ASSOCIATION OF PACIFIC PORTS

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Registration is now open for APP's 2017 Winter Conference on January 11-13, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel! 

Don't miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and trends. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with informative presentations on port security, public private partnerships, port litigation cases in the context of politics and media, technological advancements, and much more!

Hear firsthand perspectives from key port industry leaders, learn what's new at other ports, and network with colleagues -- all on beautiful Maui, Hawaii, a central location for APP members.

Your companion is welcome to join APP delegates at no extra cost for meals, a special companion tour on Friday, and golf or fishing on Wednesday morning (RSVP required for both and golf has an extra fee).

We have plenty of sponsorship opportunities available.

Register by Friday, November 11th to be entered into the early bird drawing. You could be one of two lucky winners to receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar:
"Rail Transportation at Ports: Staying on Track for Safety, Efficiency, and Sustainability"
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center

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APP's November 3rd seminar was a full room of attendees at the Multnomah Room at the Portland International Airport Conference Center. Expert guest speakers focused on utilizing the most effective rail connections with Class 1 rail carriers, shortline regional railroads, project feasibility, safety/disaster preparedness, and how ports can better partner with railroad companies. Attendees also enjoyed plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues. 

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APP'S 103RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE: A MEMORABLE AND INSPIRING VOYAGE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM. 

APP's 103rd Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Hueneme, California USA, was a huge success! Thanks to the Port of Hueneme, all sponsors, guest speakers, and attendees for making this such a memorable event. 

Attendees learned from incredible speakers such as U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen, Los Angeles-Long Beach Coast Guard Sector Commander Capt. Charlene Downey, Naval Base Ventura County Commander Capt. Chris Janke, and many more. APP members learned the latest happenings at other ports and enjoyed plenty of fun networking opportunities.

This year's conference marked the first time that the majority of events took place at the host port itself rather than the conference hotel. Special thanks to the Port of Hueneme for generously sharing their amazing facilities and for all their hard work in making the 103rd Annual Conference a success.

Attendees enjoyed informative tours of the Port of Hueneme, Auto Processing Centers, Chiquita, Mission Produce, Limoneira Ranch, RA Atmore & Sons, and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.  

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APP welcomes newest associate members, Woll Corp and Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry!

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Woll Corp is a Peruvian shipping company. Incorporated in 1999, Woll Corp. provides all services required by ship owners and other agents of international trade. Services include general agency; maritime agency; depot services; warehousing & distribution; freight forwarding & NVOCC; integrated logistics services integrated; project cargo; infrastructure; and commercial representation. In 2000, Woll Corp was nominated by Dole Ocean Cargo Express (nonproprietary commercial cargo) and APL. In 2002, Evergreen Line stared its Panama West Coast Service and named Woll Corp as their general agent. As Peru started its impressive economic growth, Woll Corp saw an opportunity to expand operations south of Peru.  They successfully established themselves in Arequipa (Peru's second largest city) in 2004 and Bolivia in 2005, which helped Evergreen expand its liner service to the Port of Matarani (entry port for Arequipa and Bolivia). In 2007, Woll's depot and container yard operations were launched in Callao with Terminales Portuarios Peruanos. Simultaneously, their port agency activities were resumed, covering Callao and Paita (port serving the northern city of Piura and catering more than 60% of all Peruvian reefer cargo exports). After gaining experience operating in Bolivia, Woll Corp established an office in Arica, Chile to support Bolivian cargoes moving through Chilean ports. Terminales y Logistica del Pacifico (Chile) was incorporated in 2010.
More recently, Woll Corp was named general and port agents for Yang Ming Line and X-Press Feeders. For more information, please visit their website at www.wollcorp.com/indexi.html or contact general manager Moises Woll at mwoll@wollcorp.com. 

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Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) represents asphalt pavement producers, laydown contractors, and design consultants in the State of Hawai'i as well as industries related to pavement preservation. Formed in 1989, HAPI's purpose is to provide engineering promotion and education to advance the continuing use of asphalt pavement and pavement treatments throughout Hawai'i. HAPI members design and construct pavement improvement projects including highways, roads, airfields, harbors, play courts, parking lots, athletic fields, and race tracks. They also provide pavement preservation treatments such as mill and fill, crack fill and seal, seal coat, chip seal and slurry seal. Their clients include County, State and Federal government agencies, the military and private land owners and developers. For more information, please visit their website at www.hawaiiasphalt.org or contact Executive Director Jon Young at jon@hawaiiasphalt.org or (808) 847-4274. 
 

Welcome to APP, Woll Corp and Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry!

 

APP SPRING SEMINAR
"NAVIGATING TOWARD SUCCESS: EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES"

Friday, April 29, 2016
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center

Hosted and Sponsored by the Port of Portland

Our April 29th Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar in Portland focused on improving leadership strategies for elected or appointed commissioners as well as managerial staff serving Pacific ports of all sizes. Attendees learned how to harness the strengths in themselves, their teams, and their organizations can provide. Our diverse lineup of expert guest speakers discussed how the combination of strategic thinking and leadership can help find new opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and advancement between ports and your communities. A special thanks to our host & sponsor, Port of Portland, and to all of our outstanding guest speakers and attendees!

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WRAPPING UP APP'S 2016 WINTER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII

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

Big Island, Hawaii

APP's 2016 Winter Conference on the Big Island in Hawaii was packed full of informative presentations on data security, grant programs, infrastructure rehabilitation, crane technology, realizing the value of organizations, and much more. Attendees enjoyed the new location, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, and had plenty of time to network and learn what's new at Pacific ports. A special thanks to our sponsors, guest speakers, and attendees!

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Click here to download the official 2016 APP Winter Conference program.

 

 

 

 

APP'S PORT FUNDING SEMINAR IN SAN FRANCISCO

APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
"Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing, and Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes"
Monday, November 16, 2015
San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott
San Francisco, California USA

APP's fall seminar that focused on port funding was highly successful. Attendees learned about funding opportunities and obstacles facing Pacific ports, port finance channels, and advanced grant writing strategies. There was also plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues. A special thanks to the expert guest speakers and our sponsor, Port of Hueneme, California USA. Click here for PowerPoint presentations. Click here for photos. Click here for more information.

APP Welcomes Newest Associate Member, Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry!

APP is pleased to welcome its newest associate member: Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry! Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) represents asphalt pavement producers, laydown contractors, and design consultants in the State of Hawai'i as well as industries related to pavement preservation. Formed in 1989, HAPI's purpose is to provide engineering promotion and education to advance the continuing use of asphalt pavement and pavement treatments throughout Hawai'i. HAPI members design and construct pavement improvement projects including highways, roads, airfields, harbors, play courts, parking lots, athletic fields, and race tracks. They also provide pavement preservation treatments such as mill and fill, crack fill and seal, seal coat, chip seal and slurry seal. Their clients include County, State and Federal government agencies, the military and private land owners and developers. For more information, please visit their website at www.hawaiiasphalt.org or contact Executive Director Jon Young at jon@hawaiiasphalt.org or (808) 847-4274. Welcome to APP, Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry!

 

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF APP MEMBERSHIP

If you are a port or port-related business and haven't yet joined APP, the time to do so is now! An action that will strengthen your organization's marketing, business development and future success with ports and port-related businesses in North America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, APP membership offers major discounts on event registrations. APP Port Members are able to find out what's happening at other Pacific ports, network with colleagues, learn about timely port industry issues and economic trends, and much more! APP Associate Members (port-related businesses) may directly network with Pacific port leaders at events such as our upcoming Winter Conference in Hawaii.

Member details are promoted on our website, membership directory, and newsletters. These opportunities will enable you to better connect with Pacific ports. Click here to join APP as a port member or associate member. 

 

Wrapping Up APP's 102nd Annual Conference

August 16-19, 2015
Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

APP’s 102nd Annual Conference in amazing Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 16-19 was a resounding success. Special thanks to our host and sponsor, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, and sponsors Port of Hueneme, Port of Stockton, Port of Long Beach, Port of Longview, Port of St. Helens, Port of Benton, and ALX Technology. 

Delegates took home valuable information to benefit their organizations. In addition to informative presentations, delegates and companions enjoyed a tour of the Kao Ming Container Terminal and a boat tour of the Port of Kaohsiung. Numerous networking opportunities included tours of the Hongmaogang Cultural Park, Kaohsiung City, Buddha Memorial Center, and a tour of Tainan City. 

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APP's Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar 

"PORT POLITICS: FINDING COMMON GROUND BETWEEN
PORTS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES"

Thursday, May 28, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA

Our spring seminar focused on political issues facing Pacific ports. Attendees learned how to find common ground with surrounding communities on numerous hot topics, how to effectively communicate port benefits to communities, and found out the most effective avenues for constituents' voices to be heard. There was also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues. Thanks to our sponsors Port of Portland, Port of St. Helens, and ALX Technology for making this seminar such a success!

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APP's 2015 Winter Conference

APP's 2015 Winter Conference
January 14-16, 2015
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Kauai Marriott Resort


APP's recent 2015 Winter Conference was full of valuable information, great networking opportunities, and important updates for Pacific ports -- all on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii. A special thanks to our sponsors, attendees, and Hawaii Harbors Division.

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