|The Pacific Current ||September 12, 2014|
Register today to join us in San Diego, California for our Fly-in Fly-out Seminar, "Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs," on Thursday, November 6th.
See below for new information on guest speakers and additional event details.
And read on for the latest news on APP people and ports!
|FIRST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER 6TH LAND USE SEMINAR IN SUNNY SAN DIEGO|
APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
"Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs"
Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Courtyard Marriott San Diego Old Town
San Diego, California USA
Register today for our upcoming November 6th Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar,
"Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs."
Please join us for APP's timely seminar on land use and real estate
issues facing Pacific ports. With ports of all sizes controlling real
estate near municipalities, find out how to balance your
port's traditional trade and transportation needs with the modern
pressures of surrounding communities' needs and adjoining land uses.
Learn how to maximize the value of port real estate, properly develop
and manage properties, and when it makes sense to work with
municipalities for revenue generation of non-traditional port uses for
both short and long term.
firsthand perspectives from key port leaders and industry experts,
learn what's new at other ports, and network with colleagues -- all in
sunny San Diego, California!
Here are three examples of confirmed speakers for the seminar:
Randa Coniglio, Executive VP of Operations, Port of San Diego
Executive Vice President of Operations, Randa provides corporate
oversight over the Engineering/Construction, Real Estate, Environmental
& Land Use Management, Government & Civic Relations, Maritime
and Marketing & Communications departments. She has been with the
Port since April 2000, starting out in the Port's Real Estate
Operations Department. Prior to the Port, she spent eight years
handling a local portfolio of commercial investment properties for a
Japanese firm, and five years in retail leasing and development.
Coniglio holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of
California, San Diego.
Jack Hedge, Director of Real Estate, Port of Los Angeles
As Director of Real Estate at one of the leading container ports in the
United States, Hedge is responsible for managing all real
estate-related activities including lease negotiations, revenue
generation from tenant lease agreements, day-to-day property
management, preparation and analyses of proposed land uses, programs
related to land acquisitions and dispositions, rental fee adjustments
and maintenance of Port buildings and properties. His team is
responsible for all lease agreements including facilities for cargo
handling (container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, breakbulk and automobile),
cruise passengers, commercial fueling, commercial fishing, recreational
marinas, hotels, and restaurants that generate approximately $400
million in annual revenue. The Port of Los Angeles is a landlord
seaport, covering 7500 acres of land and water, with more than 300
leaseholders. Appointed to his current position in April 2012, Hedge
has more than 15 years of experience in asset acquisition, development,
operations and management, and finance in the port, energy and utility
industries. Hedge previously served as the director of real estate and
asset management for the Port of Tacoma, Wash. In Tacoma, he raised
Port revenue-generated owned assets by nearly 30 percent during his
first year as director. There, he was also responsible for all
Port-owned real property, an annual budget in excess of $7 million and
revenues in excess of $85 million per year. Hedge holds a bachelor's
degree in international marketing from Texas A&M University.
Rachel Vandenberg, PE, National Director, Ports and Intermodal, Dewberry
With more than 25 years of experience providing strategic planning,
engineering, and project management for multimodal transportation
projects, Vandenberg's portfolio includes the management of technical
and financial studies, environmental studies, design, and construction
supervision of rail, freight, highway, and public transportation
projects. She has managed relationships with a diverse client base that
includes state departments of transportation, self-help counties,
regional transportation and transit agencies, class-one railroads,
cities, private operators and developers, and port authorities.
Vandenberg is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers
and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way
Association; serves as an executive board member for the California
Transportation Foundation; is the Americas Vice Chair for the
International Association of Ports and Harbors - Women's Council; and
is a member of Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) International. She
has lectured and presented articles at several conferences around the
world. Vandenberg earned her bachelor's degree in civil engineering
from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in
business administration, with a concentration in real estate and
finance from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School
of Management. She is a licensed professional engineer in California
seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. at the Marriott
Courtyard Hotel in Old Town San Diego, conveniently located near the
San Diego International Airport (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!
Click here to register today!
|APP PEOPLE: ASTORIA NAMES NEW LEADER|
The Port of Astoria, Oregon USA
Commission unanimously chose Jim Knight as its new Executive Director.
Knight, who will begin his new position in October, currently serves as
Marine Terminal Director at the Port of Olympia, Washington USA.
He joined the Port of
Olympia in 2006 as Marketing and Business Development Manager.
Previously, Knight worked at Puget Sound businesses focused on
marketing, business development, seafood processing and trucking.
| FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR POSSIBLE CONTAINER HUB AT |
PORT ALBERNI EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
| Port Alberni Port Authority, British Columbia, Canada
(PAPA) recently announced the results of a much-anticipated feasibility
study for the possibility of a new container shipment hub on Alberni
Inlet to serve distribution centers primarily located along the banks
of the Fraser River in Greater Vancouver via barging.|
the Port Alberni Transshipment Hub ("PATH") Feasibility Study, received
matching funds from the Government of Canada under the Asia Pacific
Gateway Canada Transportation Infrastructure Funding program (APGCI
TIF) and a contribution from the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.
results of the study on every level exceeded our expectations of
positive opportunity," stated PAPA President & CEO, Zoran Knezevic.
Chair of the Board, Don Ferster, explains "that the study more than
validates our initial belief that a new container transshipment port in
the Alberni Inlet provides a number of opportunities to create economic
value and resiliency throughout the Asia Pacific Canada Gateway."
transshipment hub would save three days of travel time for large
vessels and serve a catchment area stretching from Squamish to Tacoma,
Washington. It could accommodate new Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS)
with a capacity of 22,000 TEU containers. Smaller barges would
transport containers farther along the Juan de Fuca, Georgia Strait and
Puget Sound corridors.
According to the PATH study the economic
impact across the country could be over 288,000 full-time jobs and an
increase of $21.3 billion to the national GDP.
the project would require a capital investment of $1.7 billion. If
enough capital funding were found, it would take about six to eight
years to develop.
| CRUISE TRAFFIC INCREASES AT HUALIEN, TAIWAN|
Port of Hualien, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) welcomed 137,728 visitors in the first half of 2014, a sixteen-fold increase from the same period in 2013.
Port hosted a record-breaking eight cruise ship arrivals in May alone,
bringing over 20,000 passengers to enjoy the city and the myriad
enticements of Taiwan's Pacific Coast. The Hualien Harbor was recently
dredged to a depth of 46 feet (14 meters) to allow 150,000 metric tons
vessels to anchor.
According to the Taiwan
Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), Keelung remains
as the country's busiest cruise hub, with more than 330,000 passengers
in the first half of 2014. Since its inception, TIPC has been working
to improve basic port facilities and promote growth and opportunities
in the cruise vacation sector
Hualien is located on
the rugged eastern coast of Taiwan. Millions of tourists are drawn to
the area by famous sights as Taroko National Park.
Congratulations, Port of Hualien, TIPC!
|MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2015 WINTER CONFERENCE|
Mark your calendars for APP's Winter Conference, held at the amazing Kauai Marriott Resort on January 14-16, 2015 -- Please note the Conference has been extended into a three-day event!
Stay tuned for more details!
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Courtyard Marriott Old Town San Diego
"Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs"
San Diego, California USA
Click here for more information!
JANUARY 14-16, 2015
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
APP 102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California USA
Your APP 2014-15 Executive Committee:
President: Tai-Hsin Lee, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
First Vice President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California USA
Second Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California USA
Third Vice President: Claire Poumele, American Samoa Dept. of Port Administration, American Samoa
Past President: Bob Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington USA
Kuo-Ming Chang, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan
Dick Dodge, Port of Redwood City, California USA
Tracy Egoscue, Port of Long Beach, California USA
Timothy Kernaghan, Port Authority of Guam, Guam
Robert Larson, Port of Benton, Washington USA
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
At Large Representative:
Patrick Trapp, Port of St. Helens, Oregon 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