|The Pacific Current ||June 28, 2012|
Our discounted hotel room block for APP's 99th Annual Conference in Guam next month has been extended until Monday, July 2nd
, so book your room now:
Read below for the latest details about Annual Conference speakers, subjects, sponsors, and social activities
for delegates and companions.
And read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports....
|DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOMS EXTENDED, NEW SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR GUAM CONFERENCE|
APP's 99th Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2012
Co-Hosted by Port Authority of Guam
& RMI Ports Authority -- in GUAM
"Pacific Blue Continent Connections"
There is still time to join us for APP's 99th Annual Conference
co-hosted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority and
the Port Authority of Guam at the Marriott Guam Resort on July 18-21, 2012. Our room block has been extended until Monday, July 2nd, so be sure to book your room now to guarantee your spot at this special event!
Click here to register today!
Click here to book your hotel room today!
blends together Spanish, Micronesian, Asian, and Western cultures
with a tropical climate and unique activities. Guam is a
destination not to be missed!
Take home valuable
and timely information that will benefit your port or business.
Network with Pacific port colleagues to learn what's new and build
Our expert speakers will cover timely Pacific Port issues:
- Restructuring Taiwan Ports
- Adequate Port Insurance Coverage
- Deploying Successful Port Leadership
- Expanding Trade with a Changing China
- Investing in Port Infrastructure
- Managing Military Partnerships with Ports
- Maximizing Renewable Energy Benefits
- Effective Commission/Board Governance
- Port Security throughout the Pacific
- Building Stronger Wharves
Under Annual Conference theme "Pacific Blue Continent Connections," you'll enjoy expert speakers including:
RMI Ports Authority, Republic of the Marshall Islands
After a four-year
stint with Air Marshall Islands, Jack became Director of the
newly-created Marshall Islands Airports Authority in 1999 and played a
key role in developing the Airport Capital Improvement Plan for the
country's sole international airport. Now at the RMI Ports
Authority, he is responsible for the overall
administration and performance of RMI's international airport and
TEAM Ports & Maritime
has converted TEAM into the world's leading provider of sophisticated
Passenger Boarding Bridges for cruise and ferry terminals. He has been
responsible for implementing more than 500 airport and seaport
Passenger Boarding Bridge projects around the world. Jordi graduated
from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia and speaks four
Lt. Kyle Ryan
Pacific Island Navigation Manager
NOAA Coast Survey
Chien-Hung Lin, Manager
Port of Kaohsiung
Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
Click here to register for the Annual Conference.
Bring your companion
to Guam to experience the exciting activities of the Conference, the
Island, as well as special Companion Tours at no extra cost.
Annual Conference will include a visit to the Pacific War
Museum, Two Lovers Point, and Hamamoto Tropical Fruit World;
entertainment by Inetnon Gef Pago Cultural Dance Group; a tour
of Fort Soledad; and shopping at Chamorro Village.
The Guam Marriott Resort,
overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has state-of-the-art conference
facilities and all modern amenities including fine dining, a fitness
center, and pool. We'll be a short distance from sightseeing and
recreation opportunities. Enjoy APP's pre-negotiated discounted
room rates of just $145 per night for ocean view rooms including
complimentary Internet and parking. Hurry, our discounted room block ends on Monday, July 2nd!
Book your flight to Guam now!
We have special discount codes with United Airlines and Delta Airlines:
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER: LYON ASSOCIATES INC.
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: Lyon Associates
multi-disciplinary organization headquartered in Honolulu, Lyon
Associates Inc. provides expertise in engineering, planning, and
construction management. Lyon focuses on providing better
quality of life for Island residents worldwide by managing
water, sewer, drainage, transportation, solid waste, sustainability,
and infrastructure challenges for ports, airports, roadways,
housing, and schools. In addition to Honolulu, Lyon has offices
in Pohnpei, Guam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bahrain, and
Saudi Arabia. Click here to visit Lyon's website
or contact V.P. Ron Gonzales
Welcome to APP, Lyon Associates Inc.!
REDWOOD CITY COMMISSIONERS REAPPOINTED
| The Redwood City, California USA City Council recently reappointed three Port of Redwood City commissioners to new four-year terms: Dick Claire, Ralph Garcia, and Lorianna Kastrop.|
Those three commissioners join Tom Cronin and Dick Dodge (who also serves as APP's First Vice President), whose current terms expire in 2014, to make up the five-member board.
Congratulations, Commissioners Claire, Garcia, and Kastrop!
OREGON PORT OF COOS BAY SELECTS NEW CEO
|The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Commission has selected David Koch
as its new Chief Executive Officer. Koch was the Port's
interim CEO since December 2011 and chief operating officer since
October 2010. Previously, he practiced as an attorney from
2006-10, handling legal issues for the Port and other public entities.|
"David has done a commendable job serving as interim CEO over the past six months," said Commission President David Kronsteiner.
"He's well respected by the Port's partners and it's important to
continue to draw on his knowledge and management skills as the Port
moves forward with projects vital to the region."
"David is the right guy with the right skills and the right experience," said Commission Vice President Caddy McKeown. "His education fits. His background fits."
provided legal counsel to the U.S. Department of Transportation in
2000-02, and worked in the Coos County Office of Legal Counsel in
2002-06. He earned a law degree and a master's of science degree
in environmental studies from the University of Oregon.
Congratulations, David and Port of Coos Bay!
PORTS AMERICA ACQUIRES STAKE IN KAO MING TERMINAL LOCATED IN KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation has announced that Ports America International Holdings Cooperatief, a Ports America Group affiliate, is set to acquire a 10-percent stake in the company's Kao Ming Container Terminal (KMCT) located at the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan International Ports Corporation.
was established as a Build-Operate-Transfer project. The
automated, environmentally-friendly terminal, which opened in January
2011, handled 1.08 million TEU during its first year of
operation. Ports America is the largest terminal operator and
stevedore in the United States, operating in more than 42 ports and 80
ASTORIA RECEIVES $1 MILLION FOR PIER REPAIR
|The Port of Astoria, Oregon USA
was recently awarded a $1 million grant to resurface and repair the
face of Astoria's Pier 2. The project will include removing wood
on the east side of the pier, replacing parts of the support structure,
installing tin and rebar, and covering it with concrete. The Port
will contribute $250,000 to help fund the project. |
comes from ConnectOregon, a state multi-modal funding program for air,
marine, rail, transit and other projects across Oregon. This
grant is funded from a pool of $40 million Lottery-backed bonds.
Congratulations, Port of Astoria!
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CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
JULY 18-21, 2012
APP 99th Annual Conference
"Pacific Blue Continent Connections"
Co-Hosted by RMI Ports Authority
& Port Authority of Guam
Marriott Guam Resort
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
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
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Seattle, WASHINGTON USA
AUGUST 4-7, 2013 APP 100th Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of Redwood City Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel
Redwood City, 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: