North Atlantic Ports Association

The North Atlantic Ports Association (NAPA) seeks to promote ocean commerce in a responsible manner in order to strengthen the U.S. economy and help communities prosper.

NAPA is one of the oldest and most active port associations of its kind and has about 100 members, all connected to seaports and ocean commerce in some meaningful way including; terminal operators, port authorities, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, academia, maritime lawyers, ship agents and other groups along the Atlantic Coast from the Canadian Maritimes and the state of Virginia. Member ports are in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Norfolk and many seaports in between. NAPA is interested in expanding trade among nations and in helping local communities prosper through growth in ocean commerce. As the economy becomes ever more global, NAPA’s role in the world-wide supply chain has increased in importance. By joining together under the umbrella of NAPA, members are better able to fulfill their responsibilities of efficiency, fairness, safety, stewardship, regulatory compliance, ethics and preparedness for the future.