In this issue…
- Executive Director’s Note
- Book your ad space now in Pacific Ports Magazine
- Member News:
- Port of Hueneme Banana Festival format changes
- Port of Columbia County issues RFP for pavement maintenance project
- Shey-Harding Executive Search: Job postings for June
- Call for artists opens for two major Port of San Diego public art projects
- Port of Taichung completes first of several tailor-made wharves for offshore wind farm industry
- New gateway awning and passenger walkway for ferries at Magong Port
- Celebration of Hualien Port’s 90th Anniversary
- Deckhand walks the gangway of opportunity
- Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission OKs $370,195 in sponsorships
- Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020 includes two BB&K attorneys
Executive Director’s Note…
Given my background in communications, you won’t be surprised to read that I believe a strong communications plan is an essential component of any organization’s operations. That said, during a pandemic, communications becomes absolutely critical.
With that in mind, the APP is here to help and I encourage members to take advantage of the increased exposure we can provide. We’ve doubled the frequency of our e-news (and now offer banner advertising); we’ve created a new website that promotes members’ news and provides an opportunity for marketing through banner ads; and we are growing our social media connections on a daily basis. All are a part of our efforts to create a community forum for sharing relevant information, best practices, and lessons learned.
And, of course, we’re producing the first Pacific Ports Magazine. In addition to soliciting articles from industry leaders, a key part of Pacific Ports is the Port Members’ Update. By now, all Port Members should have received a request to provide highlights of activities over the past year, to comment on how COVID-19 is impacting on operations, and to outline priorities for the coming year. Associate Members have been sent a similar email with an invitation to provide a short article or update from their company.
If you haven’t received the request, please contact me right away ( firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have received the request and have not yet acted on it, I urge you to do so by the deadline (June 26). For those who have already submitted their updates, thank you!
My pitch would not be complete without a mention of the great advertising opportunities available through the APP’s communication vehicles. With our growing audience, your marketing dollars would be well spent with the APP if reaching ports throughout the Pacific Ocean is your target.
As always, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts. Call or email anytime.
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Book your ad space now in Pacific Ports Magazine
In lieu of the APP’s 107th Annual Conference (now scheduled for August, 2021 in Nanaimo, Canada), we are producing our first “Pacific Ports” Magazine.
In addition to an expanded Member’s Directory and Port Member activity updates, we have a strong roster of industry leaders. For example:
- Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial — Four COVID-19 scenarios for the global economy.
- Christy Coffy, Vice President of Operations, Maritime Transportation System ISAC — Cybersecurity.
- David Bolduc, Executive Director, Green Marine — Port environmental sustainability.
- Bruce Lambert, Gateway Director, Pacific Northwest & Alaska, Maritime Administration — Update from MARAD.
- Captain Stephen Brown, Principal, West Pacific Marine — From the ship’s point of view: Laying up is not a simple matter.
- Jay Rainaldi, Director, Government Solutions, Yardi Systems — Technology trends in port management.
- And much more!
Pacific Ports Magazine provides a unique opportunity for businesses to stay connected to this very important target market. Produced in both print and digital versions, Pacific Ports Magazine will be mailed to member and non-member ports as well as key stakeholders (terminal operators, shipping lines, government agencies, etc.) throughout the Pacific; will be emailed directly to over 2,000 valid email addresses;shared to a social media audience of over 2,500; and featured on the APP’s new website: pacificports.org .
Please see our MediaKit for more details but note the following deadlines:
- Booking an ad must be done by June 26, 2020.
- Ad material must be received by July 2, 2020.
Contact Jane McIvor (1+ 604-893-8800) for more details.
Port of Hueneme Banana Festival format changes
June 2020 — Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Port of Hueneme has announced that they are not holding their September Banana Festival.
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, Port of Hueneme Commissioners and staff have been pitching in to help communities by partnering with other agencies for community relief efforts. The Port has participated in numerous events since March, and plan to continue with whatever way they can help to keep workers, partners and community members safe and to provide resources… click here to continue reading.
Port of Columbia County issues RFP for pavement maintenance project
The Port of Columbia County is seeking quotes for pavement maintenance work for parking lot areas at the Scappoose Bay Marine Park in Warren, OR. Bid packets containing the RFQ and attachments for this project may be found on the Port’s website, www.portofcolumbiacounty.org ; or requested via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Submissions must be received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Bid packets may be submitted via mail, delivered to our Port office, or emailed to email@example.com .
For questions, please call 503-397-2888.
Bid/RFP Status: Open – accepting bids and proposals
Bid/RFP Due Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020 – 5:00pm
Shey-Harding Executive Search: Job postings for June
June 17, 2020 — The following opportunities have been posted on the Shey-Harding Executive Search website. Shey-Harding specializes in serving the transportation industry. Links for each posting lead to more information.
- Safety Manager – Marine Terminal (R 2001)— Summary: A marine terminal operating company in Oakland is seeking an experienced transportation safety manager. He or she must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills and team management ability. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional problem solver with inter-discipline interaction and the ability to handle matters of confidentiality with the utmost tact and diplomacy. Location: Oakland, CA
- Regional Manager of Sales (Q 2003) — Summary: Established breakbulk ocean carrier is seeking a forward thinking, visionary ocean carrier sales management professional to join the team in the Midwest or Mountain region. He or she will be adept at evaluating market conditions and economic variables facing the industry and have the foresight to anticipate trends and their effect on the business.Reporting to the Senior Country Manager, the Regional Manager will drive sales and achieve profitability targets for liner and freight forwarding services. He or she will implement the annual business plan, manage a sales staff, execute sales and marketing initiatives/campaigns for profitable business growth. Location: Midwest (Chicago area) or Mountain States
- Sr. Regional Manager of Sales (Q 2004) — Summary: Established breakbulk ocean carrier is seeking a forward thinking, visionary ocean carrier sales management professional to join the team in the Houston office. He or she will be adept at evaluating market conditions and economic variables facing the industry and have the foresight to anticipate trends and their effect on the business.Reporting to the Senior Country Manager, the Regional Manager will drive sales and achieve profitability targets for liner and freight forwarding services. He or she will implement the annual business plan, manage a sales staff, execute sales and marketing initiatives/campaigns and lead the southern sales team to maximize profitable business growth. Location: Houston, TX
Call for artists opens for two major Port of San Diego public art projects
June 15, 2020 — The Port of San Diego invites professional artists to submit their qualifications for two public art projects as part of the Port’s Percent for Art Program. This is a unique opportunity for local and national artists to create innovative, engaging, permanent, public artworks on the San Diego Bay waterfront and enrich the visitor experience.
Two future public parks, Sweetwater Park and Harbor Park, will be built along the Chula Vista waterfront as part of the Port’s transformational Chula Vista Bayfront redevelopment project… click here to continue reading.
Port of Taichung completes first of several tailor-made wharves for offshore wind farm industry
June 12, 2020 — Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) subsidiary Port of Taichung is creating an offshore wind power industry park that is actively supporting the construction of Taiwan’s expanding offshore wind farms and, eventually, will service their ongoing operational and maintenance needs. Taichung Port Wharf Nos. 2, 5A, 5B, 36, and 106, currently at various stages of construction or renovation, will support the wind-turbine manufacturing, storage, assembly, and transport needs of related private-sector contractors. Wharf No. 106, completed on April 17th of this year (2020), will soon be put into service receiving wind turbine parts and materials and shipping out assembled turbine components ready for installation. Furthermore, the vacant land behind this wharf will be paved over for use as a multipurpose yard and bulk-cargo handling facility… click here to continue reading.
New gateway awning and passenger walkway for ferries at Magong Port
June 12, 2020 — Magong Port in the Penghu Archipelago, currently administered by TIPC on behalf of the Maritime and Port Bureau, has undergone a facelift in hopes of creating a fresh, new image for the port and improving passenger-service capabilities. An expansive new white-canvas awning and covered walkway, opened in April of this year (2020), provide an eye-catching, welcoming symbol for passengers arriving and departing by ferry from this popular travel destination.
Magong Port, a domestic port in the Penghu Archipelago in the Taiwan Strait, is a major hub for ferry and cargo traffic between mainland Taiwan and the archipelago. The rising popularity of Penghu as a tourist destination has led to a steady rise in passenger transits and an increase in ferries plying the Taiwan – Penghu route… click here to continue reading.
Celebration of Hualien Port’s 90th Anniversary
Hualien Port planned to build the port in the 19th year of the Republic of China. This year (109) coincides with the 90th anniversary. The Hualien Port Branch Company plans to handle a series of celebrations from July 1, 109 to the end of the year. Looking forward to evoke the people’s memory of Hualien Port through the activities and understand the role of Hualien Port in the economic development of Hualien.
A series of celebrations for the 90th anniversary of the construction of the Hualien Port will be kicked off on July 1, this year, the “Hualien Port in Memory” call for papers will be held. The call for papers will last for one month, with students and adults as the first category. The bonus is 6,000 yuan, and people are welcome to submit articles to write the most beautiful port of Hualien in their hearts… click here to continue reading.
Deckhand walks the gangway of opportunity
June 12, 2020 — With the International Day of the Seafarer (June 25) nearing, recent global events have highlighted the crucial role seafarers play in the supply chain and the great challenges faced by the thousands who have been unable to return home to their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These realities are not lost on Mercy Ships – an international development organization operating state-of-the-art hospital ships run by skilled volunteers to deliver free world-class medical services. Several of the volunteers who serve aboard the Africa Mercy are seafarers, and among them earlier this year was Canadian Gregory Abakhan.. click here to continue reading.
Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission OKs $370,195 in sponsorships
June 11, 2020 — The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved 137 community sponsorships totaling $370,195, capping off a year of Port awards that highlight the Port of Long Beach’s role in international trade and dedication to social responsibility.
With the latest sponsorships, the Port has awarded a total of $746,195 in the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, 2019, for 261 total events representing a wide cross-section of the city and causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation.
“The Community Sponsorship Program is a great opportunity for the Port to bring awareness to its role as an economic engine while championing organizations that do great work,” Executive Director Mario Cordero said… click here to continue reading.
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020 includes two BB&K attorneys
June 11, 2020 — Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Megan Garibaldi and Associate Ryan Guiboa are making return appearances to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The annual listing of the region’s newest attorneys, published Tuesday, includes lawyers who have demonstrated significant achievements in their practice area. To be selected, attorneys must be under age 40 and in practice for less than 10 years. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in California are selected through a peer-rating and research process… click here to continue reading.