In this issue…(View the e-mail version)
- Best holiday wishes from the Association of Pacific Ports
- APP welcomes new members:
- Northern Economics Inc.
- Port of Brookings Harbor
- Pacific Ports Magazine: Now’s the time to book your ad!
- Member News:
- WAVE report debuts for Port of Long Beach stakeholders
- Variety of topics reviewed by Port of Newport Commission
- New Long Beach bridge lights up with colorful display
- ecoSPEARS to deploy clean water technology at Port of San Diego America’s Cup Harbor
- Ron Branine promoted to Director of Facilities and Operations for the Port of Benton
- Port of Keelung streamlines and expands warehouse infrastructure, significantly boosting operating efficiencies
- Port of Taichung to announce invitation to bid on new marina district for the development of water-related tourism and recreation
- Midstream Lighting shortlisted for a prestigious British Engineering Excellence Award
Best holiday wishes from the APP
As we come to a close on what has been a truly extraordinary year, the Executive and Board of Directors wish you the very best of the season and look forward to a prosperous and engaging 2021!
APP welcomes Northern Economics Inc. as newest member
The Association of Pacific Ports takes great pleasure in welcoming Northern Economics Inc. as our newest Associate Member. Led by President and Principal Economist Marcus Hartley, M.S., Northern Economics has, for over 35 years, lived by the mission of “helping society make better decisions.” Proficient in the areas of economics, financial feasibility analyses, business planning, demographics and population studies, resource economics, market research and socioeconomic impact assessments, Northern Economics applies their experience and expertise to a broad range of industries. In speaking to the APP, Mike Fisher, Vice President and Principal Consultant, provided an overview of the company’s strengths as well as the trends in projects they’ve been seeing in sectors such as port and harbors, transportation, fisheries, energy and mining, tourism and infrastructure, and much more.
Port of Brookings Harbor joins the APP!
We’re very pleased to announce that the Port of Brookings Harbor has joined the APP. Watch our next e-news for full details. In the meantime, visit https://www.portofbrookingsharbor.com/ to learn more about Oregon’s southernmost port, located just a few miles from the California border in Curry County.
Pacific Port Magazine: If you haven’t yet booked your ad, time is running out!
The upcoming issue of Pacific Ports Magazine is a great way to get your brand and message out to a large audience focused on port management, governance and operations. Our audience reach is well over 5,000 contacts with print, digital and social media distribution.
Pacific Ports Magazine, the official publication of the Association of Pacific Ports, provides a voice for the Port and Maritime Community, and a forum for members to share best practices, learn from the experiences of their peers, and encourage discussion of relevant issues.
The editorial line-up so far includes:
- Abandoned Vessels: The bane of ports everywhere
- Port State Control: A common means of effective regulation
- International Harbour Masters Association: New President Yoss Leclerc outlines priorities
- Port Safety: Management of Risks
- Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan: Ferry industry trends across the Pacific
- Win/win: reducing greenhouse gases while improving equipment performance (BNAC Environmental Solutions)
- WSP project profile: Vancouver Harbour’s Centerm Expansion Project
- Taiwan’s success: Port best practices in managing operations during a pandemic
- Port projects:
- Port Alberni Port Authority
- Port of Skagit
- Port of Newport
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WAVE report debuts for Port of Long Beach stakeholders
December 18, 2020 — The Port of Long Beach has launched a new online dashboard called the WAVE (Weekly Advance Volume Estimate) report to shine a spotlight on anticipated cargo flow and widely share key data with every link in the supply chain.
WAVE provides goods movement stakeholders like trucking companies and chassis providers with forward-looking data they need to better cope with surging cargo volume and other challenges.
Variety of topics reviewed by Port of Newport Commission
December 17, 2020 — With 2020 almost in the rearview mirror, commissioners at the Port of Newport talked about everything from upgraded electrical systems to employee education programs at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
On the heels of last month’s decision to replace nine electrical load centers at the South Beach Marina, Port Commissioners voted on two actions that ultimately gave the formal go-ahead to allow for an interfund loan. The result essentially allows the organization to borrow from itself, which became necessary when the decision was made to replace all nine load centers, instead of the budgeted three.
New Long Beach bridge lights up with colorful display
December 16, 2020 — The Port of Long Beach’s beautiful and economically important new cable-stayed bridge lit up in bright colors Monday night, providing a visual reminder of this vital transportation link’s importance to international trade and regional commerce.
Just over two months after the new bridge opened to traffic, the energy-saving LED lights were turned on for the first time to illuminate the two 515-foot-tall towers and 80 cables holding the main span portion of the nearly 2-mile-long bridge. The lights will be pre-programmed to mark holidays, such as Independence Day and Christmas, and special occasions, such as the Olympics and Pride Month.
ecoSPEARS to deploy clean water technology at Port of San Diego America’s Cup Harbor
December 15, 2020 — As part of a two-year pilot project under the Port of San Diego’s Blue Economy Incubator, ecoSPEARS, a cleantech solutions company ushering in the carbonless future of environmental cleanup for toxic contaminants, will deploy NASA-developed technology to remove Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) from sediments in America’s Cup Harbor. The primary goal will be to determine how much PCB mass the SPEARS technology will remove over a predetermined period. The SPEARS technology will be deployed starting December 14.
Ron Branine promoted to Director of Facilities and Operations for the Port of Benton
December 15, 2020 — Ron Branine has been promoted to the Director of Facilities and Operations for the Port of Benton.
With nearly thirty years of facilities management experience Branine brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. He is skilled in maintaining large commercial buildings, budgeting, contracting, managing the bidding process in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations as well as working with heavy and light equipment. His diverse background includes working with a range of stakeholders from CEOs to local, state, and federal inspectors. In addition, Branine’s experience chairing multiple safety committees, volunteering in the fields of emergency management, search & rescue, reserve law enforcement, and serving with several fire departments are many of the extraordinary assets he brings to the Port.
Port of Keelung streamlines and expands warehouse infrastructure, significantly boosting operating efficiencies
December 11, 2020 — As part of ongoing efforts to attract new intercontinental cargo shipping volume and to meet the evolving shipping and cargo handling needs of northern Taiwan, TIPC subsidiary Port of Keelung is installing modern, state-of-the-art warehouse facilities that bolster the port’s strategic competencies within the TIPC port family. This year (2020) has seen the completion of major renovation work on the port’s West Warehouse No. 7 and of construction work on the new West Warehouse No. 16. Operating permits have already been secured for both facilities. Plans for the new West Warehouse No. 27 are proceeding apace, with completion of this facility expected in 2022. These new facilities will further help the Port of Keelung meet the business needs of its customers.
Port of Taichung to announce invitation to bid on new marina district for the development of water-related tourism and recreation
December 11, 2020 — The Port of Taichung, TIPC, working to link the port’s water recreation and tourism potential to the newly opened Mitsui Outlet Park, has designated the far end of the port’s central wharf district as a multifunctional shoreline tourism and recreation zone. Wharves 20A and 20B along the northwest side of the Mitsui Outlet Park is slated for development as a pleasure-craft marina. Related development plans have already submitted by prospective investors. A formal public invitation to bid for business operations at these two wharves and in the associated tourism / recreation commercial district will be posted in the near future.
Midstream Lighting shortlisted for a prestigious British Engineering Excellence Award
Midstream Lighting, the world leader in pioneering LED lighting, has been shortlisted in the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA) in the Small Company of the Year category.
Alexander Krupkin, Co-Founder, Midstream Lighting says: “The BEEAs have been the benchmark for British engineering for over a decade now, and we’re immensely proud to be nominated for one of their prestigious awards. To secure our place in the Small Company of the Year category we had to prove how: