In this issue (view email version)
- Survey says…APP Members respond!
- Don’t miss out on our next issue of Pacific Ports Magazine
- Member News:
- Reminder: Executive search for new Port Director, Port of Stockton
- Midstream Lighting set for further growth with Head of Specification appointment
- Liebherr’s LHM 550 increases business noticeably at Norway cargo terminal
- Port Alberni Port Authority looks to fill two board vacancies for 2021
- ADELTE wins contract for world’s first all-autonomous passenger boarding bridge
- REstack Advisors Inc. expands real estate management options with Yardi Solutions
- SWCA announces 2020 Steven W. Carothers Scientific Merit Award Winner
- Engineers take a closer look at two Port of Newport assets
- Port of Nanaimo and DP World seal Nanaimo – Duke Point lease agreement
- Port of Hueneme strengthens trade with top partner Mexico
- Ports Authority Tonga recap on Annual General Meeting
- WSP acquires Earth Consulting Group and broadens its environmental consulting expertise in the U.S.
- Taiwan’s Maritime and Port Bureau establishes International Maritime Transport Stability Section on website
Survey says…APP Members respond!
Many thanks to those who have completed our Member Survey. The insights we’re gaining from the responses is very helpful to define the activities of the APP. If you haven’t yet taken the survey, we encourage you to do so (honestly, will take less than five minutes to complete!). Contact Jane McIvor if you’ve lost the link (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here’s what we’re learning from the early results:
Top three reasons for Port Members to belong to the APP:
- To learn about the best practices of other ports;
- To network and build relationships with the port community; and
- To provide leadership in fostering good relations within the port community.
Top three reasons for Associate Members to belong:
- To gain awareness of the needs of port members;
- To build relationships with clients and customers; and
- To contribute to the port community through support and participation.
Top three interests:
- Infrastructure funding and permit approval processes;
- Environmental sustainability and best practices; and
- Port / harbor operations.
- Followed closely by risk management, new technologies, community outreach and social licence as well as port governance.
We also asked members for their views on the next APP conference. The majority — almost 90% — responded “likely” or “very likely” to attend the next APP event once it’s safe to do so.
We also learned that our communications vehicles are starting to gain traction: a whopping 80% read at least one article in the Pacific Ports Magazine (with over 35% of those reporting that they read the magazine in depth). Over 66% report reading at least one article in our semi-monthly E-news (and 26% of those report reading in depth).
Again, we very much appreciate the time you spent on the survey. The APP Executive Committee is currently developing plans for our next APP Conference which will be announced very shortly. Stay tuned!
Don’t miss out on our next issue of Pacific Ports Magazine!
As noted above, Pacific Ports Magazine is starting to gain traction with the port community. With a distribution list that covers ports bordering on the Pacific Ocean as well as terminal operators, shipping lines and agents, goods and service providers and governments, we’ve been receiving some fantastic feedback.
Call for editorial…
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Topics so far include:
- International Marine Pilots Association
- Ship owners and operators insights
- Terminal/port partnership projects
- The role of the port authority in maritime logistics
- Western Wood Preservers Institute
- Safety matrix guideline
- Accessing government grants and funding
- And more!
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Reminder: Executive search for new Port Director, Port of Stockton
March 4, 2021 — The Port of Stockton is seeking an exceptional leader to guide the organization under the direction of a seven-member Board of Commissioners. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished, senior level maritime professional who will oversee all commercial and operational activities for the Port in collaboration with an experienced team of seven senior executives (Directors).
Experience & Qualifications:
At least 10 years’ of increasingly responsible experience in the maritime transportation or logistics industry with a minimum of five at the executive level.
Midstream Lighting set for further growth with Head of Specification appointment
March 3, 2021 — Global market leader in LED lighting technology, Midstream Lighting is delighted to announce Simon Newcombe has joined its team as Head of Specification. A new role at the company, Simon will be responsible for ensuring Midstream is specified with consultants and architects across its core aviation, sports, maritime, and horticultural sectors.
Before joining Midstream Simon has held director and senior specification roles at a number of top global lighting companies, including Siteco, Ligman, and Schreder.
Liebherr’s LHM 550 increases business noticeably at Norway cargo terminal
March 3, 2021 — Karmsund Havn IKS has just signed a contract for a second Liebherr LHM 550. Only 3 years ago, Karmsund Havn ordered their first Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 550. The machine delivered 2 years ago brought additional business to the port, so another LHM 550 is now being purchased to meet the increased demand. The second LHM 550 will enable the Haugesund Cargo Terminal to offer tandem lifts of up to 308 tonnes for the growing offshore wind industry.
Business is booming at Haugesund Cargo Terminal. This positive development for the port of Karmsund is closely linked to the purchase of a Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane in 2019. The newly acquired crane has allowed container and heavy lift handling to flourish. “We have been very satisfied with our LHM 550, and with our collaboration with Liebherr. We have had far higher activity on the first crane than expected. Investing in a second LHM 550 after only 2 years of operation with the first one, says a lot about the development at the terminal, and also about the expectations for further growth,” reports Tore Gautesen, Karmsund Port Director.
Port Alberni Port Authority looks to fill two board vacancies for 2021
March 3, 2021 — In accordance with Section 14(1)(d of the Canada Marine Act (CMA) and the Letters Patent of the Port Alberni Port Authority, a Nominating Committee to recruit and recommend candidates to the Board of Directors has been formed.
The Port Alberni Port Authority has two vacancies for the user group category for which nominations are being accepted.
ADELTE wins contract for world’s first all-autonomous passenger boarding bridge
March 2, 2021 — ADELTE, a Spanish engineering group based in Barcelona and the world leading specialist in the design and manufacture of Airport and Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs) has recently been contracted by the Spanish airports operator AENA to implement ARCOS® an innovative and state-of-the-art Remote Control Operating System developed by ADELTE which allows PBBs to be remotely operated from the airport’s technical control room and manoeuvred autonomously to and from all types of commercial aircraft.
ARCOS® is part of a contract through which ADELTE will replace all current boarding systems and design, manufacture and install six (6) PBBs, six (6) Pre-conditioned Air Units (PCAs), six (6) Ground Power Units (GPUs) and fourteen (14) Visual Docking Guidance Systems (VDGS) at Seville Airport.
REstack Advisors Inc. expands real estate management options with Yardi Solutions
March 2, 2021 — REstack Advisor Inc.’s real estate property and investment management clients can now use Yardi Voyager® Commercial and Yardi® Elevate solutions licensed by the fund administrator as their own technology platform.
Yardi Voyager and Yardi Elevate house data for accounting, investor communication, deal and lease management, valuations, construction and more. REstack assists its clients by managing their performance and operations from a single connected solution, eliminating the need for multiple systems that require cumbersome interfaces.
SWCA announces 2020 Steven W. Carothers Scientific Merit Award Winner
March 1, 2021 — SWCA has recognized Dr. Nate Wojcik, a senior ecologist and project manager in the Denver office, as the 2020 Steven W. Carothers Scientific Merit Award winner. The award is designed to recognize individuals for demonstrating passion, creativity, and scientific excellence in a manner that advances SWCA’s purpose, mission, vision, and values.
Nate exemplifies what it means to be a scientific consultant at SWCA. From his first day as a field technician with SWCA in 2008, he used his scientific background and critical thinking skills to objectively approach client issues. This client-focused approach has allowed Nate to grow into one of SWCA’s leaders in the ecology and management of sagebrush ecosystems and in the reclamation and restoration of disturbed landscapes.
Engineers take a closer look at two Port of Newport assets
March 1, 2021 — Two Port assets on opposite sides of Yaquina Bay, both experiencing structural problems, were discussed by commissioners at the Port of Newport’s February meeting.
The seawall that supports the Rogue Brewery has been a source of interest at the port, including most recently a 2018 structural evaluation recommended further investigation. The 540-foot seawall is more than 40 years old and, out of an abundance of caution, has led Port officials in recent years to discourage the brewery from placing additional heavy equipment near the water side of the building.
“There have been concerns that the seawall might not be in the best shape to support some uses in the building,” General Manager Paula Miranda explained.
Port of Nanaimo and DP World seal Nanaimo – Duke Point lease agreement
February 24, 2021 — The Duke Point Terminal lease agreement was finalized today, February 24, 2021, with the signing of a 50-year lease agreement between the Port of Nanaimo and DP World.
The Duke Point agreement will provide a long-term port-to-port solution for short-sea shipping between Nanaimo and Vancouver, as well as expand direct access from Nanaimo to global import/export markets via direct calls to Asia.
DP World is the leading enabler of global trade and one of the world’s largest port operators. The project will enhance DP World’s coast-to-coast Canadian footprint which includes terminal operations in Vancouver, Surrey, Prince Rupert, and Saint John. The company has invested significantly across its Ports, Logistics & Maritime Services businesses, providing customers with integrated logistics solutions and removing inefficiencies from the supply chain.
Port of Hueneme strengthens trade with top partner Mexico
February 24, 2021 — A delegation of Mexico’s top trade representatives visited the Port of Hueneme on Wednesday to strengthen their longstanding trading partnership. Led by Mr. Roberto Velasco Alvarez, Director General for North America and acting Undersecretary for North America at Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the delegation was welcomed with a socially distanced port tour and roundtable discussion of expanding and supporting trade between the Port and Mexico.
“Our on-going trading partnership with Mexico continues to grow, from the establishment of a Sister Port relationship with Port of Ensenada in 2015, to supporting trade through our various local customers importing and exporting cargo between our two great countries,” said Oxnard Harbor District President Jason Hodge. “We are committed to supporting the growth of this fruitful partnership.”
Ports Authority Tonga recap on Annual General Meeting
February 23, 2021 — On Tuesday, 22nd of February 2021 at Nuku’alofa, St George Building, PAT held its 2020 Annual General Meeting with the sole shareholder of the Authority, the Government of Tonga. Representing the Shareholder to the Meeting was the Honorable Minister of Public Enterprises and Prime Minister of Tonga – Hon. Rev. Dr. Pohiva Tui’onetoa along with his CEO – Mr. Sione ‘Akauola and Deputy CEO (Monitoring and Compliance Division) Mrs. Falahola Naidu. This is the Annual General Meeting for the financial year ended 30 th June 2020 that was deferred from last year.
The Chairman of the Shared Transport Sector Board of Directors, Mr. Daniel Kimball Fale welcomed Hon. Rev. Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa to Ports Authority Tonga’s (PAT) Annual General Meeting at the Ministry of Finance and National Planning conference room, level 2 St George Building, Nuku’alofa.
WSP acquires Earth Consulting Group and broadens its environmental consulting expertise in the U.S.
February 23, 2021 — WSP is pleased to announce the acquisition of Earth Consulting Group Inc. (“EarthCon”), a U.S.-based environmental and engineering consulting firm with approximately 90 employees.
Aligned with WSP’s 2019-2021 Global Strategic plan, the acquisition of EarthCon adds highly specialized technical expertise in remediation to WSP’s existing suite of services. It also further strengthens WSP’s capabilities in strategic environmental engineering and consulting services, compliance, due diligence, and data management, while expanding its geographic presence in the southeastern United States. In addition, WSP’s clients will have access to EarthCon’s proprietary Groundwater Plume Analytics® tools, which process simple or complex numerical data sets into easy-to-understand graphics, helping governmental agencies and industrial clients better understand groundwater plume behavior.
Taiwan’s Maritime and Port Bureau establishes International Maritime Transport Stability Section on website
February 20, 2021 — To address the issues of container shortage and increase in freight rates due to the epidemic, the Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB) has invited relevant units to formulate an International Maritime Transport Stability Working Group, and also established an “International Maritime Transport Stability Section” on its official website yesterday (1/15) evening, providing information on additional vessels, voyages and cargo space as well as number of empty containers, freight rate trends and means of inquiry, etc. for reference by members of the import/export industry. By making this information accessible, the MPB hopes to reduce the imbalance of supply and demand in the global shipping market and mitigate the impact of cargo space and container shortage. Going forward, the MPB will continue to expand the scope of information made available in accordance with the guidance of the Ministry of Transportations and Communications and the meeting resolutions of the working group, thereby ensuring all types of goods manufactured in Taiwan are successfully exported and maintaining the momentum of Taiwan’s economic growth.