|The Pacific Current ||November 17, 2014|
Registration is now open for our January 14-16, 2015 Winter Conference at the amazing Kauai Marriott Resort!
Early bird registrations will be entered into a drawing for one of two Amazon $50 gift cards! See details below.
below for more details on the Winter Conference as well as a wrap-up of
our recent land use seminar and news at the Ports of Astoria,
Bellingham, and Long Beach!
|REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR JAN. 14-16|
WINTER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII!
APP's 2015 Winter Conference
January 14-16, 2015
Kauai Marriott Resort
APP's 101st Annual Conference
Don't 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 on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, a
central location for APP members.
This year's Winter Conference has been extended into a three-day event!
-- SPECIAL INCENTIVE --
Once again, this year's conference will be held at the amazing Marriott Kauai Resort, an ocean front retreat situated on a relaxing cove.
We have secured a discounted room rate for conference attendees, which
includes free parking, internet, and complimentary airport shuttle
service. You'll find additional information and the hotel room
block link on our conference event page (link above).
In addition to informative
presentations, the Winter Conference will also include an optional tour
of Nawiliwili Harbor to see working port facilities in action. Plentiful networking opportunities at this year's conference will include the choice between optional golf at Kauai Lagoons or a special chartered fishing trip!
(RSVP and additional fees apply.)
will also enjoy warm weather and excellent meals. Your companion is
welcome to join APP delegates at no extra cost for meals and a special
companion tour with lunch on Friday. RSVP and extra fee required for
anyone participating in our golf or fishing networking outing.Click here to register online!
|WRAPPING UP APP'S PORT LAND USE SEMINAR IN SAN DIEGO|
APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
"Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs"
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Courtyard Marriott San Diego Old Town
San Diego, California USA
Our recent Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar, "Land Use at Pacific Ports:
Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs," was packed full of
valuable information on land use and real estate issues facing Pacific
ports. With ports of all sizes controlling real estate near
municipalities, attendees learned how to balance their port's
traditional trade and transportation needs with the modern pressures of
the surrounding community's needs and adjoining land uses, how to
maximize the value of port real estate, how to 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
Click here for PowerPoint presentations!
Click here for PowerPoint photos!
A special thanks to our expert guest speakers:
|EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT |
PORT OF LONG BEACH
The Port of Long Beach, California USA
Board of Harbor Commissioners recently filled numerous key positions in
executive leadership with four appointments to oversee Port operations.
Acting Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer Noel Hacegaba,
who has attended numerous APP events, is now the new Managing Director
of Commercial Operations/Chief Commercial Officer. Hacegaba, who will
oversee the new Commercial Operations Bureau, will be the main liaison
to port customers. The bureau includes Business Development, Security
Services, Tenant Services and Operations divisions. Before being
appointed to acting deputy executive director in 2013, Hacegaba served
as the executive officer to the Long Beach Board of Harbor
Commissioners since 2010.
Duane Kenagy has been appointed to the
newly created position of Capital Programs Executive to oversee the
Port's capital improvement program and will report directly to the
Also appointed to a newly created engineering leadership position is Diane Pierson, the new Director of Project Controls.
Betsy Christie, who
recently served as Chief Financial Officer for container terminal
company NYK Terminals from 2008 to 2013, has been appointed the new
Director of Finance for the Port of Long Beach.
Managing Director of Engineering/Chief Harbor Engineer Sean Gamette
will take on the role of Senior Director of Program Delivery/Chief
Roger Wu, who was manager of Commercial Trade -
Ocean Carriers, has been promoted to Assistant Director of Business
Development, a new position. Wu has been with the Port of Long Beach
since 2007, when he was hired as a marketing manager.
Port Leasing Officer Eamonn Killeen is the new Assistant Director of
Real Estate. Killeen, who began working with the port in 2002, replaces
retiring Gail Wasil.
Congratulations, Port of Long Beach staff!
|APP PEOPLE: KNIGHT BEGINS WORK AS NEW PORT OF ASTORIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
The Port of Astoria, Oregon USA
recently welcomed its new executive director, Jim Knight, to his new
job. Knight met with staff and his Port customers to learn the issues
at hand. He previously served as terminal manager for eight years at
the Port of Olympia, Washington USA.
Congratulations, Jim and the Port of Astoria!
|PORT OF BELLINGHAM CLOSE TO DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH IRISH COMPANY|
The Port of Bellingham, Washington USA is close to reaching a deal with an Irish development group Harcourt Developments to help rebuild Bellingham's waterfront as part of the Port of Bellingham Waterfront Redevelopment Project. |
of Bellingham Environmental Analyst Mike Hogan gave a presentation on
the project during the 101st Annual Conference in Longview. Click here to view his presentation.
submitted one of four proposals received in July 2013 to be master
developer for the 10.8 acre parcel that is adjacent to downtown
Bellingham alongside the Whatcom Waterway and includes the Granary
Building. The Port also received three development proposals for
restoration and re-use of the Granary Building and project proposals
for development of a hotel and for affordable housing.
is a major international developer with extensive waterfront
redevelopment experience in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and
other parts of the world. A significant Harcourt project is the major
redevelopment of a former shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland
(Titanic Quarter). In the company's proposal, Harcourt noted that its
core development group would be reinforced with local firm and advisors
if chosen for the Bellingham project.
2013 the Port has worked with local project partners to review all
proposals, interview all potential developers and make a recommendation
to the Commission. The selection of Harcourt Developments was the
unanimous choice of the group.
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
JANUARY 14-16, 2015
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Kauai Marriott Resort
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA
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