The Greater Houston Port Bureau and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) have concluded an agreement for the IAMPE to provide industry management and executive educational programs to Port Bureau members.
The Memorandum of Understanding provides Port Bureau members with the ability to take accredited management training through the IAMPE for professional certification. In addition, the IAMPE will recognize and provide credited certification for specific programs offered by the Port Bureau to its members.
“We are glad that the Port Bureau has agreed to work with us to provide its members with quality programs in port and terminal management,” said Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, Chair of the Committee on Standards and Education for the IAMPE. “We believe that our programs will provide an additional level of professional development for the outstanding folks in and around the Port of Houston that work together to manage and operate this very dynamic port.”
Capt. Bill Diehl, President of the Port Bureau, said, “Our partnership with IAMPE will provide access to professional training and continuing education credits that are valuable to all of our Port Bureau members, from those that operate on our waterways to those that provide financing for the growth along the Houston Ship Channel.”
The first program in the Houston Ship Channel region will be offered in Spring 2017.