|The Pacific Current ||September 13, 2012|
Registration is open for both our 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 both events can be found below.
And read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports, including new APP life members, new port managers, and cargo increases!
REGISTER NOW FOR RAIL 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.
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,
The 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 facilities
will also be offered immediately after the Seminar at 3:00 p.m.
Early registration rates are just $175 for APP members or $275 for non-members.
Click here to register for the Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar today!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR APP WINTER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII
Registration is now open for the Winter Conference in Hawaii!
Thursday & Friday, January 17-18, 2013
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Marriott Ihilani Resort
Please note this special incentive to register early: TWO lucky delegates will each win $50 Amazon 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. Here's one example of a confirmed speaker 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
Your companion is welcome to join you in Hawaii and participate at no cost in all Conference meals and events -- plus a special Friday tour just for companions.
Conference venue, the Marriott Ihilani Resort, is a secluded retreat
located 20 miles from the Honolulu International Airport. It
offers a relaxing atmosphere, private cove, and excellent
conference and golf facilities. Our discounted hotel room rates for
this year's Conference 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!
NEW APP LIFE MEMBERS ELECTED
During our recent Annual Conference in Guam, the APP
Board of Directors unanimously approved three new APP Life
- Bill Clark, retired Commissioner, Port of Pasco, Washington USA -- and past APP President
- Brad Madelung, retired Port Manager/CEO, Port Alberni Port Authority, BC Canada
- John Chung-Chuang Wu, retired Shipyard Manager, Port of Taichung TIPC, Taiwan ROC.
The APP Board also passed a special resolution honoring the life and work of former Port of Pasco Commissioner Ernie Boston, who died this spring.
Congratulations, Bill, Brad & John! Best wishes in your new endeavors!
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER: EA ENGINEERING
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
Engineering provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and
infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of
government and industrial clients. Founded in 1973 and
headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 400
professionals through a network of 21 offices across the continental
United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. EA has earned
an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service,
and judicious use of client resources.
Click here to visit EA's website or contact Program Manager Richard Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to APP, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology!
PORT OF LONGVIEW WELCOMES NEW CEO, CELEBRATES LUCRATIVE SECOND QUARTER
Bringing more than 26 years of maritime experience, Geir-Eilif Kalhagen recently began work as the Port of Longview, Washington USA's new CEO.
maritime management experience and familiarity with the Columbia River
included operations management for both SSA and Star Shipping, and
most recently serving as General Manager for Tidal Transport and
"Geir's strong industry background, combined with his
familiarity of our region made him a great fit for the Port of
Longview," said Commission President (and APP First Vice
President) Bob Bagaason.
Kalhagen succeeds long-time Port of Longview leader Ken O'Hollaren.
Kalhagen will spend several weeks on the job with O'Hollaren getting up
to speed on Port issues and projects before assuming all official
executive duties. O'Hollaren will spend the remainder of this
year focused on customer relations and marketing before retiring in
The Port of Longview also reported one of its strongest second quarters ever,
earning $3 million in net income during the first six months of
2012. Grain exports at the new EGT terminal, calcined coke
imports, and new wind-energy shipments fueled the
surge. Since EGT received its first ship in
February, the company has exported 1.3 million tons of wheat,
soybeans, and corn gluten meal. At full capacity, EGT officials
say their $200 million terminal will export 8 million to 9 million tons
of grain annually and generate $5 million to $8 million in shipping
revenue for the port.
Port officials said the
robust second quarter is a direct dividend of public infrastructure
projects such as the Columbia River channel-deepening project,
completed last year after five years of construction. Since the
river's main shipping channel was deepened by three feet to 43 feet,
ships can now carry more cargo and generate more revenue for grain and
other bulk commodity companies.
Congratulations, CEO Kalhagen and the Port of Longview!
PORT OF HUENEME WINS MORE CARGO, AWARDS
| The Port of Hueneme, California USA
recently posted its strongest cargo numbers since the start of the
recession in 2008. Total cargo tonnage for the fiscal year ending
June 30 rose 8.2 percent to 1.32 million metric tons. The port has become a major importer and exporter of automobiles, which climbed 20 percent to 240,661 vehicles.
port also recently announced two awards it received: a certificate of
excellence in financial reporting awarded by the Government Finance
Officers Association of the United States and Canada and an
"August Sustainability" award given by California State Senator Fran
Pavley for the port's dedication to the state's sustainable
Congratulations, Port of Hueneme!
GRAYS HARBOR: 100,000 CHRYSLERS EXPORTED
Port of Grays Harbor, Washington USA
recently celebrated their 100,000th vehicle export to ports in
Asia. Chrysler exports from Grays Harbor have greatly
exceeded the 25,000 units a year anticipated at the inception of this
business in January 2010.
Services was first drawn to Grays Harbor by the deep water
berths, strategic location, available property,
and strong local work force. In partnership with the Port,
PAS is now rapidly expanding its operations as new infrastructure and
increased rail access are capitalizing on the growing demand overseas
for U.S. manufactured vehicles.
Port Commission President Chuck Caldwell
stated: "We are very excited and proud to be a part of this great
milestone. We look forward to an on-going partnership with
Chrysler and Seim, The Pasha Group, Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad,
and Union Pacific Railroad as they continue to bring more
opportunities, jobs and prosperity to the community."
Congratulations, Port of Grays Harbor!
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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 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: