APP's room block is open at Sadie's by the Sea Resort
for the 104th Annual Conference in
American Samoa on July 17-20, where attendees will learn about
current port industry trends and topics, find out what's new at
other ports, and enjoy the the amazing
scenery of American Samoa. See below for more details.
And be sure
to mark your
calendars for our May 5th fly-in, fly-out seminar: "Navigating
Legal and Ethical Challenges at Modern Ports." See
Read on to
learn about the Port
Portland regaining control of Terminal 6, the Port of Newport's
Director of Operations vacancy, and other
Pacific port news.
Room block opens for 104th Annual Conference in American
Mark your calendars now to join us on July 17-20, 2017
for APP's 104th Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Pago Pago, Department of Port Administration, American Samoa Government.
Take home valuable information that will benefit your
port or business. There will be plentiful networking time to learn
what's new and build stronger partnerships with your Pacific port
colleagues. Your companion is welcome to join you in beautiful
Our hotel room
block is now open at Sadie's by the Sea Resort, a
full service beachfront hotel, which offers amazing views of Pago Pago Harbor. Reserve your room today! Here are
Sadie's by the
Pago, Pago, American Samoa
Conference room block rates:
Standard Room $120 plus taxes
Deluxe King Room $140 plus taxes
All rooms are ocean view.
Our room block offers the above rates from July 14 - July 21, 2017
plus rates will be honored for 4 days before and after these dates, subject
to space availability.
You can make
hotel reservations by either calling the hotel
directly at 684-633-5900 or via email at email@example.com
To receive the room block rates, you must
mention Association of Pacific Ports (APP). Reservations can be
cancelled up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. After that,
there is a one night cancellation fee. Our room block cut-off is on
June 15, 2017.
Note: American Samoa only has flights on and off the island on
Fridays and Mondays via Hawaiian Airlines.
Stay tuned to
www.PacificPorts.org for a link to online registration
and additional conference information, coming soon!
Portland to regain control of Terminal 6 container terminal
ICTSI Oregon, Inc. and the Port of Portland, Oregon USA
have mutually agreed to terminate a 25-year lease agreement to
operate the container facility at the Port's Terminal 6. The
agreement allows ICTSI Oregon to be relieved of its long-term lease
obligations effective March 31, 2017, pending approval by the Port
Commission. In exchange, the Port will receive $11.45 million in
compensation to rebuild business, as well as additional container
handling equipment, spare parts and tools at the terminal.
"Small businesses, farmers,
agricultural producers, shippers and communities throughout the
Columbia River region deserve and need a fully-functioning container
terminal," said ICTSI Oregon CEO Elvis Ganda.
"Hopefully, this agreement with the Port will make it possible
for business to return to the terminal more quickly. However, ICTSI
Oregon will continue to address the labor issues that gave rise to
its decision to enter into this agreement and will pursue its legal
claims against the ILWU."
the best opportunity to launch a new strategy to restore carrier
service for Oregon and Northwest shippers," said Bill Wyatt,
Port executive director. "While the global carrier industry
continues to undergo rapid change, we now have a new path to redefine
our future in this business and launch new strategies to bring the
terminal back to life."
continued, "I also want to thank Governor Kate Brown for her
long-term engagement on shipper solutions. The trade and logistics
initiative will be invaluable as we assess future options at Terminal
6, a process in which the Governor will be an integral player."
signed a lease with ICTSI Oregon in 2010 to ensure a long-term
funding mechanism for Oregon's only deep draft international
container terminal. The Port will engage with a broad range of
stakeholders including ocean carriers, shippers, railroads, truckers,
barge operators, terminal operators and labor to create a new plan to
bring business back to the terminal.
deadline for Port of Newport director of operations application
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
this Friday, March 3, 2017.
May 5th APP
seminar to focus on legal and ethics issues facing ports
Mark your calendars now for Cinco
5th) for APP's spring fly-in, fly-out seminar,
"Navigating Legal and Ethical Challenges at Modern
Ports," at the Portland International Airport Conference Center.
This special seminar will appeal to your port's executive
staff, commissioners, and legal experts by focusing on topics from
human resources problems, the latest cyber security considerations,
public and media relations, laws surrounding public officials,
promotional hosting and travel spending, and much more!
There will also be plentiful time to
learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues - all in
the Pacific Current!
APP is now offering advertising in our online
newsletter! APP's Pacific Current newsletters reach APP's
highly-targeted Pacific port industry audience.
offered for APP members as well as multiple ad purchases.
dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP events:
Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar:
"Navigating Legal and Ethical Challenges at Modern Ports"
Portland International Airport Conference Center
information coming soon!
Hosted by Port of Pago Pago
Department of Port Administration
American Samoa Government
Sadie's by the Sea Resort
Hawaii Harbors Division
Your 2016-17 APP Executive Committee:
President: Claire Poumele, American Samoa Department of Port
1st Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California
2nd Vice President: Ian Marr, Nanaimo
Port Authority, BC
3rd Vice President: Mike Avent, Port of St. Helens, Oregon
Past President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port
of Hueneme, California
Robert Larson, Port of Benton,
Port of Longview, Washington
Richard Dodge, Port of Redwood City,
Douglas Drummond, Port of Long Beach,
Port Authority of Guam
Tien-Kuei Kuo, Taiwan
International Ports Corporation
Kim B. Puzey,
Port of Umatilla, Oregon
Port of San Diego, California
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