September 20, 2016

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe




OCTOBER 12-13, 2016

Clark Memorial Building Conference Room, International Marine Terminal,

460 Commercial Street, Portland, ME



0830             Welcome and Industry Update                               Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, IAMPE

1000             Break

1015             Regulatory Changes and Tariff Updates                    Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, IAMPE

1200             Lunch

1330             Grant Funding  & Successful Processes                     Marissa Witkowski-Birtz, HDR

1430             Break

1445             Port Resiliency in Addressing Potential Disasters          Bryan Jones, MPE, PE-HDR                         and Interruption of Business

1700             Reception


Thursday October 13

0900             The Inland Port Transportation Network                    Susan Livorsi,Inland                                                                                                           River Port & Terminals Assoc.

1030             Break

1045             Foreign Trade Zones-A Better Approach                   Wayne Coleman, FTZ                                Networks

1200             Lunch

1330             The Regulatory Horizon                                        Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, IAMPE

1500             Break

1530             Business Development Case Study                          Patrick Arnold,                                          From Weeds to Containers                                    Maine Port Authority


1700             Closing Remarks, Continuing Education Certificates    Capt. Jeff Monroe


The 2 Day Seminar is worth 16 Academic Credits toward the awarding of the Accredited Port Executive (AMPE) Professional Certification.

Conference Cost is $900 USD  for both days.  Contact for registration form.





The new Inland Port Manager (IPM) and Inland Marine Port Manager (IMPE) are equivalent to the current Blue Water programs but with specific information related to the Inland Rivers and Port industry.  The program was developed with the support and guidance of the Inland Rivers and PortAssociation and their Education Committee.


The initial seminar offering will take place October 31st to November 4th at the Lange-Stegmann Company Training Conference Center, 1 Angelica Street, St. Louis, MO.


The program is an immersion style seminar program covering 36 total hours and 22 sessions for the IMPE Certification.  For those with time constraints, the program can be taken in two segments, beginning with the IPM (Inland Port Manager) segment and then the second segment taken at another time and location in 2017.  Cost for both segments is $1,000 ($2,000 total for the entire week).  IRPT members are given a 10% discount on the entire program. Registration is now open.  Maximum participants: 20. 2017-2018 programs will be located in different geographic areas in the Mid-West.




The Association last New England seminar for 2016-2017 will be offered next week in Portland.  We have a few remaining spots open.  Please contact John Gleason, Registrar at or call (207)200-2420. 


MPM-MPE, Portland, Maine: September 26 to September 30


Applications are available from John Gleason, IAMPE Registrar at or by calling 207-200-2420.


Inland Port Manager (2 Days, 16 Hours)                                  $1,000 USD

Inland Marine Port Executive (2.5 Days-20 Hours)                      $1,000 USD

Marine Port Management (2 Days-16 hours)                             $1,000 USD

Marine Port Executive (2.5 days-20 hours)                                $1,000 USD

Continuing Education (2 days, 16 hours)                                  $   900 USD


Why IAMPE Seminars are best for port professionals:

1.    Lowest cost, highest quality program.

2.    Ongoing free support to seminar participants after the program

3.    Recognized industry wide professional certification.

4.    Recognized by the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School at Maine Maritime Academy for academic credit.

5.    Continuing education credits for other professional certifications.

6.    Free membership to seminar participants in the IAMPE (first year) with full access to our electronic library.

7.    Standards set by the 22 member board of port and industry professionals who monitor and maintain professional standards for the seminars and organization.

8.    Only organization offering an accredited certification to industry professionals.

9.    Over 1,000 port executives, military officers, and terminal managers certified from the Western Hemisphere, Europe and Asia.



Wishing all of you a great fall.


Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE
Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs
International Association of Maritime and Port Executives
11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA
Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989


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The IAMPE is working with the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy and the Graduate Program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy  to improve professional development for the maritime and port industry. Eligible students can receive up to 4 graduate credits for completing the MPE/IMPE program towards either of the graduate programs.

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