|The Pacific Current ||May 7, 2012|
successful Spring Conference was held in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
last month in partnership with the Pacific Coast Congress of
Harbormasters and Port Managers. Participants from
both groups enjoyed new networking opportunities, a tour of the
Port of Nanaimo, and many informative presentations. Special
thanks to our excellent speakers and generous sponsors (see
below). We'll post Conference pictures and PowerPoint presentations
this week so stay tuned to our website!
We're now looking forward to July and are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 99th Annual Conference
in Guam! Register by May 15th to be entered into a
special drawing for two free $50 Amazon.com gift cards! Details
And read on for some exciting news about individual Pacific Ports!
"PACIFIC BLUE CONTINENT CONNECTIONS"
ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN
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"
Registration is now open 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 Guam Marriott Resort on July 18-21, 2012.
A unique blend of Spanish, Micronesia, Asian, and western cultures
combined with a tropical climate and unique activities -- Guam is
a destination not to be missed!
As a special incentive to register early, register by May 15th to be entered into a special drawing. You could be one of two lucky winners to receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card!
Book your flight to Guam now!
We have special discount codes with United Airlines and Delta Airlines:
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
stronger partnerships. Your companion is welcome
to join you in Guam to experience the exciting activities of the
Conference, Island, and special companion tours at no cost.
Under our Annual Conference theme "Pacific Blue Continent Connections," expert speakers will cover
these timely issues for Pacific Ports:
- Deploying Successful Port Leadership
- Building Stronger Wharves
- Expanding & Updating Cruise Terminals
- Restructuring Taiwan Ports
- Adequate Port Insurance Coverage
- Port Security throughout the Pacific
- Modernizing Stevedore Operations
- Expanding Trade with a Changing China
- Investing in Port Infrastructure
- Managing Military Partnerships with Ports
- Navigating through Coal Export/Import Proposals
- Maximizing Renewable Energy Project Benefits
- Building Effective Commission/Board Governance
to Conference events, you and your companion will enjoy delicious meals
and informative tours of harbors and nearby attractions. The
Annual Conference will now include a stop at the scenic Two Lovers
Point, entertainment by Inetnon Gef Pago Cultural Dance Group, a tour
of Angel Santos Latte Stone Park, and shopping at Chamorro
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.
Join us for the Welcome Dinner Reception
at the Latte of Freedom, a 65-foot tall, latte stone-shaped concrete
structure. The Latte of Freedom opened in 2010 after 35
years of planning. "Just as the Statue of Liberty lights
America's gateway of freedom and opportunity on its eastern shores,
this gift would be America's western beacon to those who yearned for
the promise of opportunity that is America," Guam Governor Bordallo
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!
Click here to register online! Register by May 15th to be entered into the giftcard drawing!
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER:
SWCA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
We welcome APP's newest member: SWCA Environmental Consultants!
three decades, SWCA has provided comprehensive environmental planning,
regulatory compliance and natural and cultural resource management
services to businesses and government clients across the United
States. SWCA is an employee-owned firm of scientists,
planners, and technical specialists. SWCA's professionals combine
scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and
compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost-effective
solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects.
in Phoenix, Arizona USA, SWCA has more than 20 offices throughout the
United States and the Pacific Islands. To visit their website, go
Welcome to APP, SWCA Environmental Consultants!
LIZ BLANCHARD ELECTED COMMISSION CHAIR
Dr. Elizabeth "Liz"
Blanchard was recently elected Chair of the Port of Stockton Board of
Commissioners, becoming the first female chair in the Port's history.
Liz, who holds a
doctorate in psychology, became a commissioner in 2008 and most
recently served as vice chair. During her tenure on the
board, the Port has successfully won major funding grants, achieved
federal dredging activities, and increased the port's maritime
business. Previously, Liz served eight years on the
Stockton Planning Commission and two years on the San Joaquin
County Planning Commission. She is past president of the San
Joaquin Delta College California Teachers Association, professor at San
Joaquin Delta College, and administrator at the School of Education at
the University of the Pacific. Liz also serves on APP's
Congratulations, Liz and the Port of Stockton!
NEW LIFE FOR MILITARY FORT IN KAOHSIUNG
Syongjhen North Gate Military Fort, built in 1875 and off-limits to the
public ever since, is located on a hill overlooking Sizihwan Bay and
the harbor of Taiwan's largest commercial port in Kaohsiung. Last
month, this all changed and visitors
can now watch the sunset over the bay at one of the city's most
scenic views, according to the Kaohsiung Urban Development
Bureau. This new viewing platform also offers a prime
location for viewing vessels coming and going from Kaohsiung Harbor.
fort's main gate, built of red bricks in an ancient Chinese style, has
been designated as a historic site. The city government spent two years
negotiating with the armed forces, which finally agreed to open the
fort to the public last year, bureau officials said.
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WE RECOGNIZE AND THANK OUR GENEROUS SPRING CONFERENCE SPONSORS
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
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Portland International Airport, OREGON USA
JANUARY 17-18, 2013APP Winter ConferenceHosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
APP Spring Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WASHINGTON USA
AUGUST 4-7, 2013
APP 100th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Redwood City
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: