Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia (USA), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is the institution which represents the deep water public ports of the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The AAPA promotes the common interests of the port community and provides leadership in the areas of trade, transportation, environment and other issues related to port development and operations.
It is also dedicated to increase public, media and especially government entities’ awareness of the essential role played by ports in the global transportation system.
It has an extensive offering of education and training programs, conducts extensive research on the port industry, and provides contact services and information to professionals in the sector.
Consisting of approximately 500 members, the AAPA includes most of the deep water public ports in the Western Hemisphere, numerous fluvial ports, port operators and private terminals.
More information: www.aapa-ports.org
Created in July 21st, 1916 as the highest port authority in Uruguay, the Administración Nacional de Puertos (ANP) is a decentralized entity that, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, has responsibility for the administration, maintenance and development of the public ports of Montevideo, Nueva Palmira, Colonia, Juan Lacaze, Fray Bentos, Paysandú and Salto.
The Port Law #16.246 of 1992 assigned to the ANP control of realizing the national port system and promoting the decentralization of the Republic’s ports, guaranteeing the coordination of activities taking place in them and ensuring that services are offered in a system of full and open competition.
More information: www.anp.com.uy