Association of Pacific Ports – The Pacific Current Newsletter for December 17, 2015

The Pacific Current  December 17, 2015

It’s not too late to register or reserve a hotel room for our Winter Conference at our new location on the amazing Big Island in Hawaii!
See below for details.
And read on for our newest Associate Member and how the Port of Portland has helped return container service to the Port of Lewiston, Idaho.
Still time to register for Winter Conference in Hawaii, speakers announced
Sponsorship opportunities at Winter Conference
New Associate Member: Miller Graham Nash & Dunn LLP
Port of Portland partners with ports to return container service to Lewiston, Idaho
Upcoming APP events

APP’s 2016 Winter Conference 
January 13-15, 2016
Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Please join us in Hawaii for APP’s 2016 Winter Conference. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s new location, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, located on the incredible Big Island!
It isn’t too late to register and the deadline to reserve your room at the Marriott has been extended to December 23rd!
Don’t miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and economic trends. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with informative presentations on port industry and economic trends. Learn what’s new at other ports and network with colleagues — all on the beautiful Big Island, Hawaii, a central location for APP members.
Check out our lineup of incredible guest speakers:
  • Richard Mitchell, Attorney, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Kurt Reichelt, Senior Project Manager, HDR Engineering
  • Geir Kalhagen, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Longview, Washington USA
  • Todd Chase, Principal, Economist, FCS Group
  • Kurt Reichelt, Senior Project Manager, HDR Engineering
  • Monty Edberg, Director of Engineering and Project Delivery, Port of Vancouver, Washington USA
  • Winston W. Ziegler, Senior Sales Manager, Port Equipment, Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co.
  • Kathryn McDermott, Owner, Kathryn McDermott Consulting
  • Patricia H. Botsford-Martin, Executive Director, Port of Skagit, Washington USA
  • Lek Friel, Container Operations Manager, Matson
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • PND Engineers, Inc.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District (invited)
This year’s conference will feature a proper Big Island welcome luau! Please join us on Wednesday evening for classic Polynesian entertainment featuring live music, traditional dances of the South Pacific, and a delectable selection of contemporary and Hawaiian food with a full open bar. The venue will be onsite at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. As we need to purchase the luau tickets in advance, RSVP is required.

We’ve secured a discounted room rate at the Marriott starting at just $189 plus tax. Your companion is welcome to join APP delegates at no extra cost for meals, a special companion tour with lunch on Friday, and golf or fishing on Wednesday morning (RSVP required). Look for the link during online registration to reserve your hotel room.
Special thanks to our Winter Conference sponsors so far:


Promote your organization while helping support APP!

Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:
  • Logos on the Conference Poster & in the Conference Program
  • Recognition in all newsletters and Conference mailings prior to and after the Conference
  • Verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
  • Sponsorships of $1,500 and higher also receive podium time to say a few words to the attendees at the event being sponsored, if desired.
We have the following sponsorship opportunities to choose from:
Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868.


APP is pleased to welcome its newest associate member, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP.
This law firm offers comprehensive legal services, regulatory compliance advice, and advocacy before administrative agencies and courts regarding all aspects of: commercial litigation; insurance coverage and claims handling; employment and labor relations; real estate an land use; eminent domain;

natural resources, endangered species act compliance, environmental regulation, and contaminated site clean-up; emergency response; municipal bonding, tax, and financing.
To learn more about Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, visit their website at or contact attorney Richard Mitchell or (206) 624-8300.
Be sure to catch Richard’s presentation on port litigation at our upcoming APP Winter Conference in Hawaii!
Welcome to APP, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP!

The Port of Portland, Oregon USA recently began subsidizing barge and rail services to move container products from the Port of Lewiston, Idaho to the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, Washington.
Container service in Lewiston had been stopped for the past eight months since shipping companies Hapag-Lloyd and Hanjin pulled out due to labor issues at Port of Portland’s Terminal 6, operated by ICTSI. The Port of Portland is helping subsidize the project, which officials estimate will become economically sustainable next month.
Containers are loaded on barges in Lewiston and unloaded at the Port of Morrow, Oregon. They are then transferred by rail through Portland to Seattle or Tacoma before being loaded onto ships for export. The new system reduces highway congestion and saves roughly $300 per container verses trucking to the Puget Sound.
Kudos, Ports of Portland, Lewiston, and Morrow for working together for this unique solution!

Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
January 13-16, 2016 HawaiiDOT
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort
Big Island, Hawaii
April/May 2016
Portland International Airport Conference CenterAPP Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar

Portland, Oregon USA


July 10-13, 2016
103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California
Your 2015-16 APP Executive Committee:
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.

Regional Representatives:
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

At-Large Representatives:
Kim B. Puzey – Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Randa Coniglio – Port of San Diego, California USA

Contact APP:
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
Telephone: 503.653.5868
Fax: 503.654.8259

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