|The Pacific Current ||February 21, 2012|
Register today for APP's Spring Conference on April 10-12, 2012 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
informative conference will be held in partnership with the
Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers. Please
read below for details.
Scroll down for photos from our Winter Conference last month in Hawaii. Meet our newest associate and life members. And read about exciting news from Pacific Ports!
REGISTER TODAY FOR SPRING CONFERENCE
Please join us for APP's 2012 Spring Conference in partnership with
the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters & Port Managers:
April 10-12, 2012
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CANADA
Click here for more information and to register online.
You will 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
the first time, we are holding 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
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, and more!
In addition to informative presentations, you'll also experience a first-hand tour of the Nanaimo Port Authority.
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.
rooms at two nearby hotels start at just $109 per night.
Conference room blocks are limited so please make your reservations
Click here to register today for the Spring Conference in Canada!
WRAPPING UP 2012 WINTER CONFERENCE
recently completed another successful Winter Conference on January
12-13 in Hawaii. Excellent speakers equipped attendees with
useful information about port
disaster planning & recovery; recent and
upcoming foreign trade agreements; clean energy initiatives;
port security changes; global economic forecasts; Chinese trade
opportunities; successful port governance; and much more!
PowerPoint presentations from the Winter Conference may be viewed by clicking here.
Conference photos can be viewed by clicking here.
Attendees also experienced special tours of Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor and the Matson Terminal at Honolulu Harbor to see working port facilities in action. Fun networking opportunities with Pacific Port colleagues included a historical tour of Pearl Harbor & the USS Arizona, a traditional luau at Germaine's, and golf at Ko Olina Golf Club.
A special thanks to all attendees, guest speakers, the Hawaii Department of Transportation for hosting, and especially our sponsors for making the 2012 Winter Conference successful: Matson Navigation, CH2M Hill, Port of Hueneme, Port of Stockton, Moffatt & Nichol, Port Authority of Guam, Port of St. Helens, Port of Umatilla, ALX Technology, and Port of Longview!
NEW MEMBER: CAPACITY MARINE CORP.
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member, Capacity Marine Corporation
wholesale/retail marine insurance brokerage and reinsurance
intermediary specializing in the placement of marine and international
and expert staff will assist your organization in developing
underwriting data, marketing, and placing your current and future
business requirements. Their specialists will work with
you to solve any insurance/reinsurance puzzle with a complete
solution of insurance & reinsurance services and programs.
Welcome to APP, Capacity Marine Corporation!
|APP PEOPLE: DAN BUELL BECOMES LIFE MEMBER|
of Longview, Washington USA commissioner Dan Buell is APP's newest life
member. He was unanimously elected by the APP Board of
Directors during the recent Winter Conference.
Buell's 18 years of service, the Port of Longview tripled in land
size and grew significantly in cargo volumes, business, and jobs.
Dan was also an active and valued member of the APP Executive
Congratulations, Dan! Thank you for many years of faithful service!
KAOHSIUNG GETS HUGE CONTAINER SHIP
The largest container vessel in the world visited the Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau in Taiwan for the first time last month. The vessel, owned by China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) Group, represents a step forward in the Taiwan-China cargo shipping partnership.
ship weighs 141,823 metric tons, is 352.88 meters long, and 48.2 meters
wide. It has a cargo capacity of 13,114 TEUs. KHB Director
Ding-Hsun Hsiao presented an award to the ship's captain upon its
Congratulations, Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau!
ST. HELENS APPROVES COAL AGREEMENT
The Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
recently approved agreements with two companies that want to export
coal to China. The commissioners voted in favor of coal exports
-- potentially up to 38 million tons a year -- after testimony
from supporters touting the job potential and from opponents with
concerns about environmental impacts and increased train and barge
The agreements with Kinder Morgan and Ambre Energy
subsidiary Pacific Transloading would provide construction work and up
to 105 full-time jobs, as well as port and tax revenues. Both companies
vowed to run clean operations and contain coal dust.
The Ambre Energy project would involve shipping coal by train to an enclosed facility at the Port of Morrow, Oregon USA and then downriver by covered barge to the Port of St. Helens'
terminal at Port Westward (near Clatskanie, Oregon); coal would then be
transferred from barges to oceangoing Panamax vessels. The Kinder
Morgan project would receive coal by trains that would run through the
Columbia Gorge, then load onto ships from a Port Westward
terminal. Both companies are in the early stages of planning and
will be required to obtain all local, state and federal permits.
APP ON FACEBOOK: BECOME A "FAN"
APP has a Facebook account! Help us network and help yourself keep informed: Click here to become a fan.
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, CANADA 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, Oahu, HAWAII
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: