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February 5, 2018

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

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives


AMMONIA SOLUTION. Ireland and the UK have established a multilateral special agreement under ADR, M310, which deals with the transport of ammonia solution (UN2672) in rigid and composite IBCs. M310 replaces M256, which expired last week. The new agreement will run until 2022.

CANADIAN HAZMAT TRANSPORT: Transport Canada has released for consultation the final draft of the revised edition of standard TP 14850 on small containers for transportation of dangerous goods of classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9. This is the final chance for interested persons to have their say before its official publication; the consultation period ends on 30 March. Details available on the TC website.


TRUCK ROLOVER REPORT: An investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into a March 2016 propane tank truck rollover and fire in Alabama has raised concern over loading procedures, tank inspection and testing, and training of cargo tank inspectors. While none of these issued contributed directly to the incident, NTSB has identified that they "pose a substantial risk to the driving public". As a result, the Board has issued a number of safety recommendations, three of which include the current provisions for the qualification and registration of inspectors.


Davis Aerospace & Maritime and PHASTAR Corporation, is extending an invitation to the annual Great Lakes Primary and Secondary Maritime Education Meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 8am. Scheduled in conjunction with the Great Lakes Waterways Conference, the meeting will be held at the Davis Aerospace & Maritime High School at 1440 Lakeside Avenue, in downtown Cleveland. For additional information contact: D. Andrew Ferguson, President, (216) 701-5582 or at


IRPT invites you to join us for the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Annual Conference at the Westin Cincinnati from April 24th thru April 26th (with golf and exhibitor move in on Monday, April 23rd), 2018. The IRPT is an IAMPE Educational partner.

The registration fee is $525. Simply access the online registration here:

This year’s conference will include: • Nearly 10 hours of conference content with professional development hours offered. Content to include: o Commodities forecast o Innovative Technology o Education Opportunities o Infrastructure Update o New Business Development o Much, much more!

With nearly 10 hours of content, the IRPT Annual Conference is the premier event each year to explore, learn and build relationships. The conference will be an investment to surely last a lifetime. Rediscover the strength of America’s Inland Rivers. For further information or to register contact: Aimee Andres, AMPE, Executive Director, Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc., One Confluence Way, East Alton, IL 62024, Phone (618) 468-3010,


February 8 - 9: Savannah, GA (MPM) Host GPA

2 OPENINGS LEFT April 9 - 13: Houston, TX (MPE) Host HDR

April 24-26: IRPT Annual Conference Cincinnati, OH Register at

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 (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

To register for classes, contact John Gleason at

To register for the classes, please email For additional information:

“For A World Connected By Water”


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