In this issue…(View the e-mail version)
- APP welcomes the Port of Valdez as our newest member!
- Pacific Ports Magazine: An effective marketing opportunity
- Mark your calendar for the next APP event!
- Member News:
- EA makes the second in a series of three management team promotion announcements
- Daren Pait named SWCA’s Director of Engineering
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation advances US offshore wind energy industry with first Jones Act compliant vessel for subsea rock installlation
- Port of Grays Harbor reaches home stretch with Westport Marina dredging
- Liftech delivers largest low profile ship-to-shore cranes to Port Everglades
- Port of Hueneme and City partnership reinvigorates community park project
- Port of Benton: New solar development planned for 300 acres in Richland
- Matson commits $5 million to support community foodbanks through 2023
- Port Alberni Port Authority issues RFP for Fishermen’s Harbour commercial use
- Anchor QEA Blog: Managing sedimentation impacts to water infrastructure in wildfire country: Part 1
APP welcomes the Port of Valdez as our newest member!
It is with great pleasure that the Association of Pacific Ports welcomes the Port of Valdez, Alaska, as our newest Port Member. With a diverse and active waterfront that includes such notables as the terminus for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the largest Pink Salmon hatchery in the world, and (prior to the COVID-19 anomaly) the fastest growing cruise ship destination on the North American West Coast, Ports & Harbors Director Jeremy Talbott, and Port Operations Manager Jenessa Ables, were able to provide an overall update on current operations as well as ongoing plans to manage growth through an impressive Waterfront Master Plan.
Pacific Port Magazine: An effective marketing opportunity
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
- Port of Portland
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Mark your calendar for the next APP event
APP Members are reminded of that the next Board of Directors Meeting will be held virtually on January 21, 2021 (4:00 pm Pacific Time).
In addition to regular association business, we’ll be announcing a keynote speaker shortly.
All are welcome!
EA makes the second in a series of three management team promotion announcements
December 3, 2020 — EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, recently promoted 17 company veterans to the position of Vice President. In this, the second in a series of three announcements, we highlight 6 officer appointments within our Operations Management structure. EA’s Operations Managers are responsible for service quality and client satisfaction; assignment of resources for business development, proposal, and project activity; financial performance; employee management and engagement; regulatory compliance and risk management; and serve as a liaison with other operational units. The promotions were made possible by EA’s continued growth as an employee-owned firm and reflect the career advancement opportunities available to EA’s employee-owners.
Daren Pait named SWCA’s Director of Engineering
December 3, 2020 — Daren Pait has been named SWCA’s new Director of Engineering. In this role, Daren will supervise SWCA’s engineering team, with a focus on engineering processes, designs, QA/QC, and client development.
Daren has more than 20 years of experience in surface water design and environmental engineering, including natural channel design, wetland design, living shoreline design, hydraulic flood modeling, watershed management planning, flood mitigation, and stormwater management facility retrofit and design.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation advances US offshore wind energy industry with first Jones Act compliant vessel for subsea rock installation
December 3, 2020 — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) announced today the company is moving forward with the design and development of the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act compliant, inclined fallpipe vessel for subsea rock installation. The vessel represents a critical advancement in building the future of the new U.S. offshore wind industry, including establishing a U.S.-based rock supply chain network spanning eastern seaboard states with active offshore wind leases.
Port of Grays Harbor reaches home stretch with Westport Marina dredging
December 1, 2020 — The Port of Grays Harbor has provided an update on the Westport Marina dredging project:
We have reached the home stretch of the Westport Marina dredging project. To date, the contractor has removed over 86,000 cubic yards of material from the boat basin floor since September 21st, 2020. Thank you for your continued cooperation as we bring this critical project to completion.
The final section of dredging activity will require coordinated, timely movement of boats in order to reach all slips. The marina staff will call boaters with temporary slip assignments as the dredge progresses into each area. We thank you in advance for being prepared to move with 48-hour notice.
Liftech delivers largest low profile ship-to-shore cranes to Port Everglades
November, 2020 — A majestic sight greeted Port Everglades early Tuesday morning, November 17, when the ship carrying three giant ‘next generation’ low profile ship-to-shore cranes arrived at the Port’s dock to support the largest expansion project in the Port’s history.
As the Port’s consulting engineers working on the project since 2013, Liftech Consultants Inc. and subconsultant McKay International Engineers developed the specifications and conceptual design of the cranes, participated in the design with crane supplier ZPMC, and audited the crane manufacturing quality.
Port of Hueneme and City partnership reinvigorates community park project
November 30, 2020 – The Port and City joined forces to replace crumbling bridge infrastructure at Bubbling Springs Park for the local community. The Port invested $22,000 to rebuild the Farmer’s Bridge with in-kind services from the City and volunteers from the NBVC Seabees.
“Since 2015, the Port has invested over $630,000 into the Community Benefit Fund that brings to fruition projects to benefit the local community, like the Farmer’s Bridge improvement project”, said Oxnard Harbor District Board President Jess J. Ramirez. “The spirit of these investments is to tackle some of the local issues that we can fix and improve outside of the Port’s everyday goods movement operations.”
Port of Benton: New solar development planned for 300 acres in Richland
November 30, 2020 — Energy Northwest and Tucci Energy Services are planning a new partnership to develop what could become Washington’s largest utility-scale photovoltaic solar project.
The companies signed a letter of intent for Energy Northwest to lease Tucci Energy Services 300 acres of land, located north of Richland, that would allow Tucci Energy Services to build around 75 megawatts of photovoltaic solar panels, which could provide electricity to more than 11,000 homes.
Construction is projected for spring of 2022, and Tucci Energy Services is actively seeking potential customers for the solar electricity.
Matson commits $5 million to support community foodbanks through 2023
November 25, 2020 — Matson announced today that it has committed $5 million in cash and in-kind shipping services to the foodbank networks supporting families in need in Hawaii, Alaska and Guam. Already a longtime financial supporter in those communities, Matson will provide the foodbanks with ocean shipping of food supplies at no cost for the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
The new commitment follows Matson’s support earlier this year for Hawaii Foodbank and Maui Food Bank, as well as other Hawaii community food security programs, including: Hawaii Meals on Wheels; Show Aloha Challenge; St. Francis Kupuna Meals; Feed My Sheep; KUPU; Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation food drive and The Salvation Army.
Port Alberni Port Authority issues RFP for Fishermen’s Harbour commercial use
November 25, 2020 — The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) is accepting proposals from parties to enter into a lease agreement for a facility adjacent to the Fishermen’s Harbour Office in close proximity to the new The Dock+ Port Alberni Food Hub for commercial purposes.
The facility had historically been used as a residence for a Fishermen’s Harbour marina caretaker. Changes in PAPA operations, priorities and increased activities at nearby facilities, particularly at the new The Dock+ Port Alberni Food Hub, have determined that the highest and best use of this building is commercial activities.
Anchor QEA Blog: Managing sedimentation impacts to water infrastructure in wildfire country: Part 1
November 23rd, 2020 (By Katie Chamberlin, Anchor QEA Senior Managing Environmental Planner) — California’s development continues to be shaped by water, a vital resource to the state’s urban centers, farms, industry, recreation, and environmental preservation. At the same time, climate change is driving more frequent and larger wildfires in the state, resulting in increased erosion and sedimentation of waterways, including water conveyance channels, reservoirs, and other water resources infrastructure.
As wildfires burn away vegetation and ground cover, soils are left exposed, void of the natural protective cover that normally exists, and thus more prone to erosion and soil movement resulting from precipitation. These soils are more likely to enter creeks and streams, migrating downstream to water conveyance channels and reservoirs. Increased prevalence and magnitude of wildfires means increased potential for sedimentation effects on streams. In addition, wildfires can increase the amount of organic material (e.g., burnt vegetation) and inorganic material (e.g., fire retardants) deposited in streams, conveyances, and reservoirs.