|The Pacific Current ||September 30, 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.
Be sure to act soon! Early registration ends October 16.
See below for new information on guest speakers and additional event details.
And read on for the latest news on the newest APP Executive Committee Member and record numbers from the Port of Hueneme!
|NEW 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 to secure the early registration discount for our upcoming November 6th Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar, "Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs." Registration is only $195 for APP members if you register by October 16!
Our timely seminar will focus 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
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 two newly confirmed speakers for the seminar:
Joel Valenzuela, Executive VP of Operations, Port of San Diego
Valenzuela directs the operations, maintenance, and development of the
Port's maritime facilities and infrastructure including the cargo and
cruise terminals, public piers, wharves and docks and he has been named
Director of Maritime Operations. Previously the Department Manager of
Maritime Industry and Trade Relations, Joel is a certified Professional
Port Manager, having completed extensive training through the American
Association of Port Authorities. In addition to his career with the
Port's Maritime Division, Mr. Valenzuela also served as a project
analyst in the Port's Executive Offices. In this role, he prepared
budgets and performed economic, financial and qualitative analyses of
organizational issues. He holds a Master's Degree in Business
Administration and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from San
Diego State University.
Lisa Loftus-Otway, Research Engineer/Scientist, University of Texas at Austin Center for Transportation Research
Lisa Loftus-Otway is a Transportation Researcher with extensive
experience in transportation law and policy, freight planning,
public-private partnerships, and sustainable development. With
expertise in land use conflicts surrounding port and freight issues,
she participated in a focus panel providing advice to the Federal Rail
Administration on land use around rail for the development of the
National Rail Plan. Lisa is a registered attorney with degrees from
University of Texas at Austin, the University of Nottingham, and London
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 if you sign up by October 16!
Click here to register today and to view the full roster of speakers!
|APP PEOPLE: EGOSCUE JOINS PORT OF LONG BEACH HARBOR COMMISSION AND APP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE|
Environmental attorney and Long Beach resident Tracy Egoscue joined the Port of Long Beach, California USA
Board of Harbor Commissioners on September 16 as the first Commissioner
appointed by Mayor Robert Garcia. She was approved by the Long Beach
City Council for a six-year term. Egoscue was also chosen by the Port of Long Beach to serve on the APP Executive Committee as a Regional Representative.
heads a Long Beach-based private law practice. Previously she was
Executive Officer of the California Regional Water Quality Control
Board - Los Angeles Region, and prior to that served as Executive
Director of Santa Monica Baykeeper, an environmental advocacy group.
She has also practiced environmental litigation as a Deputy Attorney
General for the California Department of Justice, and worked on issues
encompassing the Air Resources Board, the California Environmental
Quality Act and the Federal Clean Water Act.
She is the 67th
Long Beach Harbor Commissioner since the current structure was set in
1925, and the seventh woman to serve on the Board. Egoscue fills a seat
vacated by the departure in July of Susan E. Anderson Wise, whose term
ended. Wise is also an attorney.
"The Port is so important to
the City. While its operations impact our community, we are also very
proud of what the Port has done. The Port of Long Beach is a leader
environmentally, not just nationally, but internationally, and I look
forward to continuing that," Egoscue said. "I bring a perspective that
I hope the Commission will find useful."
Egoscue serves on the
Board of Directors of the California League of Conservation Voters and
Mujeres de la Tierra, a nonprofit environmental justice organization.
She received her law degree from George Washington University in
Washington, D.C., and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa
Barbara. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is also
licensed to practice in Connecticut.
Congratulations, Tracy, and welcome to APP!
|PORT OF HUENEME REPORTS RECORD INTERNATIONAL TRADE YEAR|
|The Port of Hueneme, California USA
experienced its highest international trade year in its 77-year history
and its second highest year for domestic and international freight
combined. The benchmark year included a 30% increase in auto exports.
The total tonnage for the 2013-14 fiscal year came in at a strong
1,438,596 metric tons representing a less than 1% decrease from last
year's all-time high. |
Hueneme Port Commission President and
APP First Vice President Mary Anne Rooney said, "The success of the
Port ties directly to our community and strategic partners at the Port.
Together we are creating jobs and building a better future for the
citizens of the Port, the community and the region."
growth in freight activity was seen in the Port's niche markets of
automobiles, high and heavy cargoes, fresh produce, fertilizer, and
domestic commodities. Automobile imports boasted a robust 7.1% increase
over last fiscal year while exports exploded by 31% over 2013 scoring
the second best year on record. A large percentage of the export
increase was driven by more foreign manufacturers such as Honda,
Toyota, Nissan, and Acura operating from new facilities within the
United States and sending their U.S. manufactured autos to the Asian
Hueneme's banana imports remained strong at 655,589
metric tons. Other fresh fruits and vegetables handled by Port
customers grew by 1.6%. According to Del Monte's Port manager Chuck
Caulkins, "Del Monte continues to perform strongly for the Port and
with the uptick in the economy we remain hopeful that the business
climate in California will recognize the importance of international
trade for job creation and economic development."
customers of the Port include Yara North America Inc, who manages the
liquid bulk fertilizer and Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), a high
purity solution of urea in water used to chemically reduce NOx
emissions from trucks, buses and other units powered by diesel engines.
CEO and Executive Director Kristin Decas remarked on some of the core
reasons for the Port's steady growth, "This year's cargo performance
sets a new milestone for the Port. This achievement is driven by our
customers and business development team. We're committed to continuing
our partnerships and strategic planning to maximize the social and
economic benefit the Port brings to our community and industries."
Congratulations, Port of Hueneme!
| THANKS TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS|
A special thanks to these APP port members for renewing their APP membership and dues:
Hawaii DOT Harbors Division-Oahu
Nanaimo Port Authority
Port Authority of Guam
Port of Anchorage
Port of Astoria
Port of Benton
Port of Grays Harbor
Port of Longview
Port of Morrow
Port of Newport
Port of Portland.
Port of St. Helens
Port of Umatilla
and also thanks to our recently-renewing APP associate members:
Capacity Marine Corporation
Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada
Eagle Rock Aggregates
IMCO General Construction, Inc.
Levin-Richmond Terminal Corp
McRoberts Maritime Security
PND Engineers, Inc.
Reid Middleton Group
Saipan Stevedore Company, Inc.
Schrader Co. Sales, LLC
Terex Port Solutions
TY Lin International
We appreciate your continued membership and partnership in strengthening Pacific ports!
|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