The Pacific Current for June 12, 2013 — News from the Association of Pacific Ports

  • by BPC Staff
  • on June 12, 2014
The Pacific Current 
June 12, 2014
Exciting new details are announced for our upcoming Annual Conference in Washington! 

Scroll down for details about speakers, subjects, sponsors, social activities, and companion tours for APP’s 101st Conference at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center in Kelso, Washington on July 20-23, 2014.

Read on about changes at the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Redwood City, and more APP news!

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

Kelso, Washington 

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. 
Be sure to register by June 25th to receive the $100 registration discount!

Your companion is also welcome to join you in Washington to experience the exciting activities of the Conference, surrounding area, and special companion tours at no cost (scroll down for more details).

Here are three more examples of confirmed outstanding guest speakers:

Shannon Kinsella, PE, LEED AP, Waterfront Director, Reid Middleton, Inc.
Shannon is a principal engineer with 24 years experience specializing in waterfront and port engineering. She is experienced in all aspects of waterfront projects from initial feasibility analysis and master planning, to permitting, full design, cost estimating, and construction inspection. Serving as project manager and lead engineer for projects with construction values from $50,000 to $50 million, she understands the multidisciplinary requirements for waterfront facilities. She has lead permitting processes for the Corps of Engineers, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Ecology. Shannon’s waterfront experience includes sitework, utilities, shore protection, breakwaters, marinas, commercial and industrial marine and port facilities, waterfront parks and public access facilities, boatyard and marine terminals, and coastal outfall design.

Brian Mannelly, Senior Ports & Marine Planner, AECOM
As a Senior Ports & Marine Planner, Brian brings over 20 years of professional experience specializing in maritime planning, land development, and transportation projects. Prior to joining AECOM, Brian served as the Planning Director at the Port of Tacoma where he was responsible for numerous local and statewide port strategy, marine terminal, rail, road, waterway, industrial development and operations projects. Brian earned his B.S. in Regional and Urban Planning from Arizona State University and his Masters in Urban Planning and Design from the University of Virginia.
Larry Patella, Executive Director, Western Dredging Association
Mr. Patella has served as the Executive Director of the Western Dredging Association for 21 years. He joined the Navy at age 17 and commanded three different ships through the Korean and Vietnam wars. Following his Navy career, Patella took over the dredging division of the Port of Portland, Oregon USA and was on hand to aid in the recovery from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, which filled the Columbia River channel with abrasive volcanic ash, cutting off shipping to and from Portland and other terminals along the river. 
These and other expert speakers will cover timely Pacific port issues:
  • Port Strategies for the Future of Terminal Development and Automation
  • Managing Energy Projects at Pacific Ports 
  • Effective Port Leadership Solutions
  • Keeping Ports Safe and Secure
  • Dredging 
  • Expanding Exports at Ports of All Sizes
  • Smart Infrastructure Investments
  • Waterfront Redevelopment Challenges and Opportunities
  • Cruise Terminal Upgrades
  • Modernizing Recreational Harbors
  • Mount St. Helens Eruption and Columbia River Commerce
  • Much more! 
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 June 25th for the early registration discount.
2011 Fall FIS AlexGet valuable exposure for your business or port and simultaneously help support APP programs!
Act now to reserve one of these opportunities: 
$2,000   Dinner at Baseball Field for Delegates and Companions – 7/22
$1,500   Mount St. Helens Tour Transportation – 7/23

$1,500   Mount St. Helens Tour Lunch for Everyone  – 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 Everyone – 7/21

$   750   Golf Networking Outing Transportation and Box Lunches – 7/20

$   750   Companion Tour to Zojo Coffee Roasters, Activities, and Lunch – 7/22

$   750   Morning Networking Break for Delegates – 7/22

$   750   Afternoon Networking Break for Delegates – 7/22

$   500   Monday Dinner Entertainment for Delegates and Companions – 7/21
We would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s host and sponsor, the Port of Longview!
  Thank you to our confirmed sponsors so far:

Closing Dinner for Everyone, 7/23 –
Welcome Reception Hors d’oeuvres for Everyone, 7/20 
Barbecue Lunch at Port of Longview for Everyone, 7/21 – SPONSORED BY PORT OF LONGVIEW
Baseball Tickets for Everyone, 7/22 – SPONSORED BY PORT OF LONGVIEW  
Welcome Reception Entertainment for Everyone, 7/20 – SPONSORED BY PORT OF REDWOOD CITY 
Morning Networking Break for Delegates, 7/21 – SPONSORED BY PORT OF HUENEME
Opening Ceremonial Festivities for Delegates, 7/21 –
Conference Bags, Mugs, Black Bears Autographed Baseballs – SPONSORED BY PORT OF LONGVIEW  
Our valued sponsors receive logos on the conference poster & in the conference program, recognition in all newsletters and conference mailings, and the option to include information or promotional items in conference bags and verbal recognition at the event being sponsored. Sponsorships of $1,000 receive a complimentary exhibitor table, if so desired. Sponsorships of $1,500 and higher receive a complimentary exhibitor table and/or podium time to speak to the attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.

Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868. 
Your companion is welcome to join you at the APP Annual Conference for golf on Sunday morning (nominal green fee applies), wonderful meals throughout the conference, Monday’s tours of the Port of Longview and Port of St. Helens with lunch, and Wednesday’s tour of Mount St. Helens (all with APP delegates).
In addition to these events, we have planned free special companion tours just for them. Tuesday will feature a visit to Zojo Coffee Roasters for an up-close look at how coffee is produced and roasted, followed by a historical walking tour of downtown Longview featuring the Civic Circle, the famed Nutty Narrows squirrel bridge, and the restored Shay logging locomotive. Lunch will follow at the nearby Creekside Cafe.
On Wednesday’s trip to Mount St. Helens, during the delegate plenary session in the morning, companions will travel to the
Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center to walk through a lifelike forest and experience the Eruption Chamber. Companions will learn about forest recovery, reforestation and conservation of forest resources.

Remember, each delegate is welcome to bring one companion at no additional charge!

City of Long Beach, California USA Mayor Bob Foster last month appointed Lou Anne Bynum to fill the Port of Long Beach’s Harbor Commission, filling the fifth spot after Thomas Field’s departure in November 2013. Bynum currently serves as Executive Vice President of College Advancement & Economic Development at Long Beach City College. 

Bynum joins Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond, Vice President Rich Dines, Lori Ann Farrell (who replaced Nick Sramek in December 2013), and APP Executive Committee member Susan Anderson Wise. 

She is a board member for the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, the Long Beach Downtown Business Associates, the St. Mary Medical Center Hospital, and the Los Angeles County Business Federation Institute.

Congratulations, Commissioner Bynum!

The Port of Redwood City, California USA’s $17 million modernized wharf was recently dedicated, featuring presentations by Rep. Jackie Speier, Redwood City Mayor Jeff Gee, Port Commission Chair Lorianna Kastrop, Port Executive Director Michael Giari, and Seaport Industrial Association Executive Director Greg Greenway. 

APP delegates toured the wharf in 2013 while it was under construction during the 100th Annual Conference. The new 430-ft by 60-ft concrete structure is the first new wharf for cargo ships in the San Francisco Bay Area that meets the latest operational, seismic, and sea level design standards for the wharf structure itself and adjacent shoreline. It replaced a 60-year old World War II era wooden wharf. Much of the work was done by APP associate members Manson Construction and Liftech Consultants. 

The wharf will be used to dock dry bulk ships of a size known as “Panamax,” the largest ships currently able to pass through the Panama Canal. From the deck of the new wharf, mobile cranes and large hoppers will be able to load/unload ships. Thirty-foot wide concrete ramps connect the wharf to the shore.

Additional project improvements include a new 2,100 square-foot longshoreman’s building, upgraded water/electrical utilities, new seismic monitoring equipment, new security fencing and gates, exterior lighting, and parking area.

In other Redwood City news, the Port recently announced the hiring of Rajesh Sewakas their new Manager of Finance and Administration. Sewak replaced Cynthia Hampton, who retired last month after 15 years of service. He previously worked for the City of Redwood City in the accounting department. 
“Rajesh has a proven track record of successfully working as an accounting manager and controller for small to mid-sized businesses in varied industries as well as almost 10 years in municipal finance,” Executive Director Mike Giari said.
Congratulations, Port of Redwood City and Rajesh!
kauai marriott

Mark your calendars for APP’s Winter Conference, held at the amazing Kauai Marriott Resort on 
January 15-16, 2015.

Stay tuned for more details!
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:  
JULY 20-23, 2014
APP 101st Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Longview

Longview, Washington USA  
JANUARY 15-16, 2015 
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division

Kauai, Hawaii   
Kaohsiung LogoJULY 2015 
APP 102nd Annual Conference 
Hosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
JULY 2016
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme

Port Hueneme, California USA
Your 2013-14 Association of Pacific Ports Executive Committee:  

President: Bob Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington USA
First Vice President: Tai-Hsin Lee, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Second Vice President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California USA
Third Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California USA
Past President: Richard “Dick” Dodge, Port of Redwood City, California USA
Regional Representatives:
Kuo-Ming Chang, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan
Susan Wise, Port of Long Beach, California USA
Shelly Gibson, Port Authority of Guam, Guam
Robert Larson, Port of Benton, Washington USA
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Patrick Trapp, Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
At Large Representative:
Richard Wilson, Port of Anchorage, Alaska USA 
Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:
APP New LogoLisa Pomasl, Executive Director:
Brian Wright, Operations Manager:
Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant  
Telephone: 503.653.5868
Fax: 503.654.8259
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