|The Pacific Current ||June 6, 2013|
Become eligible to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards by registering for APP's 100th Annual Conference by Friday, June 7th!
Learn below about newly-confirmed speakers and other details about our exciting 100th Annual Conference in California in August.
on about a new APP associate member, newly elected and
appointed port commissioners, success at the Port of Longview, and
an expansion project at the Port of Kaohsiung. Also be sure to
read about Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gino Sedola & Jim
Kosterman in the "APP Time Capsule"!
100th ANNUAL CONFERENCE: WIN AMAZON GIFT CARDS BY REGISTERING THIS WEEK!
Register now for APP's historic
100th Annual Conference at the magnificent
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay, hosted by the
Port of Redwood City, California USA.
"Embarking on our Next 100 Years"
At the Annual Conference, you and your companion will enjoy the unique opportunity to tour
four very different ports in action: a land tour of the Port of Redwood
City and a special cruise tour of the Port of Oakland, Port of
Richmond, and Port of San Francisco on board the Chardonnay yacht (pictured at right).
You'll learn from expert speakers about timely port issues and trends, watch part of the America's Cup challenger yacht races, visit South Beach Yacht Club, 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!
Here are three outstanding examples of our 100th Annual Conference confirmed speakers:
Captain Gregory G. Stump, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco
Captain Stump assumed command in
San Francisco after serving as Deputy Commander of Sector Puget Sound
in Seattle. He previously served at the Pentagon in the
Office of the Secretary of Defense, as Deputy Operations Officer for
the Deployable Operations Group, as Chief of Response at Sector New
Orleans, as Chief of Leadership and Professional Development at Coast
Guard HQ, as Commander of Tactical Law Enforcement Team Gulf, as
Assistant Operations Officer at Activities New York, and at the
Aviation Training Center in Alabama. He holds a Civil
Engineering degree from Virginia Military Institute, a Master of Public
Administration from Baruch College, a Master of Business Administration
from Boston University, a Master of National Security &
Strategic Studies from Naval War College, and a Doctorate in
Organizational Leadership from San Diego University.
Susan Shey Dvonch, Principal, Shey-Harding Associates, Inc.
brings a wide range of search and succession planning experience
including customer relations, recruitment, sales, marketing and
training. She is a graduate of Boston College with a
degree in education, worked as an admissions officer at a major
Los Angeles university, and worked in corporate training and
marketing. Since 1990, Shey-Harding Associates has offered human
resources solutions to help meet the ever-changing needs of successful
organizations. They believe that recruiting and retaining
top employees is a key to the long-term success of any organization and
they offer extensive industry knowledge and work in partnership
with clients to ensure they receive ethical, discreet, and confidential
Austin Becker, Stanford University's Sustainability Science Research Lab
across the disciplines of policy, engineering, and climate-change
science. Before coming to Stanford, he worked for Rhode Island
Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Center on urban working
waterfronts and ports, marine-based recreation and tourism, and coastal
environmental issues. He analyzed maritime geo-spatial
data to create policy solutions to address conflicting
demands for limited waterfront. Austin's previous career
was captaining schooners and tall ships throughout the U.S.
Eastern Seaboard, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. He returned to
the University of Rhode Island for graduate school in 2005, earning a
Master of Marine Affairs and Master of Environmental Science and
In addition to informative presentations, our 100th Annual Conference
will feature excellent networking opportunities such as discounted golf
at Crystal Springs Golf Course in nearby Burlingame,
California. Designed by British architect, W. Herbert Fowler,
this golf course lies majestically within a 32,000 acre wildlife
refuge. Crystal Springs Golf Course offers panoramic views of the
20-mile-long Crystal Springs Reservoir, an abundance of wildlife, and a
challenging, championship caliber course. The classic 6,515 yard,
18-hole, par 72 layout meanders along the natural contours of the
valley and offers a challenge to any level golfer looking for the best
that San Francisco golf has to offer.
Companions will also be treated to two special companion-only activities: tours of the amazing Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards
and of the historic Filoli country house set in 16 acres of formal
gardens surrounded by 654 acres.
August 4-7, 2013
APP 100th Annual Conference
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay
Special thanks to our Annual Conference Sponsors so far:
NEW MEMBER: MANSON CONSTRUCTION
APP welcomes new associate member Manson Construction!
is one of America's leading heavy civil marine construction and
dredging companies. Established in 1905, Manson began as a small,
family-owned Puget Sound marine pile driving business. Today,
Manson thrives as a 100% employee-owned company with a second, third,
and even fourth generation workforce. Their fleet of heavy marine
construction and dredging equipment includes 60 specialized vessels and
over 50 barges. Their headquarters remain in Seattle, though they
have expanded to include permanent facilities in Northern and Southern
California, Louisiana, and Florida.
For question, please visit their website at www.mansonconstruction.com or contact Vice President Daniel Hussin at email@example.com or 904-285-9211.
Welcome to APP, Manson Construction Company!
VOTERS SELECT OREGON PORT COMMISSIONERS
The Port of Astoria, Oregon USA
recently welcomed three new commissioners elected on May 21st: Commissioners-elect James Campbell, Stephen Fulton, and Richard Gerttula.
defeated incumbent Larry Pfund, who has served on the commission for 12
years. Fulton and Gerttula won seats vacated by longtime
commissioners Floyd Holcom and Dan Hess. Campbell owns
Campbell Towing and Marine Construction. Fulton specializes in
land development and wetland mitigation at Warrenton Fiber Company, a
forest products processor. Gerttula is owner and principal of PR
Marine Support Services and former general manager at Foss
The three new commissioners will join current Port of Astoria Commissioners Bill Hunsinger and Jack Bland.
Commissioners Campbell, Fulton, and Gerttula! Thanks for your
service, Commissioners Hess, Holcom, and Pfund!
Upriver in Eastern Oregon, voters re-elected Commissioners Jerry Simpson and John Turner at the Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA. The two re-elected commissioners will continue serving with Commissioners Kurt Bendixsen, Tim Mabry, and Marge Roff.
Congratulations, Commissioners Simpson and Turner!
KAOHSIUNG TO EXPAND FOURTH TERMINAL
To improve the competitiveness of the Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
amid intense competition, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation
has decided to expand Terminal 4 of at the Port of Kaohsiung. The
project is expected to begin construction in 2015 and be completed in
The total project cost
is NT$14.311 billion (about $478 million US dollars), including NT$3.8
billion from the government and NT$10.511 billion from local
When the expansion is completed, the expected annual container handling volume will add an additional 611,000 TEU.
LONGVIEW CONTINUES REVENUE GROWTH
The Port of Longview, Washington USA's
report numbers show another operating revenue increase (for the
fifth consecutive year). The strong showing from 2012 has elevated Longview to Washington's third largest port by operating revenue, only behind the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle.
very proud of what we accomplished with the help of our customers,
labor force, and strategic partners in 2012," said the Port's Chief
Executive Officer Geir Kalhagen
. While much of
the boost in both revenue and tonnage can be attributed to the new
grain facility, additional growth was spurred by calcined coke, logs,
and wind energy cargo helping drive more business through the Port and
more jobs into the region.
NEW PORTLAND COMMISSIONER APPOINTED
operates both the Windy River and L&L Farms in Hermiston, Oregon
and was previously owner of American Onion Inc., a food products
wholesale company. He previously served on the Oregon Board
my business career as a farmer and rancher, I have been involved in
importing and exporting a number of agricultural products through the
port's facilities and understand what an important role the port plays
in our state and the region," Levy said. "I look forward to
representing those interests and the interests of all Oregonians on the
of Portland commissioners are unpaid volunteers appointed by the
governor of Oregon and confirmed by the state Senate. Levy
replaces Commissioner Steve Corey, who had served on the Commission since 2003 and whose current term has expired.
Congratulations, Commissioner Levy! Thanks for your faithful service, Commissioner Corey!
APP TIME CAPSULE: PRESIDENTS RONALD REAGAN, GINO SEDOLA & JIM KOSTERMN
As we celebrate APP's
100th Anniversary year, we continue to share historic items with
you. The last few historic items we shared were from 1931,
1936, 1939, 1965, 1993, 1996, 2000, and 2006.
The photo below shows outgoing PCAPA/APP President Gino Sedola from Nanaimo Port Authority, BC Canada (on left) congratuating incoming President Jim Kosterman from Port of Vancouver, Washington USA at the 1996 Annual Conference.
The letter pictured on the right is from then-California Governor Ronald Reagan,
who became U.S. President less than 10 years after this letter was
composed. This letter from 1971 thanks Executive Vice President
J.F. Parkinson after Reagan's election to honorary PCAPA/APP
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CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
AUGUST 4-7, 2013
APP 100th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Redwood City
Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel
Redwood City, CALIFORNIA USA
OCTOBER 25, 2013
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Portland, OREGON USA
JANUARY 16-17, 2014
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
JULY 20-23, 2014
APP 101st Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of LongviewLongview, WASHINGTON USA
APP 102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
APP 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: