Charleston, SC – The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently announced that Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina State Ports Authority, has been selected to serve on the organization?s U.S. Legislative Policy Council and its ten-member Executive Committee.
AAPA was founded in 1912 and today represents more than 150 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, AAPA represents over 300 sustaining and associate members, firms and individuals with an interest in the seaports of the Western Hemisphere.
Groseclose is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ports and Harbours and represents U.S. deep-draft ports on the USDOT’s Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council. He has also served on the Committee on Ports & Channels for the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board and is a past president of the South Atlantic & Caribbean Ports Association.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority operates public seaport terminals in Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal, which handled international waterborne cargo valued at $33 billion in 2000. Charleston is the nation’s fourth busiest container port and ranks sixth in dollar value of goods shipped.