Ports & Terminals

NAWE, IAMPE Establish Education Partnership

The National Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE) last week announced an 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 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 IAMPE’s academic courses and commissioner seminars. To generate wider awareness of professional development opportunities for NAWE and IAMPE members, both organizations will acknowledge, endorse and promote each association’s programs.

“Our partnership with IAMPE is a testament to our commitment to supporting maritime 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, 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 IAMPE’s research and electronic library.

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“Through this agreement with NAWE, IAMPE is helping create unified professional training and education standards across the maritime and port industries,” said David Arnold, executive director at 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 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.

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives is a non-profit industry association dedicated to the training and certification, as well as professional development of port, terminal and maritime professionals.