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August 22, 2017

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe


The IAMPE is pleased to announce the first class of Marine Terminal Operator Certifications. This introductory course is designed for new employees of ports and terminals and covers the essential roles and responsibilities of marine facility personnel. The first program was attended by several veterans who were all awarded scholarships by the Association, sponsored by several terminal groups. The Maine Port Authority hosted the program in Portland, Maine last week. Pictured above along with John Henshaw, Executive Director of the Maine Port Authority and Vice Chairman of the IAMPE Board, Capt. Jeff Monroe-Director of Education, Greg Oltmanns-Course Instructor and John Gleason-Registrar are Mike Stoddard, MTO; Frederick Kaiser, MTO; Grant Nichols, MTO; Debra Kingston, MTO; Shawn Gibson, MTO; Justin Harvey, MTO; Nate Lachance, MTO: Matt Burns, MTO; Elaine Collupy, MTO; and Jon Gudmundsson, MTO.

IAMPE PORT EXECUTIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM October 11th and 12th - Portland, Maine HDR Conference Room, 970 Baxter Blvd, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04103 Main Conference Room

Tuesday October 10th, 1700-1900- Welcome Reception hosted by the IAMPE Wednesday October 11th 0830 Welcome and Industry Update 1000 Break 1030 Regulatory Changes and Legal Issues 1200 Lunch 1330 Tariffs-Structure and Content Terminal Rules and Regulations 1430 Break 1445 Legal Frameworks related to Tariffs Thursday October 12th 0830 Port and Terminal Fees and Tariff Pricing 1000 Break 1030 Federal Funding Programs-Changes & Opportunities 1200 Lunch 1330 FTZ Requirements and Opportunities 1500 Break 1530 Working with State DOT’s 1700 Closing Remarks, Continuing Education Certificates

The 2 Day Seminar is worth 16 Academic Credits toward the awarding of the Accredited Port Executive (AMPE) Professional Certification. Conference Cost is $950 USD for both days. Contact for registration form.


Day 1 Session 1 - The Transportation and Maritime Industry Session 2 - The Port Industry Session 3 - Vessels, Equipment and Terminology Lunch Session 4 - Intermodal Marine and Cargo Facilities Session 5 - Port and Marine Terminal Functionality Day 2 Session 6 - Terminal and Yard Operations Session 7 - Port and Terminal Administration and Governance Lunch Session 8 - Regulatory Requirements, Safety and Security Group Project - Terminal layout project Session 9 - Latest Industry News Seminar Leader, Gregory D. Oltmanns, AMPE Professional Certification as Marine Terminal Operator (MTO)

NEW COURSE: IMDG and 49 CFR General Awareness Training

The IAMPE is pleased to announce a new course program designed for specific training under 49 CFR. This training is designed to comply with the training requirements as set forth in IMDG and 49 CFR for initial and recurrent training. Function Specific and Safety Training will have elements in this class. The class is designed to cover the IMDG elements in the one day class with references to the exceptions covered by 49 CFR for the one day class but has additional training in the packaging areas as well as 49 CFR usages in the 16 hour course as noted in the outline. The 8 hour class may be deemed sufficient for the initial and recurrent requirements under IMDG and 49 CFR regulations. 16 Hour course is for comprehensive certification. Day 1 (8 hour course) 0800-0900-IMDG Security Awareness, IMDG Security practices inclusive of common checklists, Usage and Construction of the IMDG Code 0900-1000-Construction and Identification of the Nine Classes of Dangerous Goods, IMDG Training Requirements, Marine Pollutants, Packing Groups 1000-1100- Dangerous Good List and Usage, Limited Quantities , Excepted Quantities, Special Provisions, IMDG Index 1100-1200-Packing and Tank Provisions, UN Marking Guide, Packing Groups in Packaging, Day Review 1200-1300 -Lunch 1300-1430-Consignment/Documentation, Marking and Labeling of Packages, Marking and Labeling of Cargo Transport Units, Documentation Specifications and Requirements, Container Packing Certificates, Placarding and Marking of Cargo Transport Units, EMS Guide and Emergency Documentation requiremensts 1430-1530-Transport Provisions, Stowage for containers and packages, Segregation for containers and packages, Handling for containers and packages, Exceptions for transport in US for 49 CFR 1530-1600-Day in review 1600-1700-Comprehensive Exam , Exam Review Day 2 (16 hours Course) 0800-0900-49 CFR Security Requirements, Usage of 49 CFR 0900-1000-Review of Nine Classes of Dangerous Goods, 49 CFR Training Requirements, Marine Pollutants, Packing Groups 1000-1100-49 CFR Hazmat Table and Usage, Limited Quantities, Excepted Quantities ORM-D, Packing Groups, List of Marine Pollutants and RQ 1100-1200-Packing and Tank Requirements under 49 CFR, UN Marking, Packing Groups, Day in Review 1200-1300-Lunch 1300-1430-Consignment and Documentation under 49 CFR, Marking and Labeling of Packages, Marking and Labeling of CTU including Placards, Documentation Preparation and Requirements (Exceptions from IMDG), Container Packing Certificates, Emergency Information Requirements 1430-1530-Transport Requirements under 49 CFR, Stowage over containers and packages, Segregation for containers and packages, Handling for Containers and Packaging, Requirements for Transport in the United States above IMDG 1530-1600-Day in Review 1600-1700-Comprehensive Exam, Exam Review Seminar Leader, Robert Callahan, AMPE- Professional Certification Under 49 CFR


September 11-15 MPE/Inland Little Rock, AR

Little Rock Port Authority

October 11-12 Continuing Education Portland, Maine

Hosted by HDR Engineering November 13-17 MPE Tampa, Florida

Hosted by Port Tampa Bay

Applications and information are available from

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) $ 950 USD

Accredited Marine Port Executive 16 credit hours plus MPE/IMPE

5 Year Term AMPE Credential

Why IAMPE Seminars are in demand by port professionals:

Lowest cost, highest quality program.

  1. Ongoing free support to seminar participants after the program

  2. Recognized industry wide professional certification.

  3. Endorsed by the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School at Maine Maritime Academy for academic credit.

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

  5. Continuing education credits for other professional certifications.

  6. Free membership to seminar participants in the IAMPE (first year)

  7. Standards set by the 24 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 1,118 port executives, military officers, graduate students, and terminal managers certified from the Western Hemisphere, Europe and Asia.

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

  11. Updated continually to include the latest trends and information about the industry

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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