|The Pacific Current ||June 14, 2012|
The $100 Early Registration discount for our Annual Conference in Guam ends this Friday, June 15th.
Click here to register now!
Our discounted hotel room block also ends on Friday, June 15th, so book your room as soon as possible.
Read below for details about additional Annual Conference speakers, subjects, sponsors, and social activities.
And read on for the latest news about individual Pacific Ports!
|REGISTRATION DISCOUNT ENDS ON FRIDAY FOR JULY ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN GUAM|
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"
Early Registration ends this Friday, June 15th 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 discounted hotel room block at the Marriott Guam Resort also
expires on June 15th, 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!
Our expert speakers will cover timely Pacific Port issues:
- Port Security throughout the Pacific
- Building Stronger Wharves
- Restructuring Taiwan Ports
- Adequate Port Insurance Coverage
- Deploying Successful Port Leadership
- Modernizing Stevedore Operations
- Expanding Trade with a Changing China
- Investing in Port Infrastructure
- Managing Military Partnerships with Ports
- Maximizing Renewable Energy Benefits
- Effective Commission/Board Governance
Under our Annual Conference theme "Pacific Blue Continent Connections," you'll hear from expert speakers including:
Rear Admiral Charles Ray
Commander, Fourteenth District
United States Coast Guard
Admiral Ray assumed Command of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District
in 2010. His previous assignments were as Director of the
Iraq Training and Advisory Mission -- and as Military Advisor
to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
He has served in Department Head and Command positions for
Search and Rescue, Drug Interdiction, Fisheries Enforcement,
Immigration Enforcement and Defense operations across the Caribbean,
Atlantic, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Pacific areas of
Captain Casey White
Sector Commander, Sector Guam
United States Coast Guard
to commanding Sector Guam, Captain White served as Deputy Sector
Commander for Sector Charleston -- and as Branch Chief for Officer
Assignments at the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center in
Arlington, Virginia. She has served in a variety of
operational assignments, both afloat and ashore including St.
Petersburg, Florida; Cape Canaveral, Florida; and Seattle,
Washington. Captain White also served as a Command Center
Controller for CG District Eleven in Long Beach, California.
Port of Longview, Washington USA
has served as the Port of Longview's Executive Director since 1988.
Prior to joining the Port's staff in 1980, Ken worked as
Operations Manager for Overseas Shipping Company and Evergreen
Line. Ken is a past AAPA Chairman as well as President of the
Columbia River Channel Coalition, a multi-state coalition of ports and
industry that successfully deepened the Columbia River navigation
channel. Ken will retire at the end of 2012.
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
Click here to register for the Annual Conference.
Register by Friday, June 15th to receive the $100 early registration discount!
is also welcome to join you in Guam to experience the exciting
activities of the Conference, Island, and special Companion Tours at no
cost. In addition
to Conference events, you and your companion will enjoy delicious meals
and informative tours of commercial and recreational harbors as well
as nearby attractions.
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.
Register today to receive the $100 early registration discount!
Both the Marshall Islands and Guam have annual Liberation Day celebrations
to commemorate freedom from Japan's occupation during World War
II. Our Annual Conference is scheduled to coincide with
Guam's festivities on July 21st. The Port Authority of Guam has
invited delegates and companions to join their staff and
families to watch the parade and enjoy lunch in a private area on port property. We will then depart via boat for tours of both commercial and recreational harbors followed by some cultural sightseeing. It should be a day to remember!
Book your flight to Guam now!
We have special discount codes with United Airlines and Delta Airlines:
Thank you to our generous Annual Conference sponsors so far:
Click here for additional Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities.
Click here to register for the Annual Conference online!
Register by Friday, June 15th to receive the $100 early registration discount.
|PORT ALBERNI PORT AUTHORITY HIRES NEW CEO|
The Port Alberni Port Authority, British Columbia, Canada
has announced the appointment of Zoran Knezevic
as new CEO effective July 3, 2012. He'll replace current
CEO, long-time Port Alberni staffer, and APP Executive
Committee member Brad Madelung
, who is retiring to pursue other interests.
Knezevic has over 26 years of experience in the shipping industry as
well as port and terminal systems management. He was an
officer for the Yugoslavian Merchant Marine. Upon moving to
Canada in 1992, he continued his career in the marine industry starting
at the Montreal container terminal and then at Deltaport, where he
spent more than a decade. Most recently he has worked as an
industry consultant through his own company, Portside
Solutions, focusing on trucking and drayage; operational and
management solutions for marine and container terminals; and
development and implementation of terminals' operating software. Thank
you, Brad Madelung, for your faithful years of service to both APP and
Port Alberni Port Authority and best wishes in your future!
Congratulations and welcome, Zoran Knezevic!
PORT OF STOCKTON RECEIVES DREDGING FUNDS
The Port of Stockton, California USA
was recently awarded a $7.2 million portion of the San Joaquin County's
California Transportation Commission grant funding to be spent on
annual maintenance of the port's 35-foot deep channel as well as
overdraft dredging to deepen parts to 37 feet.
will allow the port to continue to provide accommodations for large
ocean-going cargo vessels transiting up the channel from the San
Francisco Bay," said Deputy Port Director Mark Tollini.
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers
is currently supervising an environmental study regarding potentially
deepening the navigational channel's draft depth to 40 feet.
COOS BAY REVIEWS RAILROAD REHAB BIDS
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay USA recently
reviewed bids for their railroad rehabilitation project, which will
restore the 134-mile Coos Bay line (running between Coquille and
Eugene) to full service, cutting travel time in half.
project will replace 90,000 railroad ties and 60 tons of gravel ballast
in addition to rail alignment work. Three companies submitted
proposals. Since the project is split into numerous segments,
multiple companies could potentially be chosen for project completion.
purchasing the line in 2009 after its closure in 2007, the Port
has implemented the first round of repairs and re-launched partial
service last fall as the Coos Bay Rail Link. Cargo includes wood products, steel, and dairy feed. Full service is expected to be restored later this year.
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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: