January 8, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives

 

January 8, 2018

 

Dear Colleague,

 

I hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday season.  As you know, I enjoyed the privilege of having many of you join me in professional education programs over the last several decades.  Port executives, terminal operators and management, military and veterans, merchant mariners, planners, government officials and a host of other industry professionals have spent time with me in various seminars which I trust have always been of value.  I have had the good pleasure of being a ship driver, port executive, terminal operator, consultant and public official.  This unique experience has allowed me to provide comprehensive professional development programs for the outstanding organization I am pleased to be part of.

 

As we come into 2018, the IAMPE has strived to continue to enhance its professional offerings to the industry.  Over 1,000 managers and executives have been certified through the Association.  We enjoy wonderful relationships with the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics who provides academic credits for our executive level program.  Our partnerships include the Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals Association, Houston Port Bureau, Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, the North Atlantic Ports Association, the Maritime Exchange of the Delaware River and Bay as well as our various sponsors; HDR, Port of Anchorage, Georgia Ports Authority, Maine Port Authority and the 2017 sponsor Ports of Tampa, Pittsburgh, Little Rock and St. Louis.  In 2018 these will be joined by the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey and Connecticut as well as the Ports of Tulsa, Milwaukee and Vicksburg.  Our premier programs remain the Maritime Port Manager and Maritime Port Executive Programs for both our seaport and inland port professionals.  To that we have added in 2018 a Marine Terminal Certification for new employees and a Hazmat Awareness (IMDG) program.  All of these courses have been reviewed and approved for certification by our industry Board of Advisors.  

 

We would like you to consider if anyone in your organization might benefit from our professional programs.  All programs provide recognized professional certification, management and executive programs come with graduate program academic credits and we provide opportunities for continuing education and advanced accreditation.  IAMPE programs are among the lowest cost offered and are always time sensitive.  All participants receive a free membership to the Association with all privileges and ongoing support at no additional cost.  

 

We hope you will consider the IAMPE’s professional development programs in your planning for 2018. We are a membership driven Association, created by industry professionals to serve the needs of this and future generations of port and terminal professionals.  A copy of our schedule is included for reference.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Our best wishes for 2018,

Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe

Director of Education and Training

EDUCATION PROGRAM CATALOG AND SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS


The IAMPE program has been used to train over 2,000 professionals through its 20+ year evolution.   Begun as a program for undergraduates and Navy/USCG training, the program has been designed to certify industry port, maritime and logistics professionals as well as military personnel.  The IAMPE is a member driven association, with oversight by some of the industry’s most highly recognized port, maritime and educational professionals throughout North America.


The various backgrounds and experience levels of attendees provides additional value to the program. IAMPE seminars are designed to maximize participation as attendees will draw knowledge not only from the seminar material, but also from other attendees in the program. The program is designed to attract professionals with specialty knowledge in specific areas of port management, including operations, finance, security, etc., in both public and private ports.  The knowledge gained from others in the seminars serves to reinforce and add to the course material.  In addition, it is an excellent program for professionals with business experience coming in from other fields that need a solid orientation to the port and transportation system.


Students who complete the program(s) earn professional certifications including the Marine Terminal Operator (MTO-Hazcom), Maritime Port Manager (MPM), Maritime Port Executive (MPE) or Inland Port Manager/Executive certifications (IMPM-IMPE). These certifications have been reviewed and approved by the Association’s Education and Standards Committee and Board.


Graduates also receive a complimentary 1-year membership to the association. This membership grants access to the IAMPE’s electronic library, the IAMPE’s network of port professionals, and ongoing support from the association’s faculty regarding any of the topics covered during the course.
Those receiving the MPE/IMPE certification will also receive four (4) graduate-level credits at the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy. 


The Marine Terminal Operator™, Maritime Port Management ™, Maritime Port Executive ™, Inland Port Manager/Executive ™, Accredited Marine Port Executive ™ programs and all associated training, education and research materials are trademarked and are copyrighted  by the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives for specific use in the professional development of individual maritime and seaport managers and executives. The IAMPE reserves the right to license this and other associated programs to public and private organizations, educational institutions and associations by agreement.

 

MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR                                                                                       $500 USD
The Marine Terminal Operator (MTO) certification is perfect for those new to the maritime and port industry. This two-day/16-hour program is targeted at port and terminal employees with less than one-two years of experience in the industry and whose work is related to port facilities. As the current generation of professionals grows older and approaches retirement, the new generation of port and terminal professionals must be equipped to deal with the complex responsibilities of managing and operating ports and terminals.


This program reinforces the basics of port and terminal operations and management, and explores each of the departments that comprise a terminal. The initial segments of the course are focused on big-picture logistic topics that are relevant to on the ground activities. During these segments, attendees will explore the fundamental concepts behind the global transportation industry, review the advantages and disadvantages of major modes of transportation, receive an update on the current state of the industry, become familiar with the common terms and vocabulary of the industry, review the basic organizational and management structure of ports, learn about terminal equipment and operations associated with all types of marine terminal, cover the fundamentals of terminal operations and understand terminal and operational safety and regulatory requirements including security.


After the big-picture basics are covered, attendees will get an in-depth view of all the components that make up a terminal. This includes regulatory and compliance requirements, terminal administration, safety and security at the port, and concepts behind operations including terminal equipment.  Case studies will be presented, and framed in the context of the material explored during the course.  Individual ports and terminals may add an additional time period to cover specific agency or company policies. Participants also review HAZCOM requirements.


All participants in the program will receive a certification as Maritime Terminal Operator (MTO) and a HAZCOM certificate as well as a complimentary 1-year membership to the association. This membership grants access to the IAMPE’s electronic library, the IAMPE’s network of port professionals, and ongoing support from the association’s faculty regarding any of the topics covered during the course.


MARITIME PORT MANAGER and MARITIME PORT EXECUTIVE


In the typical day-to-day of port management, port employees can lose sight of the big picture of port management and operations.  The Maritime Port Manager (MPM) and Maritime Port Executive (MPE) programs expand that view.  The MPM and MPE programs are offered back-to-back as a combined week-long seminar that covers all aspects of port management in-depth at an intense pace in a concise period of time. This program is structured to provide port professionals with the knowledge they need to develop their port, and a network of contacts to develop their careers. They may be taken separately or together.


MARITIME PORT MANAGER (MPM)                                                                              $1,000 USD


The Maritime Port Manager program is designed as an intensive two-day foundational seminar that covers all aspects of the port industry. The seminar is focused on how port facilities operate as integral intermodal connections in the worldwide transportation industry. It provides employees new to the industry with a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of port management, and provides industry vets with a refresher of the global transportation system. 


Topics covered in the MPM program include an overview of the transportation industry, current global industry trends, port governance, port finance, port operations, safety and security, and more. The program also includes a management case study that applies port fundamentals to a real-world situation. The MPM program is a pre-requisite for the Maritime Port Executive program.  Participants receive a professional certification as a Maritime Port Manager (MPM) and 16 CEU credits. 


MARITIME PORT EXECUTIVE (MPE)                                                                            $1,000 USD


The Maritime Port Executive program is designed to build on the foundations established in the MPM program. The MPE session is an additional two and a half day seminar (MPM+MPE total 36 hours) that covers the specifics of how ports and marine terminals fit into communities; waterway, road and rail access; property and risk management; logistics from the shippers perspective including care, control and custody of cargo and the pricing of transportation services; tariffs and operational documents; business development; public and media relations; and strategic/master/logistics and cargo planning. The program incorporates three case studies and is capped off by a half-day port planning exercise that incorporates all the content discussed in the MPM/MPE program. The final half-day may also include a tour of a nearby marine facility to reinforce the program’s material.  Participants receive a professional certification as a Maritime Port Executive (MPE), 4 Academic Credits, and 36 hours of CEU credits.


INLAND MARINE PORT MANAGER and INLAND MARINE PORT EXECUTIVE   $1,000/$1,000 USD


The Inland Marine Port Manager and Executive (IMPM-IMPE) seminar is the premier professional development program for brown water port executives.  The IMPM-IMPE program is the first of its kind program specifically designed around the needs and demands of inland river ports. The IMPE is based on the Maritime Port Management and Executive program and carries equivalent credentials. The IMPE program has been developed in conjunction with the Inland Rivers, Ports, and Terminals (IRPT) Association and their Education Committee.  The programs may be taken separately or together. 
Topics covered in the program include an overview of the brown-water transportation industry, current industry trends, port governance, port finance, port operations, safety and security, and more – all how they specifically relate to the needs of brown-water ports. 


The various backgrounds and experience levels of attendees provides additional value to the program. IMPE seminars are designed to maximize class participation; attendees will draw knowledge not only from the course material, but also from other attendees in the program. The program is designed to attract professionals with specialty knowledge in specific areas of port management, including operations, finance, security, etc., in both public and private ports.


Students who complete the program(s) earn the Inland Marine Port Manager (IMPM) or Inland Marine Port Executive (IMPE) certification. These certifications have been reviewed and approved by the Association’s advisory board – a group of 20-plus high-level port professionals across North America. 
Graduates also receive a complimentary 1-year membership to the association. This membership grants access to the IAMPE’s electronic library, the IAMPE’s network of port professionals, and ongoing support from the association’s faculty regarding any of the topics covered during the course.
Those receiving the IMPE certification will also receive four (4) graduate-level credits at the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy. 
 

ACCREDITED MARINE PORT EXECUTIVE (AMPE)


The Accredited Marine Port Executive (AMPE) certification is the highest level of professional certification offered.  This advanced certification is designed to be the gold standard for professional education and certification in the international maritime and port industry and mirrors professional certifications issued in various other industrial disciplines. 


Each person receiving this certification must have management education. Certification as MPE/IMPE, Professional Port Manager (PPM) as offered by the American Association of Port Authorities or other equivalent industry certification.  Candidates are recommended, must be of good character and have adequate experience in the industry.  For those with management certification including the MPE certification, an additional 16 hours of continuing education credits are required and when awarded, the individual must complete 32 hours of continuing education credits in a five year period through the IAMPE, other partner association or in an equivalent program.  Accreditations are granted by the Board of the IAMPE.


IMDG AND 49 CFR AWARENESS TRAINING-BASIC AND ADVANCED (8 hours/8 hours)                                                                                                                                         $300/$500 (16 Hr)


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 are included in the class.  The class is designed to cover the IMDG elements in the one day class with references to the exceptions covered by 49 CFR in the one day class. Additional training in the packaging areas as well as 49 CFR usages in the 16 hour course.  The 8 hour class may be deemed sufficient for the initial and recurrent requirements under IMDG and 49 CFR regulations. The second day covers other material related to the regulations.


CONTINUING EDUCATION                                                                                                  $795 USD


The IAMPE offers two-day continuing education programs multiple times a year at locations across North America. These two-day programs feature multiple speakers and cover a variety of topics related to port management and global logistics. Please contact info@iampe.org for more information regarding the specific topics to be covered at any upcoming course. 


The two-day continuing education programs provide sixteen continuing education credits necessary to advance from an MPE to an AMPE designation as well as credit for maintaining a number of other professional certifications. Credits may also be earned through the graduate online program managed by the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics and Maine Maritime Academy. Other sources of continuing education credits are accepted from IAMPE educational partners or from other institutions which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 
 

2018 IAMPE SCHEDULE

 

February 8 - 9:                   Savannah, GA (MPM)                           Host GPA
April 9 - 13:                        Houston, TX (MPE)                               Host HDR
May 14 - 18:                      New York-New Jersey (MPE)                 Host PANYNJ

June 6 - 7:                         Portland, OR (Continuing Education)     Host HDR

June 18 - 22:                     Milwaukee, WI (IMPE)                           Host MPA-IRPT

Sept 10 - 14:                     Connecticut (MPE)                                 Host CTPA

Sept 24 - 28:                     Tulsa, OK (IMPE)                                   Host Port Tulsa

Oct 15 - 16:                      Tampa (Continuing Education)               Host Port Tampa Bay

Oct 17 - 18:                      Louisiana (Continuing Education)           Host POSLA

Nov 5 - 9:                         Vicksburg (IMPE)                                    Host Vicksburg, MS

 

Hosts: GPA-Georgia Ports Authority, HDR-HDR Engineering, PANYNJ-Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, MPA-Milwaukee Port Authority, IRPT-Inland Ports and Terminals Association, Port Tulsa-Tulsa Port Authority, CTPA-Connecticut Port Authority, PortTampaBay-Tampa Florida Port Authority, POSLA-Port of South Louisiana, Port Vicksburg-Vicksburg Mississippi Port Authority.
 
MPM-16 Hour Marine Port Manager Program
MPE-36 Hour Marine Port Executive Program
IMPE-36 Hour Inland Marine Port Executive Program
Continuing Education-16 Hour Program -Accredited Marine Port Executive Certification

 

For additional information: Capt. Michelle Ross info@iampe.org

To register for classes, contact John Gleason at registration@iampe.org

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives
P.O. Box 2729, South Portland, Maine 04116 USA

 

David Arnold, Executive Director                                                                                        david.arnold@iampe.org 
Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, AMPE- Director of Education/ Standards                             jeffrey.monroe@iampe.org
Capt. Michelle Ross, MM, AMPE-Education Program Business Development                                info@iampe.org
John Gleason, MPE-Registrar                                                                                              registration@iampe.org 
Elaine Collupy, MTO-Seminar Administrator                                                                                elaine@iampe.org 
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