In this issue…(View the e-mail version)
- Special guests confirmed for APP’s Annual General Meeting
- ICYMI: First issue of Pacific Ports Magazine released
- Member News:
- Shey-Harding Executive Search: Facilities Manager (Oakland, CA)
- Port of San Diego honored with prestigious award for financial reporting
- Infrastructure projects discussed at Port of Newport meeting
- Guam GM to Board: Port finances are stable amidst global pandemic
- Moffat & Nichol celebrates 75 years
- Port of San Diego establishes Foreign Trade Zone at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal
- Port of Long Beach elects Frank Colonna as Harbor Commission President
- Great Lakes announces signing of subcontract with Bechtel for Sabine Pass LNG third marine berth dredging work
- EA launches new website
- WSP reaches new heights as one of world’s largest environmental consultancies
Special guests confirmed for APP’s Annual General Meeting
In addition to Association business, the Association of Pacific Ports is very pleased to announce special guest speakers:
- William (Bill) Paape, Associate Administrator for Ports & Waterways, US Department of Transportation/Maritime Administration
- Trevor Heryet, Executive Director, Oceans Protection Plan, Transport Canada, Pacific Region
Please join us on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST.
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. All are welcome!
Once registered, you’ll receive confirmation and the link to join the meeting.
Contact Jane McIvor (1+604-893-8800) for more details.
ICYMI: First issue of Pacific Ports Magazine released
The APP is very pleased to present our first issue of Pacific Ports Magazine!
- APP Port Member activity update
- Global economics— Four COVID-19 scenarios for the global economy … with Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial
- Cybersecurity— Maritime cybersecurity with global connectedness … with Christy Coffey, Vice President, Operatios, Maritime Transportation System ISAC
- Shipowners’ perspective— Laying up a ship is not a simple matter … with Captain Stephen Brown, Owner and Director, West Pacific Marine
- Environment — Ports determine and address key sustainability issues… with David Bolduc, Executive Director, Green Marine
- And much, much more!
The magazine is in the mail but you can view the digital version online here.
Shey-Harding Executive Search: Facilities Manager (Oakland, CA)
August 3, 2020 — Reporting to the Director of Equipment and Facilities Maintenance, the Facilities Manager is responsible for the efficient operations and maintenance of the company’s marine terminal facilities as well as related risk, asset and business management activities.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in facilities management and maintenance, preferably in a marine terminal environment (but not required). Three years’ management experience is preferred.
Port of San Diego honored with prestigious award for financial reporting
August 3, 2020 — For the sixth year in a row, the Port of San Diego has been recognized for its excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. (GFOA) The agency awarded the Port the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Along with that, GFOA also awarded the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) to the Port’s Financial Services Department as the team responsible for preparing the CAFR.
Infrastructure projects discussed at Port of Newport meeting
July 31, 2020 — Port Dock 5 pier replacement efforts hit what officials hope will be a temporary delay this month, when a request for proposals for project management received no submissions, according to Port of Newport officials at Tuesday’s monthly commission meeting.
General Manager Paula Miranda updated the commission, explaining “even though we had five people that came to meetings, we didn’t get a bid from anyone. Apparently, people just didn’t have enough folks in their business to cover this project.”
Guam GM to Board: Port finances are stable amidst global pandemic
July 30, 2020 — Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio told board members today that Port finances are doing very well despite the ongoing global health crisis. Respicio addressed board members during their monthly meeting and informed them that the overall spending YTD (Actual versus Budget for FY2020) is 10% less, or $3.7M in YTD cost avoidances. This means that despite the slight dip in revenues and cargo throughput amounting to $1.5 million lower than year to date revenue projections, the overall spending of 10 percent less actual versus budget – or $3.7 million – puts the port in a stable financial position.
Moffat & Nichol celebrates 75 years
July 29, 2020 — Attract the best practitioners. Work as a team. Earn a fair return. Respect employees and clients. Operate always with honesty, integrity, and decency. These values will endure.
When young engineers Frank Nichol and John Moffatt joined the Truscon Steel Company Oregon office in the 1930s, they worked directly with architects and learned how to design structures—as commissioned—within the context of real-world construction. It proved to be the ideal training ground for what was to come, both during the war years that followed and later when they launched their own company.
Port of San Diego establishes Foreign Trade Zone at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal
July 29, 2020 — The Port of San Diego has recently been approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the City of San Diego to activate a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. As an FTZ, the terminal is a secured, designated location where foreign and domestic merchandise is generally considered to be in international commerce and outside of United States customs territory.
As an FTZ, the Port offers numerous benefits to businesses including duty reduction and deferral, logistical benefits, and cost savings. Shippers and businesses will have a secure area with reduced or eliminated duties on imported and exported cargo in the form of duty deferral, which allows for cash flow savings until cargo is imported and exported to and from the United States.
Port of Long Beach elects Frank Colonna as Harbor Commission President
July 28, 2020 — Harbor Commissioner Frank Colonna was elected as Board President on Monday to lead the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-person board that oversees the Port of Long Beach.
The five-member board also selected Steven Neal as Vice President and Bonnie Lowenthal as Secretary. Every July, Commissioners select a President and two board officers to serve one-year terms. The Commission’s new officers will begin their terms on Aug. 10, when outgoing Commission President Lowenthal will hand the gavel to Colonna at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting that day.
Great Lakes announces signing of subcontract with Bechtel for Sabine Pass LNG third marine berth dredging work
July 28, 2020 — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States announced the signing of a subcontract with Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc., (“Bechtel”). Bechtel is the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contractor for the Train 6 and Third Berth expansions at the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project (“SPL Project”) for subsidiaries of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (“Cheniere Partners”).
Cheniere Partners, through its subsidiaries, proposes to construct and operate an expansion of the existing Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas facility, located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the Sabine Pass Channel. The proposed expansion of the LNG terminal consists of the addition of a third marine berth and supporting facilities. The third berth will be used to load LNG vessels for export and is sized to accommodate vessels with a capacity of 125,000 to 180,000 cubic meters.
EA launches new website
July 28, 2020 — EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC, (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has launched its newly designed website (www.eaest.com), which features a fresh new look, improved functionality, and enhanced content—providing visitors with a more comprehensive understanding of the company including its service offerings, employment opportunities, and company culture.
WSP reaches new heights as one of world’s largest environmental consultancies
July 27, 2020 — WSP has been revealed as one of the world’s largest, and fastest growing, consultancies in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 Top 200 Environmental Firms ranking, released this week. The global engineering firm now has the 6th largest environmental consulting business in the world, up from 16th place in 2019 and 38th in 2018 and building on 10 years of consistent growth.
ENR’s annual table is one of the most important benchmarks for the consultancy sector, based on global revenue during the previous calendar year. WSP’s strong performance reflects progress towards its ambition to be the premier global environmental consultancy, outlined in the firm’s 2019-2021 global strategic plan.
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