We are pleased to provide the following PowerPoint presentations (converted to PDF) and videos featured at the APP’s 109th Annual Conference (in order of appearance)…

Check out the photos! (Thanks to Mike Kastrop and POLB’s photographer, Matt Fukushima for their contributions!)

Monday, August 14, 2023

Port Member Updates: The Ports of Mexico provided videos:

Puerto Ensenada

Puerto Guaymas

Puerto Manzanilla

M5 Marine Highway with Moderator Gus Hein, Gateway Director, Mid-Pacific Region, U.S. Maritime Administration and Panel Members: Tim Pickering, U.S. Maritime Administration; Noel Hacegaba, Port of Long Beach; Greg Borossay, Port of San Diego; Captain Ana López-Bautista, Ports of Mexico
– U.S. Marine Highway System Overview (PDF)
– Port of San Diego American Marine Highway (PDF)
– Presentation from Captain López: Maritime Highways (presentation slides / presentation notes)

Mexico’s Priorities for Ports & Merchant Marine presented by Captain Ana López-Bautista, General Coordinator for Ports and Merchant Marine, the Mexican Ministry of the Navy
– Notes to presentation (PDF)

Taiwan Port’s Sustainable Development and Offshore Wind Power Business presented by Mr. Stanley Yang, Senior Deputy Director, Taiwan International Ports Corporation
– Presentation (including speaker notes) (PDF)

Cost-Effective Digitalisation for Small Ports presented by Mr. Vajira Piyasena, Chief Executive Officer, Fiji Ports Corporation PTD LTD
– Presentation (PDF)

Tuesday, August 15, 2024

Educating Youth and Advancing a Skilled Workforce presentations by:
Kerry Gerot, Director of Communications and Community Relations, Port of Long Beach (PDF)
Jay Camerino, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools, Long Beach Unified School District (PDF)
Dana Friez, Interim Director, Workforce Development Long Beach City College (PDF)
Eleanor Torres, Director of Government Relations, Port of Long Beach (PDF)

Securing the Port of Tomorrow with panel members Commander Ariel Berrios, Chief of Response, U.S. Coast Guard LA-Long Beach; Michael Goldschmidt, Assistant Director of Security, Port of Long Beach; and Casey Hehr, Director of Security, Port of Long Beach
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

Port of Long Beach Environmental Initiatives presentations by:
Matt Arms, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach (PDF)
James Vernon, Assistant Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach (PDF)
Morgan Caswell, Manager of Air Quality Practices, Port of Long Beach (PDF)

The Green Port of the Future presented by Sean Andrew Gamette, P.E., Managing Director of the Engineering Bureau, Port of Long Beach, and Suzanne Plezia, P.E., Senior Director, Program Delivery Group of the Engineering Services Bureau, Port of Long Beach
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

FEMA’s Distribution Management Overview and Importance of Pacific Ports presented by Michael Legler, Transportation Planner, Federal Emergency Management Agency
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

Port of Guam Recovery Efforts from Typhoon Mawar presented by Rory J. Respicio, General Manager, Port of Guam
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

IAMPE: Professional Development for the Marine Industry presented by Eric Gilmore, Director of Business Development, International Association of Maritime and Port Executives
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

Next Generation Technologies: Supply Chain Digitization and Green Solutions presented by Milan Karunaratne, Senior Director, AI & Advanced Digital Technologies, and Greg Wright, Senior Engineer, Wabtec Corporation
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

Kongsberg Discovery’s BerthWatch presented by Konrad Mech, CD, P.Eng., PMP, BEng, BA, MBA, Sales Director, Coasts, Ports and Inland Waterways, Kongsberg Discovery
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

Weather Awareness presented by Dr. Scott Beatty, Chief Executive Officer, MarineLabs
PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

Preview of 2024 Annual Conference in Taiwan