|The Pacific Current ||July 29, 2016|
APP's 103rd Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Hueneme, California USA was an unforgettable event! See below for a wrap-up of this amazing conference.
Other news includes Jack Chong-Gum leaving RMI Ports Authority and the newly-elected APP 2016-17 Executive Committee.
Read on for details!
APP'S 103RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT THE
PORT OF HUENEME:
A MEMORABLE AND INSPIRING VOYAGE
APP's 103rd Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Hueneme, California USA, was a huge success! We'd
like to extend a large thank you to the Port of Hueneme, all
of our generous sponsors, guest speakers, and attendees for
making this such a memorable event.
Attendees learned from incredible speakers
such as U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen, Los Angeles-Long
Beach Coast Guard Sector Commander Capt. Charlene Downey, Naval Base
Ventura County Commander Capt. Chris Janke, and many more. APP
members learned the latest happenings at other ports and enjoyed plenty
of fun networking opportunities.
year's conference marked the first time that the majority of events
took place at the host port itself rather than the conference
hotel. Special thanks to the Port of Hueneme for
generously sharing their amazing facilities and for all their hard work
in making the 103rd Annual Conference a success.
enjoyed informative tours of the Port of Hueneme, Auto Processing
Centers, Chiquita, Mission Produce, Limoneira Ranch, RA Atmore &
Sons, and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.
If you weren't able to attend, here are the amazing speakers you missed out on:
- Paul "Chip" N. Jaenichen, Sr. - Maritime Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration:
MARAD Administrator Jaenichen gave the keynote address, focusing on the
need for major port-related infrastructure investments to stay
competitive in the current global economy and trade environment.
- Capt. Charlene Downey - Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach: Discussed the current state of Pacific port security after recent global terror attacks.
- Capt. Chris Janke - Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Base Ventura County: Explained the Navy's role in working together with other agencies and the public in keeping ports safe and secure.
Stenslie - President & CEO, Economic Development Collaborative
Ventura County; Dr. Tiffany Morse, Director of Career Education,
Ventura County; and Will Berg - Director of Marketing & Public
Information, Oxnard Harbor District:
This expert panel discussed ideas on developing a modern workforce
using educational resources, port outreach programs, and tailoring
programs to the local economic and demographic climate.
- Ruben Duran - Attorney, Best Best & Krieger LLP: Mr. Duran introduced a panel of four logistics, transportation infrastructure, and technology analysts who discussed the not-so-distant future of autonomous vehicles and how it will transform the movement of goods and people.
- Emily Chen - Planning and Development Manager, Taiwan International Ports Corp: Spoke on the Port of Keelung and its evolution into a major cruise hub.
Decas - CEO & Port Director, Port of Hueneme and Kenneth Parkinson,
Vice President, Transportation - Ports & Marine, AECOM: Led an interactive session on strategic planning for ports.
- Scott Brewer - Deputy Director for Operations, CT2 Center for Threat Management:
Discussed the Coastal Trident Program, a large-scale, multi-agency
annual maritime training exercise that simulates numerous types of
- Moisés Woll, General Manager, Woll Corp:
Described the growing economy of Peru, trade opportunities with the
U.S., and maritime infrastructure improvements at Peruvian ports.
- David P. Bender, Jr., Attorney:
Outlined the recent changes in the delivery and fee structure of legal
services as well as advancements in technology/social media and how it
applies to litigation.
- Daniel Elroi - President & CEO, NorthSouth GIS: Covered the latest in GIS technology for ports.
- Jack Chong-Gum - Executive Director, Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority:
Discussed RMI Ports Authority's new GIS system and how it's helped RMI
Ports Authority become a safer, streamlined, and more efficient
- Steven Bash, Senior Vice President and Manager, International Banking & Trade Finance, City National Bank: Talked about a bank's perspective on doing business with ports.
A special thanks to our 103rd Annual Conference sponsors:
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|2016-17 APP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED|
During the recent 103rd Annual Conference in Port Hueneme, the APP Board of Directors elected the 2016-17 APP Executive Committee beginning on August 1st. The newest member is 2nd Vice President Ian Marr, Nanaimo Port Authority Vice President. Congrats, Ian!
President: Claire Poumele, American Samoa
1st Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California
2nd Vice President: Ian Marr, Nanaimo Port Authority, BC
3rd Vice President: Patrick Trapp, Port of St. Helens, Oregon
Past President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California
Robert Larson, Port of Benton, Washington
Robert Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington
Richard Dodge, Port of Redwood City, California
Douglas Drummond, Port of Long Beach, California
Representative, Port Authority of Guam
Tai-Hsin Lee, Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon
Randa Coniglio, Port of San Diego, California
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APP PEOPLE: JACK CHONG-GUM LEAVES RMI PORTS AUTHORITY
many years of seeing Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority
Director Jack Chong-Gum at numerous APP events, Jack recently announced
he left his position.
He's now the CEO at Marshalls Energy Company (MEC), the main power supply company for the Marshall Islands. MEC has an annual turnover of over US $50 million with its headquarters based in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands.
served as Director of RMI Ports Authority for over 12 years. Previously
he served as Director of the Marshall Islands Airport Authority from
Congrats, Jack and thank you for your many years of service to RMI Ports Authority!
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CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
APP Fall Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar
Effective Rail Connections for Ports
Portland International Airport Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA
January 11-13, 2017
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
July 16-19, 2017
104th Annual Conference
Hosted by American Samoa Department of Port Administration
Sadie's by the Sea Resort
Your 2015-16 APP Executive Committee (through July 31, 2016):
Mary Anne Rooney, President - Port of Hueneme, California USA
Claire Poumele, First Vice President - American Samoa Port Authority
Elizabeth Blanchard, Second Vice President - Port of Stockton, California USA
Patrick Trapp, Third Vice President - Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
Tai-Hsin Lee, Past President - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
Dick Dodge - Port of Redwood City, California USA
Doug Drummond - Port of Long Beach, California USA
Timothy Kernaghan - Port Authority of Guam
Bob Bagaason - Port of Longview, Washington USA
Robert Larson - Port of Benton, Washington USA
Representative - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan
Kim B. Puzey - Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Randa Coniglio - Port of San Diego, California 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