|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
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!
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:
The hotel room block is also open; you'll find the link on our conference event page (link above).
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.
-- SPECIAL INCENTIVE --
REGISTER BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
TO BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING.
YOU COULD BE ONE OF TWO LUCKY WINNERS TO RECEIVE A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD.
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
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.
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.
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!
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:
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:
TAIWAN SIGNED FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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.
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:
PORT OF STOCKTON DEDICATE MARINE HIGHWAY
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.
serves as an alternative to highway trucking, strengthening the
region's goods-carrying infrastructure while reducing air pollution and
highway congestion, they said.
is one of only three such projects in the nation, Paul Jaenichen Sr.,
acting administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, said during
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.
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:
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:
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