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The Pacific Current August 21, 2012
APP's 99th Annual Conference in Guam was a great success thanks to the expert speakers, sponsors, hosts, and participants.  Check out the details listed below -- including Annual Conference photos and PowerPoint presentations.

 

Mark your calendar to join us in Portland, Oregon for our Fly-in Fly-out Seminar on "Effective Rail Connections" on Friday, November 16.

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And read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports, including new commissioners, promotions, job searches, port investments, etc.
IN THIS ISSUE:
99th Annual Conference Wrap-Up
Register for Rail Seminar at PDX
New APP Officers Elected
New Member: Keco Pump
Coos Bay Promotes Kathy Wall, Seeks New Harbormaster
Jean Ryckman Joins Pasco Port
Taiwan Approves $2.2 Billlion Plan
Upcoming APP Events
Contact Us
99th ANNUAL CONFERENCE: ACHIEVING PACIFIC BLUE CONTINENT CONNECTIONS
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Delegates from ports and port-related businesses throughout the Pacific joined together in Guam last month and were equipped and inspired by a diverse lineup of informative expert speakers at APP's 99th Annual Conference, graciously co-hosted by the Port Authority of Guam and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority.  

 

Under the Conference theme "Pacific Blue Continent Connections," the event was filled with valuable port-industry briefings, excellent networking opportunities, delicious meals, entertaining events, and an informative tour of Guam's commercial and recreational harbors.  Delegates discussed recent successes and challenges at ports and built stronger partnerships with port leaders throughout the Pacific.

Click here to view PowerPoint presentations.

Click here to view Annual Conference photos

 

Special thanks to co-hosts Port Authority of Guam and RMI Ports Authority, and to outstanding guest speakers:

  • The Hon. Eddie Baza Calvo, Governor of Guam 
  • Senator Thomas Ada, Chair, Utilities, Transportation & Public Works Committee
  • Ken O'Hollaren, Port of Longview, WA USA (Executive Port Leadership in 21st Century)
  • Ming-Chang "Vincent" Liou, Port of Taichung, TIPC, Taiwan (Integrating Four Ports)
  • Joseph Bradley, Chief Economist, Bank of Guam (Where is Our Economy Heading?)
  • Monte Mesa & Ernie Galito, Guam Visitors Bureau (CruiseShip Development Opportunities)
  • Jeff Peck, Parsons Brinckerhoff (Port Modernization Program: Keeping it Real)
  • Admiral Charles Ray & Captain Casey White, U.S. Coast Guard (Enhancing Maritime Security)
  • Chien-Hung Lin, Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Taiwan (Building and Growing a Container Terminal)
  • Dan Allen, Moffatt & Nichol (Putting Bigger Equipment on Existing Wharves)
  • Jordi Floreta, TEAM Ports & Maritime (Improving Wharf & Terminal Operations: Passenger Bridges)
  • John Cruz, Jr., Guam Power Authority (Changing Energy Production in a Changing World)
  • Ed Deleon Guerrero & MaryAnn Lizama, Commonwealth Ports Authority (Priorities in CNMI)
  • Jack Chong-Gum, Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority (Projects & Priorities in RMI)
  • Mary C. Torres, Port Authority of Guam (Projects & Priorities in Guam) 
  • Dr. Billy Morehead, Mississippi College School of Business (Ethics in Today's World)    

 

 

 



 


 
    



 

Also a special thanks to our generous 99th Annual Conference sponsors:
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FALL RAIL SEMINAR
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.
 
Don't miss this chance to 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!

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.

An 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 for more information and online registration.
NEW APP OFFICERS ELECTED FOR 2012-13
The APP Board of Directors last month unanimously elected APP's Executive Committee for 2012-13, including Officers:
  • President: RICHARD "DICK" DODGE, Port of Redwood City, California USA (pictured in center)
  • 1st Vice President: BOB BAGAASON, Port of Longview, Washington USA
  • 2nd Vice President: TAI-HSIN LEE, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Taiwan ROC (on left)
  • 3rd Vice President: MARY ANNE ROONEY, Port of Hueneme, California USA (on right)
  • Past President: JAMES MATAYOSHI, RMI Ports Authority, Marshall Islands

Regional Representatives:

  • JOHN ADOLPH, Pohnpei Port Authority, Micronesia
  • ELIZABETH BLANCHARD, Port of Stockton, California USA
  • THOMAS FIELDS, Port of Long Beach, California USA
  • KUO-YING HUANG, Port of Kaohsiung TIPC, Taiwan ROC
  • ROBERT LARSON, Port of Benton, Washington USA
  • KIM B. PUZEY, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA

At Large Representative: 

  • MIKE GIARI, Port of Redwood City, California USA

 

Congratulations and thanks for your willingness to serve on the APP Executive Committee! 

NEW MEMBER: KECO PUMP AND EQUIPMENT
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: KECO Pump & Equipment!

KECO Pump and Equipment manufactures, distributes, and engineers marine sanitation devices and marine pumps.  Over the past 50 years, KECO has provided high quality marine pumps, other pumping equipment, and marine sanitation devices to clients from all around the world.  KECO solves diverse pumping obstacles with its top quality marine sanitation devices, pumpout systems, and other pumping equipment. 

Click here to visit KECO Pump & Equipment's website or contact Vice President Alex Bleier at alex@pumpahead.com

Welcome to APP, KECO Pump & Equipment!
PORT OF COOS BAY PROMOTES KATHY WALL, SEEKS NEW HARBORMASTER 
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay USA has promoted Kathy Wall to Chief Operating Officer.  During the past six years, Wall has worked as the Government & Environmental Affairs Manager and Charleston Harbormaster.  Her duties included management of the Charleston Marina & Launch Ramp, the Charleston Marina RV Park, and the Charleston Shipyard, and she was part of the team that pursued economic development and marketing of industrial and marine industrial properties.  Wall replaces David Koch, who became the Port's Chief Executive Officer in June.

In her new position, Wall will continue to have oversight responsibility for Charleston operations while expanding on her role as primary liaison between the Port, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, private marine terminal operators, maritime service providers, the Coos Bay Rail Link, and other community stakeholders.

The Port is now searching for a new Harbormaster.  The position will manage and direct operations of the marina, RV Park, and shipyard.  In addition, the Harbormaster will oversee maintenance activities and personnel; act as project manager for contracted maintenance and development projects; manage maintenance of equipment; and ensure environmental compliance.  This position is part of the Port's management team.  The application closing date is August 27th.  For more information including application instructions, please visit their website: www.portofcoosbay.com

Congratulations, Kathy & Port of Coos Bay!

JEAN RYCKMAN JOINS PASCO PORT COMMISSION

Jean Ryckman was recently appointed to the Port of Pasco, Washington USA commission.  


Port Commissioners Jim Klindworth and Ron Reimann selected Ryckman to fill the District 2 vacancy created after long-time Commissioner Ernie Boston resigned and passed away shortly thereafter.  

 

Ryckman served on the Pasco School Board for eight years.  She is a member of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority board, the Pasco School District Citizens' Budget Committee, and the Franklin PUD Rate Advisory Committee.  She has been involved with the Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau Board, the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, United Way, the Columbia Basin College Engineering Technology Advisory Committee, and numerous additional organizations.  

 

Congratulations, Commissioner Ryckman and Port of Pasco!
TAIWAN APPROVES $2.2 B PORT INVESTMENTS 
The Council for Economic Planning and Development of Taiwan (Republic of China) approved a US$2.2 billion expansion plan on August 6th for Taiwan's international ports.  The budget request was submitted by the ports' parent company, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC).

According to TIPC's five-year development plan, the investment will be used to upgrade port infrastructure, including US$1.69 billion (NT$50.7 billion) for current projects and US$510 million (NT$15.3 billion) for future projects including an international cruise terminal, the second-phase of Kaohsiung's Intercontinental Container Terminal, and South Star Land Development project (in Kaohsiung).  The investments are intended to attract more business and tourists and increase operation capabilities.

TIPC is also set to double annual passenger arrivals for cruise ships to 1.3 million in five years, up from last year's 630,000 and striving to attract more transshipment business from Mainland China's second-tier cities to Kaohsiung Port.

 

Congratulations, TIPC! 

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CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS

Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:  

Port of Portland LogoFRIDAY, 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 

HawaiiDOTJANUARY 17-18, 2013
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Marriott Ihilani Resort
Oahu, HAWAII
  
PortofSeattleAPRIL/MAY 2013
APP Spring Fly-in Fly-out Seminar 
"Building Sustainable Ports"
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Seattle, WASHINGTON USA

 

PORCAUGUST 4-7, 2013
APP 100th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Redwood City        
Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel
Redwood City, CALIFORNIA USA     

 

Port of Longview LogoJULY 2014
APP 101st Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Longview
Longview, WASHINGTON USA  

 

Kaohsiung LogoJULY 2015
APP 102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port Kaohsiung, TIPC
Kaohsiung, TAIWAN ROC
 
JULY 2016
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, CALIFORNIA USA  

CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact your APP staff with your questions, concerns, or requests:  
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Dave Hunt, Executive Director:

Lisa Pomasl, Deputy Director:

Brian Wright, Operations Manager:
Brian@PacificPorts.org

Telephone: 503.653.5868
Fax: 503.654.8259

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