|The Pacific Current ||March 19, 2012|
for APP's Spring Conference on April 10-12, 2012
in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Today is the final day for our discounted hotel room block.
is hosting this conference in partnership with the
Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers. Please
read below for details.
Also, registration is now open for the 99th Annual Conference
in Guam! Register early to be entered into a special drawing for
two free $50 Amazon.com gift cards! Details are below.
And read on for some exciting news about individual Pacific Ports!
SPEAKERS CONFIRMED, HOTEL BLOCK EXPIRING FOR SPRING CONFERENCE IN BC
Please join us for
APP's Spring Conference
in partnership with PCC:
April 10-12, 2012
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CANADA
Click here for more information and to register online.
You'll be informed and equipped by expert speakers about timely port industry issues. You'll learn what's new
at other ports, tour exciting new port facilities, and network
with port colleagues -- all on Vancouver Island in beautiful British
Columbia, Canada! For the first time, we're hosting this conference
in partnership with the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters
& Port Managers (PCC) -- an exciting opportunity to network with an
even wider range of port leaders.
Spring conference topics include:
new business and cargo opportunities,
building new cruise facilities,
developing highly motivated port employees, effectively responding to emergencies,
avoiding stupid accidents, managing risks,
building and accessing modern marinas,
port software solutions,
mobile crane innovations, and more!
Some of our confirmed conference presenters:
- Todd Nottingham, Vice Pres., PND Engineers
- Alex Francis, Owner, ALX Technology
- Daniel Marcelli, Klein Systems Group
- Brian Spain, Liebherr Port Equipment
- Brad Madelung, Port Alberni Port Authority, BC
- Aaron Barnett, Washington Sea Grant, WA
- Dale Fowler, Port of Anacortes, WA
- Jon Olsen, PND Engineers, Seattle, WA
- Mike Richards, Georgia Strait Alliance, BC
- Jesse Ellenz, Bellingham Marine Industries, WA
- Lisa Roberts, Washington Cities Insurance
- Nelson Hill, Rugged Marine Industries, Victoria
- Terrance Berscheid, Saanich Emergency Program, BC.
In addition to informative presentations, you'll also experience a first-hand tour of the Port of Nanaimo.
Spring conference registration starts at just $175. We also have sponsorship and exhibitor options available! Your companion is welcome to join you for meals at the Spring Conference for an additional fee.
Discounted hotel rooms start at just $109 per night. The room block expires today, so please act quickly!
Click here to register for the Spring Conference in BC!
A special thanks to the
Harbour Authority Association of British Columbia
for hosting this Conference!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 99th ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN GUAM IN JULY
APP's 99th Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2012
Co-Hosted by Port Authority of Guam
& RMI Ports Authority in GUAM
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!
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.
In addition to Conference events, you and your companion will
enjoy delicious meals and informative tours of harbors and nearby
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 $145 per night for Ocean View with complimentary internet and
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," Governor Bordallo said.
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 two harbors followed by some cultural sightseeing. It should be a day to remember!
Click here for more information and online registration!
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER: HUGH WOOD INC.
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member: Hugh Wood Inc.Hugh Wood Inc.
is a global independent
broker with capabilities in analyzing and marketing all forms of marine
risks and an innovative approach to coverage solutions. They have
many years of experience handling all aspects of marine
risks. With the assistance of their international offices and
strategic partnerships in key markets, they are not only able to access
the leading U.S. insurers, but also the leading insurers in
international markets. Hugh Wood Inc. offers a full range of
marine-related services complemented by a full range of claims handling
as well as risk and security management services. Michael Johnson
is the Managing Director of Hugh Wood Inc.'s Seattle
office. He can be reached at email@example.com or
206-816-3302. Click here
to visit Hugh Wood's website.
Welcome to APP, Hugh Wood Inc.!
|LONGVIEW'S O'HOLLAREN WINS 'OLD SALT' AWARD|
The Maritime Commerce Club of the Columbia River recently announced that Ken O'Hollaren, long-time Executive Director of the Port of Longview, Washington USA is the 2012 recipient of the "Old Salt" award.
This award is presented
each year to someone who, through longevity and service, has advanced
the Willamette and Columbia River maritime industry. Nominees
should be contributors to the maritime community and have made a
significant effort to progress the industry outside of their regular
job activities. The honor was celebrated at the club's Winter
Event Dinner on February 21st.
Late last year, O'
Hollaren announced his retirement date for December 2012 after 25 years
as the port's top executive. He is currently the
longest-serving executive director among Washington State's 76 port
PORTLAND WELCOMES NEW CONTAINER LINE
Container ship "Cap Cleveland" called on the Port of Portland, Oregon USA
last week, the first call for German carrier Hamburg
Süd. Adding the carrier to Portland's international
container lineup is part of a newly expanded weekly service to the
Mediterranean offered in partnership with Hapag-Lloyd.
presented a plaque commemorating the occasion and longshore
workers discharged imports and loaded export containers all day
before the ship departed the Columbia River bound for ports in Central
and South America and continuing on to Africa and Europe.
is a big deal - especially for exporters in Oregon and throughout our
region," said John Akre, Port of Portland terminal manager. "This
first ship represents a more frequent weekly service that will connect
the Pacific NW and the Mediterranean with direct access to new ports in
The addition of Hamburg Süd ships adds
capacity while reaching new ports overseas through direct and feeder
connections including the Far East, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Latin
America and West Africa. By bringing more ships to Portland and
improving the regularity of the calls, the service will provide a more
efficient, dependable and competitive option for shippers utilizing the
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CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
|Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
APRIL 10-12, 2012
APP Spring Conference jointly with
Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers
Nanaimo, British Columbia
JULY 18-21, 2012
APP 99th Annual Conference
Co-Hosted by RMI Ports Authority & Port Authority of Guam
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Portland International Airport, OREGON USA
JANUARY 17-18, 2013
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
AUGUST 2013APP 100th Annual ConferenceHosted 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: