|The Pacific Current ||October 22, 2013|
| It's not too late to join us this Friday for our Fly-in Fly-out Seminar on "Inside and Outside Threats: Keeping Ports Safe and Secure". |
The seminar will be held on Friday, October 25th at the Portland International Airport Conference Center.
Scroll down for exciting new details on this seminar!
|JOIN US ON FRIDAY FOR THE "INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THREATS: KEEPING PORTS SAFE & SECURE" SEMINAR|
|Register today for our Fly-in Fly-out Seminar, "Inside and Outside Threats: Keeping Ports Safe and Secure,"
hosted and sponsored by the Port of Portland at the Portland
International Airport (PDX) Conference Center on Friday, October
25, 2013. |
Don't miss this chance to discover how ports of all sizes can better
protect ships, cargo, cranes, trucks, marinas, and rail from external
and internal threats. Learn how port staff, tenants, and customers can
work together to prevent terrorism, theft, internal sabotage from labor
disputes, and much more. Hear firsthand perspectives from public and
private security experts on how to implement simple measures to the
most cutting-edge tools and techniques. There will also be plentiful
time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues -
all in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
Here are three more outstanding examples of confirmed guest speakers:
Matthew Cooper, CCP, Branch Manager, McRoberts Protective Agency, Inc.
Cooper is the Manager for McRoberts' Portland Branch serving Oregon and
SW Washington. Prior to working at McRoberts, he served as the Vice
President and General Manager for Reliant Security. Mr. Cooper is
involved in every aspect of McRoberts' Portland Branch operations
including, overseeing existing client accounts to ensure contract
compliance, business development, overseeing operations to ensure that
all McRoberts operations maintain the company's standards for human
resources management, training, hiring, employee retention and quality
service. Mr. Cooper was recognized as a Certified Protection
Professional (CPP) by ASIS International in 2006.
Terry Thiele, Government ID Solutions Lead, Intellicheck Mobilisa
is the Government ID Solutions Lead for Intellicheck Mobilisa, having
been with the company for more than 8 years, and has been involved with
TWIC since nearly the start of the program. His focus is upon the
growth and use of best-of-breed ID verification methodologies within
all areas of government and business, and his customers include Federal
Agencies, the Department of Defense, along with a number of US Port and
Port related facilities. Terry recently completed MARAD Certified
Facility Security Officer Course training, and attended the inaugural
iFSO Conference up in New York State.
Michael Mackesy, Director of Sales, NICE Systems
is a Director of Sales in the security industry. He works for
NICE Systems and specializes in critical infrastructures: Seaports,
Airports and Industrial facilities. Michael has 10 years of Video
Surveillance experience in the Security Industry and holds a BS in
Information Systems form University of Redlands, a MS in Management of
Information Systems from University of Southern California, Marshall
School of Business. Although he is a Director of Sales, he
possesses a strong network engineering background working with Hughes
Aircraft Radar Systems; NASA - Space Station Freedom, and WilTel Networks.
Mackesy is certified with: Data Center Network Integration (DCNI) through Cisco, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC),Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI), and is TWIC Certified.
seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- right in the
airport terminal conference center -- so you can easily fly in and out
of Portland that same day.
Click here for more information and online registration.
|Unmanned Port Security Vessel|
University of Hawaii's Unmanned Port Security Vessel (UPSV) is a
robotic platform designed to support maritime missions in harbor and
port environments including infrastructure inspection and incident
response and recovery, and harbor surveillance.|To read the full article, please visit the Hawaii Reporter's website at:
deployable, the vessel can be used to map the seafloor in high
resolution, photograph critical infrastructure below and above the
waterline, detect chemical leaks or spills, and relay real-time
video-all at the same time. This made-in-Hawaii technology can
provide critical decision support to first-responders and other
maritime security personnel around the world.
U.S. Coast Guard and the State of Hawai'iʻs Harbors Division of the
Department of Transportation have also provided valuable advise in the
development of the UPSV technology.
Picture from Hawaii Reporter article
THANKS TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS
A special thanks to these APP port members for renewing their APP membership and dues:
- Commonwealth Ports Authority
- Pohnpei Port Authority
- Port of Portland
- Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority
and also thanks to our recently-renewing APP associate members:
- Moffatt & Nichol
- Saipan Shipping Company, Inc.
- Saipan Stevedore Company, Inc.
We appreciate your continued membership and partnership in strengthening Pacific ports!
NEW APP WEBSITE
If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, please visit our new website and let us know what you think!
In addition to a
cleaner, more modern look, visitors will enjoy an experience that is
quicker, more user-friendly (also compatible with mobile devices!),
rich with multimedia content, and interactive.
Click here to visit our new website.
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
OCTOBER 25, 2013
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
"Inside and Outside Threats: Keeping Ports Safe and Secure"
Hosted by Port of Portland
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Portland, Oregon USA
Click here for more information
JANUARY 16-17, 2014
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Kauai Marriott Resort
Kauai, Hawaii USA
JULY 20-23, 2014
APP 101st Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of LongviewLongview, Washington USA
APP 102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California USA
Your 2013-14 Association of Pacific Ports Executive Committee:
President: Bob Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington USA
First Vice President: Tai-Hsin Lee, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Second Vice President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California USA
Third Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California USA
Past President: Richard "Dick" Dodge, Port of Redwood City, California USA
Kuo-Ming Chang, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan
Thomas Fields, Port of Long Beach, California USA
Shelly Gibson, Port Authority of Guam, Guam
Robert Larson, Port of Benton, Washington USA
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Patrick Trapp, Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
At Large Representative:
Richard Wilson, Port of Anchorage, Alaska USA
Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:
Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:
Brian Wright, Operations Manager:
Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant