In this issue…

Executive Director’s Note…

A busy time for the APP…
Despite the delay of our Annual Conference in Nanaimo (now scheduled for August 8 to 11, 2021), the APP has been busy! Here’s a quick recap of the initiatives we’ve been developing to provide even greater value for members:
  • Pacific Ports Magazine — we’re on schedule to have the first issue of Pacific Ports Magazine ready in time for the APP’s Annual General Meeting (August 11, 2020 – notice below). In addition to insightful articles from industry leaders, we have received several submissions for our Port Activity Update. If you haven’t yet submitted your activity update, the window of opportunity is quickly closing! Contact before Tuesday, July 7 to be included.
  • New website — the redesign of is complete! The new site now features frequent updates and news from members; dedicated landing pages for both Port and Associate Members; and banner advertising to provide additional exposure for members. All members receive three months of banner advertising for free! If you haven’t yet acted on this, you should!
  • Semi-monthly APP E-news — another tool in our kit to make sure your news gets to even more stakeholders and maritime industry professionals. Our database of close to 3,000 validated emails is growing all the time and, in addition to promoting member news, banner advertising opportunities provide another way for you to reach your target market.
  • Participation in the industry — While meeting in person isn’t an option right now, we’re still being active in the industry through webinars, zoom meetings and conference calls. Over the past few months, we’ve participated in meetings hosted by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER), the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), Green Marine, Midstream Lighting and several others. Sessions have been informative and provide a great opportunity to keep up to date on marine activities. Check out our new Industry Events section on our website to find out about upcoming sessions.
  • Virtual technical workshop — watch out for details as we work with Yardi Systems to bring you a technical workshop on October 8, 2020, that will look at creating efficiencies in Port Real Estate Management.
So, in spite of the current situation with COVID-19, there’s still a lot of work to be done and there are still a lot of opportunities to connect. I encourage you to participate!
And as always, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts. Call or email anytime.
Best regards,
Jane McIvor
Association of Pacific Ports / +1-604-893-8800

Join us for the APP’s Virtual Annual General Meeting

The Association of Pacific Ports has set August 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST as the date for our upcoming Annual General Meeting.
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. In addition to Association business, we’ll be announcing a guest speaker shortly. To register, send a note to or complete the registration form now online. Once registered, you’ll receive confirmation and the link to join the meeting.
Contact Jane McIvor (1+604-893-8800) for more details.

Member News

Lynker wins award to continue supporting NOAA’s MBNMS
July 1, 2020 – Lynker is thrilled to receive an award for a 4-year contract to support NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). This win is a continuation of our support to MBNMS, having won the previous 5-year contract.
Designated in 1992, MBNMS is a federally protected marine area offshore of California’s central coast. It is one of our nation’s largest marine sanctuaries, larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined. We are honored to continue supporting MBNMS and protecting this underwater crown jewel! Click here to continue reading.
Liebherr provides flexible barge solution at Harbor of New York
July 1, 2020 — At the New York Harbor, NY, Sims Metal Management uses a Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 600 to load scrap and unload salt. The crane is placed on a floating barge and can be moved to another terminal of the port if required. With a maximum lifting capacity of 75 tonnes in 4-rope grab operation, the crane is the strongest floating mobile harbour crane on a barge in the U.S. in 4-rope grab capacity…Click here to continue reading.
Business Oregon launches new program for organizations serving small businesses
July 1, 2020 — Business Oregon has launched the latest program the agency quickly stood up to serve businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency is using up to $3 million in federal CARES Act funding recently provided by the Oregon legislature to boost organizations that can serve traditionally underserved small businesses across the state.
The program is specifically targeted to serve businesses whose needs are unmet by existing resources and who face systemic barriers to entrepreneurship and small business success…Click here to continue reading.
More than IoT: Liebherr and Reycom start partnership
June 30, 2020 — The Liebherr Components Division and Reycom, a Swiss manufacturer of software and hardware, announce a strategic partnership. The two companies will jointly develop the next generation of industrial and connected IoT solutions Industry 4.0 and vehicles.
The Liebherr Components Division and Reycom, a Swiss manufacturer of software and hardware, announce a strategic partnership. The two companies will jointly develop the next generation of industrial and connected IoT solutions Industry 4.0 and vehicles…Click here to continue reading.
Anchor QEA part of team that wins national APWA Award
June 23, 2020 — Bobby Olvera Jr. participated in his first meeting on Monday, June 22, as the newest member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, which oversees the Port of Long Beach and the City’s Harbor Department.
Olvera, a fifth-generation dockworker, serves as International Vice President (Mainland) of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and was appointed to the Board in May by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia…Click here to continue reading.
Port of Benton selects new Director of Finance/Auditor
Danielle Connor graduated from Central Washington University with both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Professional Accountancy. She holds a valid CPA license and has over 12 years of experience in accounting and systems implementation.
Danielle’s experience spans public accounting at a regional firm, Peterson Sullivan, LLP in Seattle, WA to working as the fiscal manager for the Northeast Region of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, to serving as the Controller for a large multi-entity manufacturing company in Northeastern WA…Click here to continue reading.
Port of Hueneme leadership earns regional recognition
June 22, 2020 — The Port’s longest serving Commissioner Jess Herrera was named recipient of the 2020 Latino Leadership Award by the Pacific Coast Business Times along with CEO & Port Director Kristin Decas named as a Top Woman in Business.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition. I want to thank Henry Dubroff and the Pacific Coast Business Times. I am grateful for the support and encouragement I have received from my community,” said Commissioner Jess Herrera. “As a lifelong advocate and representative for working families, I understand the urgent need for jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits. That is why I am so passionate for the life changing opportunities that the Port of Hueneme provides for our local community.” Click here to continue reading.
Long Beach Harbor Commissioner to Leave Board
Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Tracy J. Egoscue has announced she will not seek reappointment when her term expires on June 30, 2020. Since her appointment in 2014, Egoscue has served as board secretary, vice president, and president of the board that oversees the Port of Long Beach and the city’s Harbor Department.
“My six years of service on the Board and to the City of Long Beach has been rewarding, and I’ve been fortunate to assist my colleagues and Port staff with many projects that have furthered the Port’s capital and environmental initiatives,” Egoscue said. “Although I will be leaving the Board, I look forward to continuing my long-term service to our community and focusing on my environmental law practice,” she added…Click here to continue reading.
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