The American Association of Port Authorities will hold a press conference spotlighting the urgent need for greater federal funding for U.S. port security on Wednesday June 9 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Rayburn Office Building Room 2253 Independence and South Capitol Streets S.W. Participants will be the American Association of Port Authorities the American Port Security Council the Honorable Juanita Millender-McDonald the Port of Los Angeles and additional participants to be announced.
The American Association of Port Authorities was founded in 1912 and today represents 150 of the leading public port authorities in the United States Canada Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition the Association represents 300 sustaining and associate members firms and individuals with an interest in the seaports of the Western Hemisphere. AAPA port members are public entities mandated by law to serve public purposes. Port authorities facilitate waterborne commerce and contribute to local regional and national economic growth.