|The Pacific Current ||May 8, 2014|
Registration is now open for our 101st Annual Conference
hosted by the Port of Longview, Washington USA.
Register early and be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon gift cards
! Be sure to register by Wednesday, May 21st!
Learn below about other details on our exciting Annual Conference in Washington on July 20-23, 2014.
Read on about our new APP
associate members, Rich Wilson's departure from the Port of Anchorage,
a new shore power system at the Port of Hueneme, ADELTE's milestone,
news at the Port of Longview, and more!
|REGISTER TODAY FOR APP'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE|
APP's 101st Annual Conference
July 20-23, 2014
Hosted by Port of Longview, Washington USA
Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center
Registration is open for APP's exciting 101st Annual Conference at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, hosted by the Port of Longview, Washington USA.Click here to register online now!
As a special incentive to register early, register by Wednesday, May 21st to be entered into a special drawing. You could be one of two lucky winners to receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card!
from expert speakers about timely port issues and trends and enjoy
plentiful networking time to learn what's new and build stronger
partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues.
Your companion is also welcome to join you in Washington to
experience the exciting activities of the Conference, surrounding area,
and a special companion tour at no cost.
addition to informative presentations, the Annual Conference will also
include tours of the Ports of Longview and St. Helens, a visit to
amazing Mount St. Helens volcano, ceremonial festivities by the Cowlitz
Indian Tribe, golf at Three Rivers Golf Course, and a minor league
baseball game with APP leaders throwing out the ceremonial first pitch!
The trip to Mount St. Helens volcano will include
special presentations to learn how the Columbia River region's maritime
industry dealt with the aftermath of the eruption in 1980. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center
in Kelso, Washington is located 40 miles north of Portland
International Airport (PDX). Renting a car is recommended, but please
contact APP staff if interested in shuttle service. It has excellent
conference facilities and all modern amenities including a fitness
center and pool. We'll be a short distance from sightseeing and
recreation opportunities. Enjoy APP's pre-negotiated discounted room
rates of just $85 per night
including complimentary breakfast, internet and parking.
Book your flight to Portland now!
We have special discount codes with United Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Please visit our online registration page below for more information.
Please join us to celebrate the beginning of APP's second century!
|ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|
Get valuable exposure for your business or port and simultaneously help support APP programs!
Act now to reserve one of these opportunities:
$2,500 Closing Dinner for Delegates and Companions - 7/23
$2,000 Welcome Reception Hors d'oeuvres for Everyone - 7/20
$2,000 Monday Dinner Banquet for Delegates and Companions - 7/21
$2,000 Dinner at Baseball Field for Delegates and Companions - 7/22
$1,500 Mount St. Helens Tour Transportation for Delegates and Companions - 7/23
$1,500 Mount St. Helens Tour Lunch for Delegates and Companions - 7/23
$1,500 Closing Dinner Bar for Delegates and Companions - 7/23
$1,000 Luncheon at Hotel for Delegates - 7/22
$1,000 Baseball Game Transportation for Delegates and Companions - 7/22
$1,000 Tours of Port of Longview & Port of St. Helens - Transportation for Delegates & Companions - 7/21
$ 750 Golf Networking Outing Transportation and Box Lunches - 7/20
$ 750 Companion Tour to Zojo's Coffee, Activities, and Lunch - 7/22
$ 750 Morning Networking Break for Delegates - 7/21
$ 750 Morning Networking Break for Delegates - 7/22
$ 750 Afternoon Networking Break for Delegates - 7/22
$ 500 Opening Ceremonial Festivities for Delegates - 7/21
$ 500 Welcome Reception Entertainment for Delegates and Companions - 7/20
$ 500 Monday Dinner Entertainment for Delegates and Companions - 7/21
Barbecue Lunch for Delegates and Companions at the Port - 7/21 - Sponsored by the Port of Longview
Baseball Tickets for Delegates and Companions - 7/22 - Sponsored by the Port of Longview
valued sponsors receive logos on the conference poster & in the
conference program, recognition in all newsletters and conference
mailings, and the option to include information or promotional items in
conference bags and verbal recognition at the event being sponsored.
Sponsorships of $1,000 receive a complimentary exhibitor table, if so
desired. Sponsorships of $1,500 and higher receive a
complimentary exhibitor table and/or podium time to speak to the
attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.
Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868.
|WILSON ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM ANCHORAGE|
| APP At-Large Representative and Port of Anchorage, Alaska USA Port Director Richard Wilson recently announced he will be leaving his position at at the end of May. |
two years ago by Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, Wilson was tasked with
and successfully overcame the challenges of earning back public support
for the Port of Anchorage by positioning the Port's infrastructure
modernization program for success and increasing business partnerships.
Wilson felt it was time to take on a new challenge.
Congratulations, Rich, and best of luck in your new endeavors!
|NEW APP ASSOCIATE MEMBERS|
|We're excited to announce APP's new Associate Members: Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada (CLIA-NWC) and Eagle Rock Aggregates, Inc.|For more information, please visit www.clia-nwc.com
Formerly known as the North West & Canada Cruise Association, Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada
is a non-profit association representing the major cruise lines that
operate in the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Washington, Alaska
& Hawaii), Atlantic Canada and Quebec. It was established in 1986
to develop strong partnerships with the communities in which its member
lines are based and where they visit.
Polaris Minerals Corporation,
supplies high quality construction aggregates to major coastal city
markets in California, Hawaii and British Columbia. The Company has
developed an integrated logistical chain of mineral resources,
receiving port terminals and cost effective, contracted shipping that
allows it to meet the need for replacement aggregate sources in markets
where local resources are depleting and marine imported aggregates
offer an increasingly viable alternative. In northern California,
supplies are made to the Company's terminal within the Port of
Richmond, which commenced storage and distribution of Orca aggregate in
2008. Three additional locations are supplied directly: the Port of
Redwood City, the Port of San Francisco, and Petaluma, California. In
Southern California, ERA secured a lease at the Port of Long Beach and
is in the process of developing the eight-acre property for imports in
ocean-going vessels later this year.
Eagle Rock Aggregates
(ERA), along with its parent company
For more information, please visit www.polarmin.com
Welcome to APP, Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada and Eagle Rock Aggregates!
|PORT OF HUENEME LAUNCHES SHORE POWER SYSTEM|
The Port of Hueneme, California USA
recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch its new grid-based
shore power system. The passage of Assembly Bill 32 in 2006 by the
California state legislature required refrigerated cargo vessels to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions while at berth while in California
The project represents
a giant leap forward for the Port and surrounding community. Over the
lifetime of this project (30 years), annual emissions from refrigerated
cargo vessels also known as "reefer vessels" will be significantly
reduced. Anticipated reductions include a 92% reduction in PM, 98%
reduction in NOx, and a 55% reduction in greenhouse gasses. It will
also reduce diesel fuel use by about 68,000 gallons a year.
Congratulations, Port of Hueneme!
APP PEOPLE: REDWOOD CITY FINANCE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
|Cynthia Hampton, Director of Finance & Development for the Port of Redwood City, California USA announced her retirement effective May 12, 2014, after 15 years.
Director Mike Giari said that the Port will immediately recruit for a
qualified individual to fill this important position.
tenure at the Port, Hampton was instrumental in issuing two successful
revenue bonds which enabled the Port to re-mediate a former petroleum
tank farm site and construct a new, modern wharf facility, the first
new wharf built at the Port in 30 years," Port Commission Chair
Lorianna Kastrop said. "She also modernized the Port's accounting
systems and led the Port into full compliance with current government
accounting standards and procedures. The detailed financial budgeting
system established by Hampton assisted the Port in meeting its
financial goals and achieving 15 years of profitable operations based
on Port revenues."
Prior to joining the Port of Redwood City, Hampton served as
controller at the Port of Sacramento for 11 years. Locally, she was a
board member for the Sequoia Awards, serving on a committee for
scholarships for students.Best of luck in your new endeavors, Cynthia!
|ENERGY EXPORT COMPANY EYES PORT OF LONGVIEW|
"These actions are critical to determine the feasibility of the
project," says Port of Longview Chief Executive Officer Geir-Eilif
Kalhagen. "This information derived during the option period, will form
the basis for a decision by the Port's governing board of elected
The Port of Longview, Washington USA
recently announced it has entered into a one-year option agreement to
explore a proposed propane and butane export terminal interested in
developing a new facility on the west coast. Haven Energy, a
subsidiary of Sage Midstream, is proposing an export facility to move
propane and butane currently being flared in the Midwest to energy
markets around the Pacific Rim. The plan calls for the cargo to be
railed to the Port from the Dakotas, refrigerated and stored on site
before being loaded to vessels for export to Hawaii, Mexico and
Asia. The option agreement allows both Haven and the Port to
evaluate the project. During the option period, the Port agrees not to
negotiate with any other party interested in locating a similar
facility at the Port. Further, the Port of Longview and Haven Energy
will negotiate a commercial lease for Port property and dock use and
submit permit applications that are required for the trans-shipment
preliminary concept for the terminal is to place two tall,
doubled-walled storage tanks on a 30-40 acre tract near Berth 4. Unit
trains of 100+ railcars designed to carry propane and butane would
utilize the Port's industrial rail corridor to enter the facility.
Haven Energy estimates its terminal would receive a unit train every
day and half and approximately 30 vessels a year when it's at full
operation. "We're really pleased that businesses recognize what
the Port of Longview has to offer," said Port CEO Geir Kalhagen. "Now
the process begins where we evaluate the project to ensure it's in line
with the Port's overall mission and meets the regulatory requirements
of the State." In Washington State, new developments go through a
rigorous evaluation under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
Through this process, the project is evaluated on potential impacts to
the environment, including transportation, public services, and
environmental health. Opportunities for community input are built
into the environmental and regulatory processes.
|ADELTE SECURES CONTRACTS TO REACH 100TH BRIDGE INSTALLATION MILESTONE|
formerly known as "TEAM," has secured contracts for the delivery of 11
Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) at cruise and ferry
terminals. When these systems are installed later this year, ADELTE
reaches the symbolic figure of 100 commissioned Seaport PBB
installations. The 11 tailor-made bridges will be deto the ports of
Rotterdam, Stornoway, Swinoujscie and Ullapool in Northern Europe,
Denia and Savona in Southern Europe and Busan and Singapore in Asia.|
these new contracts ADELTE reinforces its position as the leading
provider of Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges and Global Services to
cruise and ferry terminals around the world.
|SAN DIEGO SEMINAR RESCHEDULED|
Our spring seminar in San Diego has been rescheduled for the fall. Please join us on Thursday, November 6 at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Old Town San Diego. Stay tuned for more details!
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
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