From the Association of Pacific Ports: The Pacific Current, May 8, 2014

  • by BPC Staff
  • on May 8, 2014
The Pacific Current  May 8, 2014

Registration is now open for our 101st Annual Conference hosted by the Port of Longview, Washington USA. Register early and be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon gift cards! Be sure to register by Wednesday, May 21st! Learn below about other details on our exciting Annual Conference in Washington on July 20-23, 2014.

Read on about our new APP associate members, Rich Wilson’s departure from the Port of Anchorage, a new shore power system at the Port of Hueneme, ADELTE’s milestone, news at the Port of Longview, and more!
Registration Opens for Annual Conference
Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
APP People: Wilson Announces Departure from Anchorage
New APP Associate Members
Hueneme Plugs In Shore Power
APP People: Hampton Announces Retirement at Redwood City
Energy Export Company Eyes Port of Longview
ADELTE Secures 100th Bridge Installation Milestone
Upcoming APP Events
Contact Us


APP’s 101st Annual Conference
July 20-23, 2014
Hosted by Port of Longview, Washington USA
Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center
Kelso, Washington 

Registration is open for APP’s exciting 101st Annual Conference at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, hosted by the Port of Longview, Washington USA.

Click here to register online now!


As a special incentive to register early, register by Wednesday, May 21st to be entered into a special drawing.  You could be one of two lucky winners to receive a $50 gift card!



Learn from expert speakers about timely port issues and trends and enjoy plentiful networking time to learn what’s new and build stronger partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues.

Your companion is also welcome to join you in Washington to experience the exciting activities of the Conference, surrounding area, and a special companion tour at no cost.

In addition to informative presentations, the Annual Conference will also include tours of the Ports of Longview and St. Helens, a visit to amazing Mount St. Helens volcano, ceremonial festivities by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, golf at Three Rivers Golf Course, and a minor league baseball game with APP leaders throwing out the ceremonial first pitch! The trip to Mount St. Helens volcano will include special presentations to learn how the Columbia River region’s maritime industry dealt with the aftermath of the eruption in 1980. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center in Kelso, Washington is located 40 miles north of Portland International Airport (PDX). Renting a car is recommended, but please contact APP staff if interested in shuttle service. It has excellent conference facilities and all modern amenities including a fitness center and pool. We’ll be a short distance from sightseeing and recreation opportunities. Enjoy APP’s pre-negotiated discounted room rates of just $85 per night including complimentary breakfast, internet and parking.

Book your flight to Portland now! 
We have special discount codes with United Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Please visit our online registration page below for more information.  


Click here to register online! Register by May 21st to be entered into the gift card drawing!


Please join us to celebrate the beginning of APP’s second century!



Get valuable exposure for your business or port and simultaneously help support APP programs!


Act now to reserve one of these opportunities: 


$2,500   Closing Dinner for Delegates and Companions – 7/23
$2,000   Welcome Reception Hors d’oeuvres for Everyone – 7/20
$2,000   Monday Dinner Banquet for Delegates and Companions – 7/21
$2,000   Dinner at Baseball Field for Delegates and Companions – 7/22
$1,500   Mount St. Helens Tour Transportation for Delegates and Companions – 7/23
$1,500   Mount St. Helens Tour Lunch for Delegates and Companions – 7/23
$1,500   Closing Dinner Bar for Delegates and Companions – 7/23
$1,000   Luncheon at Hotel for Delegates – 7/22
$1,000   Baseball Game Transportation for Delegates and Companions – 7/22
$1,000   Tours of Port of Longview & Port of St. Helens – Transportation for Delegates & Companions – 7/21
$  750   Golf Networking Outing Transportation and Box Lunches – 7/20
$  750   Companion Tour to Zojo’s Coffee, Activities, and Lunch – 7/22
$  750   Morning Networking Break for Delegates – 7/21
$  750   Morning Networking Break for Delegates – 7/22
$  750   Afternoon Networking Break for Delegates – 7/22
$  500   Opening Ceremonial Festivities for Delegates – 7/21
$  500   Welcome Reception Entertainment for Delegates and Companions – 7/20
$  500   Monday Dinner Entertainment for Delegates and Companions – 7/21
Barbecue Lunch for Delegates and Companions at the Port – 7/21 – Sponsored by the Port of Longview
Baseball Tickets for Delegates and Companions – 7/22 – Sponsored by the Port of Longview