In this issue…(View e-mail version)
- Heads up for the next APP event
- Pacific Ports Magazine: Now’s the time to book your ad!
- Member News:
- Port of Hueneme caps off 2020 with big legislative win
- EA makes the third in a series of three management team promotion announcements
- Port of San Diego selects Joe Stuyvesant as next President and Chief Executive Officer
- Port of San Diego and California State Coastal Conservancy collaborate to create a native oyster living shoreline
- New Relationship Agreement reached between Snuneymuxw and the Nanaimo Port Authority
Heads up for next APP Board of Directors meeting:
January 21, 2021 via Zoom
Happy New Year! I trust you have all had a wonderful holiday season.
We’re excited about the upcoming year and the new opportunities ahead..
First up: our APP Winter Meeting…
The APP has scheduled its next Board of Directors meeting for January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time. All Port Members — i.e., the Board of Directors — will be invited to provide updates on activities within their jurisdictions. And in a new practice established at our last Board Meeting, all Associate Members will also be invited to provide news from their respective companies. The meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom.
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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Port of Hueneme caps off 2020 with big legislative win
December 31, 2020 — As most eyes were focused on the coronavirus relief package this past week, ports all across America were waiting for President Trump to sign the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). Included in the Act were provisions ensuring more funding would start flowing to the Port of Hueneme to maintain and improve the harbor, increasing the Port’s typical Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funding by more than tenfold.
“As the pandemic has stretched our industry thin, the news of this increased funding is exactly what we need to continue making sure we can accommodate the vessels and cargo needed to keep our region recovering,” said Oxnard Harbor District President Jess J. Ramirez. “I would like to thank Congresswoman Julia Brownley for leading the charge, and Congressman Salud Carbajal and Congressman Mike Garcia for supporting this historic legislation.”
EA makes the third in a series of three management team promotion announcements
December 31, 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 final in the series of announcements, we highlight four officer appointments within our Corporate Services structure. EA’s Corporate Services Managers are responsible for providing enterprise-wide support services including information technology and business systems, quality control and health and safety, human resources and recruiting, marketing and public relations, and procurement and finance. Serving internal customers, EA business partners, and other stakeholders, they strive to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s operations and provide critical support for advancing EA’s continued growth.
Port of San Diego selects Joe Stuyvesant as next President and Chief Executive Officer
December 30, 2020 — The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners has selected Joe Stuyvesant to serve as its next president and chief executive officer (CEO). Stuyvesant, who currently serves as executive director at Navy Region Southwest, is considered the top candidate among hundreds of applicants after a vigorous nationwide search that began in September. His contract is anticipated to be ratified at the January 19, 2021 Board meeting and it’s expected that Stuyvesant will assume his duties February 1.
“The Board and I are thrilled to announce the selection of Joe Stuyvesant to lead the Port through what will continue to be a challenging time as the Port and the world navigate through the pandemic and its toll on people, businesses, and communities,” said Chair Ann Moore, Board of Port Commissioners. “His character, skills, experience and demeanor will serve us well as we move forward with major projects and recover from budgetary constraints.”
Port of San Diego and California State Coastal Conservancy collaborate to create a native oyster living shoreline
December 30, 2020 — The Port of San Diego is one step closer to creating a living shoreline to attract and establish native oyster populations while also protecting the shoreline from impacts related to future sea level rise. The first nature-based solution of its kind in San Diego Bay, the native oyster living shoreline pilot project and study is in collaboration with the California State Coastal Conservancy.
Installation of the native oyster living shoreline is expected to begin in spring 2021 adjacent to the Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve in south San Diego Bay. The project will use constructed reef elements to demonstrate the ability to attract and establish native oyster populations that create structurally complex “reef” habitat for fish, birds, inverts and aquatic plants. The project is also expected to improve local water quality via filtration and settling of sediments and also increase wetland connectivity to intertidal and subtidal lands.
New Relationship Agreement reached between Snuneymuxw and the Nanaimo Port Authority
December 23, 2020 — The Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) and the Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) have entered into a historic Relationship Agreement that provides for a strong partnership and shared commitments and goals based on sustainable development.
Today’s announcement is a first step and the timing of the conclusion of the Relationship Agreement coincides with the commemoration of the Treaty of 1854, entered into 166 years ago on December 23, 1854 between the Crown and Snuneymuxw First Nation. The Relationship Agreement upholds the importance of the Treaty of 1854 to the Snuneymuxw peoples, and the obligation to respect and build upon the treaty rights of Snuneymuxw.