|The Pacific Current ||July 9, 2013|
Your $100 Early Registration discount for our 100th Annual Conference on San Francisco Bay ends on Wednesday, July 10.
Click here to register now!
discounted hotel room block also ends on Wednesday, so book your
room at the Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay as soon as possible.
Learn below about newly-confirmed speakers and other details about our exciting 100th Annual Conference. Read about additional Annual Conference speakers, sponsors, and social activities.
And read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports!
REGISTRATION DISCOUNT ENDS WEDNESDAY FOR 100th ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN AUGUST
APP's 100th Annual Conference
August 4-7, 2013
Hosted by Port of Redwood City
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay
"Embarking on our Next 100 Years"
Early registration ends this Wednesday, July 10th for APP's 100th Annual Conference hosted by the Port of Redwood City at the magnificent Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay on August 4-7, 2013.
Our discounted hotel room block also expires on Wednesday, so be sure
to book your room now to guarantee your spot at this historic event!
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.
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! 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.
Here are three more outstanding examples of our 100th Annual Conference confirmed speakers:
Dr. David Green, Professor of Global Economics, Hult International School of Business
Dr. Green is an American economist who lived in Asia since the
mid-1980s. He graduated from the California Institute of
Technology and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has
served as an economist on the U.S. Federal Reserve Board in Washington,
D.C. and as a tenured professor of economics at Hosei University
in Tokyo. For most of the last two decades he worked at the
Asian Development Bank, drafting country strategies and conducting
economic research. He was instrumental in ADB's regional
cooperation efforts: initiating the Central Asian Regional Economic
Cooperation program and coordinating the Greater Mekong
Subregion initiative. He was a Research Fellow at the Asian
Institute of Management in Manila from 2009-2012, until moving to San
Francisco's Bay Area to teach Global Economics at Hult.
Chuck Caldwell, Commissioner, Port of Grays Harbor, Washington USA
a background in real estate, Commissioner Chuck Caldwell has brought
a wealth of knowledge on development and community to the
Commission since 2002. He previously served as a Planning
Commissioner for Grays Harbor County, insuring planning policies that
promoted growth while protecting the beauty and quality of life of
Grays Harbor. Founded in 1911, the Port of Grays Harbor was the
second port district formed in Washington State. Once the leading
export port for U.S.-grown timber, Grays Harbor now leads the U.S. in
exports of American grown soybean meal and is the number one seafood
landing point in Washington State. While forest products remain
an important piece of their cargo mix, the Port has substantially
diversified their cargo to include automobiles, biodiesel, and
other liquid and dry bulk products.
Peter Friedmann, Of Counsel, Lindsay Hart, Washington, D.C.
Lindsay Hart's man in Washington, D.C., Peter Friedmann represents a
variety of national and multinational companies, state and local
governments, legislative coalitions, ports, and trade
associations. He specializes in helping clients impacted by
federal regulation, legislation, and federal agency
actions. Peter served as Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator
Bob Packwood (Oregon) in 1979 and as Senior Counsel to the U.S.
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation from
1980-1986. He helped draft and enact the Ocean Shipping Act of
1984, Foreign Trade Zone amendments, international investment tax
incentives, alternative energy and conservation tax credits, maritime
infrastructure tax incentives, international treaty implementation
legislation. Peter also organized a congressional trade mission
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE RUNNING OUT!
Just four more sponsorship opportunities are left:
- Welcome Reception for Delegates and Companions on August 4th ($2,000)
- Breakfast for Delegates and Companions on August 6th ($1,000)
- Ports Tour transportation for Delegates and Companions on August 6th ($1,000)
- Special companion tour & lunch at Filoli Mansion on August 7th ($500)
valued sponsors receive logos on the conference poster & in the
conference program, recognition in all newsletters and conference
mailings, and the option to include information or promotional items in
conference bags and verbal recognition at the event being sponsored. Sponsorships
of $1,000 receive a complimentary exhibitor table, if so desired.
Sponsorships of $1,500 and higher receive a complimentary exhibitor
table and/or podium time to speak to the attendees at the event being
sponsored, if so desired.
If you'd like to set up Exhibitor space only without sponsoring an event, we're offering that too! Conference delegates may set up their own exhibitor table for just $500. Our valued exhibitors receive recognition with logos on the conference poster and an exhibitor table in the ballroom foyer.
Sponsorships and Exhibit Tables can be confirmed during online registration or by calling (503) 653-5868.
August 4-7, 2013
APP 100th Annual Conference
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay
Special thanks to our Annual Conference Sponsors so far:
|SPONSOR APP'S SPECIAL 100th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BOOK|
|As the Association of Pacific Ports celebrates our first century of strengthening Pacific ports, your organization can be a permanent part of APP's rich history and future by helping sponsor APP's special 100th Anniversary Commemorative Book. |
unique book will be handed out to all participants during our 100th
Annual Conference in August and also presented to other government,
port, and port industry leaders during this centennial year. The
photographs and history in these commemorative books will be viewed by
port and port-related leaders throughout North America, Asia, and the
The 100th Anniversary Commemorative Book sponsorship levels available are very affordable:
- Gold Sponsor: Full Page Ad, $750 (7.5"h x 7.5"w)
- Silver Sponsor: Half Page Ad, $400 (3.5"h x 7.5"w)
- Bronze Sponsor: Business Card-size Ad, $150 (2"h x3.5"w)
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR AD IN APP'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BOOK:
Artwork for advertisements should be emailed to APP Operations Manager Brian Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, July 17th.
100th Anniversary Commemorative Book and the Annual Conference are
exciting opportunities to celebrate a full century of strengthening
Pacific Ports - and to embark on our next 100 years.
NEW MEMBER: PORT OF ANCHORAGE
We welcome the Port of Anchorage, Alaska as APP's newest member!
The Port of Anchorage
is a deep-water port with four bulk carrier berths and two
petroleum berths. The Port is an enterprise department under
the Municipality of Anchorage, distinguished from other
municipal departments because it creates enough revenue to support its
operations along with paying annual fees to the municipality.
The Port Director is appointed by Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan and reports to the Municipal Manager.
The Port of Anchorage
officially commenced operations in 1961. Port activities date
back to 1915 when the Lathrop Dock was constructed to meet the needs of
the newly founded city of Anchorage at the head of the Cook
Inlet. An Executive Order by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916
ordered the construction of the Alaska Railroad, which brought a flurry
of building and business. In 1964, the largest earthquake in
Alaskan history destroyed the Port of Seward, a major shipping hub, but
did not significantly damage the new Anchorage dock and port.
After the disaster, the Port of Anchorage became a regional hub
and now provides an estimated 90% of merchandise goods to 85%
of Alaska's population.
The Port of Anchorage is governed by a nine-member commission appointed by Anchorage's Mayor: Suzanne Linford
(Chair), John Stallone
(Vice Chair), Stephen Saunders, Simon Lisiecki, Bradley Kroon, Wilbur O'Brien, Patrice Case, Bob Pawlowski,
and James Dimaggio.
The Port Director is Richard Wilson
and Deputy Port Director is Stephen Ribuffo
. Welcome to APP, Port of Anchorage!
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER: T.Y. Lin International
|APP welcomes new associate member T.Y. Lin International (TYLI)!
Founded in 1954, TYLI is an internationally-recognized, multi-disciplined full-service infrastructure engineering firm committed to providing innovative, cost-effective, constructable designs for the global infrastructure market. With over 2,500 employees in the Americas and Asia, the firm brings broad
expertise in port facilities, port terminal development, intermodal
systems, and highway and rail landside access. The
firm applies a big-picture understanding to the maritime
industry. TYLI provides specialized services in support of inland
waterways, lock and dam structures, and inland ports and has developed
solutions for difficult environmental and site conditions.
Their expertise extends from the conceptual phase through final design for piers and wharfs, landside port facilities; berthing; pier design; seawalls, dolphins, fenders; surveys, inspections and rehabilitation; dredging, surveys, design and construction engineering; EPA evaluations; pier and shore side utilities supply; dam safety analysis, inspections and design; lock and dam design, inspection and rehabilitation; precast and in-the-wet construction methods; mechanical/electrical and control systems engineering; gantries, cranes and specialized lifting fixtures; and much more!
For more information, visit www.tylin.com or contact Rail Group Manager Eric Winters at email@example.com or (619) 692-1920.
Welcome to APP, T.Y. Lin International!
|PASCO ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
The Port of Pasco, Washington USA's
director of planning and engineering Randy Hayden
has been chosen to become the next executive director. Randy will succeed long-time executive director Jim Toomey
, who is retiring at the end of 2013.
Hayden, who's been with the port since 2000, was chosen unanimously by Port of Pasco Commissioners Jim Klindworth, Ron Reimann, and Jean Ryckman
June 27. Under the Commission's action, Hayden was appointed to
serve as deputy executive director effective July 1, and will then move
up to fill the executive director seat upon Toomey's retirement.
Port of Pasco, located in the Tri-Cities region of Washington state,
manages a 28-acre marine terminal, 15-acre multi-modal rail/barge
terminal, 600-acre industrial center, the Tri-Cities Airport and
numerous other properties, with the assets worth more than $130 million
dollars. The Tri-Cities Airport is currently planning the largest
expansion project in its history: a $36 million project that would
nearly double the size of the existing terminal. Construction is
slated to begin in early 2014.
KAOHSIUNG APPROVED FOR METAL IMPORTS
The London Metal Exchange (LME) has approved Taiwan's Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
to be the ninth port in Asia that can accept physical delivery of seven
types of its metal contracts. The world's largest metal exchange
announced that Kaohsiung would be a delivery point for aluminium,
aluminium alloy, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc.
Kaohsiung is the first city in Asia to be added as a London Metal Exchange delivery point since 2009.
APP TIME CAPSULE: PRESIDENTS ROBERT RICKETT AND JOHN HAYDON IN 1966
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, 1971, 1993, 1996, 2000, and 2006.
This photo below shows outgoing PCAPA/APP President Robert Rickett from the Port of Portland, Oregon USA (on right) congratulating incoming President John Haydon from the Port of Seattle, Washington USA at the 1966 Annual Conference in Portland.
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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
- 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: