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March 19, 2018

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

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives


The recently released Pacific Merchant Shipping Association West Coast Trade Report is showing that the US Coasts on the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast are showing increases in cargo mostly due to the expansion of the Panama Canal. The report noted that in 2017, US East Coast ports experienced an 8.6% increase in containerized shipments from East Asia over 2016. Jacksonville, Charleston and Norfolk had the largest gains in either imports or exports of the ten largest container ports on the East Coast. In comparison, the five major West Coast ports saw a decrease of 1% over 2018. West Coast imports of 54.2 million metric tons are approximately double the 21.7 million metric tons handled at East Coast ports but the increase of 2.5 million metric tons exceeded the 1.5 million metric tons of imports handled by West Coast ports in 2017 over 2016.


The Maine Maritime Academy LOEB-SULLIVAN SCHOOL (LSS) Master of Science degree programs prepare students for the challenges of managing logistics operations for global supply chains in a variety of industries. Student’s gain the ability to study, analyze, and evaluate the flow of goods, customer service, finance, and information from the suppliers to the ultimate consumer. All courses are taught by industry experienced faculty.

Master of Science Programs On Campus- Global Logistics & Maritime Management: 10 months Online - International Logistics Management: as soon as 19 months On Campus & Online - Maritime Management (“Master’s & Commander”): 2 years

After completing your degree you will:  Understand the global logistics environment  Be introduced to the latest supply chain technologies and concepts  Develop analytical reasoning skills to enable informed decision making  Gain familiarity with international trade  Explore leadership and management styles in a socially responsible manner  Develop professional communication skills, both oral and written

We prepare our students for a career as managers or directors in: logistics, supply chain management, production & operations, transportation, procurement, project management, inventory management, and imports and exports. All graduates receive a professional certification through the IAMPE. All International Association of Maritime and Port Executives MPE and IMPE alumni receive 4 graduate program credits in the L-S graduate program.

The Loeb-Sullivan School is constantly evolving. Our newly constructed Logistics Lab is available to our on campus students. The lab, which is one of only a few of its kind in the Northeast, allows students to simulate supply chain and manufacturing environments. The vision of the Logistics Lab is to have an integrated curriculum across all business classes.

Contact: Debra Kingston, 207.326.2212,


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L1001-Experienced maritime professional, vessel manager, licensed Master Mariner, insurance and risk assessment experience. Located in New England. U.S. citizen.

L1002-Port planner, experienced in government processes, Maritime Port Executive. Located in Southeast. U.S. citizen. Location flexibility.


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. Continuing Education credits will be offered to IMPE Alumni toward the Accredited Marine Port Executive Certification. The conference will also host a Commissioner’s Seminar. Access the online registration here:, or download a .pdf registration form here.

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


The Continuing Education program for 2018 which will be held in Portland (OR), Port Tampa Bay and the Port of South Louisiana (see schedule below), will feature a tariff a practical workshop including tariff development and revision requirements, rates and charges, fee development, terminal issued rules and regulations, foreign trade zones, an industry update and pending new federal regulations and judicial impacts. The 2 day program offers 16 continuing education credits for the Accredited Marine Port Executive (AMPE) certification. Cost for the 2 days is $975.00 USD.


The MPE Seminar in Houston will be held at the offices of our education partner the Greater Houston Port Bureau, 111 East Loop North, Houston, TX 77029 (inside the Port of Houston Authority Executive Building). The program is co-sponsored by the Port Bureau and HDR. Greater Port Bureau members receive a member discount on the seminar fee. A port tour is being planned. Contact for more information or to register. Registration ends April 4th. Size limit is 15 participants.


The MPM-MPE program will be held at the New York Shipping Association Training Center located at 1210 Corbin St., Elizabeth, NJ 07114 May 14-18. We welcome the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as our newest Educational Partner. For hotel and seminar schedule information and content contact


April 9 - 13: Houston, TX (MPE) Host Houston Port Bureau/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 (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

MTO - 16 Hour Marine Terminal Operator - Custom Sponsored and Scheduled

IAMPE may cancel or reschedule seminars if registrations are below minimum levels

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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