NAWE Establishes Education Partnership with the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (PDF Version)
Port and maritime employees to gain wider access to professional development opportunities
WASHINGTON, DC (March 15, 2023) – The National Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE) today announced its agreement with the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) to expand professional development opportunities for NAWE members. Maritime employers will gain access to the IAMPE’s professional development resources including certifications, courses and seminars.
Under the agreement, NAWE members and their employees will be able to participate in the IAMPE’s certification programs for operations personnel such as Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs), Maritime Port Managers (MPM) and Maritime Port Executives (MPE). Members will also gain access to the IAMPE’s academic courses and commissioner seminars. To generate wider awareness of professional development opportunities for NAWE and the IAMPE members, both organizations will acknowledge, endorse and promote each association’s programs.
“Our partnership with the IAMPE is a testament to our commitment to supporting martime leaders and their employees,” said Robert Murray, president of NAWE. “As members scale their operations to respond to supply chain demand, this is the right time to offer more opportunities for waterfront professionals to advance their professional goals and deepen their expertise.”
In addition to its professional certifications and programs, the IAMPE offers graduate program credits through participating academic partners. Participants earn certifications after successfully completing prescribed courses approved by the IAMPE Board of Advisors. NAWE members will also gain access to the IAMPE’s research and electronic library.
“Through this agreement with NAWE, the IAMPE is helping create unified professional training and education standards across the maritime and port industries,” said David Arnold, executive director at the IAMPE. “We look forward to helping prepare industry professionals to fill the needs of tomorrow by increasing the number of trained and professionally certified personnel in our industry.”
The agreement also includes a provision for the IAMPE to invite a member of NAWE’s staff to join the IAMPE’s Board of Advisors. For more information, visit www.aimpe.org.
The National Association of Waterfront Employers is a Washington based trade association whose member companies are privately owned stevedores, marine terminal operators, and other waterfront related employers. Member companies do business at major U.S Ports on the Atlantic and Pacific coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These firms are committed to keeping America’s international trade and commerce flowing to better serve our economy. Learn more on our website: https://nawe.us/
About International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMP)
The IAMPE is a non-profit industry association dedicated to the training and certification, as well as professional development of port, terminal and maritime professionals. IAMPE professional industry certifications are approved by the Standards and Education Committee and Board of Advisors of the Association of the IAMPE. The program is endorsed for graduate program academic credits by six academic institutions including Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the State University of New York Maritime College, Texas Southern University and the Australian Maritime College. The IAMPE have association partnerships with 7 industry associations and over 26 port and agency education partners. There are over 2,700 IAMPE alumni worldwide.
NAWE Media Contact
206-282-4923 ext. 233
IAMPE Media Contact
David Arnold, Executive Director