In this issue…

  • Executive Director’s Note
  • Welcome New Members: Port of Alaska and J.Ross & Associates Inc.
  • Member News:
  • Bynum departs Long Beach Harbor Commission | Health Canada and the EPA approve Vital Oxide as safe disinfectant for COVID-19

Executive Director’s Note…
We need your input!
Trying to balance faith, hope and optimism with disbelief, concern and fear is a challenge I think we’re all going through right now. Given the simple reality that no one knows the future, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst is the new normal and contingency planning is now a part of our day-to-day business strategy.

With this strategy in mind — and noting that your health and safety is our top priority — we seek your input.
Currently, our plans for the APP’s 107th Annual Conference (August 9 to 12, 2020) are well underway (see our agenda below). With only a few exceptions, all speakers have been confirmed, field trips have been planned and we remain optimistic that the world will return to normal in time to have guests from both sides of the Pacific join us in Nanaimo, Canada. At present, our plan is to closely monitor the situation but refrain from making any decisions until the end of April.

In the meantime, we’d like to ask your opinion so we can carefully consider our next steps just in case.
Please reply back to this message with your thoughts:

  1. If, as some are predicting, current restrictions on gatherings and travel remain in place until July, will you still plan on attending the conference in August? What would be the latest date for restrictions to be lifted that would still allow you to attend?
  2. If, as others are predicting, restrictions last through the summer and we’re forced to reschedule, would you more likely vote for an October, 2020 date or prefer to delay until Summer 2021?

I look forward to your responses – feel free to call if you prefer to discuss in person.

Best regards,
Jane McIvor
Association of Pacific Ports / +1-604-893-8800

Welcome New Members!
The Association of Pacific Ports is pleased to welcome Port of Alaska as our newest Port Member and the APP’s northern-most representative. Given that 90 per cent of all freight comes to Alaska by water, the Port’s contribution to safe and effective supply chain logistics for America’s north will provide important insights for all members looking to learn from their experiences. It is with this in mind that Port Director Steve Ribuffo described current activities and initiatives underway…

Read all about the Port of Alaska in our full press release here. (pdf)

The APP is also very pleased to welcome our newest Associate Member, J.Ross & Associates Inc., based out of Richmond, British Columbia. Watch out for our Member Profile in the next E-news.

Interested in becoming the newest member of the Association of Pacific Ports?
Contact Jane McIvor to learn about our new benefits and the importance of being a part of our port community.

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