|The Pacific Current ||March 6, 2014|
| An all-star cast of speakers headlined APP's well-attended inter Conference in January. Photos and PowerPoint presentations are listed below!|
Check out news about what's happening at individual Pacific ports, our upcoming Fair Labor and Trade Seminar to be held in San Diego on May 2, APP's 101st Annual Conference in Washington in July, and much more!
|STRONG ATTENDANCE, SPEAKERS & NETWORKING HIGHLIGHT WINTER CONFERENCE |
Kudos to our well-prepared, informative presenters:
Special thanks to our generous Winter Conference Sponsors:
|TRADE AND LABOR SEMINAR COMING TO SAN DIEGO|
|You are invited to participate in APP's Spring Fly-in Fly-out Seminar:|
"Fair Labor & Trade: Ensuring the Needs of
Port Business, Workers, and Community"
Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marriott Courtyard Hotel San Diego Old Town
San Diego, California USA
Click here to Register for the Spring Seminar.
from experts about ways to effectively balance labor needs with
efficiency issues facing modern ports such as logistics automation,
terminal privatization, and cargo handling issues. Be informed of
future economic policies and trade modernization that will affect
wages, occupational health and safety, foreign labor competition, and
much more. Learn about labor and trade issues at other ports and
network with colleagues -- all in sunny San Diego,
The seminar begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. at the
nearby Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Old Town San Diego (complimentary
shuttle service provided), so you can easily fly in and out of San
Diego that same day. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.
Registration is only $195 for APP members!
Save May 2, 2014 in your calendar. And click here to Register for the Spring Seminar.
PORT OF HUENEME COMMISSIONER ROONEY RECEIVES AWARD
| The Ventura County, California's Special Districts Association (VCSDA) recently awarded Port of Hueneme Commissioner and APP Second Vice President Mary Anne Rooney as 2013 Director of the Year.
The Association annually recognizes outstanding Directors and General Managers.
2010, Ms. Rooney became the first woman to win a seat on the Oxnard
Harbor District's Commission board that governs the Port of Hueneme and
currently serves as the Board's President. She is an independent
business consultant and in addition to being Second Vice President of
APP, Rooney serves as Vice President for the Ventura County Special
Districts Association, President of the Oxnard-Ocotlan Sister City
Committee, Board Member of the World Affairs Council. Previously, she
was elected as a Trustee for the Ventura County Community College
District from 2002-2006. During that time she was elected by her peers
to the statewide California Community College Trustee Board.
recognizing Ms. Rooney's four year tenure on the Oxnard Harbor District
Commission, Ms. Rooney stated, "I am honored by this award and proud of
the accomplishments of the Port. Due to our customer's hard work, the
Oxnard Harbor District has experienced record cargo and revenue growth
numbers, and is on track to set yet another all-time high in both cargo
tonnage and gross revenues for fiscal year 2013-2014."
1974, the Ventura County Special Districts Association (VCSDA) has been
representing over 20 independently governed special districts located
in Ventura County. Special districts are single purposed entities
formed by local residents to provide local services. Special districts
are a more efficient form of government and they are quicker to respond
to customer needs.
VCSDA's purpose is to promote the efficient,
economical and responsive public services offered by the independent
special districts of Ventura County-independent special districts
governed by a locally elected board of directors.
Congratulations, Mary Anne!
|NEWEST APP LIFE MEMBER: DAVE HUNT|
|During our recent
Winter Conference in Kauai, the APP Board of Directors unanimously
approved our newest APP Life Member, former APP Executive Director Dave Hunt!|
Dave received the nomination for his outstanding leadership of APP from 2005 until 2013. After eight years serving APP, Hunt took on a new role as Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, an association of 150 defense and security industry businesses.
|PORT OF BELLINGHAM COMPLETES |
| The Port of Bellingham, Washington USA
just celebrated the completion of the Bellingham International
Airport's (BLI) $38 million expansion. The project began in 2008 and
expanded the terminal from 27,000 square feet to 105,000, which added
new boarding gates, a restaurant and coffee shop, a larger ticket
lobby, additional ticket agent openings, and a larger baggage claim
Click here to read the Bellingham Herald article. Click here to watch a video on the airport's expansion.
Congratulations, Port of Bellingham!
|PORT OF KEELUNG TO INVEST IN PORT EXPANSION|
|The Port of Keelung, TIPC
Taiwan recently announced plans to invest NTD10bn (approx. $330 million
USD) in port expansion. The West 22 and 23 terminals will be dredged
and a warehouse will be expanded. |
The port will also strengthen the construction of cruise facilities to facilitate longer stays by tourists at Keelung.
Congratulations, Port of Keelung, TIPC!
|PORT OF REDWOOD CITY APPROVES LEASE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANY|
|The Port of Redwood City, California USA recently approved a three-year lease with Boxer Industries for a carbon black pilot production facility. |
Boxer Industries, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, develops
innovative, cost effective, and environmentally sustainable
technologies that convert abundant domestically produced natural gas
resources into high value chemicals and materials for customers around
the world. Boxer's process, which utilizes natural gas instead of
crude oil as a feedstock, is more efficient as well as significantly
more environmentally friendly. This allows Boxer to capitalize on North
America's abundant natural gas resources while reducing dependencies
and demand for oil. Carbon black is a material used in
manufacturing nearly all black rubber and plastic. The lease area is
approximately 0.67 acres and was previously used by Manson Construction
for office trailers and construction equipment used for the Wharves
1&2 project. The plant is designed to produce 90 kilograms of
carbon black per hour (190 tons per year) and will be placed in large
bulk bags and stored in 20 foot or 40 foot containers prior to delivery
by truck. During the initial production period, carbon black will also
be trucked to the site to mix with carbon black produced by the pilot
plant will be outdoors with the exception of the bag house,
packaging,and storage of the carbon black. There will also be a
laboratory/office trailer installed on the site. Approximately 3-4
employees will be at the pilot plant supported by 10-11 engineers
located nearby in offices at Pacific Shores Center. Carbon black
is a widely used strengthening and conductive material in a variety of
products, including plastics, tires, belts, hoses, toners and printing
inks. The Boxer Industries carbon black pilot plant is a "green"
industrial research and development project that is compatible with
other industrial uses at the Port.
It will be able to use the
Port's industrial area, as well as its geographic location near centers
of R&D and venture capital, to develop new green technology for
Congratulations, Port of Redwood City and Boxer Industries!
|DON'T MISS APP'S 101st ANNUAL CONFERENCE|
is well underway for APP's exciting 101st Annual Conference at the Red
Lion Hotel & Conference Center, hosted by the Port of Longview, Washington USA.
|You will tour different ports, learn
from expert speakers about timely port issues and trends, enjoy
plentiful networking time to learn what's new and build stronger
partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues, and experience an
amazing tour of Mount Saint Helens. Room rates start at just $85 per night with free parking!
Please save the date:
July 20-23, 2014: APP 101st Annual Conference
Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center
Hosted by Port of Longview, Washington USA
Please join us to celebrate the beginning of APP's second century! Stay tuned to www.PacificPorts.org
for updated information on guest speakers, Conference schedule, and more. Online registration coming soon!
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
San Diego, California USA
May 2, 2014
APP Fly-In Fly-Out Seminar
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
Susan Wise, 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