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The Alliance of Ports of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin American and the United States
AAPA protects and advances the common interests of its diverse members as they connect their communities with the global transportation system.
The Association attains its mission through four goals:
•Representation and Advocacy: Advocate governmental policies that strengthen and expand opportunities for member ports.
•Professional Development and Education: Advance professionalism in all facets of port management and operations.
•Relationship-Building: Promote information-sharing and relationship-building opportunities for all members.
•Public Awareness: Achieve greater understanding of the essential role and economic value of ports.
For centuries, seaports have served as a vital economic lifeline by bringing goods and services to people around the world.
|Founded||AAPA's beginnings can be traced to the fall of 1912 when an invitation was extended to public port officials throughout the country to attend a conference of U.S. port authorities in New York the following December|