In this issue… (view e-mail version)
- Join us for the APP Board of Directors Meeting with a special presentation from Donna Spalding, CLIA-NWC — All are welcome
- SNEAK PEEK: The January issue of Pacific Ports Magazine is here!
- Member News:
- Port of San Diego welcomes new and familiar faces to represent San Diego on Board of Port Commissioners
- Port of Long Beach moves a record 8.1 million TEUs in 2020
- Port of Hueneme secures first Marine Highway 5 Shipping Route designation
- Port Alberni Port Authority issues RFP for commercial opportunity
- Ceres makes its mark at the Port of Hueneme with two new hybrid cranes
- Port of San Diego welcomes Sandy Naranjo as new Port Commissioner
Join us for the APP Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2021
at 4:00 pm Pacific Time via Zoom
With a special presentation featuring CLIA’s Donna Spalding to provide an update on cruise industry activities and forecasts.
Donna Spalding, Government Affairs and Community Relations, Cruise Lines International Association – North West and Canada.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, CLIA-NWC is one of fifteen offices around the world that are part of Cruise Lines International Association – the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promoting the cruise travel experience.
Donna has been an integral part of the cruise industry in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years and is able to provide great insight into the current situation and status of the industry.
In addition to Ms. Spalding’s presentation:
- Regular association business will be conducted.
- All Port Members are invited (and encouraged!) to provide updates on activities within their jurisdictions.
- And in a new practice established at our last AGM, all Associate Members will also be invited to provide news from their respective companies.
All are welcome!
Please register by:
- Replying to this email OR
- Registering at: https://www.pacificports.org/next-events/
Once registered, you will receive instructions with access to the Zoom meeting.
For more information, contact:
Association of Pacific Ports
firstname.lastname@example.org / +1-604-893-8800
January 2021 issue of Pacific Ports Magazine is here!
We’re super excited to give you an early review of the APP’s official publication – Pacific Ports Magazine!
Features in this issue include:
- Best Practices: Abandoned vessels — The bane of ports everywhere
- Pandemic Response: Taiwan ports successfully manage response to COVID-19
- Port Safety: Port safety and risk management…By Captain Brian Tuomi
- Harbour Masters: Today’s harbour master — Ensuring safety, security, and environmental protection
- Port State Control: An ideal of cooperation…By Jeffrey J. Smith
- Environment: Three options for a greener port
- Port Projects:
- Port Alberni builds he case for a floating dry dock
- Port of Skagit — Broadband: The bold idea of a better way…By Linda Tyler
- Port of Newport embarks on infrastructure improvements…By Angela Nebel
- Maritime Community: WSP — A key partner in Canada’s Pacific maritime community
- Maritime Community: Interferry — Voice of the ferry industry
- New Member Profiles:
- Port of Valdez
- Northern Economics Inc.
- Innovative Manufacturing Inc.
- Albion Marine Solutions
Port of San Diego welcomes new and familiar faces to represent San Diego on Board of Port Commissioners
January 15, 2021 — The Port of San Diego welcomes Jennifer LeSar as the newest commissioner to represent the City of San Diego on the Board of Port Commissioners, and welcomes the reappointment of Commissioner Rafael Castellanos to continue representing San Diego. Both were selected by the San Diego City Council on January 12, 2021 and were sworn in on January 13, 2021; LeSar by California Governor Gavin Newsom and Castellanos by Port Clerk Donna Morales.
Port of Long Beach moves a record 8.1 million TEUs in 2020
January 15,2021 — Essential workers at the Port of Long Beach moved more than 8.1 million cargo container units in 2020, setting a record in the face of economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing trade war with China.
The Port ended 2020, its busiest year on record, with 8,113,315 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) moved, an increase of 6.3% from 2019. Imports rose 6.4% to 3,998,340 TEUs. Exports totaled 1,475,888 TEUs, up 0.2%, while empty containers increased 9.9% to 2,639,088 TEUs. The Port exceeded the previous annual record set in 2018 by 22,292 TEUs.
Port of Hueneme secures first Marine Highway 5 Shipping Route designation
January 12, 2021 – The Port’s SEA LINC Project (Spurring Economic Advantages with Logistical Investments for New Connectivity) was recently awarded official designation by the U.S. Department of Transportation, marking the first time a project has been designated in Southern California since the inception of the American Marine Highways Program in 2007.
The SEA LINC Project aims to move cargo off federal and state highways by shifting the cargo to barge along Marine Highway 5 (M-5) instead. The cargo, currently being trucked from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California, will now move on the water and reduce traffic and air emissions, improve safety, and eliminate wear and tear on the roadways spanning across three states. The Port’s project is also the first American Marine Highway Coastal Service project designated on the entire West Coast of the United States.
Port Alberni Port Authority issues RFP for commercial opportunity
January 12, 2021 — The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) operates China Creek Campground & Marina located approximately 10 kms south of the City of Port Alberni. The area is surrounded by the spectacular natural west coast setting of the Alberni Inlet and includes a marina with over 2300 lineal feet of side tie moorage and 200+ campsites ranging from large, fully-serviced to accommodate large RVs to cozier, quieter sites for those who prefer being more in touch with nature. And, just last year, 2 new “glamping” cabins, branded as Coho Cabanas were constructed with a joint operator. Area amenities include a marine fuel dock; heated washrooms and showers; coin-operated laundry; playground & children’s bike park; picnic area and stunning natural tidal beach area with some of the best, most easily accessible diving area on the west coast with direct access to the famous Alberni Inlet Trail.
Ceres makes its mark at the Port of Hueneme with two new hybrid cranes
January 11, 2021 — Over the holiday season, the Port was in full swing preparing for two new hybrid mobile harbor cranes. Their arrival on Saturday marks another step toward further reducing emissions and greening cargo operations at “The Greenest Port in the U.S.”. These new cranes will help speed the delivery of goods to local stores, increase efficiencies, support additional cargo movement, and reduce air emissions for the surrounding community.
“Since our Board adopted the Port’s Environmental Management Framework it has guided investments like these over the past 5 years,” said Oxnard Harbor District Board President Jess J. Ramirez. “The Port continues to stand on our commitment to grow sustainably, ensuring we reduce our carbon footprint with each step forward we take.”
Port of San Diego welcomes Sandy Naranjo as new Port Commissioner
January 5, 2021 — The Port of San Diego welcomes Sandy Naranjo as the newest commissioner to represent National City. On January 3, 2020, Commissioner Naranjo was sworn in at a virtual ceremony by her sister, Susan Naranjo, who was deputized by Port Clerk Donna Morales to administer the oath of office.
“On behalf of the Board of Port Commissioners, I welcome Sandy Naranjo and look forward to her perspective and expertise,” said Chair Ann Moore, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “Sandy brings a diverse background, a strong presence, and an active voice to represent National City and all Californians. She will be a true asset to the Board as we move forward with an exciting yet challenging year ahead.”