Don’t miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and economic trends. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you. Hear firsthand perspectives from key port industry leaders, learn what’s new at other ports, tour four very different ports in action, watch America's Cup sailing yacht races, and network with colleagues -- all in San Francisco Bay!
Our venue is an affordable luxury hotel on the Bay close to shopping and fun. The hotel is also convenient as it is located only 10 miles from the San Francisco Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle.
We will tour our host port's facilities at the Port of Redwood City on Monday. On Tuesday, delegates and companions will visit the Port of Oakland, the Port of San Francisco, and the Port of Richmond on board the Chardonnay Yacht. We will also visit the America's Cup Village and South Beach Yacht Club and dine at APP President Dick Dodge's beautiful hillside home. You will also get to participate in a Dinner Gala celebrating APP's first century. Black Tie Optional.
Our 2013 Spring Seminar, Building Sustainable Ports, took place on April 17th at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The event was packed with expert speakers who discussed how ports can become more economically and environmentally sustainable, while discovering new ways to achieve the environmental progress that constituents want while achieving the economic progress that ports require. A special thanks to the Port of Seattle and ALX Technology for sponsoring this incredible seminar! PowerPoint presentations can be downloaded here. Seminar photos can be viewed here.
APP is co-sponsoring the PORTS '13 Conference organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) on August 25-29, 2013 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington USA. All APP members will receive the discounted ASCE/COPRI Member rate for this conference.
The theme of PORTS '13 is Success through Diversification. This conference will cover a wide variety of topics related to port and harbor engineering. Technical sessions will include topics on port and terminal planning, design and operation; equipment and systems; landside connectors; security; navigation and waterways; marinas; and environmental considerations.
Click here for more information or to register for the PORTS '13 conference.
The 2013 Winter Conference was a huge success! A special thanks to our sponsors: Matson Navigation, Port of Long Beach, Horizon Lines, Port of Longview, Port of Hueneme, Port of St. Helens, ALX Technology, Taiwan International Ports Corp., and Pohnpei Port Authority. Also a special thanks to our host, Hawaii DOT Harbors Division!
Delegates from ports and port-related businesses throughout the Pacific joined together and learned about timely maritime industry issues, discussed recent successes and challenges at ports, and built stronger partnerships with port leaders across the Pacific.
Click here to download the presentations in PDF format.
APP's Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar on November 16th at Portland International Airport in Oregon provided valuable information for attendees to create stronger connections with Class 1 rail carriers, short line and regional railroads and rail spurs, and learn how tenants and customers can be better served by more effective port/rail connections.
For the second time, attendees also had the opportunity to tour the Port of Portland's marine facilities and rail connections right after the seminar concluded.
We thank the port and industry leaders for speaking at the Seminar and sharing their success stories, as well as a special thanks to our sponsors Port of Portland, ALX Technology, BNSF Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad.
The 99th Annual Conference was a huge success! A special thanks to our hosts, Port Authority of Guam and RMI Ports Authority, and co-sponsors: Mobil, EA Engineering, Mariana Express Lines, Matson Navigation, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Pohnpei Port Authority, Moffatt & Nichol, Port of Hueneme, Seabridge, Commonwealth Ports Authority, Port of Stockton, ALX Technology, Kyowa Shipping, Marianas Steamship, Saipan Shipping, and Saipan Stevedore.
Delegates from ports and port-related businesses throughout the Pacific joined together on July 18-21 in Guam and learned about timely maritime industry issues, toured commercial and recreational harbors, discussed recent successes and challenges at ports, and built stronger partnerships with port leaders across the Pacific.
The 2012 APP Spring Conference in Nanaimo on April 10-12 in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre was an excellent gathering full of networking and learning opportunities.Click Herefor more information!
Stay tuned for PowerPoint presentations and photos, coming soon!
If you are a port-related business and haven't yet joined APP as an Associate Member, the time to do so is now! An action that will strengthen your company’s marketing, business development and future business success with ports and port-related businesses in North America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, APP membership offers major discounts on event registrations so you may directly network with Pacific port leaders at events such as our recent Winter Conference in Oahu, Hawaii. Member details are promoted on our website, member directory, and newsletters. These opportunities will enable you to better connect with Pacific ports and inform them about your firm’s expertise and services.
For your convenience, in addition to accepting checks, we can now accept credit cards for Associate Membership dues! Payments are processed easily and securely via PayPal. Your company does not need a PayPal account to process payment. Details are on the Associate Membership application form.
Through APP’s Winter Conference each January in Hawaii, Annual Conference each summer, Fly-in/Fly-out Seminars each spring and fall, and monthly “Pacific Current” newsletters, we are building partnerships throughout the Pacific and helping ports strengthen their technical and governance expertise – and helping businesses like you strengthen your work with ports. Some examples of upcoming APP events:
• Fly-In Seminar: "Building Sustainable Ports," on April 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington USA • 101st Annual Conference in July 2014 in Longview, Washington USA • 100th Annual Conference in August 2013 in Redwood City, California USA • 101st Annual Conference in July 2014 in Longview, Washington USA • 102nd Annual Conference in July 2015 in Kaohsiung, TAIWAN ROC.
All of these benefits are available to your business for APP annual dues of just $500 – a great return on investment.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you into APP!
APP is pleased to welcome new Associate Members that have joined recently:
SWCA - For three decades SWCA Environmental Consultants has been providing problem-solving expertise to their clients. SWCA provides natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services. Their team of professionals combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost-effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. SWCA stands out in their industry as a firm that concentrates on delivering a set of core services. www.swca.com
Hugh Wood Inc. - Their marine staff have proven capabilities in analyzing and marketing all forms of marine risks and remain innovative in their approach to coverage solutions. We are able to offer a full range of marine related services complemented by a full range of claims handling as well as risk and security management services. We pride ourselves in maintaining the ability to offer quality, competitive and personal services to our clients that are often forgotten in today's ever-changing insurance broking world. www.hughwood.com
Business Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority - The IFA was created to ensure that the state’s infrastructure needs, namely those around safe drinking water and wastewater systems, are better identified and prioritized in order to ensure the best use of the state’s limited resources. The Infrastructure Finance Authority assists communities to build infrastructure capacity to address public health safety and compliance issues as well as support their ability to attract, retain and expand businesses. The IFA also works with municipalities, state agencies and property owners to prepare industrial land for certification. www.oregonifa.org
Hatch Mott MacDonald - With roots that date back more than 100 years, Hatch Mott MacDonald is a North American company with award winning full service consulting engineering firm offering public and private clients multi-disciplinary expertise and comprehensive capabilities in planning, project development, studies and analysis, design, procurement, construction engineering and inspection, project, program and construction management, and facility maintenance and operations. They have earned a reputation for technical excellence, innovation, and client responsiveness on some of the most prominent and challenging projects; such as tunnels, water supply, wastewater, environment, gas pipelines, buildings, and utilities. Hatch Mott MacDonald is currently ranked as the 39th largest design firm in the United States, with yet higher rankings in selected market sectors, such as transportation and pipelines. www.hatchmott.com
Demag Cranes - With the comprehensive product range of its two Cranes and Handling Technology/Drives business units, Demag Cranes & Components provides special solutions in various industries for travel applications, ergonomics and load handling at the workplace and material flow in production and storage. The third business unit is dedicated to Service and ensures the economical use of Demag products with its complete range of services, and thus also lasting customer satisfaction. Complete control of our own products and understanding the customer's processes, speaking the customer's language and finding the best solutions together, are the commitment resulting from a company history going back more than 180 years. www.demagcranes.us
TEAM Group Ports & Maritime - The Port & Maritime Division of TEAM is driving the development of state-of-the-art passenger access systems and other innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance operational performance for its client base in both the Cruise and the Ferry industries around the globe. TEAM is the internationally recognized worldwide leader in the custom design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of Passenger Boarding Bridges for Cruise and Ferry terminals. Just as every passenger is different, every boarding bridge needs to be adapted to the demands of its environment. That's why TEAM believes in providing tailor-made solutions that meet the specific challenges of each port or harbor, and of each embarkation or disembarkation. www.teamcompany.com
Kongsberg Group - Kongsberg delivers systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, marine automation, cargo management and level sensors, maritime training simulators and position reference systems. Important markets include countries with large offshore and shipyard industries. Kongsberg Norcontrol IT maritime surveillance solutions improve safety, efficiency and security of maritime transportation and its infrastructure by providing optimal situational awareness. Their solutions are in service with the world's leading maritime coastal organisations, most successful port authorities, and safest offshore operators. www.kongsberg.com
We welcome APP's newest Associate Member, Capacity Marine Corporation, a wholesale/retail marine insurance brokerage and reinsurance intermediary specializing in the placement of marine and international risk. Welcome to APP, Capacity Marine Corporation!
APP welcomes its newest Associate Member, First Southwest. Known as the public finance expert in the United States, FirstSouthwest provides financial advisory, underwriting, asset management and consulting services to diverse public sector entities nationwide. Welcome to APP, First Southwest!
APP welcomes the Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA as its newest port member. The headquarters located 25 miles north of Portland, Port of St. Helens consists of five industrial parks, a deep draft marine facility on the Columbia River, and a rail corridor. Welcome to APP, Port of St. Helens!
APP welcomes the Port of Morrow, Oregon USA as a new port member. Located in Morrow County Oregon USA with docks on the Columbia River, the Port of Morrow manages three industrial parks, consisting of food processing, fiber and seed processing, lumber processing, transportation facilities, and much more. Welcome to APP, Port of Morrow!
APP welcomes ALX Technology as a new associate member. ALX specializes in wireless access control and video monitoring systems for outdoor environments such as port facilities. Welcome to APP, ALX Technology!