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In this issue…
- Mark your calendar … Port of San Diego to host next APP Conference!
- Don’t miss out on our next issue of Pacific Ports Magazine
- Member News:
- Taiwan International Port Corp. releases new video highlighting importance of ports
- Del Monte brings green vessels to Port of Hueneme
- Taipei Port Set to step up as Smart Car Logistics Port
- Hualien Port builds a smart seaport to complete fourth phase of smart grid demand integration and construction
- Icelandair returns to Portland with sale fares to Europe; Iceland open to all vaccinated travelers
- Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. strengthens North American sales and service through closer integration with local Liebherr companies
- Port Authority of Guam awards Hotel Wharf Construction Management Services contract
- U.S. Representative Rick Larsen tours Port of Skagit projects
- Port of San Diego approves agreement for South San Diego Bay Wetlands restoration and enhancement efforts
- Electric stacking cranes enter service at Port of Long Beach
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Port of San Diego to host next APP Conference
October 24 to 27, 2021
Big news from the Association of Pacific Ports and the Port of San Diego! We’re very pleased to announce that planning has begun for the next APP Annual Conference — scheduled for October 24 to 27, 2021 in beautiful San Diego.
In addition to an agenda that will touch on key issues for Port Members, including infrastructure (funding and permitting), environmental sustainability and best practices, safety and security, resiliency, port and harbor operations, community outreach and much, much more, we’re planning on port tours, golf and, of course, networking! Lots of networking!
We’re optimistic that the vaccines will do their job and we’ll be able to meet in person by late fall. Just in case, though, we’ll be including a virtual component for anyone unable to travel. Unfortunately, the timing of the vaccine rollout provides too much uncertainty for Nanaimo in August which has now been cancelled.
Stay tuned for details. If you would like to get involved, contact Jane McIvor to discuss – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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Taiwan International Port Corp. releases new video highlighting importance of ports
Taiwan International Port Corp. has released a new video to celebrate its 9th Anniversary. The video, featuring the master of sand painting, Mr. Ming-da Chuang, depicts a vivid story of Taiwan ports with streamlines of sand. You can see a World in a Grain of sand, and evolution in a glimpse of a port.
It’s really worth a watch — quite impressive and could easily apply to ports anywhere in the world.
Del Monte brings green vessels to Port of Hueneme
March 19, 2021 — The Port of Hueneme welcomed the first of two cutting-edge, energy-efficient Del Monte vessels to the Port of Hueneme today. The ships’ arrival marks a new chapter in environmental partnership, continuing the Port’s mission to be the cleanest, greenest, most efficient port possible.
Del Monte Valiant was the first to arrive; the Del Monte Harvester will make its first call next week. These ships are part of a new, six-vessel fleet — all have full cargo capacity of 1,276 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) with 634 plugs for forty-foot high cube reefer containers. The air-cooled containers will maintain the cargo at specified temperatures, traveling in reefer mode with multiple temperature variants from -25C to 40C. These features will help ensure that the produce ships, bringing bananas and pineapples to the Port, will arrive as fresh as possible, so that they can be transported to stores and homes in our communities.
Taipei Port Set to step up as Smart Car Logistics Port
March 19, 2021 — Taipei Port, northern Taiwan’s largest international commercial port, has a significant amount of land available for commercial development and use. Responding to the government’s call to promote smart transportation applications in the 2020 Transportation White Paper, port officials have designated wharves and warehouse facilities in Taipei Port’s South Port District for future public lease. A public invitation to bid on “South Port District Wharf Nos. S04 & S05 and Land in Reclamation District C” was issued by Taipei Port in early March (2021). The wharves and land are within the port’s smart vehicle industry zone, and priority consideration will be given to bidders interested to develop smart-vehicle-related value-added production and transshipment operations. Companies in this sector are encouraged to invest and do business at Taipei Port.
Hualien Port builds a smart seaport to complete fourth phase of smart grid demand integration and construction
March 19, 2021 — In order to optimize the port operation management and implement the green port policy, Hualien Port Branch invested a total of NT$89 million from 104 to 106 to deploy power and optical fiber networks throughout the port to meet the high-definition display of CCTV in the port area. Terminal lighting, road lighting and channel indicator numbers are all set by central control to optimize the overall port facility management.
In 109, the Hualien Port Branch Company started from the practical needs and handled the fourth phase of the integration and construction of the Hualien Port Smart Grid. The budget was NT$23 million, and the following smart management results were completed:
Icelandair returns to Portland with sale fares to Europe; Iceland open to all vaccinated travelers
March 17, 2021 — Icelandair is pleased to announce the long awaited return to Portland, Oregon with seasonal flights scheduled on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Portland International Airport starting July 2, 2021. Non-stop service to Iceland will operate through October 31, 2021 with convenient connections to the hottest destinations in Europe. Flights and schedules are subject to COVID/border regulation and inflow development.
“We are thrilled to welcome Icelandair back to PDX,” said Director of Air Service Development David Zielke. “There is a lot of pent-up demand for travel. As cities and countries re-open and welcome back tourists, we appreciate Icelandair reestablishing the connection between Portland and Reykjavik.”
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. strengthens North American sales and service through closer integration with local Liebherr companies
March 15, 2021 — Liebherr divisions such as Construction and Earthmoving utilise the worldwide Liebherr network of sales and service companies to provide sales and service to its customers. Liebherr Container Cranes has traditionally managed sales and service from its base in Ireland. Now, as part of a programme of localised customer care, Liebherr Container Cranes has formalised its sales and service presence via Liebherr USA Co. and Liebherr-Canada Ltd.
The enhanced presence means that customers will benefit from closer and more personal support through a localised approach to sales and service. Liebherr Container Cranes will provide expert advice from their facility in Ireland, but day to day customer support and spare part supply will be coordinated from Liebherr Canada and Liebherr USA.
Port Authority of Guam awards Hotel Wharf Construction Management Services contract
March 15, 2021 — Port Authority of Guam General Manager Rory J. Respicio today signed the contract for the Construction Management Services for the Rehabilitation of Hotel Warf and Highway 11 roadway reconstruction projects.
The contract was awarded to GHD Inc. through Port Request for Proposal Number 020-002. GHD Inc. will work with the Port’s Planning, Procurement and Engineering Divisions to build the Invitation For Bid for the projects and to ensure that the Port meets all timelines and stays within budget.
U.S. Representative Rick Larsen tours Port of Skagit projects
March 11, 2021 — U.S. Representative Rick Larsen visited the Port of Skagit on March 5, 2021, to see projects underway in maritime manufacturing, aviation expansion and value-added agriculture.
The day included tours and conversations with representatives from Island Grown Farmers’ Cooperative, Corporate Air Center, Systima Technologies, Dyberg Aviation and Mavrik Marine. Representatives from each of the businesses, along with Port staff, shared project updates with the District 2 Congressman, discussed the Port’s role in economic recovery, and how working with the Port has benefited their businesses.
Port of San Diego approves agreement for South San Diego Bay Wetlands restoration and enhancement efforts
March 10, 2021 — As part of efforts to protect and enhance San Diego Bay’s natural resources, the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Poseidon Resources to coordinate on wetlands restoration and enhancement in south San Diego Bay.
The MOU allows the three parties to share information, consult and coordinate on implementation, and collaborate on the design, construction, and long-term monitoring of south San Diego Bay restoration, including the Refuge and Poseidon’s Otay River Estuary Restoration Project (ORERP) and, as may be approved by the Port’s Board of Port Commissioners, the Port’s proposed Wetland Mitigation Bank at Pond 20.
Electric stacking cranes enter service at Port of Long Beach
March 9, 2021 — SSA Marine is now operating the first of nine electric container yard cranes at the Port of Long Beach’s Pier J, marking a significant milestone in a goal to transition to zero emissions terminal equipment by 2030.
The demonstration of the electric rubber tired gantry cranes is part of the Zero-Emissions Terminal Equipment Transition Project, which is funded in large part by a $9.7 million California Energy Commission grant. The Port, the CEC and Southern California Edison are partnering on the project to bring 25 vehicles that are zero- or near-zero emissions to three of the Port’s marine terminals and logistics truck provider Total Transportation Services Inc. to test their performance in a real-world setting.