May 13 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has elected Jim Quinn, president and ceo of Canada's Port Saint John, to serve as chairman of the international trade association's board for 2015-2016.

Quinn will be installed as AAPA chairman for a one-year term on the final day of the association's 104th annual convention, which takes place in Miami from November 2-4, 2015.

He will assume the chairmanship from Port of Hueneme ceo and port director Kristin Decas, who began her term as chairwoman in October 2014.