|The Pacific Current ||November 1, 2012|
The $50 early registration discount ends on Friday, November 2nd for APP's Fall Fly-In Fly-out Seminar on "Effective Rail Connections for Ports". You don't want to miss this timely and informative Seminar on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Register today to save money and reserve your spot at the Seminar!
details about the Seminar as well as some newly-confirmed speakers
for our Winter Conference on January 17-18, 2013 in Hawaii are
Read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports, including new APP members!
EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS THIS FRIDAY FOR NOVEMBER RAIL/PORT SEMINAR IN PORTLAND
Our early registration deadline ends this Friday, November 2nd for our 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. It's not too late, but be sure to register by Friday, November 2nd to save $50!
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!
seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- right in the
airport conference center -- so you can easily fly in and out of
Portland that same day. An optional 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 p.m.
Here are three more examples of our confirmed outstanding Seminar speakers:
Norm Krehbiel serves as Deputy Director/Director of Facilities & Engineering at the Port of Longview, Washington USA. Norm
joined the Port in 1993 as Director of Facilities and Engineering
where he was responsible for the construction and maintenance of all
new and existing facilities at the Port. In 2008, Norm was
promoted to Deputy Director. Norm previously worked for more than
14 years for the City of Redmond Engineering Department and the
Deschutes County Road Department. Norm received his bachelor's
degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and is a
Professional Engineer in Oregon and Washington, as well as a
Professional Land Surveyor in Oregon.
David Koch began serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay USA this year, after joining the Port as Chief Operating Officer in 2010. He directs
activities for Oregon's largest coastal deep-draft
harbor, industrial park, marina, RV park, shipyard, and
property holdings. The
Port is also overseeing rehabilitation of the 134-mile
Coos Bay rail line, which has restored freight rail service.
Prior to joining the Port, David served as one of the Port's contract
attorneys and also advised cities and special districts on legal
matters and property, land use, and regulatory compliance
matters. David began his legal career as a
U.S. Department of Transportation attorney-advisor in Washington,
D.C., handling environmental and regulatory enforcement
matters. David graduated from the
University of Oregon School of Law and earned a master's degree
from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree from Southern
Dr. Wesley Wilson is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon.
He is an award-winning teacher who publishes widely in the areas of
transportation, industrial organization, trade, labor, agriculture, and
applied econometrics. Wes is a former president of the
Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) of the American
Economic Association and the Inland Waterway and Agricultural
Transportation Committees of the Transportation Research Board.
From 2003-09, he was a Technical Advisor to the Army Corps of
Engineers' Institute for Water Resources. Since 2009, he has been
an expert economist working with the Surface Transportation Board to
identify alternative strategies for estimating costs in a multi-product
industry. He has also received a wide variety of grants, most
notably from the National Science Foundation to examine the effects of
trade policy in steel markets.
Other 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, Northwest Division General Manager, BNSF Railway
Brock Nelson, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
Tom Wilcox, Vice President, BergerABAM
rates are just $175 for APP members or $275 for non-members
-- but only if you register by Friday, November 2nd!
Special thanks to our Fall Seminar sponsors:
WINTER CONFERENCE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
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, plentiful networking time, and a
beautiful setting await you at APP's Winter
Conference. Previously, we announced that former Bank of
Hawaii chief economist Dr. Paul Brewbaker, FCS senior project manager Todd Chase, and Port of Stockton general counsel Steve Herum will all be speaking at the Winter Conference. In addition, here are two more examples of confirmed excellent speakers for this Winter Conference:
Jim Hunt is an Infrastructure Management Practice Leader at CARDNO TEC. He
has served as Project Manager and/or Project Director for the planning,
permitting, and development of complex transportation projects around
the world. His experience includes the complete planning and
management of ports, airports, and rail/intermodal projects. He
has experience in all phases of project development -- from
concept planning through to design -- and has specialized in
analysis of technical and financial feasibility.
Jim's participation on several large privatization projects has
focused on the financial and technical issues surrounding privatization
of traditionally publicly funded transportation projects. He
earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts
University and his Masters in Civil Engineering, Infrastructure
Planning, and Management from Stanford University.
Greg Wirtz was appointed President of the North West & Canada Cruise Association -- representing
the major cruise lines operating in British Columbia, Washington State,
Alaska, and Hawaii -- in 2011. Greg
heads a Vancouver-based team that undertakes government and industry
relations on behalf of the member cruise lines, and advances
partnerships in communities involved with cruise tourism
development. He guides the development of economic and
environmental initiatives related to the cruise industry. He also
oversees passenger security operations for the cruise lines operating
in Vancouver. An industry veteran,
Greg brings more than 20 years experience in marketing, planning
and trade development to NWCCA. Prior to joining NWCCA he led the
marketing and cruise operations for Port Metro Vancouver - Canada's
largest and most established cruise home port.
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, a 75-year-old monkeypod tree, and spectacular sculptures.
The Marriott Ihilani Resort
is a secluded retreat just 20 miles from the Honolulu
International Airport. It offers 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!
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 become eligible for the free $50 Amazon gift cards!
NEW APP MEMBER: BERGER/ABAM
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: BergerABAM
is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil
and structural engineering, environmental services, public involvement,
construction management and support, surveying, and underwater
inspection services. Founded in 1951, the firm gained worldwide
recognition for pioneering work in pre-stressed concrete design.
While maintaining and cultivating this expertise, the firm's
capabilities have grown to cover a wide spectrum of management,
planning, and engineering services. In 1988, the firm formed an
affiliation with Berger Group Holdings, Inc. (BGH) affiliated
companies, one of the largest consulting groups in the world. As
a member of BGH, BergerABAM became a part of a global team of resources
located throughout the United States and 50 foreign countries.
BergerABAM takes pride in designing an approach that is innovative,
client-oriented, and economical.
Welcome to APP, BergerABAM!
BENTON BEGINS HANGAR EXPANSION PROJECT
The Port of Benton, Washington USA
announced the beginning of phase I construction on the Richland Airport
Hangar Expansion project. The first phase includes relocating
taxiway B to meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements and to
provide easy access to the new hangars. Two additional taxi lanes
and a long term tie down apron will also be completed in Phase I.
Several hangar plots will be available in Phase I, including space for
large and small planes. The long-term plan will include seven
phases to develop an additional seventy-five hangar plots at the
KAOHSIUNG SEEKS METAL EXCHANGE DELIVERY
|The Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC in Taiwan ROC
is stepping up efforts to become the ninth London Metal Exchange (LME)
delivery point in Asia, and the first in Taiwan. They moved
closer to certification as a London Metal Exchange delivery location
following a recent ROC Cabinet decision to lift tariffs on nonferrous
metals handled in the facility's free trade zone. Under the
proposed amendment, foreign firms will not be taxed on shipments of
LME-certified metals to the port until 2043. Kaohsiung Port first
applied for LME certification in late 2011 but was rejected because
Taiwan's relevant tax regulations did not meet exchange
standards. LME certification is projected to deliver an
additional 330,000 tons of cargo to the port in the first 12 months,
with an increase of 50,000 tons per year thereafter. A TIPC
official said that six local logistics firms have already set up shop
inside the port in anticipation of additional business LME
certification will deliver, with more expected to follow.|
|THANKS TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS|
A special thanks to these APP port members for recently renewing their APP membership and dues:
- Port of Astoria, Oregon
- Port of Bellingham, Washington
- Port of Benton, Washington
- Port of Coos Bay, Oregon
- Port of Grays Harbor, Washington
- Hawaii Harbors Division, Hawaii
- Port of Hueneme, California
- Port of Long Beach, California
- Port of Longview, Washington
- Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority, RMI
- Port of Morrow, Oregon
- Port of Newport, Oregon
- Port of Pasco, Washington
- Port of Redwood City, California
- Port of Richmond, California
- Port of San Diego, California
- Port of St. Helens, Oregon
- Port of Stockton, California
- Port of Umatilla, Oregon
and also to our renewing associate members:
- Capacity Marine Corporation
- CARDNO TEC Inc.
- Matson Navigation Company
- PND Engineers, Inc.
- Truk Transportation Co.
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
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: