Association of Port Authorities as well as the newly added SCSPA (Port of Charleston).

 

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23 August 2021

04 August 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: August 04, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

 

UTAS AND IAMPE SIGN ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

The Australian Maritime College (AMC), part of the University of Tasmania (UTAS), and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on professional development for the maritime and port industry. Under the MOU, AMC and the IAMPE will acknowledge and endorse each other’s programs related to port and terminal education and training. The IAMPE will look to provide a professional certification as Marine Terminal Operator (MTO) to AMC undergraduate students for successfully completing the maritime undergraduate program. In addition, AMC is reviewing IAMPE programs for the granting of academic credit to graduate students in their new Maritime Business Administration in Maritime Management program.  AMC graduate students could earn both the master’s degree as well as the Maritime Port Manager (MPM) certification. IAMPE members who independently complete the IAMPE certification could potentially receive academic credit towards the graduate degree at AMC. The IAMPE will also share all its research and electronic library with the college as well as course content for the Marine Port Management and Marine Port Executive Certifications.   Both organizations will promote each other’s programs to benefit professionals in the industry. They have also agreed to work together to develop new programs and undertake research as appropriate to improve offerings to the global port and maritime industry.

 

“We are very pleased to be working with the Australian Maritime College in this important effort and look forward to expanding the professional development goals of both of our organizations,” said John Henshaw, Chairman of the IAMPE Board of Advisors.

 

“This is a great opportunity for the master’s and undergraduate degree programs at the Australian Maritime College to provide additional value to our students as well as contributing to education of maritime and port professionals worldwide. Working with the IAMPE will enhance our effort and commitment to advancing global standards in the maritime and port industry,” explained Mr. Michael Van Balen, Principal of Australian Maritime College.

 

The Australian Maritime College, based in Launceston Tasmania, was established by the Maritime College Act 1978, and formally became an institute of the University of Tasmania in January 2008 in accordance with the Commonwealth government’s Maritime Legislation Amendment Act 2007. AMC is the primary national institute for Australia focusing on the maritime sector and has national and international roles in education, training, and research. AMC offers a range of courses from vocational training through to bachelor and postgraduate degrees and doctorates in the areas of seafaring, maritime engineering, and maritime business and international logistics. The National Centre for Ports and Shipping (NCPS) within the AMC offers the Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management and Master of Business Administration in Maritime Management that provide access to those aspiring to be a professional in the field of maritime commerce for career minded students but also valuable continuing education for port and maritime professionals.

 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives is a not-for-profit industry association based in the United States that provides professional certification internationally for maritime and port professionals.  The IAMPE offers professional development seminars in port management and operations, and executive management, and also has an ongoing continuing education program.  The IAMPE provides industry recognized professional certification based on standards approved by the IAMPE Board.  The Board is comprised of over 20 professionals from ports and maritime interests throughout North America.  IAMPE certifications which have been granted to over 2,500 alumni worldwide in the port and terminal industry, military, and government agencies. The Association is working with industry partners to develop a worldwide port professional education and certification standard.  This is the Association’s first international college partner joining Maine Maritime Academy’s Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics, the graduate programs of Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University and the State University of New York Maritime College Continuing Education Program.

 

“Our association with the Australian Maritime College is a great step in setting a gold standard for professional development and certification for industry professionals,” said Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE, Director of Education and Standards for the IAMPE.  “The modern maritime and port industry must be managed by professionals with the highest standard of professionalism and education that can be provided, and we look forward to working with UTAS professionals and in providing the industry with those opportunities,” Monroe concluded.

 

“This agreement provides both our graduate program students and our undergraduate students an excellent opportunity to broaden their horizons and professionalism in the port and maritime industry,” said Associate Professor Peggy Chen, Head of Maritime and Logistics Management, NCPS, AMC.  “We look forward to offering port and terminal education program opportunities to the alumni of the IAMPE professional development programs.”

 

For more information about University of Tasmania and the Australian maritime College go to www.amc.edu.au. For additional information about the IAMPE please visit www.iampe.org

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THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: May 06, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS NEW COMMISSIONER GRADUATES

 

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate our latest graduates of the Commissioner’s Seminar program who have been awarded continuing education certificates and credits from the IAMPE. The program was conducted in partnership with the Willacy County Navigation District and the program provided the elected commissioners on training vital aspects of port oversight, strategic management and business development.

 

Participating in the Management Seminar were elected Commissioner’s Ernesto Cavazos, Stacey Reyes, Steve Kendrick, Alberto Trevino, and Chad Kinney.  Port staff attending included Port Director Ronald Mills AMPE, Frank Vasquez and Susan Nelson along with Carlos Luna of Ferris and Flinn Engineering also attend the seminar.

 

“We are very pleased that the Willacy County Navigation District Commissioners went through our program,” said Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, Director of Education and Standards for the IAMPE.  “Port activities have become very complex over the years and commissioners who often come from different backgrounds are given the opportunity to understand the business of ports and how they can be the most effective in governing these important public assets.”

 

The IAMPE is a not for profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers, executives and governing boards.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College. The Association offers professional and accredited programs in Coastal and Inland Port Management and Executive Management, as well as certification programs for Marine Terminal Operator and IMDG/Hazardous Awareness.  The Association has over 2,500 trained and certified alumni.

 

IAMPE Education partners include the Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association, American Association of Port Authorities, Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port  of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, Cruise Maine, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, South Carolina State Port Authority, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, and the Maritime Association of South Carolina.

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06 May 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS NEWEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

 

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate our latest graduates of the Maritime Port Management program who have been awarded professional industry certifications. The program was conducted in partnership with the American Association of Port Authorities and was the biggest online class conducted in this program with 46 participants.  The AAPA and IMPE signed a cooperative education agreement in the fall of last year and are working on future programs for members of both organizations.

 

Earning the Maritime Port Management professional certifications were Davinder Badial-AMPE, Senior Port Planner, Port of Long Beach; B. Jason Barlow-MPM, Vice President – Contracts & Risk Management, Virginia Port Authority; Brandon Bergeron-MPM, Director of Engineering, Port of Beaumont; David Billetdeaux-MPM, Port Attorney, Port of Benton; William Burket-MPM, Director – Emergency Operations/MIRT, Virginia Port Authority; Mike Charlem-MPM, Manager – Newport News Marine Terminal, Virginia Port Authority; Sadé Chick-MPM, Director of Corporate Affairs, Port of Beaumont; Tyler Keith Comeaux-MPM, Director of Special Projects, Port of Caddo-Bossier; Brian Cox-MPM, Director of Operations, Port of South Louisiana; Cary Davis-MPM, Director of Government Relations & General Counsel, AAPA; Nolan Davis-MPM, Manager – Landside Operations, Virginia Port Authority; Margaret Kaigh Doyle, MPM; Robert Dumouchel-MPM, City Manager, City of Homer, Alaska; Rebecca Ferguson-MPM, Waterfront Development Projects Coordinator, Port of Pensacola; Kathy French-MPM, Director of Marketing and Sales, Port of Caddo-Bossier; Cassia Galvao-MPM, Faculty Member, Texas A&M University; Anthony Greer-MPM, Operations Director, Port of Pascagoula; Jorge Hernandez-MPM, Director of Business Administration, Port Everglades; Lisa Lefeber-MPM, CEO/Executive Director, Port of Everett; Bryce Lynch-MPM, Manager – Operations Control Center, Virginia Port Authority; Russell Mahakian-MPM, Business Development Manager, Port of Long Beach; Shannon Martindale-MPM, Ops and Maintenance Superintendent, Port of Alaska; Shannon McLeod-MPM, Senior Planner – Maritime Division, WSP; Ann Mullen-MPM, District Seaport Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation; Barbara Murray-MPM, Executive Director, Accelerate National Apprenticeship – AAPA; Barbara Nelson-MPM, VP – Governmental Affairs/Transportation Policy, Virginia Port Authority; Nick Pestello-PE,MPM, Director of Engineering, Maintenance, and Development, Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District; Antonina Petrescu-MPM, Senior Consultant, HDR; Roderick Pickens-MPM, General Manager, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions; Tabitha Reeder-MPM, Environmental Manager, Port of Kalama; Paul Rotkis-MPM, Safety Coordinator, Port of Alaska; Leslie Ruta-MPM, Strategic Planner & Grants Developer, Port of Corpus Christi; Alissa Shay-MPM, Manager of Business Development – Satsop Business Park, Port of Grays Harbor; Randall Smith-MPM, Business Development Analyst, Port of Long Beach; Devin Stubbs-MPM, Marketing & Workforce Development Associate, AAPA; Jeff Underwood-MPM, Vice President – Finance, Virginia Port Authority; Justin Wakeman-MPM, Manager – Claims, Virginia Port Authority; Jay Windsor-MPM, Director – Rail Operations, Virginia International Terminals; and Christopher Zuffante-MPM, Facilities Manager, Massachusetts Port Authority.

 

The IAMPE is a not for profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers and executives.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College. The Association offers professional and accredited programs in Coastal and Inland Port Management and Executive Management, as well as certification programs for Marine Terminal Operator and IMDG/Hazardous Awareness.

Founded in 1912 and recognized as the unified voice of seaports in the Americas, AAPA today represents 130 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and more than 200 industry solution providers, supply chain partners and academia with an interest in seaports.  Both AAPA and IAMPE have in place professional development and training certification programs based on a well-established and highly regarded industry training framework. Each association’s programs provide port and marine transportation personnel with a professional credential documenting their successful completion. 

 

IAMPE Education partners include the American Association of Port Authorities, Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, the Inland Rivers Port and Terminals Association, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port  of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, Cruise Maine, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, South Carolina State Port Authority, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, and the Maritime Association of South Carolina.

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01 May 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS NEWEST EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

 

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate our latest graduates of the Inland Maritime Executive program who have been awarded professional industry certifications. The program was conducted in and hosted by the Port of Morgan City Louisiana in association with the Inland Rivers Port and Terminal Association. The latest participants joined other US Coast Guard personnel who had previously been professionally certified marking over 100 officers and enlisted personnel who have completed the program.

 

Earning the Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) certification was Raymond “Mac” Wade, Executive Director, Port of Morgan City.  Earning the Inland Maritime Port Executive (IMPE) professional certifications were Cindy Cutera-IMPE, Economic Development Manager and Tori Henry-IMPA, Office Manager from the Port of Morgan City; Daniel Grisham-IMPE, Deputy Port Director, Tulsa Ports; Brian Killen-IMPE, Deputy Director, Lake Providence (LA) Port Commission; Robert McDonald-IMPE, Chief Financial Officer, Port of Harlingen (TX) Authority; Libby Ogard-IMPE, President, Prime Focus LLC; and Ben Russo, Executive Director, Central Louisiana Regional Port.  The Port of Morgan City was welcomed aboard as an Educational Partner of the IAMPE.

 

The IAMPE is a not for profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers and executives.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College. The Association offers professional and accredited programs in Coastal and Inland Port Management and Executive Management, as well as certification programs for  Marine Terminal Operator and IMDG/Hazardous Awareness.

 

Education partners include the American Association of Port Authorities, Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, the Inland Rivers Port and Terminals Association, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port  of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, Cruise Maine, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, South Carolina State Port Authority, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, and the Maritime Association of South Carolina.

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19 April 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS NEWEST EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

 

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate our latest graduates of the Maritime Executive program who have been awarded professional industry certifications. The online program was conducted for US Coast Guard Activities Europe located in Brunssum, The Netherlands. The latest participants joined other US Coast Guard personnel who had previously been professionally certified marking over 100 officers and enlisted personnel who have completed the program.   The latest personnel join other federal professionals from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Maritime Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as well as military personnel from the United States and Canada.  IAMPE alumni also include port professionals from the Transportation General Administration of Saudi America, as well as Canadian regulatory and law enforcement personnel.  The IAMPE has over 2,500 professionally certified personnel.

 

Earning the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) professional certifications were CAPT Ryan Manning-MPE, CDR Janna Staton-MPE, CDR Howard Vacco-MPE, LCDR Daniel ‘Trey’ Gonzales-MPE, LCDR Jose ‘Tony’ Mercado-MPE, LCDR Joshua Sagers-MPE, LCDR Christopher Svencer-MPE, LCDR James Cepa-MPE, CDR Tonya Lim-MPE, LCDR Daniel Librando-MPE, LCDR Stephanie Washington-MPE, LT Samuel Kulp-MPE, LTjg Keith Charters-MPE, CWO Christopher Key-MPE, CWO Kirk Wylie-MPE, and CWO Allen Roth-MPE.

 

The IAMPE is a not for profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers and executives.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College. The Association offers professional and accredited programs in Coastal and Inland Port Management and Executive Management, as well as certification programs for  Marine Terminal Operator and IMDG/Hazardous Awareness.

 

Education partners include the American Association of Port Authorities, Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, the Inland Rivers Port and Terminals Association, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, America’s Central Port, Cruise Maine, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, South Carolina State Port Authority, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, and the Maritime Association of South Carolina.

 

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12 April 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: March 08, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

AAPA, IAMPE FORGE NEW EDUCATION & TRAINING AGREEMENT

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas—and the International Association of Maritime Port Executives (IAMPE) – the worldwide association focused on port and maritime industry workforce training and professional development – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on providing mutually-beneficial educational and career development programming for port industry professionals.

Both AAPA and IAMPE have in place professional development and training certification programs based on a well-established and highly regarded industry training framework. Each association’s programs provide port and marine transportation personnel with a professional credential documenting their successful completion. 

“Separately, both AAPA’s and IAMPE’s training programs provide concise and cost-effective certified industry recognition for progressive professional development,” said Mary Beth Long, AAPA’s vice president of marketing and professional/workforce development. “By accepting credits earned in either association’s training programs, we believe the effect will be to greatly enhance the value of both AAPA’s and IAMPE’s professional development courses and expand opportunities for port and maritime professionals.”   

According to Ms. Long, the MOU is to provide a pathway for members of either association, and those in the process of completing either’s professional development programs to have their credits count towards attainment of either association’s certification. “Doing so will enhance a participant’s formal education, strengthen his or her professional capabilities and increase their port and maritime industry management potential,” she said.

AAPA President and CEO Christopher J. Connor, said he couldn’t agree more. “This is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. With this agreement, participants in either association’s professional development programs will benefit from the curriculum of the other, multiplying the integrity of the credential they earn, increasing their ability to compete for choice maritime industry jobs, and strengthening their entire organization’s ability to deal with today’s business challenges.”

David Arnold, IAMPE’s executive director, also expressed his enthusiasm for the new collaboration. “Our mission is to set the standard for professional development in the port industry, and we believe that this MOU will help us to continue to elevate the industry.  We’re thrilled to be working together with AAPA to find ways to ensure that all ports, big and small, have access to cost-effective training and professional development of the highest caliber.”

Founded in 1912 and recognized as the unified voice of seaports in the Americas, AAPA today represents 130 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and more than 200 industry solution providers, supply chain partners and academia with an interest in seaports.

The IAMPE is a not for profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers and executives.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College.

The goal of both organizations is to provide for professional development pathways for the current and future generation of port professionals.     According to IHS Markit’s GTA Forecasting, combined international sea trade moving through Western Hemisphere seaports in 2018 totaled nearly 4.2 billion metric tons in volume and US$3.7 trillion in value. Of that combined total, seaports in Central and South America handled 1.86 billion metric tons of cargo valued at US$1.17 trillion, while North American seaports handled 2.34 billion metric tons of goods, valued at US$2.53 trillion.  Within North America, U.S. seaports handled 1.01 billion metric tons of international trade valued at US$1.95 trillion, while Canada’s seaports handled 380.53 million metric tons of goods valued at US$266.67 billion, and Mexico’s seaports handled 352.53 million metric tons of cargo valued at US$312.91 billion.

 

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08 March 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: March 05, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS NEWEST EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

 

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate our latest graduates of the Maritime Executive program who have been awarded professional industry certifications. The program was hosted by our newest corporate sponsor, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), in conjunction with the Maritime Association of South Carolina and was held at the SCSPA Administration Building Training Room.  This was the first in-person program held in over a year and Pandemic Protocols were properly followed. The SCSPA was welcomed as the IAMPE’s latest Education Partner, joining 25 other professional associations, agencies and ports who support the IAMPE’s professional development and certification programs.

 

Earning the Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) was Evan Matthews, AMPE-President of Matthews Maritime Advisors and earning the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) professional certifications were Tom Boyle, MPE-Director of Vessel Operations and Carrier Sales, South Carolina Ports Authority; LCDR. Matthew Capon, USCG, MPE-Prevention, Inspections and Investigations, District 8, US Coast Guard (New Orleans); Michael Scott Crabb, MPE-Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations; Amy Lynch, MPE-Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Port of Harlingen (Texas) Authority; and Nick Wong, MPE-Executive Director, the Maritime Association of South Carolina.  Earning the Maritime Port Manager professional certification was Mary Beth Long, MPM-Vice President of Marketing and Workforce Development, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).

 

The South Carolina Ports Authority hosted a tour of the expanding Wando-Welch container terminal.  The IAMPE wishes to thank Jim Newsome Executive Director of the SCSPA and his professional staff, for their assistance and support.

 

The IAMPE is a not for profit industry association that provides professional development for port and terminal managers and executives.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and Graduate Programs of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College.

 

Education partners include the Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, the Inland Rivers Port and Terminals Association, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, America’s Central Port, Cruise Maine, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, and the recently added Maritime Association of South Carolina and American Association of Port Authorities as well as the newly added SCSPA (Port of Charleston).

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05 March 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

 

IAMPE CERTIFIES FIRST CLASS OF SAUDI ARABIA PORT PROFESSIONALS

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) has completed a first ever training program for Port Managers in Saudi Arabia.  The  four day program included 27 port and government managers from the Kingdom and was presented to the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia and various port professionals in other agencies via teleconference.  HDR was the program host and arranged for the scheduling and presentation of the course program.  The IAMPE is a not-for-profit Industry Association whose goals and objectives are professional development and professional certification.  The IAMPE is managed by a Board of 22 port, industry and education members who review and authorize certification of their programs.  The IAMPE has over 2,500 trained and certified professionals including port executives, senior military officers, the US Coast Guard and the EPA.  The IAMPE offers Marine Terminal Operator, Maritime Port Management, Maritime Port Executive Management (Coastal and Inland), IMDG/HAZCOM and continuing education including workshops in numerous professional areas.  Programs are used for attorney CLE credits, PE courses and CPA program certification renewals.  HDR University provides 36 hours of professional development credits through the program.  The management and executive management programs are exclusively taught by Captain Jeffrey Monroe, Master Mariner and Accredited Maritime Port Executive.  Capt. Monroe is the Director of Education for the Association and is a senior maritime, port and navigation senior consultant in HDR’s Northeast Market sector.  He is a nationally recognized expert in port management and was an advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Commandant of the US Coast Guard and in addition to command of vessels, was Director of Ports and Transportation for Portland, Maine and Deputy Port Director for the Massachusetts Port Authority.  HDR has been an Education Partner for six years. Each of the participants will receive their professional certifications through the IAMPE as Maritime Port Managers (MPM).  The course was conducted from January 11th through the 14th.

 

 

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate the following who have received their MPM professional certifications.  The TGA also received recognition as the IAMPE’s newest Education Partner. 

 

Abdullah Alotaibi, MPM-Alahsa Municipality; Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Alabduljabbar, MPM-TGA;

Abdulrahman Alhokail, MPM-TGA; Ahmad Al-Akhras, MPM-TGA; Ahmad Alshamrani, MPM-TGA;

Ali Abdulhadi Abdullah Alramadhan, MPM-TGA; Amal bin Malik, MPM-TGA; Anas Abdulaziz Al-Rayes, MPM-TGA; Faisal Ahmed Aleter, MPM-MAWANI Port Authority; Hashim Mohammed Sabyah, MPM-TGA; Al Zahrani, Hatim Mohammed Ali, MPM-TGA; Khalid Rakan Aldosari, MPM-   General Directorate of Border Guard; Meshari Dakhel Alanazi, MPM-TGA; Mohammed Meshal Almutairi, MPM-TGA; Mohammed Abdullah Alsamman, MPM-TGA; Moraia Sand Almotairi, MPM-Ministry of Transport;

Nawaf Khalid Abdulaziz Alhelali, MPM-Ministry of Transport; Omar Abdulhamid M Alsuqair, MPM-TGA

Omar Yassin Mohammed Alkosife, MPM-Ministry of Transport; Osama Mohammed Almehmadi, MPM-TGA; Saleh Zaben Almutairi, MPM-TGA; Sameer Tabbakh, MPM- MJC; Sultan Albakhiet, MPM-TGA; Alghamdi, Sultan Ahmed, MPM-TGA; Talal Nabeel Almaghlouth, MPM-Sharqia Development Authority;

Yazen Abdulwdoud Jumaah, MPM-TGA; Samer Al-Rachedy, MPM-HDR.

 

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15 January 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2020

Contact: (207)741-7000

 

A MAINE NOT-FOR-PROFIT IS MAKING A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE PORT INDUSTRY

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is a lean, not-for-profit, educational institution that over the last 6 years has provided industry-recognized management programs and professional certifications to port and maritime executives, managers, and professionals.   With the rollout of on-line management training programs this year, the IAMPE is on track to reach a significant milestone of 2,500 program alumni by the end of the year. 

Since its founding in 2014, the IAMPE has promoted training and programs that have been developed and refined over three decades.  The IAMPE expanded its course offerings to include a diverse array of focus areas and has developed Academic Partnerships with Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the State University of New York Maritime College, and, most recently, Texas Southern University.  The IAMPE has 21 port education and industry association partners and the professional certifications are granted though their Board of Advisors comprised of 26 maritime, port, academic, and military professionals throughout the US and Canada.

“We are very pleased with the success this professional development approach has had,” said David Arnold, AMPE-Executive Director of the IAMPE.  “We’re thrilled to be crossing the 2,500 program alumni threshold by the end of the year, and we’re excited to continue to offer accessible and high-quality educational and professional development programming to the industry.”  Participants from all over the United States and Canada, as well as the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, Asia, and Europe have attended seminars host by the Association’s principal seminar leader, Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE.  Port managers and executives, terminal managers, US Coast Guard, US and Canadian military, law enforcements, rail and trucking professionals, US and Canadian federal agencies and a host of others have gone through the IAMPE’s intensive programs.  “Our programs have sharpened the professional approach to management in our industry and prepare the next generation of port and terminal managers for the evolving challenges of the worldwide transportation system,” continued Arnold.  “We are in the process of expanding our partnerships to institutions across the globe, we are expanding our certified faculty, and increasing our program offerings to accommodate every level of an individual’s professional development. 

The IAMPE offers introductory certification course in Marine Terminal Operations, Hazardous Materials, coastal and inland port management, coastal and inland port executive management, continuing education programs, and CLE programs.  Professional certifications at the executive level qualify recipients to receive academic credit provided through the IAMPE’s Academic Partners.  The IAMPE also awards the Accredited Maritime Port Executive Certification to qualified professionals in the industry, which is regarded as a gold standard in the industry. 

Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors and the Association fiscal management and policies are managed by the Board of Directors.   Education partners include the Maine Port Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, North Atlantic Ports Association, Port of Alaska, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Houston Port Bureau, the Inland Rivers Port and Terminals Association, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, the United States Coast Guard, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, America’s Central Port, and HDR Engineering. 

“As we continue to offer our programs, we hope that an ever expanding number of current and future professionals will find a path of personal and professional development in an industry that is so vital to the economic prosperity of our nation and the world,” concluded Arnold.

 

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15 September 2020