The Pacific Current November 6, 2013

 

 

 

APP's Fly-in Fly-out Seminar on "Inside and Outside Threats: Keeping Ports Safe and Secure" was a success with lots of positive feedback.  

 

The seminar was held on Friday, October 25th at the Portland International Airport Conference Center.  Delegates discussed timely port security issues, learned about security successes and challenges at other ports, and built stronger partnerships.  

 

Thank you to our amazing host, the Port of Portland, and our luncheon sponsor, ALX Technology!  

 

Visit our website to view the seminar presentations and photos!

  

IN THIS ISSUE:
Winter Conference in Kauai, Hawaii -- Conference Registration is now open
New APP Member: McRoberts Protective Agency
APP Member News Roundup: Port of Long Beach, Taiwan International Ports Corp, and Port of Stockton
New APP Website
Upcoming APP Events
Contact Us
JOIN US FOR WINTER CONFERENCE IN KAUAI
 
 
This year's Winter Conference will be held in Kauai, Hawaii at the Marriott Kauai Resort.

Conference Registration is now open, please visit:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=llvazobab&oeidk=a07e895n2539ca04016

The hotel room block is also open; you'll find the link on our conference event page (link above).

Don't miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and economic trends.  Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with informative presentations.  Hear firsthand perspectives from key port industry leaders, learn what's new at other ports, and network with colleagues -- all in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii!

Your companion is welcome to join APP delegates at no extra cost for meals and a special companion tour with lunch on Friday. Your companion is also invited to join us for a tour of a Kauai harbor and for golf on Thursday morning (RSVP and extra fee required).

Our venue, the Marriott Kauai Resort, is an affordable ocean front retreat situated on a relaxing cove.


Stay tuned for more information in the near future.

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NEWEST APP ASSOCIATE MEMBER:
MCROBERTS PROTECTIVE AGENCY 
 
 

We would like to welcome APP's newest Associate Member, McRoberts Protective Agency.

 

 

Among the services offered by McRoberts are uniformed security officers, patrols and inspections, access control, lobby ambassador and concierge security, alarm response, security console operators, fire/life safety programs, special event coverage, background checks, consulting, investigations, and facility threat planning, response and mitigation. McRoberts also offers the latest in integrated security technologies such as electronic access control systems, advanced locate and tracking systems, closed circuit television (CCTV) systems and remote monitoring solutions.

 

McRoberts' core competencies are a well-developed culture of customer service, adoption of the highest standards as baselines for acceptability, and constant benchmarking to make sure those standards are identified and adopted.  Leveraging technology for accountability and efficiency is a core principle.  McRoberts staffs a centralized command and communications center 24 hours a day, 365 days year, to ensure contract compliance, real-time guard tour verification, video monitoring, customer service case management, supervisor activity tracking, and access to all members of management. 

  

McRoberts Maritime Security is the operating division of the company that leads the maritime security industry in providing specialized and integrated security solutions specifically designed to meet the federal security and training requirements of port facilities, cruise lines, cargo ships and cargo terminals.  

McRoberts' highly-qualified and experienced management team serves as a valued partner to a number of discerning clients. McRoberts security professionals perform Facility Security Assessments, author Facility Security Plans, and conduct Quarterly Drills, Annual Exercises and Annual 3rd Party Audits. McRoberts trainers offer MTSA/ISPS Training.

Thousands of McRoberts MTSA-trained and TWIC-credentialed officers provide regulatory-compliant access control services throughout the nation. Training and post orders are customizable to meet the unique needs outlined in each Facility Security Plan. For the cruise industry, McRoberts screeners screen over 6.4 million sailing guests and over 13 million pieces of baggage each year.  

 

McRoberts is a full service security partner and offers integrated and optimized solutions including technological integration of video and access control systems independently or in combination with its uniformed security officers. Technology offerings include electronic access control systems that integrate with TWIC readers, RFID-based high-value cargo tracking systems, IP-based closed circuit television (CCTV) system installation and remote monitoring solutions.

 

To learn more about McRoberts Protective Agency, please visit www.mcrobertsmaritime.com or contact **INSERT APP CONTACT'S JOB TITLE HERE** **INSERT APP CONTACT'S NAME HERE** at **PHONE** or *EMAIL**.

 

Welcome to APP, McRoberts Protective Agency! 

APP MEMBER NEWS ROUNDUP 
 

 

PORT OF LONG BEACH SIGNS A SISTER PORT AGREEMENT  

 

The Port of Long Beach, California has signed a new sister city port agreement with South Korea's Busan Port Authority.  The Port of Long Beach also has agreements in place with China's Port of Qingdao and Taiwan's Port of Hualien and Port of Taichung.  To read more, go to:
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20131105/port-of-long-beach-south-korea-sign-sister-port-pact

   

TAIWAN EXPANDING CRUISE BUSINESS

 

Asia's largest cruise ship, the Mariner of the Seas, arrived in Kaohsiung Port in southern Taiwan for the first time Oct. 30, carrying 3,400 mainland Chinese tourists who had embarked in Hong Kong, opening a new chapter for the nation's cruise industry, the Tourism Bureau under the ROC Ministry of Transportation and Communications described this milestone: 

 

"The Mariner's visit is the beginning of Taiwan-Hong Kong cooperation," Tourism Bureau Director-General David W. J. Hsieh said. "Both sides will continue to develop the flourishing Asian cruise market, jointly attracting more visitors from outside the region." 

 

To read more of the article published in Taiwan Today, please visit their website at:

http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=211110&ctNode=445 

   

TAIWAN SIGNED FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

 

Taiwan has signed a free-trade agreement with Singapore--its first with a Southeast Asian economy--as the island continues to raise its international profile and lessen its dependence on China.

 

The pact, in which the island is referred to Chinese Taipei, was signed Thursday morning between the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei and the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. The city state accepts that Taiwan is part of China, and a low-key signing was designed to avoid provoking China which claims Taiwan as its own territory.

 

To read more of the article published on the Wall Street Journal's website, please visit:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303309504579182900090244112 

PORT OF STOCKTON DEDICATE MARINE HIGHWAY

 

Stockton port officials Thursday formally dedicated their Marine Highway - a project to barge cargo containers between Stockton and Oakland - before a crowd of more than 200 dignitaries and invited guests.

It serves as an alternative to highway trucking, strengthening the region's goods-carrying infrastructure while reducing air pollution and highway congestion, they said.

 

It is one of only three such projects in the nation, Paul Jaenichen Sr., acting administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, said during the dedication.

 

"This is the poster child. This is what we want everybody to be doing," he said.  "It's an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable transportation system."  Jaenichen also noted that the Marine Highway depends on private business - shippers, shipping companies and port terminal operators; government - local port agencies, state and federal regulators; and labor unions all cooperating to make it work.

 

Even with the service still slowly building volume, it's already generated new jobs producing an estimated $5 million in annual wages and supplanted the equivalent of 5,000 truck trips to date.

 

To read the full article published on Recordnet website, please visit:

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131102/A_NEWS/311020326/-1/A_BIZ04   

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:  
  
 
  HawaiiDOT
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 Conference
Hosted by Port of Longview
Longview, Washington USA  

 Kaohsiung Logo

 JULY 2015 
APP 102nd Annual Conference 
Hosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
 
JULY 2016
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hos
ted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California USA

CONTACT US 

 

Your 2013-14 Association of Pacific Ports Executive Committee:  


Officers:
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

Regional Representatives:
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:

 

APP 100thLisa Pomasl, Executive Director:

Lisa@PacificPorts.org  

 

Brian Wright, Operations Manager:

Brian@PacificPorts.org 

 

Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant  

 

Telephone: 503.653.5868

Fax: 503.654.8259

 

Website: www.PacificPorts.org