In 1913, Port of Seattle Commissioner and famous U.S. Army Corps of Engineers General, Hiram Martin Chittenden, had a vision for a conference to solve port problems. This conference was the beginning of the Pacific Coast Association of Port Authorities (PCAPA), which later became known as the Association of Pacific Ports.
Association of Pacific Ports
Building Partnerships Throughout the Pacific
The Association of Pacific Ports (APP) is a trade and information association
founded in 1913 as the Association of Pacific and Far East Ports, for
the purpose of promoting increased efficiency and effectiveness of the
ports of the Pacific.
Programs of APP are aimed at
enhancing the technical and governance expertise of commissioners and
other port officials through meetings, educational seminars and the
exchange of appropriate communications. These programs are also
pertinent to the needs of ports’ management and technical staff.
ports located in areas tributary to the Pacific Ocean are eligible to
join the Association of Pacific Ports. The Association of Pacific Ports includes
ports in Alaska, American Samoa, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii,
Mexico, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Oregon, Saipan, Taiwan, and
The association provides an Annual Conference each
August and a Winter Conference each January. Other meetings and
seminars are hosted on specific topics. The Pacific Current newsletter is published monthly for APP members.