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June 6, 2018

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

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives


The Inland Rivers Port and Terminal Association (IRPT) and the International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) will be holding our Inland Maritime Port Executive Management Program in 2 weeks, beginning June 18th in Milwaukee, sponsored by the Port of Milwaukee. We work carefully with the IRPT to insure that this program continues to offer a high degree of excellence based on practical experience, extensive research from numerous port projects, input from our alumni and practical application of solid academic standards. In addition to IAMPE professional certification, the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School at Maine Maritime Academy provides academic credits and participants receive a free membership in the IAMPE with all membership privileges. The program has been well received by those who have enrolled and evaluations have been very positive. The IAMPE has over 2,000 alumni worldwide through various programs.

Overall, this seminar expands your view of the industry as well as your own approach to managing your own port and terminal activities. The 36 hour program can be taken in two sections if you are unable to commit to the full week; 2 days for the management section, and 2 ½ days for the executive certification. We cover the state of the industry, port and terminal management, types of facilities and operations, safety, security and regulatory requirements, the river and waterways, property management, cargo management and shipper pricing, business development, tariffs, public relations, strategic, master and cargo planning. The IRPT membership discount price is $1,800 ($900 for each portion). Location information is below.

We still have several openings for this class. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 13th. Please register at or call Capt. Ross at (207)409-9455. We hope you can join us.


The IAMPE is pleased to announce that Anthony B. Hauer has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association. Anthony currently serves as Port Director of Natchez Adams County Port Commission, which he joined in 1984. He is also a businessman and the Owner/Operator of Hauer Farm Services. He was formerly employed by Wilkinson County as Chancery Clerk from 1981-1983. His professional memberships include the Board of Directors for Mississippi Water Resources Association, where he serves as President of the Association and Chairman of the Board. He was also the President for 2016-2018 of the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals Association and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He is President of the Mississippi Port Council, a member of the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Intermodal Council and on the project selection committee for Mississippi Department of Transportation, Port Multi-Modal Capital Improvement Program. He is also the Secretary/Treasurer for the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds professional certifications as an Accredited Marine Port Executive (AMPE) and Inland Maritime Port Executive through the IAMPE. He also holds a BS in Theology from Kingdom Theological Seminary, is a graduate of Copiah Lincoln Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business, and was a pre-law major. For additional BOD members and information go to


We are sad to report that James “Jim” McCoy passed away May 28th in New York. Jim was a distinguished Professor of Marine Transportation who served at the State University of New York Maritime College for 38 years. Jim left a lasting impact on the thousands of students he taught over the years. He was considered tough, was famous for timing students in knot tying in seamanship class and insured that everyone knew the Rules of the Road by heart. He deeply cared for everyone he taught and went out of his way to insure that his students were challenged and rose to their best capabilities. On a personal note, he was a good friend and shipmate and we enjoyed many an hour together at sea, in the Fort and in the classroom with the many students whose lives we hope we positively influenced. I will miss him, his unique humor and most of all his friendship. His funeral will be Thursday June 7th in Bronxville, NY. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Sailor, rest your oar. Jeff


The Continuing Education program for 2018 will be held in 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.

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


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: 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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