|The Pacific Current ||November 27, 2012|
Take action by Wednesday:
Your chance to win one of two free $50 Amazon.com gift cards expires tomorrow for our January 17-18 Winter Conference in Hawaii!
Newly confirmed Winter Conference speakers and complete details are listed below.
And please read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports, port leaders, and new APP members!
WINTER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII - EARLY BIRD GIFT CARD DRAWING IS TOMORROW!
Your opportunity to win our early bird drawing for one of two free $50 Amazon gift cards ends tomorrow. Register now for APP's Winter Conference for your chance to win!
Thursday & Friday, January 17-18, 2013
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Marriott Ihilani Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
Please note this special incentive to register by tomorrow: TWO lucky delegates will each win $50 Amazon.com gift cards. Simply register for the Winter Conference by Wednesday, November 28 and you will be automatically entered into the drawing. The $50 gift cards will be presented to the two winners at the Conference.
Click here to register -- and enter to win $50 gift cards!
Timely port industry
issues, outstanding speakers, plentiful networking time, and a
beautiful setting await you at APP's Winter
Conference. We've already announced that Economist
& Council on Revenues Chair Dr. Paul Brewbaker, FCS Senior Project Manager Todd Chase, Xanatos Marine Sales Manager Kris English, Port of Stockton General Counsel Steve Herum, CARDO TEC Infrastructure Management Practice Leader Jim Hunt, Schrader Co. Sales Partner Tom Spear, and North West & Canada Cruise Association President Greg Wirtz will all speak at the Winter Conference in January.
Here are two more examples of confirmed excellent speakers for this Winter Conference:
Michael Johnson serves as Managing Director for Hugh Wood Inc.,
where he previously was Senior Vice President. Prior to that,
Mike worked for Aon Risk Services and Industrial Indemnity. He
earned his BA in Business Administration from the Armed Forces
Institute. Hugh Wood Inc. was founded in 1982 when CEO Hugh Wood
designed and implemented a highly innovative real estate insurance
policy form. Originally intended mainly for multi-national
clients and high value real estate exposures, it has evolved into a
large national and international program that remains a benchmark for
real estate insurance. Hugh Wood Inc. now manages and
insures clients in 50 countries including several market niches,
notably ports and marine terminal operators.
Ali Behruz Nikkhoo serves as Vice President and General Manager of Horizon Lines.
He is responsible for operational, sales and strategic activities
in the Hawaiian market. Ali joined Sea-Land in 1977, commencing
the carrier's Iran service upon graduation from Lamar University in
Texas. He moved on to positions in Madrid, Dubai, Houston, and
Baltimore before being named Port Manager in Long Beach, California
USA in 1987. He then worked in Djakarta, Indonesia,
Singapore, Malaysia, and London, serving in senior management positions
that involved both operational and commercial accountability. He
was owner and president of Honor Truck and Transfer Inc. in Long Beach
The Marriott Ihilani Hotel & Resort
is an amazing secluded retreat just 20 miles from the Honolulu
International Airport offering a relaxing atmosphere, private cove for
swimming and snorkeling, and excellent conference and golf facilities.
Our discounted hotel room rates are very affordable, starting at just
$186 per night including free parking!
Your companion is welcome to join you in Hawaii and participate for free in all Conference events including the amazing Paradise Cove Luau (which is known as "Hawaii's Best Luau").
In addition, a special Friday companion-only tour of the Honolulu Museum of Art will be followed by lunch in a restaurant surrounded by gardens, a waterfall, mature trees, and spectacular sculptures.
We have special Winter Conference air travel discount codes with both Delta and United Airlines.
Please visit the link below for more information.
Click here to register for the Winter Conference -- and enter to win the free $50 Amazon gift cards!
PORTLAND SEMINAR SPOTLIGHTS RAIL ISSUES
APP's Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar on "Effective Rail Connections for Ports" on
November 16th at Portland International Airport received very positive
reviews for providing valuable information to help port
leaders better serve tenants and customers by creating stronger
connections with Class 1 rail carriers, short line and regional
railroads, and rail spurs.
Attendees also had the opportunity to tour the Port of Portland's facilities immediately after the Seminar. The tour included a thorough look at the port's expansive rail connections as well as marine facilities.
We thank these port and industry leaders for speaking at the Seminar and sharing their valuable experience:
- Christopher Aadnesen, President & CEO, Alaska Railroad Corporation
- Sebastian Degens, General Manager, Marine & Terminal Business Development, Port of Portland
- Kevin Jeffers, Senior Project Manager, David Evans & Associates
- David Koch, CEO, Oregon Int'l Port of Coos Bay
- Norm Krehbiel, Deputy Director, Port of Longview, Washington
- Brock Nelson, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
- Bob Stender, General Director of Transportation, BNSF Railway
- Tom Wilcox, Vice President, BergerABAM
Click here for Seminar photographs.
Click here for Seminar PowerPoint presentations.
Special thanks to our generous Fall Seminar sponsors:
NEW APP MEMBER: THE BECKETT GROUP
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: The Beckett Group!
The Beckett Group
provides consulting expertise for transportation clients world-wide by
assisting governments and businesses with policies, strategies, system
design, economic development, and more. With over 30 years of
intermodal and business experience, The Beckett Group can help with
most projects adding expertise that includes transportation policy
planning, freight and rail system design, economic development, grant
writing, cost-benefit analysis, system integration, and strategic
Click here to learn more about the Beckett Group or contact Principal Jeannie Beckett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to APP, The Beckett Group!
BELLINGHAM NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
|Port of Bellingham, Washington USA
Chief Financial Officer Rob Fix
been selected by the port's Board of Commissioners to become the port's
new executive director. Rob had been serving as interim executive
director since April of this year.
experience, local knowledge, and the great strides he has made in the
last few months, particularly on waterfront negotiations, we recognized
that he was the best person to serve as the next executive director,"
said Commission President Scott Walker.
been employed at the port since 2008, serving as both chief financial
officer and deputy director. Fix also managed the port's real
estate division in 2011. Prior to joining the port, he was a
partner and chief financial officer for hotel management company MTM
Luxury Lodging and subsidiary FST Asset Management. He is a
graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor's Degree in
hotel and restaurant administration. Rob takes the
place of former executive director Charlie Sheldon.
GUAM TO BEGIN PORT SECURITY UPGRADES
| The Port Authority of Guam can
move forward with nearly $3 Million in security upgrades following
approval of the construction contract by the Guam Public Utilities
Commission. The Port Security Enhancements Project will include
construction of the Maritime and Port Security Operations Center and
the command and control integration of all security and communications
The entire project is 100% federally funded from multiple grants awarded to the Port.
is a critical multiple component project that includes the construction
of our Maritime and Port Security Operations Center and also will
integrate all of our security and communications systems to streamline
and improve our response to any situation," said Port General Manager Mary C. Torres.
"This project further enhances our Maritime Security capabilities
as well as brings us in line with the National Preparedness Goal and
the 2003 Guam Homeland Security Strategy."
Now that PUC approval
has been obtained, the Port's legal counsel will finalize the contract
with Maeda Pacific. The project is anticipated to last at least
WINTER CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPS OPEN
There are many sponsorship opportunities still available to you for January's Winter Conference!
Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:
- Logos on Conference Poster & Conference Program
- Recognition in all newsletters and Conference mailings prior to and after the Conference
- Option to include information or promotional items in Conference bags
- Verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
Sponsorships of $1,000 and higher also receive podium time to speak to attendees at event being sponsored, if so desired.
Available sponsorship opportunities:
$2,000 Luau Banquet & Entertainment for Everyone - 1/17/13
$1,500 Dinner Banquet for Everyone - 1/18/13
$1,250 Luncheon at Hotel for Delegates - 1/18/13
$1,000 Golf for Everyone - 1/17/13
$ 750 Breakfast for Everyone - 1/18/13
$ 750 Companion Tour & Lunch - 1/18/13
$ 500 Welcome Networking Break - 1/17/13
$ 500 Morning Networking Break & Refreshments - 1/18/13
$ 500 Afternoon Networking Break & Refreshments - 1/18/13
$ 500 Friday Dinner Entertainment - 1/18/13
Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868.
|THANKS TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS|
A special thanks to these APP port members for recently renewing their APP membership and dues:
- Port of Portland, Oregon USA
- Port Authority of Guam
and also to our renewing associate members:
- The Beckett Group
- Business Oregon/Infrastructure Finance Authority
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.
- Xanatos Marine Ltd.
We appreciate your continued membership and partnership in strengthening Pacific ports!
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CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
JANUARY 17-18, 2013APP Winter ConferenceHosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Marriott Ihilani Resort
APRIL 17, 2013 <--- Date Just Confirmed!
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
JULY 2014APP 101st Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of LongviewLongview, WASHINGTON USA
JULY 2015APP 102nd Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
Kaohsiung, TAIWAN ROC
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, CALIFORNIA USA
|Please feel free to contact your APP staff with your questions, concerns, or requests:
Dave Hunt, Executive Director:
Lisa Pomasl, Deputy Director:
Brian Wright, Operations Manager: