|The Pacific Current ||March 5, 2013|
Find details below about the Federal Maritime Commissioner and other newly-confirmed expert speakers for our "Building Sustainable Ports" Seminar in Seattle on April 17. Early registration is open!
You can also get an early glimpse of plans for the 100th Annual Conference in California in August.
Learn what's new with other APP members, meet our newest member, and check out an amazing photo from the 1949 APP Conference!
FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONER & OTHER EXPERTS HEADLINE SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR
You are invited to participate in APP's Spring Fly-in Fly-out Seminar:
"Building Sustainable Ports" Seminar
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Sea-Tac Int'l Airport in Seattle, Washington, USA
Click here to Register for the Spring Seminar!
(Take advantage of early registration prices, saving you $50!)
How can your
port become more economically and environmentally
sustainable? Discover ways to achieve the environmental progress
that your constituents want while achieving the economic progress that
your port requires. Hear firsthand perspectives
from key port leaders and industry experts, learn what's new in
sustainability at other ports, and network with colleagues -- all in
beautiful Seattle, Washington!
seminar begins with a continental breakfast at 8:45 am,
the speakers begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and the program concludes
at 3:00 p.m. -- right in the Sea-Tac Airport Conference Center -- so you can easily fly in and out of Seattle that same day. You may also participate in an optional free tour
of state-of-the-art sustainability in action at the Sea-Tac
Airport immediately following the seminar and concluding by 4:30 p.m.
Three examples of our outstanding confirmed Seminar speakers:
Mario Cordero, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission
Commissioner Mario Cordero was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2011. Prior
to his FMC appointment, he was an attorney in private practice and
served eight years on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners
where he spearheaded the Port's pioneering Green Port
Policy. Mario served as APP Board President in
2010-11. He also served as a professor of political science
at Long Beach City College, sat on the Long Beach Community Development
Commission, and served as Vice Chair of the Long Beach Ethics Review
Task Force. Mario received his BS in Political
Science from California State University, Long Beach, and his JD from
the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Kristin Decas, Executive Director, Port of Hueneme, California USA
Kristin Decas has
served as Executive Director of Port of Hueneme since 2012. Previously
she served for five years as chief executive officer and director for
the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission south of Boston.
She also spent six years working for the governor of Massachusetts'
Seaport Council, an organization investing in port
development. Kristin studied economics at the
University of Vermont and environmental policy and law at the
University of Denver. The Port of Hueneme recently
received a Sustainability Award from the California Senate
for its sustainable modernization, including the shoreside
power project that will allow vessels to plug in while docked at the
port and shut down their diesel engines, keeping nitrogen oxide and
particulate matters out of the air.
Chris Aldridge, Geospatial Manager, David Evans & Associates
is the Geospatial Manager at David Evans & Associates, Inc.
He has been practicing aerial photogrammetry for over 27 years
and has performed virtually every technical task from project planning
through final map generation. He is experienced in LiDAR, flight
and control planning, image processing, aerial triangulation, stereo
compilation, orthophoto generation, and project and program
management. Chris has managed
projects for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest
Service, Oregon DOT, Washington DOT, the Port of Portland, and numerous
public agencies and private companies. Chris earned a
BA from Kent State University, is a Certified Photogrammetrist (ASPRS),
an Oregon Registered Professional Photogrammetrist, and a Surveyor
Photogrammetrist in Virginia.
DON'T MISS APP's 100TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Planning is going strong for APP's exciting 100th Annual Conference at the magnificent Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay, hosted by the Port of Redwood City, California USA.
You and your companion will tour four very different ports in action, learn from expert speakers about timely port issues and trends, watch part of the America's Cup yacht races from the Port of San Francisco's new cruise ship terminal, dine at APP President Dick Dodge's beautiful hillside home, participate in a Dinner Gala celebrating APP's first century of partnership and service, and more!
Companions will also be treated to two special companion-only tours, including:
Filoli Mansion & Gardens: Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers Bourn, residents of San Francisco whose fortune came from gold and water, built Filoli as their country estate between 1915-1917. Filoli Mansion
is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the
early 20th century. This remarkable 654-acre property, including
the 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and spectacular 16-acre
English Renaissance garden have served as the set for many Hollywood
films. Most famously, it is the mansion seen from the air in the
long-running television series Dynasty!
Please save the date:
August 4-7, 2013: APP 100th Annual Conference
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay
Hosted by Port of Redwood City, California USA
NEW MEMBER: BRIGHTWORKS
We welcome Brightworks as our newest associate member!
organizations of all types capture and create lasting value by aligning
their efforts with basic principles of ecological, social, and economic
sustainability through built environment, enterprise, and educational
Brightworks and the Harris Group will
be presenting at APP's "Building Sustainable Ports" Seminar in Seattle
next month, offering participants a new perspective on the
industry's impacts on regional ecosystems and global sustainability and
opportunities to capture value -- around cost savings, risk
management, regulatory compliance, and public relations.
For more information about Brightworks, click here to visit their website or contact CEO Scott Lewis or Sustainability Advisor Chris Forney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to APP, Brightworks!
STEINKE LEADING M&N'S MARINE PRACTICE
|Richard Steinke, former Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, joined Moffatt & Nichol
as Marine Terminals Practice Leader. In this role since May 2012,
his background and experience further strengthen the firm's presence
and reputation as the global leader in planning and design of marine
years at the Port, Dick retired in 2011. On his watch, the
Port secured its competitive position among the world's premier ports,
emerged as a leader in post-9/11 port security, and pioneered the 2005
Green Port Policy.
"Dick brings an
incredible breadth of industry experience and knowledge along with
development, management, and implementation of strategic initiatives
that affect the operation of marine facilities. We are excited this
expertise is available to support Moffatt & Nichol's strategic
growth, and provide value to our clients," said Moffatt & Nichol
President Eric Nichol.
XANATOS MARINE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL OFFER
is pleased to announce TITAN Viewer for ports and terminals for FREE*
to APP members. This real-time, web-based Vessel Tracking Systems
(VTS) delivers situational awareness to optimize port efficiency and
productivity, thereby increasing your competitive advantage.
TITAN Viewer's user-friendly system provides ports with real-time
AIS vessel positioning, history replay, reporting features such as
berthing/anchorage billing reports and arrival/departure reports,
alarms for over speed, out of bounds and shipping lanes as well as
optional text/email alerts. TITAN Viewer for Ports also comes
with a unique revenue-generating opportunity.
Please contact Dave at email@example.com for further information.
*some conditions apply
FCS GROUP HITS 25 YEARS, PROMOTES TWO
a Northwest economic and management consulting firm specializing in
port market and financial analyses, is celebrating its 25th year of
business. In line with its growth and success, FCS Group recently
promoted two of its consultants, Christopher Gonzalez and Sergey Tarasov, to the roles of project manager.
Chris and Sergey work with FCS Group's senior economist, Todd Chase.
Todd recently presented at the APP Winter Conference on "Fiscal
Sustainability Benchmarks for Ports" and is assisting several
Oregon and Washington ports with economic impact assessments to
guide strategic planning and leverage non-local grant
funding. For more information, contact Todd Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUAM HIRES NEW PORT GENERAL MANAGER & BREAKS GROUND FOR PORT MODERNIZATION
|The Port Authority of Guam (PAG) Board of Directors recently broke ground on their long-anticipated Port Modernization Project, ushering in capital improvement projects needed to accommodate organic growth and the military build-up. Funded
in large part by a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of
Defense and administered in tandem with the U.S. Department of
Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD), the modernization
plan for Guam's only commercial seaport will commence with the
The PAG Board also recently hired Joanne Brown as
their new General Manager. Joanne previously served as director
of Guam's Department of Public Works. She earned a Bachelor of
Science Degree from the University of Guam and a Master's Degree
in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
THANKS TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS
|A special thanks to these APP port members for recently renewing their APP membership and dues:|
and also to our renewing associate members:
- Port of Hualien, TIPC, Taiwan
- Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Taiwan
- Port of Keelung, TIPC, Taiwan
- Nanaimo Port Authority, British Columbia, Canada
- Port of Taichung, TIPC, Taiwan
We appreciate your continued membership and partnership in strengthening Pacific ports!
- HDR Engineering, Inc.
- Hatch Mott MacDonald
- Horizon Lines
- Liebherr Nenzing Crane
- TEAM Ports & Maritime
- Western Wood Preservers Institute
APP TIME CAPSULE: SEATTLE IN 1949
As we celebrate APP's 100th Anniversary year, we continue to share historic photos with you. Last month's historic photo was from San Diego in 1968. This photo goes back further in time to the APP (then known as the Pacific Coast Association of Port Authorities) 36th Annual Convention in Seattle in 1949:
What fashionable attire will you wear to this year's 100th Annual Conference?
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CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
APP Spring Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
"Building Sustainable Ports"
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Seattle, WASHINGTON USA
AUGUST 4-7, 2013
APP 100th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Redwood City
Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel
Redwood City, CALIFORNIA USA
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Portland, OREGON USA
JANUARY 16-17, 2014
APP Winter ConferenceHosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
JULY 20-23, 2014APP 101st Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of LongviewLongview, WASHINGTON USA
APP 102nd Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
JULY 2016APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, CALIFORNIA USA
APP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & STAFF
Your 2012-13 Association of Pacific Ports Officers:
- Richard "Dick" Dodge, President - Port of Redwood City, California USA
- Bob Bagaason, First Vice President - Port of Longview, Washington USA
- Tai-Hsin Lee, Second Vice President - Taiwan International Ports Corp., Taiwan
- Mary Anne Rooney - Third Vice President - Port of Hueneme, California USA
- James Matayoshi, Past President - Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority, RMI
- John Adolph - Pohnpei Port Authority, Federated States of Micronesia
- Elizabeth Blanchard - Port of Stockton, California, USA
- Thomas Fields - Port of Long Beach, California, USA
- Kuo-Ying Huang - Port of Kaohsiung TIPC, Taiwan
- Robert Larson - Port of Benton, Washington, USA
- Kim B. Puzey - Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
- Mike Giari - Port of Redwood City, California USA
Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:
Dave Hunt, Executive Director:
Lisa Pomasl, Deputy Director:
Brian Wright, Operations Manager: