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02 February 2023

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2023

Contact: IAMPE 207.741.7000

The Advisory Board of the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) named Steve Ribuffo, Director of the Port of Alaska, the new Chairman of the IAMPE Advisory board at its most recent annual meeting. Capt. Kevin Kiefer, Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Waterways and Ocean Policy at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, was named as the Advisory Board’s Vice Chairman at the same meeting.

 

Steve Ribuffo, AMPE, is the Port Director of the Port of Alaska. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the Port; interacting with tenants, the U.S. Coast Guard and other branches of the military, and new business prospects for the Port. He has been with the Port since August 2007, when he came aboard as Deputy Port Director. He has been the Port Director since June 2015.

Steve retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel, having served 30 years on active duty. A native New Yorker, he graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He also has an MBA from Golden Gate University and a Master of Science degree in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Steve is a member of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Investors Council. He is the Alaska Representative on the Association of Pacific Ports Executive Committee. Steve is a certified instructor for the IAMPE. He also serves on the University of Alaska – Anchorage’s Global Supply Chain Management curriculum advisory committee and is a UAA adjunct professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.


Capt. Kevin Kiefer, AMPE, assumed the position of Advisory Board Vice Chairman at the most recent IAMPE Advisory Board annual meeting. Captain Kiefer is responsible for Ocean and Transportation Policy, Waterways Management, Great Lakes Pilotage, Domestic and Polar Icebreaking, and International Ice Patrol. He develops national policy for Captain of the Port (COTP) authorities, Marine Transportation System (MTS) goals, and other issues such as harmonizing waterways usage with autonomous vessels, marine events, and waterborne space launch and reentry operations. He also supervises the administration of the Great Lakes Pilotage program and serves as the Designated Federal Officer for the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee. Additionally, he is also the Coast Guard representative/liaison to the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System, Marine Board, Transportation Research Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Previously, Captain Kiefer was the Director of Manufacturing for the Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) in Baltimore, Maryland, a research, engineering, and manufacturing company that conceives and builds land, air, and sea vehicles and advanced technology systems. Prior to his time with MAPC, he served 30 years with the Coast Guard which included assignments as Deputy Director of Marine Transportation Systems at Coast Guard Headquarters; Chief of Staff, First District in Boston, Massachusetts; and Captain of the Port, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region in Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing and a Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The IAMPE is a non-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland port and terminal managers and executives. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the IAMPE’s Board of Advisors, comprised of 20 industry professionals. 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 2,600 alumni worldwide and is the only Association offering professional certification to port managers across the globe.

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18 January 2023

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2023

Contact: IAMPE 207.741.7000

INTRODUCING “DOCK TALK”- A NEW PODCAST SERIES FOR MARITIME PORT PROFESSIONALS

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives, (IAMPE) in partnership with Inland River Ports & Terminals (IRPT), will be releasing a monthly podcast titled “Dock Talk”. This podcast will feature IRPT’s Executive Director, Aimee Andres, alongside IAMPE’s Director of Education and Standards, Captain Jeff Monroe. Together the two will discuss industry topics that affect the globe, while providing valuable insight to listeners.

“Dock Talk” started in a hotel restaurant in Washington D.C., when Aimee and Captain Jeff realized that there are so many topics in the Maritime Industry that need the voice of both inland rivers and port professionals. The dynamic between Aimee and Captain Jeff is unmatched due to their electricity and ability to feed off one another’s expertise. Future episodes will include knowledgeable guest speakers on to provide additional perspective on industry issues and topics.
 

“There is so much information out in the industry and this gives Aimee and I an opportunity to filter out what is important to those who operate ports and terminals as well as those in international and domestic trade and in the maritime industry overall.  Our 30-minute podcasts will come from the foundation of ongoing research for our educational programs and will reflect critical areas that industry professionals need to pay attention to.” ~Capt. Jeff Monroe

 

The first episode will include topics ranging from Infrastructure, Funding, Ocean Shipping Reform Act, Legislation, as well as challenges and opportunities to overcome those.

Please join us January 24, 2023, for the first episode!
You can access the episode on the IRPT website here: irpt.net/webinars-and-podcasts/ or at the IAMPE website at www.iampe.org/podcasts.

 

 

“The maritime industry is constantly changing from the technology we use, the regulations proposed and the legislation affecting the maritime industry. Dock Talk brings forth an honest, yet informal conversation from one perspective to another, on how these changes affect our industry and respective members” ~Aimee Andres
 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) provides professional certification and academic credit to port and terminal professionals.  With over 2,600 alumni, it offers the only worldwide standard for professional certification in the industry.  The association offers programs in port and terminal management and executive management as well as operational certification programs and offers specific programs for professionals working in the U.S. Inland Waterway system in partnership with IRPT. 

 

Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is a nationwide trade association composed of ports, terminals, users and suppliers of the U.S. Inland Waterway system. IRPT promotes the use of our nation’s rivers as the most cost effective, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation.

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20 December 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2022

Contact: IAMPE 207.741.7000

GILMORE NAMED DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR IAMPE 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) has named Eric Gilmore, AMPE as the Director of Business Development. He will be based in Natchitoches, Louisiana and will be responsible for promoting the IAMPE’s industry-recognized education and certification programs for port professionals and supporting IAMPE’s mission of training and certifying port executives across the globe. 

 

Gilmore has over 25 years of professional experience in the maritime and higher education fields and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern State University. He has served on the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals Board of Directors for five years.

 

IAMPE’s Executive Director, David Arnold, said “We are excited to have Eric join the IAMPE team.  His impressive background in both higher education and the maritime port industry made him the ideal person to lead our business development efforts.  His passion for the industry and network of relationships will be an enormous asset for the association and its membership.”

 

“I am thrilled to be joining a great organization in IAMPE,” said Mr. Gilmore.  “As a graduate of the Inland Maritime Port Executive program, it is clear to me that the program is second to none in preparing port executives to progress in their careers.  The IAMPE team consistently goes above and beyond for their membership and the industry.  I look forward to spreading the word to everyone in the maritime industry.”

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13 December 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2022

Contact: IAMPE 207.741.7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES GRADUATES IN TWO GULFPORT CLASSES AND AWARDS MSPA EDUCATION PARTNER AWARD

The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) has received formal designation as an Education Partner of the IAMPE, joining 24 other Port Education Partners of the organization. Receiving the award were the members of the MSPA who attended the Maritime Port Management class and Jon Nass, CEO & Executive Director of MSPA, who welcomed the class. Mr. Nass is also a member of the IAMPE Board of Directors.

 

In addition, the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. The program was hosted by the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, MS. Participants earned the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certification or the Maritime Port Manager (MPM) certification. In addition, MPE graduates may be eligible to receive graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s Academic partners which includes Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, State University of New York Maritime College, Texas Southern University, The University of Memphis, and the Maritime College of Australia.

 

Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were awarded to Brandon Schmid, MPE – Access Services Financial Coordinator, The University of Southern Mississippi; Matthew Wypyski, MPE – Deputy Executive Director & COO, MSPA; Madeline Walker, MPE – CAO/ In-House Counsel, Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission; John Arnold, MPE – Sales Manager, TMEIC Corporation; Errol LaRue, MPE – Counsel, MSPA; Shawn Meyer, MPE – Director of Operations & Trade Development, MSPA; and Janel Carothers, MPE – SVP, Economic Development, Hy Stor Energy. Maritime Port Manager (MPM) certifications were awarded to Mark Loughman, MPM – Commissioner, MPSA; Lt. Emily Marks, MPM – USCG; Cowles Symmes, MPM – Commissioner, MSPA; John Rester, MPM – Commissioner, MSPA; Allison Chimenya, MPM – Marketing Analyst, MSPA; and Rosemarie Aldo, MPM – Administrative Assistant, IAMPE.

 

In addition to the MPE course, the IAMPE hosted a Marine Terminal Operator (MTO) program simultaneously at the MSPA. Earning their MTO and HAZCOM certifications were Tyler Zabkar, MTO -Assistant Operations Manager, NH Port Authority; Blaine LaFontaine, MTO & AMPE - Chief Operating Officer/Port Director, Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission; Shane LaFontaine, MTO &AMPE – Railroad Manager, Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission; and Gary Pitcovich, MTO- Crane Manager, MSPA.  Mr. Rich Diffley, AMPE received the MTO and completed his certification as an IMPE Certified Instructor.  Mr. Diffley was formerly with Lange-Stegman and Logistec in operations and will teach in the Inland Waters certification program.

 

The Mississippi State Port Authority is the latest Education Partner of the IAMPE, along with 24 other Port Education Partners and 6 Industry Association Partners. Industry Association Partners include the American Association of Port Authorities; Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc.; Houston Port Bureau; Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators; Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River; South Carolina Maritime Association; and the North Atlantic Ports Association. 


IAMPE Education partners include the Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Alaska, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, South Carolina Ports Authority, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, Maher Terminals, The Port of Virginia, The Mississippi State Port Authority, the World Trade Center New Orleans, Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL), Kean Miller, and the University of Maine School of Law.

 

The IAMPE is a non-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland port and terminal managers and executives. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the IAMPE’s Board of Advisors, comprised of 20 industry professionals.  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 2,600 alumni worldwide and is the only Association offering professional certification to port managers worldwide.

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21 November 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2022

Contact: IAMPE 207.741.7000

IAMPE AWARDS SC PORTS EDUCATION PARTNER AWARD AND CONGRATULATES LATEST PORT EXECUTIVES

 

South Carolina Ports has received formal designation as an Education Partner of the IAMPE, joining 22 other Port Education Partners of the organization. Receiving the award was Barbara Melvin, President & CEO of South Carolina Ports, who welcomed the class. This is the second year South Carolina Ports hosted a program.

 

In addition, the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. The program was hosted by South Carolina Ports in Charleston, SC. Participants earned the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certification. In addition, MPE graduates were awarded graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s Academic partners which includes Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, State University of New York Maritime College, Texas Southern University, The University of Memphis, and the Maritime College of Australia.

 

Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were awarded to CDR Baxter Smoak, MPE – USCG; CDR Dan Somma, MPE – Marine Terminal Compliance Advisor, Marathon Petroleum; Brian Weigand, MPE ­-Port Engineer Manager, Port of Alaska; Theo Green, MPE – Manager, Ports America – Charleston; Robert Murray, MPE – President, National Association of Waterfront Employers; Jayson Hron, MPE – Director of Communication & Marketing, Duluth Seaway Port Authority; Sharron Jordan, MPE - Transportation Industry Analyst, Department of Transportation – MARAD; CDR Eric Velez, MPE – USCG; and Andre Hayes-Frederick, MPE – Director, Operations Systems and Terminal Planners, SCPA.

 

South Carolina Ports is an Education Partner of the IAMPE, along with 22 other Port Education Partners and 6 Industry Association Partners. Industry Association Partners include the American Association of Port Authorities; Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc.; Houston Port Bureau; Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators; Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River; South Carolina Maritime Association; and the North Atlantic Ports Association. 

 

The IAMPE is a non-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland port and terminal managers and executives. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the IAMPE’s Board of Advisors, comprised of 20 industry professionals.  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 2,600 alumni worldwide and is the only Association offering professional certification to port managers worldwide.

 

IAMPE Education partners include the Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Alaska, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, the United States Coast Guard, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville Port Authority, HDR Engineering, South Carolina Ports, the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, Maher Terminals, The Port of Virginia, the World Trade Center New Orleans, Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL), Kean Miller, and the University of Maine School of Law.

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28 October 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2022

Contact: IAMPE 207.741.7000

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS LATEST PORT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. The program was hosted by the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, GA. Participants earned either the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) or Maritime Port Manager (MPM) certification. In addition, MPE graduates were awarded graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s U.S. Academic partners which includes Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, State University of New York Maritime College, Texas Southern University, and The University of Memphis. 

 

Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were awarded to Joanne Caldwell, MPE - Director, Risk Management & Sustainability, GPA; Tanya Chisholm, MPE - General Manager of Workforce Development & Training, GPA; Duke Acors, MPE - Director, Strategic Operations & Safety, GPA; Stacy Watson, MPE - Director, Economic & Industrial Development, GPA; Tiffoni Buckle McCartney, MPE - Manager of Corporate Sustainability, GPA; Angel McHenry, MPE - Administrative Manager of Operations, GPA; James Morgan, MPE - Container Yard Manager, GPA; Chad Dingus, MPE - Container Yard Manager, GPA; Robert Cullum, MPE - Manager of Operations, GPA; and Lee Beckmann, MPE - Manager of Governmental Affairs, GPA. Maritime Port Manager (MPM) certification was awarded to Tanner Fudge, MPE - Container Yard Manager, GPA.

 

The Georgia Ports Authority is an Education Partners of the IAMPE, along with 21 other Port Education Partners and 7 Industry Association Partners. Industry Association Partners include the American Association of Port Authorities; Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc.; Houston Port Bureau; Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators; Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River; South Carolina Maritime Association; and the North Atlantic Ports Association. 

 

The IAMPE is a non-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland port and terminal managers and executives. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the IAMPE’s Board of Advisors, comprised of 20 industry professionals.  Academic partners include the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy, the Graduate Program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Texas Southern University, the State University of New York Maritime College, The University of Memphis, and the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania. 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 alumni worldwide.

 

IAMPE Education partners include the Connecticut Port Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Alaska, Oakley Ports, Lange-Stegman, Maine Port Authority, Little Rock Port Authority, Port Milwaukee, Vicksburg Port Authority, Port of South Louisiana, Port of Morgan City (LA), America’s Central Port, 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, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, Maher Terminals, The Port of Virginia, the World Trade Center New Orleans, Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL), Kean Miller, and the University of Maine School of Law. 

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08 October 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2022

Contact: IAMPE 207.741.7000

WORLD WAR II MERCHANT MARINE VETERAN RECEIVES CONVOY MEDALLION

On October 1st the Convoy Cup Foundation representing chapters in Canada, Norway and the United States presented the Convoy Cup Foundation Medallion to U.S. Merchant Marine Veteran Harry G. Pierson of Scarborough, Maine.  The Medallion was presented to Mr. Pierson in recognition and appreciation of his service at sea on the Convoys during the Second World War.  Mr. Pierson was an engineering officer and served on U.S. Merchant Ships in all positions from 4th Assistant Engineer to 2nd Assistant Engineer from 1943 to 1946.  He received his initial training at Fort Trumbull and served on vessels in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.  The presentation will be made by members of US Merchant Marine Veterans of WWII, Arctic Campaign Memorial Trust and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives.   Mr. Pierson, who is 100 years old, received the award at the home of his daughter in Scarborough which was presented by Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, Arctic Campaign Memorial Association Chaplain, and the Rev. Gary Drinkwater, Port and Maritime Chaplain, Anglican Church in America. In addition to the medallion and certificate, Mr. Pierson was presented with a letter from Senator Angus King of Maine who has been a champion in Congress for Veterans issues.

 

During World War II, nearly 250,000 civilian merchant mariners in support of the U.S. military and delivered supplies and armed forces personnel by ship to foreign countries engulfed in the war.  There were 243,000 mariners that served in the war. And 9,521 perished while serving—a higher proportion of those killed than any other branch of the U.S. military. Roughly four percent of those who served were killed, a higher casualty rate than that of any of the American military services during World War II. There were 733 Merchant Marine ships sunk due to enemy attacks, and the Japanese captured 609 mariners as prisoners of war. The Germans and Japanese sank six ships manned by the Merchant Marine in 1941 before Pearl Harbor, making mariners some of the first American casualties of the growing global conflict.

 

Mariners risked their lives supplying the various branches of the armed forces and joint operations with the tools needed to win the war. But their “behind-the-scenes” logistical work, public misunderstanding over their service status, and rumors of their demands for labor rights contributed to mariners failing to receive their much-earned recognition for their courage through GI Bill benefits.  Americans might know little of the contributions of the U.S. Merchant Marine. They are civilian sailors who operate ships carrying commercial goods to worldwide ports. During wartime or a national emergency, the U.S. military can call the merchant mariners into service to transport personnel and supplies to wartime theaters. 

 

In 1988, the mariners became eligible for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2020, Congress passed the Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act to recognize the merchant mariners for their courage and contributions during the war.  The Congressional Gold Medal was presented to Mr. Pierson earlier.

 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called their mission “the most difficult and dangerous transportation job ever undertaken”.  In recognition of their service during World War II, the United Kingdom and Russia presented the National Memorial to the United States.  It was placed in Portland, Maine, last port of departure for merchant ships in the Atlantic Campaign.  In addition, many of the Liberty Ships put into service during the war were built in South Portland.  Many mariners from the US Merchant Marine Academy and State Maritime Schools including Maine Maritime Academy served and perished during the war.

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26 September 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2022

Contact: U Memphis 901.678.3048 , IAMPE 207.741.7000

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS AND IAMPE SIGN ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT, CERTIFIES PORT PROFESSIONALS

The University of Memphis 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. The MOU will also designate the University as an Academic Partner of the IAMPE. Under the MOU, U Memphis 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 U Memphis undergraduate students for successfully completing the appropriate engineering undergraduate program. In addition, U Memphis will grant IAMPE programs academic credits in their related graduate programs.  U Memphis graduate students can earn both a master’s degree as well as the Maritime Port Manager (MPM) certification. IAMPE members who independently complete the IAMPE certification could receive academic credit towards the related graduate degrees at U Memphis. The IAMPE will also share all its research and electronic library with faculty 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 collaborate to develop new programs and undertake research as appropriate to improve the global port and maritime industry.  A long-term goal is to establish an Inland Rivers Research and Development Center at the University.

 

“We are very pleased to be working with the University of Memphis 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 University 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 Dr. Mihalis Golias, Professor of Civil Engineering AMPE-instructor in port and maritime programs and Co-Director of the Center for Transportation Innovations in Education and Research (CTIER) at University of Memphis.

The University of Memphis (UofM) is a public research university in Memphis, Tennessee and is classified as an "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High research activity". The UofM is one of the country's leading learner-centered metropolitan research universities. Located in “North America’s Distribution Center” with five class 1 railroads, the nation’s largest freight airport, and the fourth largest in-land port, and home to several large trucking companies operating on some of the busiest freight corridors in the country, UofM is also the home of CTIER, where faculty, researchers, and students have applied cutting-edge modeling in simulating and optimizing the behavior of many elements of the freight transportation system including Maritime. Professors Golias and Mishra (who co-direct all activities of CTIER) have collaborated with national and international researchers, industry (FedEx, Maher Terminals), and public entities (USDOT, TDOT, MI-DOT, MSHA, Baltimore MPO, Memphis MPO, PANYNJ, NYMTC, NJDOT) on multiple freight transportation and supply chain projects. Through this research they have developed several analytical and simulation tools to support policy and decision making; evaluated technological innovations that can streamline and improve efficiencies in transportation; and improved the ability to evaluate the environmental, health, and community impacts of capital and operational improvements.

 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives is a non-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, similar executive management, and ongoing continuing education programs.  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.  U Memphis will join other distinguished US universities including Maine Maritime Academy’s Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics, the graduate programs of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Texas Southern University, and the State University of New York Maritime College Continuing Education Program, as well as its international Academic Partner, the Australian Maritime College.

 

“Our association with the University of Memphis is a great step in setting a gold standard for professional development and certification for industry professionals on the inland waters of the United States,” 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 U Memphis 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 professional horizons in the inland port and maritime industry,” said Dr. Shahram Pezeshk.   “We look forward to offering inland port and terminal engineering and similar education program opportunities to the alumni of the IAMPE professional development programs.”

 

The first class of Inland Management and Executive Management graduates received IMPM (Inland Maritime Port Manager), IMPE (Inland Maritime Port Executive) and Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) professional certifications and at the executive level, Academic Credits.  Those receiving IMPM professional certifications included Ashley Shreeves, IMPM-Office Manager, BlairAG; Kyle Clark, IMPM-Lead Professional, T. Baker Smith; and Anthony Attachi, IMPM-Logistics and Block Chain Specialist.  Those receiving IMPE professional certifications included Larry M. Baker, IMPE-Operations Manager, Port of Memphis; Travis Black, IMPE-Director Inland Waterways Gateway, St. Louis; Chad Dorsey, IMPE-Director Inland Waterways Gateway, Paducah, KY; and Vasileios Liatsos, IMPE-PHD Program, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Memphis.  Receiving their Accredited Maritime Port Executive Certifications were Dr. Mihalis Golias, PhD, AMPE, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Memphis and Dr. Donald Maier, PhD, AMPE-Associate Professor of Practice-Supply Chain, University Tennessee-Knoxville.  Dr. Maier also received his Certification as an IAMPE Instructor and serves on the Board of Advisors.

 

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08 June 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: June 08, 2022

Contact: (207)615-7989

U.S. MARITIME COMMUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME PORT EXECUTIVES (IAMPE) AND THE ALL HAZARDS TRAINING CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY (AHTC)

 

A collaborative partnership has been established between the International Association of Maritime Port Executives (IAMPE) and the All Hazards Training Center (AHTC), a University of Findlay Training Center.

 

The first initiative to be conducted under this new partnership is the presentation of Coast Guard-accepted Facility Security Officer (FSO) training at locations across the United States. This 20-hour course was first presented by the AHTC in May 2004 and has received approval under the voluntary federal program since 2005. The course prepares FSOs for the skills, knowledge, and responsibilities required by 33 CFR 105.205. Course participants are informed about regulatory and policy changes as well as current and developing threats to the U.S. Marine Transportation System. The course is taught by an experienced Facility Security Officer. The first such training will be held at the Port of Jacksonville’s (JAXPORT) Security Operations Center on 4-6 October 2022.

 

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland 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 Graduate Schools at Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College, the Australian Maritime College, and the University of Findlay. 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 alumni worldwide.

 

The All Hazards Training Center, established by the University of Findlay, is the nation’s leader in the development and delivery of customized environmental, health and safety training programs. Our programs meet our client’s individual training needs on a facility-by-facility, division-by-division – or even a complete corporate-wide basis, coast-to-coast. Since our inception in 1989, we have trained over a quarter million participants in all 50 states and 4 foreign countries.

 

Located in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through a dedication to experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom. Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the City of Findlay, the University of Findlay has more than 80 academic programs including 17 health professions programs ranging from nursing and pharmacy to physician assistant and physical therapy. More than 3,800 students are enrolled at Findlay, and the University is nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.

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03 May 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2022

Contact: (207)615-7989

MORGAN CITY LA COMMISSIONERS ATTEND PROFESSIONAL IAMPE TRAINING PROGRAM

 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to congratulate the Morgan City Commissioners who participated in the Commissioner Training Seminar hosted by the Port of Morgan City. The 8-hour program covered the roles and responsibilities of commissioners, industry trends, business development methodology, and strategic and master planning.  The program also included a case study on how ports address challenges. Each participant received 8 Continuing Education credits toward professional development. Graduate level credits are issued in cooperation with the IAMPE’s U.S. Academic partners which includes Maine and Massachusetts Maritime Academies, State University of New York Maritime College, and Texas Southern University. The one-day program was part of an ongoing process of planning undertaken by the Port of Morgan City related to business development and strategic planning for the Port, which was provided by the IAMPE as part of their member advisory services. The Port is also an Education Partner of the IAMPE. The seminar was conducted by CAPT Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE.

Professional Development Credits/CEU’s were awarded to Chairman, Joe Cain, and Vice-Chairman, Peter Orlando; Commissioners Matt Glover, Steven Cornes, Matthew Tycer, and Ben Adams. Also participating were Port Director Mac Wade, Development Director Cindy Cutrera, Attorney Gerard Bourgeois and Office Manager Tori Henry.

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland 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 Graduate Schools at Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University, as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College and the Australian 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 alumni worldwide.

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, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, the World Trade Center New Orleans, Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL), Kean Miller-Attorneys at Law, and the University of Maine Law School. 

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29 April 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2022

Contact: (207)615-7989

GPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  and COO AWARDED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) has awarded its highest professional certification to two top executive managers at the Georgia Port Authority (GPA). Griffith V. Lynch, Executive Director and Edward McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer of the GPA were awarded their Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) certifications at a recent seminar hosted by the authority.  The AMPE is an internationally recognized professional certification which is earned through professional development, management expertise and accomplishments in the industry.   IAMPE professional certifications are recognized worldwide, and the AMPE is the highest level of certification that can be achieved.  The GPA has the largest number of trained port personnel who have received terminal operations, management, and executive management certifications in North America.

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland port and terminal managers and executives.  Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board, comprised of over 20 industry and education professionals.  Academic partners include the Graduate Schools at Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College and the Australian Maritime College who award academic credit to IAMPE executive management programs. 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 alumni worldwide.

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29 April 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2022

Contact: (207)615-7989

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS LATEST PORT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

 

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. The program was organized by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and hosted by the Georgia Port Authority (GPA).  Each participant was awarded the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) professional certification. In addition, graduates were awarded graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s U.S. Academic partners which includes Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, State University of New York Maritime College, and Texas Southern University.  The program was organized and offered as part of the AAPA Professional Port Manager Certification (PPM).  This is the third joint program offered by the IAMPE and AAPA.  Presenters at the program included Captain Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE; Greg Oltmanns, AMPE; and other port experts.

Griff Lynch, Executive Director of the GPA and Ed McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer of the GPA were awarded the Accredited Maritime Port Executive Certification (AMPE) under the Standards and Certification of the IAMPE, the highest standard of worldwide certification offered by the IAMPE.

Professional Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were awarded to Rita de Cassia Vandanezi Munck-MPE, Head of Staff, Ministry of Infrastructure, National Secretariat of Ports and Waterways of Brazil; CDR. Judson Wheeler-MPE, Chief, Prevention Department, US Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley; CDR. William Cahill-MPE, ATP, CFII, US Coast Guard; Shannon McLeod-MPE, Director of Professional and Workforce Development, AAPA; Kevin Beardsley-MPE, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Duluth Seaway Port Authority; Ceasar Duarte Jr.-MPE, Director of Engineering and Operations, New Bedford Port Authority; Lindsay Young-MPE, Manager, Business Development and Planning, (PhilaPort), the Port of Philadelphia; Harris Hamid-MPE, PE, Director Seaport Facilities Maintenance and Ricardo Charlton-MPE, Director, Operations Department, Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida; Jose B. Guevara III-MPE, CGFM, PMP, MPA, Financial Affairs, Controller, Port Authority of Guam; Jonathan Atwood-MPE, Chief of Staff and External Affairs, South Jersey Port Corporation; Nimrod Simeon-MPE, Cargo Analyst, Global Trade and Business Development, Port Miami; Mike Bomar-MPE, Director of Economic Development, Port of Vancouver USA; Charles Tumazos-MPE, Managing Member, Strategic Point Partners LLC; and Kyle Clark-MPE, PMP, Lead Professional, T. Baker Smith LLC.

The Georgia Port Authority is an Education Partners of the IAMPE, along with 26 other Port Education Partners and 6 Industry Association Partners including the American Association of Port Authorities, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association, Houston Port Bureau, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, South Carolina Maritime Association and the North Atlantic Ports Association.  The GPA has the largest number of IAMPE trained and certified port professionals of all the IAMPE Education Partners.

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland 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 Graduate Schools at Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College and the Australian 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 alumni worldwide.

The AAPA was 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, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, the World Trade Center New Orleans, Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL), Kean Miller-Attorneys at Law, Virginia Port Authority and the University of Maine Law School. 

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01 April 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2022

Contact: (207)615-7989

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS LATEST PORT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. The program was organized by the World Trade Center New Orleans and the Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) and hosted at the law offices of Kean Miller, one of the members of the World Trade Center New Orleans. Each participant was awarded the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) professional certification. In addition, graduates were awarded graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s U.S. Academic partners which includes Maine and Massachusetts Maritime Academies, State University of New York Maritime College, and Texas Southern University.  The program was conducted by CAPT Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE.

Professional Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were awarded to RADM. Joel Whitehead (USCG-Ret)-MPE, Executive Vice President of the International Propeller Club; CAPT Kelly Denning, USCG-MPE, incoming Sector Commander of US Coast Guard, New Orleans; Commissioner Renee Lapeyrolerie-MPE, Office of Multimodal Commerce, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Mary Bourgoyne, P.E.-MPE, Director of Ports, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; George Richardson-MPE, Port Director, Port of Columbia, LA; Scott Cunningham-MPE, Senior Vice President, Hancock Whitney; Blake Hebert-MPE, General Cargo-General manager, Associated Terminals; Thomas Cagle, CSP-MPE, Director of HSSE and Training, Associated Terminals and Turn Services; Angela Verdin-MPE, President, Complete Logistical Services; Ayo Love-MPE, Director, Major Projects, Building and Construction, INTERTEK PSI; and Marissa Lingoni-MPE, Client Services and Business Development, PEC Corporation.

Brandy Christian, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, was awarded the Accredited Maritime Port Executive Certification (AMPE) under the Standards and Certification of the IAMPE, having previously completed a program offered by CAPT Monroe.

The New Orleans World Trade Center, Ports Association of Louisiana and Kean Miller received formal designations as Education Partners of the IAMPE, joining 26 other Port Education Partners and 6 Industry Association Partners including the American Association of Port Authorities, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association, Houston Port Bureau, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, South Carolina Maritime Association and the North Atlantic Ports Association.

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland 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 Graduate Schools at Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College and the Australian 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 alumni worldwide.

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18 March 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2022

Contact: (207)615-7989

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS LATEST PORT EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. The program was held at the marine terminals of the Virginia Port Authority. Each participant was awarded the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) professional certification. In addition, graduates were awarded graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s Academic partners which includes Maine and Massachusetts Maritime Academies, State University of New York Maritime College, Texas Southern University and the Australian Maritime College.

Professional Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were awarded to Cody Jennings-MPE, Port Director, Port of Skagway AK; Ian Sulzer-MPE, U.S. Merchant Marine; Patrick Kinsman-MPE, Vice President, Offshore Wind Development, Port of Virginia; Logan Sorensen-MPE, Assistant Director of Operations, Virginia International Terminal; Dennis Grew-MPE, Rail Operations Manager, Virginia International Terminal; Tyler Blevins-MPE, Manager of Operations, Virginia International Terminal; Donna Circelli-MPE, Organizational Development Specialist, Port of Virginia; and Capt. Arthur H. Sulzer, EeD-MPE, President, Sulzer Marine Services, Ports of the Delaware River and Bay.

The Virginia Port Authority (Port of Virginia) also received a formal designation as an Education Partner of the IAMPE, joining 26 other Port Education Partners and 6 Industry Association Partners including the American Association of Port Authorities, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association, Houston Port Bureau, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River, South Carolina Maritime Association and the North Atlantic Ports Association.

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland port and terminal managers and executives. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the Association’s Board of Advisors, comprised of over 22 industry and education professionals. The Association offers professional and accredited programs in Coastal and Inland Port and Terminal Management and Executive Management, as well as certification programs for Marine Terminal Operator and IMDG/Hazardous Awareness. The Association has over 2,500 alumni worldwide.

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10 December 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2021

Contact: (207)615-7989

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS LATEST INLAND PORT PROGRAM GRADUATES

The IAMPE is pleased to congratulate its latest graduates of the Inland Port Management and Executive Management Program. The program was hosted by Parker Towing at the Port of Decatur, Alabama the week of December 6th. Each participant was awarded either the Inland Maritime Port Manager (IMPM) Certification or the Inland Maritime Port Executive (IMPE) professional certification. In addition, the Executive Management graduates were awarded graduate level credits by the IAMPE’s U.S. Academic partners which includes Maine and Massachusetts Maritime Academies, State University of New York maritime College, and Texas Southern University.

Professional Inland Maritime Port Executive (IMPE) certifications were awarded to Keith Parker, IMPE-Director of Operations, Port of Decatur; Gina Walker, IMPE-Manager, Florence Lauderdale Port Authority; Miguel A. Zamora II, IMPE-Vice President, Louisville Riverport Authority; Kevin Holcer, IMPE-General Manager, Agri-Services of Brunswick (MO); Blaine LaFontaine, IMPE-COO/Port Director, Hancock (MI) County Port and Harbor Commission; Shane LaFontaine, IMPE-Manager, Port Bienville Railroad, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission; and Dr. Mihalis Golias, IMPE, PhD-Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Memphis.  Earning the Inland Maritime Port Manager (IMPM) professional certification were Jen Robertson, IMPM-Business Development Manager/Marketing Analyst, Mississippi Export Railroad and Eric Pearson, IMPM-Port Manager, Parker Towing. In addition, completing his faculty certification for the inland management program was Dale Murray, AMPE, CME (Certified Maritime Educator-Inland Port Management), Colonel-Army National Guard, Director of Asset Management, WATCO Companies, LLC.

The IAMPE is a not-for-profit industry association that provides professional development for coastal and inland 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 Graduate Schools at Maine Maritime Academy, 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 alumni worldwide.

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08 December 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: December 08, 2021

Contact: (207)615-7989

The North Atlantic Ports Association (NAPA) and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), first established in 2017. The MOU calls for closer cooperation between the two Associations. 

 

The concept for the IAMPE was first developed over 12 years ago at a semi-annual meeting in Washington DC. The development plan called for an efficient and cost-effective manner for providing professional certification to port managers and executives. 

 

Since its inception, the IAMPE is now recognized for graduate programs or continuing education credits in collaboration with Maine and Massachusetts Maritime Academies, Texas Southern University, the Australian Maritime College, and the State University of New York Maritime College. The education program was first developed in cooperation with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the 1980s at SUNY Maritime College. Each academic partner provides graduate or continuing education credit to program participants who receive the IAMPE certification. 

 

In addition to NAPA, the IAMPE has cooperative agreements with the Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals (IRPT), Houston Port Bureau, Maritime Exchange of the Delaware River and Bay, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, and American Association of Port Authorities. Each organization accepts IAMPE certification toward their PPM program requirements. The IAMPE also has over 24 port education partners throughout North America.

 

The NAPA is an industry association founded in 1947, which has over 100 port, terminal, and civic members throughout the U.S. and Canada. Members come from North Atlantic Ports between Norfolk, VA to Sydney, Nova Scotia. NAPA provides opportunities for members to meet and discuss legislative issues and operational challenges facing the ports and terminal in the region. 

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06 November 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2021

Contact: (207)615-7989

 

IAMPE CONGRATULATES ITS NEWEST EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES AND CERTIFIED NEW FACULTY

 

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 Port Tampa Bay and was held at the Port Tampa Bay Headquarters. Port Tampa Bay is a designated Port Management Program Education Facility.

 

Earning the Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) was Mark Dubina, AMPE-Vice President of Security for the Port of Tampa, and Capt. Thomas E. Garrett, AMPE-President, Marine Associates of Tampa. Both individuals also completed their certification requirements for the IAMPE Maritime Educator Certification and were added to the IAMPE Faculty as subject matter experts.

 

Earning the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) professional certifications were CDR Megan Drewniak, MPE-US Coast Guard Chief of Prevention, Sector Northern New England; Paul D. Pope, MPE, MCSE-Manager Information Technology, Christyna Doege, MPE, CGBP-Client Engagement Manager and Ron McCalister-MPE-Access Control Manager of Port Tampa Bay; Joseph Powell, MPE-Director of Compliance, Maritime Defense Strategy LLC; Shaun G. McFarlane, MPE, PE, Peng-Business Unit Leader and Vice President, Moffatt and Nichol; Capt. Matthew Creswell, MPE, CMO-Harbormaster, Juneau, AK; Capt. Matthew P. Bakis, MPE, MM-United States Merchant Marine, International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots; Daniel Hubbard, MPE-State Seaport Program Coordinator, Florida DOT, Rebecca Ferguson, MPE-Waterfront Development Projects Manager, Port of Pensacola, FL; and Jose F. Aguilar, MPE-Field Analyst, and Jeffrey Johnston, Plant Engineer, Granite Shore Power.  These new graduates join the over 2,500 trained and professionally certified alumni who have previously been qualified.

 

The class was welcomed by Port Director and CEO of Port Tampa Bay Paul Anderson and included a presentation on Pilotage in the Ports of Florida by Laura DiBella, Executive Director of the Florida Harbor Pilots Association.  Port Tampa Bay through a joint agreement with the IAMPE, is the designated Port Management Education Facility for the State of Florida. The Port has hosted several management programs as well as IMDG/HAZCOM training at the facility. The Maine Port Authority also has a designated Port Management Education Facility.

 

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, Texas Southern University and the Australian Maritime College as well as the Continuing Education Program of the State University of New York Maritime College.

 

Education and Association 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, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, South Carolina State Port Authority and the American Association of Port Authorities.

 

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22 October 2021

 

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARITIME AND PORT EXECUTIVES

www.iampe.org

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2021

Contact: (207)741-7000

IAMPE PRESENTS LEADERSHIP AWARD TO AIMEE ANDRES, AMPE OF IRPT

 

The IAMPE has awarded its first Industry Leadership Award to Aimee Andres, AMPE, Executive Director of the Inland River Ports and Terminal Association (IRPT), for “Outstanding Leadership in the Port and Maritime Industry.” 

 

In presenting the award, Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE-Director of Education and Standards for the IAMPE noted Ms. Andres’ tireless commitment to the nation’s inland rivers and their ports, as well as her commitment to professional development for inland river port executives.  “Ms. Andres has been our predominant partner in professional development programs for members of the IRPT and has served to direct the IAMPE in ensuring the very best educational opportunities for port and maritime professionals,” said Capt. Monroe. “IRPT and IAMPE are so fortunate to have her on our teams.” 

 

Ms. Andres worked with the IAMPE and an education committee from IRPT to develop a management and executive management program offered by IAMPE. She serves on the IAMPE Education Committee and is a member of the IAMPE Board of Advisors. “Her commitment and dedication are very evident. We see her at every course ensuring the quality of the content remains at its highest level,” Monroe concluded.

 

Ms. Andres is the first recipient of the award given by the IAMPE.

 

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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

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