Winter Conference on Maui were able to learn about
current port industry trends and topics, find out what's new at
other ports, and enjoy the Maui sunshine. See below for details
including photos and PowerPoint presentations.
And be sure
to read on to learn about the Port of Newport's Director of Operations job
opening and our our newest Associate Member, PortRep
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming spring seminar, and
be sure save July 17-20 for APP's 104th Annual Conference, hosted
by the American Samoa Department of Port Administration!
APP's 2017 Winter Conference
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
APP's 2017 Winter Conference on January 11-13 soaked up the Maui sun
at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua and learned
from experts on timely port industry issues and trends such as
legal issues, public private partnerships, technological
advancements, economic forecasts, and much more. Our open
"port report" forum allowed each port to talk about
current issues. There was plenty of time to network with
Be sure to
mark down July
17-20, 2017 in your calendar for APP's 104th Annual
Conference in American Samoa.
for online registration, coming soon!
A special thanks to our 2017 Winter Conference sponsors:
The Port of
Newport, Oregon USA seeks director of operations
The Port of Newport, Oregon,
an exciting, diverse organization located on Yaquina
Bay, is seeking a qualified and motivated professional to serve as
Director of Operations. The Director of Operations is responsible for
the overall direction and supervision of Port facilities and
resources. These responsibilities include training and development of
staff, implementation of procurements/contracts, project management
and preventative maintenance. The position is a key member of the
executive team and assists the General Manager and Board of
Commissioners in carrying out the long term goals of the Port. The
purpose of a Port District is for economic development - to promote
industry, tourism, and job creation. Desirable attributes include
prior knowledge of marine/port infrastructure and Oregon state
statutes, capability of networking in the community, expertise in
computer/communication software/tools, public grants, and working
with public boards. A typical way of obtaining the required
qualifications is to possess five years of broad and extensive
experience in responsible project and general management including
three years of supervisory experience and a bachelor's degree in
engineering, construction and/or maintenance management or related
field. The salary range is $69,992-$79,206. The
application deadline is March 3, 2017.
associate member: PortRep Consulting
APP is pleased to announce its newest associate member, PortRep Consulting Group LLC!
Formerly a vice president at Terex Port Solutions and Gottwald Port Technology, Bob Histon
is now offering consulting services to the port industry.
Mr. Histon has over 40 years of experience in the
crane industry, ranging from product design and development, material
handling, sales, service, and much more. Bob was successful in
securing the business to design, supply, and deliver the first dual
hoist container cranes in North America.
information, contact Bob at (813) 765-9363 or
Longview sees tonnage surge in record-breaking year
In a record breaking cargo handling year, the Port of Longview, Washington
USA moved more than 8.3 million metric tons of cargo across the dock
in 2016 - the most cargo handled annually in the last three decades.
2016 saw a nearly 30 percent increase over the 6.4 million metric
tons handled in 2015.
Pushing the Port over the 8 million mark was grain terminal EGT, LLC,
which alone moved over 6 million metric tons of primarily wheat,
soybeans and corn. This marks EGT's best year since coming on-line in
"This is precisely the tonnage outcome we were aiming for when
EGT signed on at the Port of Longview," said Chief Executive
Officer Norm Krehbiel. "EGT utilizes
key infrastructure, such as the Port's dedicated Industrial Rail
Corridor and our position on the deep-draft navigation channel,
designed to efficiently move bulk commodities for the benefit of the
Although dry bulks made up the majority of the tonnage in 2016, the
Port had a strong year in breakbulk as
well. The resurgence of wind energy cargo, coupled with oversized
project cargo made for a well-rounded year and demonstrated the
Port's flexibility in cargo handling.
With a new year underway, cargo prospects for 2017 predict another
successful at the Port of Longview.
Congrats, Port of Longview for a prosperous 2016!
APP's Executive Committee
At our recent Winter Conference, the APP Board of
Directors confirmed the following people to serve on the Executive
Mike Avent, commissioner at the Port of St.
Helens, will replace Pat Trapp, who is retiring in April, as APP 3rd
vice president. APP Regional representatives Maria Taitano
and Tien-Kuei Kuo
were officially confirmed to represent the Port Authority of Guam and
Taiwan International Ports Corporation, respectively.
Here's your 2016-17 APP Executive Committee:
Poumele, American Samoa Department of Port
1st Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California
President: Ian Marr, Nanaimo Port Authority, BC
President: Mike Avent, Port of St. Helens,
President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California
Port of Benton, Washington
Robert Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington
Port of Redwood City, California
Drummond, Port of Long Beach, California
Maria Taitano, Port Authority of Guam
Tien-Kuei Kuo, Taiwan International
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon
Randa Coniglio, Port of San Diego,
dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP events:
Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar:
information coming soon!
Hosted by American Samoa Department of Port Administration
Sadie's by the Sea Resort
Hawaii Harbors Division
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