February 10, 2016

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe




As a result of a recent court case in the U.S. where the terminal is being held responsible for damage to a vessel and subsequent pollution mitigation and cleanup, a number of ports and terminals are adding a new tariff provision related to vessels entering or leaving berths in public waters.  A copy of suggested language for guidance can be obtained from jeffrey.monroe@iampe.org.




On July 1, 2016, a new amendment to the SOLAS convention (“Safety of Life at Sea”) will go into effect that mandates a “verified gross mass” for all shipping containers prior to loading aboard a containership.  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted this amendment in furtherance of its safety mandate, noting that intentional and accidental incorrect declaration of container weights has been the source of various marine casualties.  Governments agreed and the result is this new mandate.  All signatory nation exporters (includes US and Canada) will have to provide a verified weight of their loaded container(s) to their carrier; carriers will use the information in creating the stowage plan for individual ship sailings, working with marine terminal personnel.  Many exporters are already in compliance, but not all.  U.S. importers need to be assured that their foreign sources are in compliance with the new requirement.  The “penalty” for noncompliance is straightforward:  the container will not be loaded aboard the ship, and the consequences for supply chains are obvious.  We expect that the U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada will soon publish guidance for U.S. exporters on obtaining a verified gross mass.  A copy of Frequently Asked Questions can be requested at jeffrey.monroe@iampe.org  





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Day 1: Systematic transportation approaches including logistics pathways, origin and destination routes and transportation modes, management perspectives including public portgovernance, terminal management, port/terminal administration and finance, industry perspectives and future trends.


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Day 3: The management of port property, connectivity including port influences over waterways-roadways-railways, property maintenance and asset risk management.  The management of cargo including transportation, protection, cost, pricing of services, port and terminal impacts, value added services, bills of lading, vessel chartering and liner services.  Day 3 includes a case study related to facility utilization and management.


Day 4: Port and terminal business development, application of the O/D analysis, tariffs, terminal rules and regulations, operating plans, port business development, and planning processes including strategic planning, master planning, logistics and cargo planning as well as the management of public relations, public information and media planning. Day 4 includes a business development case study.


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Professional Certification


IAMPE professional certifications are approved by the Standards Committee of the Association as reviewed and endorsed by the Board of the Advisors of the IAMPE.  MPM and MPE are professional industry trademarks of the IAMPE.  Standards committee chair and program manager/presenter is Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, MTM, and CMPE.  Program information can be accepted for Continuing Education and Academic Credit on a case by case basis.  The IAMPE provides information to institutions for credit consideration based on classroom hours, program structure, prerequisite requirements, evaluations and content. 



Maritime Port Executive Management                  Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, MTM, CMPE

Maritime Port Executive Management                  Michael Leone, BS, JD

Logistics and Supply Chain Management             Evan Matthews, MBA, MPE

Business Development                                       Patrick Arnold, MLP, CMPE

Regulatory and Management                             Capt. F. Bradley Wellock, CMPE

Marine Terminal Operations                               Gregory Oltmanns, CMPE

Security and FSO Certification                            David St. Pierre, CPE


Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, CMPE
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     jeffrey.monroe@iampe.org     www.iampe.org


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