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May 1, 2018

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

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives


IAMPE conducted its first class certification under 49 CFR/IMDG requirements working in conjunction with Port Tampa Bay Manager of Training, Dennis Martin. The class consisted of port employees, port terminal operators, and private marine companies associated with the port. The class was led by IAMPE faculty member Bob Callahan and co-facilitators from Port Tampa Bay Wes Morse, Jorge Torres, and Shawn Brown

Recently an MOU was signed between Port Tampa Bay and IAMPE naming the Port of Tampa as a regional training center. This trading includes but is not limited to port and terminal operator (MTO), port and terminal management and executive management (MPM, MPE), Continuing Education for the Accredited Marine Port Management Professional Certification as well as Hazmat training and certification.

IAMPE also provides training at locations for company or public port professionals, as well as new employees and experienced manager. Port Tampa Bay is the Port Management Training Center for Florida.

Pictured: Stephanie Ringuet, Joe Slattery and Michael Scott- Port Tampa Bay; Kristin Brienza-Euclid Chemical; David Moravchik-Port Manatee; Kyle Swavely and Ken Brannen-PAG; Kattrell Bell and Bob Miller-Orion Marine, Mike Firsch and John Cummings-Martinez; and Bob Callahan-IAMPE Faculty; Jorge Torres and Wes Morse-Facilitators.

PORT JOBS If you have a position to post or are looking, let us know. Service is free to all members and resumes are kept confidential.

LOOKING-Contact for further information/data.

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.

L1003-Port Management Professional, experienced in port development and management. Location: US Gulf Coast. MPE Certified.


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.

MPE New York and Connecticut

The MPM-MPE program this May will be held at the New York Shipping Association Training Center located at 1210 Corbin St., Elizabeth, NJ 07114 May 14-18. Deadline for NY/NJ Registration is Wednesday May 9th. For hotel and seminar schedule information contact

Questions about content or the Education Program and Standards?

Call Capt. Jeff Monroe, (207)741-7000 or email at

CAN’T DO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM IN ONE SHOT? You can take the management program in two phases, MPM/IMPM first two days, MPE/IMPE second two days.

Certifications come with each section, Academic Credits are awarded after completing the Executive Management Program. We recommend doing the 36 hour program before taking Continuing Education because that 16 hour program builds on the content of the Executive Management Program


May 14 - 18: Port Newark/Elizabeth (MPE) Host PANYNJ

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

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

Sept 10 - 14: New London, 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-IRPT

Hosts: 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

To register for seminars, or additional information contact:

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

“For A World Connected By Water”

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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