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December 7, 2016

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe


The Greater Houston Port Bureau (Port Bureau) and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) have concluded an agreement for the IAMPE to provide industry management and executive educational programs to Port Bureau members. The Memorandum of Understanding provides Port Bureau members with the ability to take industry recognized and accredited management training through the IAMPE for professional certifications. In addition, the IAMPE will recognize and provide certification for specific programs offered by the Port Bureau to its members.

“We are glad that the Port Bureau has agreed to work with us to provide its members with quality programs in port and terminal management,” said Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, Chair of the Committee on Standards and Education for the IAMPE. “We believe that our programs will provide an additional level of professional development for the outstanding folks in and around the Port of Houston that work together to manage and operate this very dynamic port.”

CAPT Bill Diehl, President of the Port Bureau, and newest IAMPE Board member said, “Our partnership with IAMPE will provide access to professional training and continuing education credits that are valuable to all of our Port Bureau members, from those that operate on our waterways to those that provide financing for the growth along the Houston Ship Channel.”

The first program in the Houston Ship Channel region will be offered in Spring 2017. Contact for information and registration.


Tomorrow afternoon, the House Rules Committee will take up the comprehensive “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act,” now as S. 612. The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA 16) is included in that bill. The House is expected to take up the bill on Thursday, with consideration expected in the Senate on Friday.

URGENT REQUEST: Please contact your delegations and urge support of this bill AND send a letter to both the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee urging passage. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, called an urgent conference call with stakeholders to express concern about what she called "a poison pill" provision in the House bill related to California drought issues. Senator Boxer expressed the view that provisions added by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would roll back protections of the Endangered Species Act and that such provisions would be the "death knell" for WRDA this year, asserting that they would cause the bill to be filibustered in the Senate.

Please Act Now. You can find a copy of the National Waterways Conference letter here. We are asking for you to please draft a letter and send to:

House T&I contact: Victor Sarmiento

Senate EPW contact: Alex Herrgott



The Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s leading edge port in trade growth, maritime safety, environmental stewardship and community partnerships, invites applications from highly-motivated individuals for the position of an IT ANALYTICS ADMINISTRATOR.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by December 9, 2016, to:

Director, Human Resources, Prince Rupert Port Authority, 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road, Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2, Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email:


2012 built TDC 4530 4-rope duty cycle crane rated for continuous full load operation. Features include Combination bulk handling crane, lift crane well suited for handling containers, Rated for continuous high speed bulk handling with 40 cyd bucket, 2,500 tons per hour, Designed for Panamax size geared or gearless ships and barges. Photos and additional information available upon request. Contact

NOTE: We have several members seeking positions and members are welcome to send resumes to We also post positions available from your organization at no charge and will list equipment for sale, also at no charge. Confidentially will always be maintained upon request. We match interested parties with each other directly.


January 16-20 MPE Port Manatee, Florida

Hosted by Port Manatee

February 20-24 MPE Charleston SC

Hosted by the Charleston Pilots

March 20-24 MPE Philadelphia, PA

Hosted by HDR

April 3-7 3-7 MPE/Inland Pittsburgh, PA

Hosted by HDR

April 25 Commissioners Seminar Kansas City, MO

Hosted by the IRPT

May 1-5 MPE Houston, TX

Hosted by HDR

May 23-24 Continuing Education Anchorage, AK

Hosted By HDR

June 12-16 MPE Long Beach, CA

September 11-15 MPE/Inland Memphis, TN

October 11-12 Continuing Education Portland, Maine

Hosted by Maine Port Authority

November 13-17 MPE Tampa, Florida

Hosted by Port Tampa Bay

Applications and information are available from

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

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

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

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

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

Accredited Marine Port Executive 16 credit hours plus MPE/IMPE

5 Year Credential for AMPE.

Why IAMPE Seminars are in demand by 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. Endorsed by the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School at Maine Maritime Academy for academic credit.

  5. Inland program endorsed by the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals Association.

  6. Continuing education credits for other professional certifications.

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

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

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

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

  11. The only structured, one week maritime/port executive program in the Western Hemisphere that comes with recognized professional certification.

We Remember This Day Our World War II Allies and Those Who Have Served in the Military and Merchant Marine in All Wars and Especially Those Who Lived Through and Those Who Lost Their Lives 75 Years Ago at Pearl Harbor. We Will Always Remember Them.

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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