|The Pacific Current ||October 11, 2012|
Register today for APP's Fall Fly-In Fly-out Seminar on "Effective Rail Connections for Ports" on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Portland, Oregon -- and our Winter Conference on January 17-18, 2013 in Hawaii!
Details about newly-confirmed speakers for both events are listed below.
Read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports, including new APP members, new port staff, redevelopment, and big container ships!
EXCELLENT SPEAKERS ALL CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER RAIL/PORT SEMINAR IN PORTLAND
Register today 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.|
Click here for more information and online registration.
Discover how ports can create stronger connections with Class 1 rail carriers, short line and regional railroads, rail
spurs, etc. Learn how port tenants and customers can be better
served by more effective port/rail connections. 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 terminal conference center -- so you can easily fly in
and out of Portland that same day.
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
Here are some examples of our confirmed outstanding Seminar speakers:
Christopher Aadnesen is the Alaska Railroad Corporation's President & CEO.
Previously, he worked for HNTB Corporation, leading national freight
rail services with all seven U.S. Class One railroads.
He has specialized in rail transportation and logistics, management,
strategic and business planning, and quality systems development.
Chris served as CEO and chairman of the
management board for Estonian Railways, which provides passenger
and freight services. He also held several senior executive
positions for the Texas Mexican Railway and TFM (the first
privatized section of the Mexican National Railway).
During 1973-1995, he worked for Union Pacific.
a bachelor's degree and a master of business administration degree from
the University of Utah and has completed senior management
programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University.
is a project manager and transportation engineer with more than two
decades of experience planning, designing, scheduling, estimating, and
constructing rail infrastructure. He is currently a Senior Project Manager for David Evans and Associates,
specializing in freight and heavy rail infrastructure projects.
Prior to that, Kevin was the Rail Capital Projects Manager for
the Washington State Department of Transportation. He started his
career as a WSDOT Bridge Engineer and has directed more than
40 capital rail projects ranging from $30,000 to $150 million.
Kevin has worked collaboratively with BNSF, UP, ports, short
lines, and Amtrak.
graduated from the Oregon Institute in Technology and is a
licensed Professional Engineer in Oregon and Washington as well
as a certified Project Management Professional.
Tom Wilcox serves as Vice President at BergerABAM
and manages the Portland office. He has 23 years of civil
engineering and construction management experience on public and
private sector projects in water resource, transportation,
communications, and land development. During the past 10
years, Tom has worked on port-related projects for the
Ports of Vancouver, Portland, Pasco, Kalama, and Longview. Tom
has served as a design engineer, project manager, and construction
representative, using his extensive management experience to guide
clients through all stages of projects, including concept
development, analysis, design, cost estimates, bidding, and
earned a BS in civil engineering and geology from Oregon State
University and an MBA from Portland State University. He is a
licensed professional engineer in Oregon, Washington, and
Other confirmed excellent Seminar speakers include:
Sebastian Degens, General Mgr., Marine & Terminal Business Develop., Port of Portland, OR
Robert Johnson, Northwest Division General Manager, BNSF Railway
David Koch, CEO, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Norm Krehbiel, Deputy Director/Director of Facilities & Engineering, Port of Longview, WA
Brock Nelson, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
Dr. Wesley Wilson, Department of Economics Professor, University of Oregon.
Early registration rates are just $175 for APP members or $275 for non-members.
Special thanks to our Fall Seminar sponsors:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BEGINS & MORE WINTER CONFERENCE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
Registration is now open for APP's 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 today -- and enter your chance to win the $50 Amazon gift cards!
timely port industry issues, plentiful networking time, and a
beautiful setting await you at APP's Winter Conference. Last
month, we announced that Dr. Paul Brewbaker, owner of TZ Economics and former Bank of Hawaii chief economist, will be speaking at the Winter Conference. Here are two more examples of confirmed excellent speakers for this Winter Conference:
Todd Chase is a senior project manager with FCS Group.
An economist with over 23 years experience in management
consulting, financial analysis, and economic analysis for public-sector
clients, he has managed over 150 impact studies, annexation
studies, funding strategies, and capital facility plans with emphasis
on growth management and sustainable "green" infrastructure. One
of his specialties is providing detailed economic and fiscal impact
assessments of the costs associated with planned public and private
improvements. He is certified by the American Institute of
Certificated Planners and is a LEED Accredited
Professional. Todd earned a bachelor's degree in
economics from the University of Florida and completed master's-level
coursework in finance at Johns Hopkins University.
Steve Herum is General Counsel at the Port of Stockton, California USA.
He has received numerous awards, including California Lawyer Magazine's
Land Use Lawyer of the Year. Steve graduated from Stanford
University with "highest distinction" and received his law degree from
the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he
served on the Constitutional Law Quarterly. Before law school,
Herum served a special assistant to Gov. Jerry Brown, as chief
consultant to the State Assembly Committee on Food and
Agricultural Economy, and acting chief of staff to Sen. John
Garamendi. Steve was a Port of Stockton commissioner for 11 years
before resigning and being appointed the Port's general counsel.
Your companion is welcome to join you in Hawaii and participate at no cost in all Conference meals and events (such as the Paradise Cove Luau) -- plus a special Friday companion-only tour of the Honolulu Museum of Art 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!
Click here to register for the Winter Conference -- and become eligible for the free $50 Amazon gift cards!
BYNAKER BEGINS PORT OF ASTORIA TENURE
The Port of Astoria, Oregon USA
recently welcomed Hank Bynaker
as its new CEO. Hank previously served as general manager and
director of operations and marketing at Washington United Terminals, a
103-acre, 2-berth private port facility at the Port of Tacoma,
Washington USA. Before that he worked as a regional
transportation manager for American President Lines. Hank has a
broad range of experience in the port industry, having worked in safety
and security, labor relations, environmental mitigation, and marketing.
Hank was appointed by Port of Astoria Commissioners Jack Bland, Dan Hess, Floyd Holcom, Bill Hunsinger, and Larry Pfund.
Bynaker replaced Jack Crider, who served the Port of Astoria for four years and is now CEO of the Port of Humboldt Bay, California USA.
Congratulations, Hank and the Port of Astoria!
NEW MEMBER: MARITIME AND PORT BUREAU
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: Taiwan's Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB)
newly-established MPB, under Taiwan's Ministry of
Transportation and Communication, is tasked with formulating and
implementing national shipping policy and port development
guidelines. MPB handles matters concerning ships, crew
management, marking of shipping lanes, hydrographic surveys, maritime
safety, maritime arbitration, and rescue. MPB's headquarters
are in Taipei with maritime affairs centers in Hualien,
Kaohsiung, Keelung, and Taichung. MPB's mission is to
enhance the competitiveness of Taiwan's ports, instill
entrepreneurialism into operations, and realize government
reorganization priorities. (Authority over Taiwan's several Harbor Bureaus has been assigned to the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC).)
Juel-Der Li (pictured in the center) serves as MPB's Director-General and Yuan-Wan Lee (pictured at left) serves as Deputy Director General.
Congratulations and welcome, Maritime and Port Bureau!
PORT OF BELLINGHAM BEGINS REDEVELOPMENT PLANNING, AWAITS BALLOT MEASURE OUTCOME
The Port of Bellingham, Washington USA is moving forward on waterfront redevelopment plans near downtown Bellingham. Commissioners Jim Jorgensen, Michael McAuley & Scott Walker
directed Interim Executive Director Rob Fix to
include the Granary Building in the first offering to developers, in
addition to the Downtown waterfront area already targeted for the first
development phase. This offering will allow the port to test
market receptivity to retention and redevelopment of the Granary
In other news, Whatcom County voters will vote next month on whether the Port of Bellingham's Board of Commissioners should expand from three to five commissioners. The Port has had three commissioners since the Port's formation in 1920.
LONG BEACH GREETS LARGEST CONTAINER SHIP
|The MSC Beatrice last month became the largest container vessel ever to dock at the Port of Long Beach, California USA. The Beatrice is 1,200 feet long, 167 feet wide, and can carry 13,798 TEU containers.
to 2012, the largest container ships serving North America had
capacities of about 10,000 TEUs. Ships carrying up to 12,500 TEUs
began calling at the Port of Long Beach earlier this year.
"The new ships are bigger and greener and we're
pleased to be able to accommodate these vessels at the Port of Long
Beach," port Executive Director Chris Lytle
said. "We're among the few ports that are 'big ship ready,' and
that means that we can continue to bring cargo to Long Beach in the
most sustainable way possible."
The MSC Beatrice, built in South
Korea in 2009 and operated by Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping
Co., is the latest of the new generation of big container ships to be
put into service on US-Asia trade routes.
Congratulations, Port of Long Beach!
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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: