In this issue…
- Presenting the first issue of Pacific Ports Magazine!
- APP to host next MARAD Webinar
- Join us for the APP’s Virtual Annual General Meeting with special guest, William Paape, Associate Administrator, MARAD
- Member News:
- U.S. House of Representatives pass Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act
- Port of San Diego and The Brigantine, Inc. celebrate Portside Pier on San Diego Bay’s North Embarcadero
- Port Alberni issues RFP for floating dry dock economic impact study
- Work begins on Wharf Nos. S07 and S08 and adjacent land-reclamation support structures at Taipei Port
- Making the Best of a Virtual Situation: Reflections on Anchor QEA’s 2020 Internship Program
- Weissman joins Long Beach Harbor Commission
- Coalition urges action on West Coast ports’ market share decline
First issue of Pacific Ports Magazine released
- APP Port Member activity update
- Global economics — Four COVID-19 scenarios for the global economy … with Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial
- Cybersecurity — Maritime cybersecurity with global connectedness … with Christy Coffey, Vice President, Operatios, Maritime Transportation System ISAC
- Shipowners’ perspective — Laying up a ship is not a simple matter … with Captain Stephen Brown, Owner and Director, West Pacific Marine
- Environment — Ports determine and address key sustainability issues … with David Bolduc, Executive Director, Green Marine
- And much, much more!
APP to host next MARAD webinar…
The webinar will focus on the Build America Bureau and how U.S. Ports can engage with the Bureau to advance their infrastructure projects. A special presentation will be given by Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach.
Special guest confirmed for APP’s Annual General Meeting
Please join us on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST.
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. All are welcome!
Once registered, you’ll receive confirmation and the link to join the meeting.
Contact Jane McIvor (1+ 604-893-8800) for more details.
July 21, 2020 — Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals has advised that the House of Representatives of the 116th Congress has passed the Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act, H.R. 7416. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) and Conor Lamb (D-PA) was included as an Amendment to HR 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act.
The bill establishes a competitive grant matching program for landside infrastructure projects at smaller ports and terminals. In a historic passage, it allows privately-owned terminals that are important contributors of the maritime commerce system eligibility.
Port of San Diego and The Brigantine, Inc. celebrate Portside Pier on San Diego Bay’s North Embarcadero
July 20, 2020 — The transformation of one of Southern California’s most iconic, over-the-water restaurant complexes is complete. On Monday, July 20, 2020, the Port of San Diego and The Brigantine, Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of The Brigantine’s Portside Pier at 1360 North Harbor Drive overlooking San Diego Bay along the North Embarcadero.
“Despite the challenges we are all facing in these unusual times, the Port of San Diego is excited to deliver this project with The Brigantine and the Morton family. Portside Pier and its restaurants enhance the aesthetics of the waterfront with a unique architectural structure and provide locals and visitors with new experiences and dining options to enjoy,” said Commissioner Rafael Castellanos, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.
Port Alberni issues RFP for floating dry dock economic impact study
July 20, 2020 — The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) and its partner, Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME), along with the other members of a collaborative community project committee are actively seeking funding for a new floating dry dock marine infrastructure facility to be located in Port Alberni, BC. The Community Project Committee is composed of members representing all major area stakeholders, including local First Nations, City of Port Alberni and Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot.
Work begins on Wharf Nos. S07 and S08 and adjacent land-reclamation support structures at Taipei Port
July 17, 2020 — Work by the Port of Keelung, TIPC on the S07 and S08 Revetment, Dike, and Land Reclamation Project at Taipei Port formally commenced on July 16th, 2020. This green construction project will recycle materials used to make the temporary dikes to build the permanent 590m-long revetment that will shore up two new wharves (S07 and S08). Moreover, dredged coastal seabed material will be use to reclaim 16.5ha of new land (S07-1 and S08-1). The project is scheduled for completion at the end of July 2022 at a total cost of NT$646 million. In addition to adding new land area and lease revenues at Taipei Port, this project is expected to further streamline port functions and increase the efficiency of port operations.
Making the Best of a Virtual Situation: Reflections on Anchor QEA’s 2020 Internship Program
July 16, 2020 — This week, Anchor QEA wrapped up our first ever Virtual Internship Program – an opportunity for socially distanced professional development and networking, during a time still impacted by a global pandemic.
Weissman joins Long Beach Harbor Commission
July 14, 2020 — Sharon L. Weissman, recently retired senior advisor and transportation deputy to Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, on Monday participated in her first Harbor Commission meeting as the newest member of the board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Harbor Department.
Weissman, an experienced aide to elected officials, has also been active in the community, serving currently as president of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and in the past on boards of the Arts Council for Long Beach, the Long Beach Symphony and the Fair Housing Foundation.
Coalition urges action on West Coast ports’ market share decline
July 13, 2020 — 52 organizations sent a letter to Governor Newsom, Lt. Governor Kounalakis, and the Legislature requesting action to reverse the decline in West Coast ports’ market share before CA permanently loses jobs and direly needed state revenue.
The letter follows:
Dear Governor Newsom, Lt. Governor Kounalakis, Members of the State Legislature,
The undersigned trade associations, organizations, and businesses altogether represent a broad cross-section of the California economy, including such industries as retail, manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, and logistics. The importance of a robust goods movement sector throughout the state cannot be understated….
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