September 18, 2017

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe



The International Association or Maritime and Port Executives and the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals Association would like to officially announce and congratulate the newest Inland Port Executive graduates:


Jeff Baum, IMPE-Watco Companies Inc.
Robert Maxwell, AMPE- Rosedale-Bolivar Port, MS
Mark Gyenes, IMPE-Watco Companies Inc., PA
Randy Richardson, IMPE-Port of Memphis, TN
Bryan Day, IMPE-Little Rock Port Authority, AR
Crystal Hutchinson, IMPE- Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal 
Timmie Lynn Hunter, IMPE-New Madrid County Port Authority, MO
Lucy Fletcher,IMPE- AGRIServices of Brunswick, MO
Doug Bonderer, IMPE-AGRIServices of Brunswick, MO
Lucas Taylor, IMPE-Oakley Port 33, OK
John Ferguson, IMPE-Pemiscot County Port Authority, MO
Aida Perez, IMPE-Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association

In keeping with the standards set forth by the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives and having met the requirements of the Inland Port and Waterways Management Program, we officially congratulate the above recipients for their hard work, dedication and stewardship to the inland marine industry.


A tremendous thank you to our very generous sponsor Little Rock Port Authority and its Director-Bryan Day, IMPE, for their hospitality this past week!


We also thank the Liebherr Construction Equipment for their informative presentation and hosting the reception Wednesday evening. 


“Thank you to International Association of Maritime and Port Executives for hearing the call and answering the needs for education of the inland maritime industry,” said Aimee Andres, IRPT Executive Director. 


To register for the Spring class (location to be announced), please email


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                 Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM- IAMPE
1000                   Break
1030                   Working with State DOT’s                        Jon Nass-Dep. Comm, MDOT
1200                   Lunch
1330                   Regulatory Changes and Legal Issues         Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1500                   Break
1530                   FTZ Requirements and Opportunities           Wayne Coleman, President C3 Assoc.
Thursday October 12th 
0830                   Tariffs-Structure and Content, Legal Frameworks               Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 
1000                   Break
1030                   Terminal Rules-Regulations, Frameworks and Utilization     Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE         
1200                   Lunch
1330                   Port and Terminal Fees and Pricing                               Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1500                   Break
1530                   Federal Funding Programs - Changes & Opportunities    Marissa Birtz, HDR
1700                   Closing Remarks, Continuing Education Certificates       Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE



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

Conference Cost is $975 USD for both days.  Contact for registration form.



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



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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