|The Pacific Current ||November 13, 2012|
We're excited about this Friday's incredible Rail/ Port Seminar at PDX. Final details are below. And we have just two open slots left if you want to register!
Make plans now to join us on January 17-18, 2013
for our Winter Conference at the Marriott Ihilani Resort in Oahu,
Hawaii! Newly confirmed speakers and complete details are below.
And please read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports, port leaders, and new APP members!
TWO SPOTS FOR NOVEMBER 16 RAIL SEMINAR
Because of limited space, we can accomodate just two more participants for this Friday's Fly-in Fly-out Seminar -- "Effective Rail Connections for Ports" -- hosted and sponsored by the Port of Portland at the Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Click here for more information and online registration.
how port tenants and customers can be better served by more effective
port/rail connections. Discover how ports of all sizes can create
stronger connections with Class 1 rail carriers, short line and
regional railroads, rail spurs, etc. Hear firsthand
perspectives from key port and rail industry leaders about recent
projects, learn what's new at other ports, and network with colleagues
-- all in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
The seminar begins at
9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- right in the airport conference
center -- so you can easily drive or fly in and out of Portland that
90-minute free tour of the Port of Portland's rail and marine
facilities will also be offered immediately after the Seminar at 3:00
Our confirmed expert Seminar speakers include:
Christopher Aadnesen, President & CEO, Alaska Railroad Corporation
Sebastian Degens, General Mgr., Marine & Terminal Business Develop., Port of Portland, OR
Kevin Jeffers, Senior Project Manager, David Evans and Associates
Robert Johnson, NW Division Gen. Manager & Bob Stender, Traffic Director, BNSF Railway
David Koch, CEO, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, OR
Norm Krehbiel, Deputy Director/Director of Facilities & Engineering, Port of Longview, WA
Brock Nelson, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
Tom Wilcox, Vice President, BergerABAM
Dr. Wesley Wilson, Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
Special thanks to our Fall Seminar sponsors:
WINTER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII GETS BETTER AND BETTER -- REGISTER NOW!
Early Bird Registration continues for APP's upcoming Winter Conference in Hawaii:
Thursday & Friday, January 17-18, 2013
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Marriott Ihilani Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
Please note this special incentive to register early: TWO lucky delegates will each win $50 Amazon.com gift cards. Simply register for the Winter Conference by 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 FCS senior project manager Todd Chase, Port of Stockton general counsel Steve Herum, CARDO TEC Infrastructure Management Practice Leader Jim Hunt, and North West & Canada Cruise Association President Greg Wirtz will all be speaking at the Winter Conference in January.
Here are three more examples of confirmed excellent speakers for this Winter Conference:
Dr. Paul Brewbaker
is an expert on the economy and financial risk
analytics. Known for his humor and forays
into economic theories, he is a frequent TV
presence and popular business conference
speaker. Paul had a 25-year career with the Bank of
Hawaii, where he served as senior vice president and chief
economist. He is a graduate of Stanford University and
received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. He has taught
at the University of Wisconsin and in the University of
Hawaii system. He is a member of the American Finance
Association, the National Association for Business Economics, and
is a director of the Hawaii Economic Association. Paul owns
Kristopher English is Business Development Manager for Xanatos Marine Ltd.
based in North Vancouver, BC Canada. Kris has worked for Xanatos
since 2001 and has been involved in projects ranging from small VTS
installation for ports to full Coastal Monitoring Systems for National
Security. Kris specializes in customizing Maritime Domain
Awareness solutions for all sizes of ports as well as AtoN AIS
monitoring systems. Kris studied business at the University of
British Columbia while on a basketball scholarship and worked abroad on
ships for five years.
Tom Spear is a partner at Schrader Company Sales LLC based
in Seattle, Washington USA. Tom has a 25-year sales and marketing
background and his experience ranges from working for the Government of
Bermuda to selling Russian Sidecar Motorcycles. The
Schrader Company represents and works for seven major
manufacturers of industrial marine products -- from safe
berthing and fendering systems to piling and pile restoration
systems. The Schrader Company is a unique firm that prides
itself on its long-term relationships with both engineering and
contracting firms to provide a valued consulting role in marine
projects up and down the West Coast of North America.
The Marriott Ihilani Hotel & Resort
is a 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 now have
special Winter Conference discount codes with 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!
NEW APP MEMBER: REID MIDDLETON, INC.
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: Reid Middleton, Inc.
Reid Middleton provides
civil and structural engineering, planning, and surveying services to
numerous port clients. Examples of their projects include marine
structures, marinas and boat harbors, marine transportation terminals
& docks, waterfront parks & public access, floating &
fixed-wall breakwaters, mixed use development, and much more.
Established in 1953, Reid Middleton offers the bandwidth to take
on large, complex assignments and the personal commitment to
adapt their work to match each client's culture.
Click here to learn more about Reid Middleton or contact Waterfront Group Director Shannon Kinsella at email@example.com.
Welcome to APP, Reid Middleton!
SAN DIEGO PORT COMMISSIONER LEADS IN CONGRESSIONAL RACE VOTE
With some absentee and provisional ballots still remaining to be counted, Scott Peters
, one of seven members of the Port of San Diego, California
USA's Board of Commissioners, is leading the race to represent
California's 52nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of
According to San Diego County election
officials, Peters currently has 118,476 votes over incumbent
Congressman Brian Bilbray's 116,577 votes. The 52nd
Congressional District includes north and eastern portions of San Diego
Peters has been a member of the port commission since
January 2009, including service as chair in 2011.
Previously, Peters spent eight years on the San Diego City Council from
2000-2008 and was Council President during 2006-2008.
If Peters is confirmed as
the winner of the Congressional race, San Diego's mayor would
appoint his replacement to the port commission.
SELF-UNLOADING SHIP CALLS REDWOOD CITY
|Employing the latest leading edge technology, a new bulk ship, the MV Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin, made its first voyage to the Port of Redwood City, California USA
on November 6. Named after Canada's twenty-first Prime Minister
and former owner of the CSL Group, owners/operators of the new ship,
she brought 25,000 tons of construction aggregates from British
The material was delivered to Cemex Aggregates, a
major Port tenant. It will be used to make ready mix concrete at
Cemex's plants throughout the Peninsula/Silicon Valley region.
Cemex last year imported more than 800,000 tons of this essential
construction material through the Port and is forecasting to import
more than 1 million tons this year.
The new VFD-driver
self-unloader system allows for soft starting and has the ability to
precisely adjust unloading rates to meet customer demands.
|THANKS TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS|
A special thanks to these APP port members for recently renewing their APP membership and dues:
- American Samoa Department of Port Administration
- Commonwealth Ports Authority, Northern Mariana Islands
- Pohnpei Port Authority, Federated States of Micronesia
- Port Alberni Port Authority, BC Canada
and also to our renewing associate members:
- ALX Technology
- AM Insurance
- BST Associates
- David Evans and Associates
- Demag Cranes
- EA Engineering, Science & Technology
- FCS Group
- Harris Group Inc.
- Hugh Wood Inc.
- KECO Pump and Equipment
- Klein Systems Group
- Levin-Richmond Terminal Corp.
- Lyon Associates
- Maritime & Port Bureau, MOTC
- Metro Ports
- Moffatt & Nichol
- Reid Middleton
- Ropner Insurance Services
- Schrader Company Sales, LLC
- Saipan Shipping Company
- Saipan Stevedore Company
- SWCA Environmental Consultants
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:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
"Effective Rail Connections for Ports"
Co-Sponsored by APP & Port of Portland
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Portland, OREGON USA
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: