In this issue…(View the e-mail version of APP E-news)
- APP announces date of next Board of Directors Meeting
- Pacific Ports Magazine – Providing a voice for the Pacific Port community
- Member News:
- PortLink sees stellar growth with new contracts
- Long Beach repeats as best West Coast Seaport
- Moffatt & Nichol welcomes Ajaya Malla, Senior Project Manager for Ports
- Midstream Lighting to host Terminal Automation Panel on December 2, 2020
- Matson Vintage Art online store is now open
- Port of San Diego moves forward with microgrid installation
- Lynker and USFWS remove over 82,000 pounds of trash to protect vulnerable Hawaiian wildlife
- Port Authority of Guam receives AGA Certificate of Excellence
- Liebherr heavy-duty crane loads monopiles
- First on the West Coast: Port of Hueneme secures cold-treatment finishing on-dock
- Port of Keelung implements Innovative new berth allocation system for international cruise ships
- Asphalt Resurfacing Program part of steady effort to further enhance quality of Port of Taichung operating environment
APP announces date of next Board of Directors Meeting
Mark your calendar for January 21, 2021 (4:00 pm Pacific Time) for the next APP Board of Directors Meeting.
While we’d much rather be enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands (the location of our now-cancelled Winter Conference), we’ll settle for a virtual meet-up. More details to follow closer to the date.
All are welcome!
Providing a voice for the Pacific Port community
Work is well underway on the next issue of Pacific Ports Magazine! With a goal of providing a voice for the Pacific Port and maritime community, and a forum for members to share best practices, learn from the experiences of their peers, and encourage discussion of relevant issues, we’re excited about the content being developed.
The editorial line-up so far includes:
- Abandoned Vessels: The bane of ports everywhere
- Port State Control: A common means of effective regulation
- International Harbour Masters Association: New President Yoss Leclerc outlines priorities
- Port Safety: Management of Risks
- Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan: Ferry industry trends across the Pacific
- Win/win: reducing greenhouse gases while improving equipment performance (BNAC Environmental Solutions)
- WSP project profile: Vancouver Harbour’s Centerm Expansion Project
- Taiwan’s success: Port best practices in managing operations during a pandemic
- Port projects:
- Port Alberni Port Authority
- Port of Skagit
- Port of Newport
- Port of Portland
Space for editorial is almost full but if you have an interesting idea for an article, please contact Jane McIvor (the sooner the better). Not a writer? That’s okay, we’re very comfortable with writing and can work with you to develop a high-quality article (contact Jane at +1 604-893-8800 (office) or +1 604-418-8546 (cell) / firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you haven’t yet heard from Philippe Critot, APP’s Sales & Marketing Rep, you will soon (or you can contact him directly at: +1 323-660-5459 (office) or +1 323-578-2452 (cell) / email@example.com). We encourage you to consider
Again, contact Jane McIvor for editorial:
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PortLink sees stellar growth with new contracts
November 18, 2020 — Over the past month, PortLink has secured a number of new contracts around the world…
October, 2020 — PortLink announced it was partnering with Wärtsilä to deliver Brazil’s first Smart Port Solution. Porto do Açu “The Port of Opportunities,” is an innovative, forward-looking organization that was looking for a solution provider who could meet existing and future needs.
Long Beach repeats as best West Coast Seaport
November 17, 2020 — The Port of Long Beach has been named the best West Coast seaport in North America for the second consecutive year. The award was given Nov. 9 in Hong Kong at the 34th annual Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, hosted by shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News.
Every year, Asia Cargo News honors logistics industry members for demonstrating leadership as well as consistency in service quality, innovation, customer-relationship management and reliability. The awards are judged by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals.
Moffatt & Nichol welcomes Ajaya Malla, Senior Project Manager for Ports
November 17, 2020 — Ajaya is a senior project manager with more than 20 years of experience on diverse projects around the world. Ajaya’s work has focused on port and waterfront structures, including piers, wharves, ground improvements, deep foundations, and container terminal master planning. He offers experience in design, construction, and management of both small and large projects in the United States and internationally. He also has extensive experiences in designing airport terminal building structures, guideway structures, and deep underground sewer tunnels.
Midstream Lighting to host Terminal Automation Panel on December 2, 2020
It’s no secret that the maritime industry is going through huge amounts of technological change, whether it’s a drive to be more sustainable or gaining an edge from an operational standpoint, ports and terminals the world over are evolving at incredible speed. One such technological advancement is automation, a topic and technological solution that is incredibly vast, covering container movements to driverless trucks to lighting and AI the list could go on and on. However, it’s not just the ‘Ports of the future’ that should be looking at automation, it’s the ‘Ports of now’.
Matson Vintage Art online store is now open
High-quality reproductions of Matson’s most popular vintage travel art are available for sale on the official site for Matson’s archives, Matson Vintage Art.
For more than 50 years, Matson Lines’ fleet of world-class passenger cruise ships introduced tourists to the splendor of travel and the beauty and cultures of Hawaii and the South Pacific.
In the pioneering days of Hawaii and South Pacific tourism, Matson’s luxury cruise liners Malolo, Mariposa, Monterey, Matsonia and Lurline became world-renown and its Waikiki hotels, The Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, and Princess Kaiulani, extended the magnificent accommodations from ship to shore. Hollywood stars like Bette Davis, Shirley Temple, and Clark Gable cruised in style on Matson ships between the U.S. mainland, Hawaii, and the South Pacific, enhancing the glamorous image of travel.
Port of San Diego moves forward with microgrid installation
November 18, 2020 — As part of the Port of San Diego’s ongoing commitment to the environmental care of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront and communities, the Board of Port Commissioners approved the installation of a microgrid, battery storage system, and electrical infrastructure at the Port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT).
The microgrid will provide back-up power to Port-operated facilities, including security infrastructure, lights, offices, and the existing jet fuel storage system in support of the Port’s role as a Strategic Port. The project supports the recently celebrated Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project completion and will assist in establishing a modern, clean, and more efficient cargo terminal.
Lynker and USFWS remove over 82,000 pounds of trash to protect vulnerable Hawaiian wildlife
November 17, 2020 — Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Project’s (PMDP) Lynker staff, in partnership with USFWS, removed 82,000 pounds of hurricane debris from Lalo (the French Frigate Shoal), a remote atoll within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, that provides essential habitat for nesting seabirds, threatened green sea turtles, and endangered Hawaiian monk seals. For 16 days they collected derelict fishing nets, plastics and hurricane debris including lumber, roofing, steel cable, scrap metal, boat hulls, tires, and fiberglass.
Port Authority of Guam receives AGA Certificate of Excellence
November 13, 2020 — The Port Authority of Guam for the very first time has been recognized on a national level for transparency and communication with the public regarding how the agency spends ratepayer dollars.
The National Association of Government Accountants awarded the Port Authority of Guam the “Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting.”
For the last ten years, the Port has been in compliance with a local law that requires Government of Guam agencies to publish a Citizen-Centric Report no later than 60 calendar days after the independent audit report for that agency has been released by the Guam Office of Public Accountability. The Citizen-Centric Report is an initiative to simplify communication between the government and its citizens who have a right to accurate information about how their government spends their taxpayer and ratepayer funds.
Liebherr heavy-duty crane loads monopiles
November 12, 2020 — This was the first external loading for the Liebherr TCC 78000 heavy-duty gantry crane, commissioned by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in cooperation with Vattenfall. Since 2008, the Rostock-based company EEW SPC has been a pioneer in the production of monopiles, which serve as foundation piles for offshore wind turbines. With the production of more than 1,900 monopile foundation piles, the offshore wind specialist has become the market leader for the production of this type of foundation.
First on the West Coast: Port of Hueneme secures cold-treatment finishing on-dock
November 12, 2020 — Known as the Banana Port of the West Coast, the Port of Hueneme can now add another title to their brand: the Peruvian blueberry pilot Port. Being the specialized reefer port of the U.S. West Coast, Hueneme has been able to receive completed cold-treated produce containers for years; however, they now are now going to be making history by offering the ability of completion of this treatment on-port. This new service is the first of its kind on the West Coast and stands to reduce the cost of transporting blueberries, eliminate thousands of pounds of Green House Gases, and support local California and Peruvian growers.
Port of Keelung implements Innovative new berth allocation system for international cruise ships
November 10, 2020 — As part of ongoing work to improve the quality of service available to international cruise line operators at Taiwan’s international commercial ports, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) subsidiary Port of Keelung has implemented a new berth allocation system for cruise ships, issued new ‘Principles for Allocating Berths for International Cruise Ships at the Port of Keelung’, and created the ‘Port of Keelung International Cruise Ship Schedule Forecasting System’. These pioneering actions are the first of their kind among Asia’s cruise ship ports, underscoring the exceptional ‘soft power’ of Taiwan’s ports.
Standard practice up until this year has required the submission of a written application and a pre-signed contract for a cruise ship berth as well as a formal meeting at least three months in advance of the planned arrival. In addition to the costs and time involved, this process was unable to smoothly handle adjustments and changes to agreed-upon scheduling arrangements.
Asphalt Resurfacing Program part of steady effort to further enhance quality of Port of Taichung operating environment
November 10, 2020 — Maintaining and improving its wharf operating environment has been a consistent goal of the Port of Taichung, a subsidiary of the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC). The quality of surfacing services continues to improve. Also, the port allocates regular annual budgets for the resurfacing of port roadways, wharves, and storage yards to allow the smooth passage of heavily laden container trucks and to withstand the constant challenges of Taichung’s sunshine and weather.
Accumulated stress over time leads to surfaces riddled with cracks and depressions that negatively impact vehicular safety. The Port of Taichung has invested nearly NT$500 million over the past five years in resurfacing projects, with affected areas receiving new layers of asphalt. Since 2016, the port has resurfaced the container yards and other areas leased by Evergreen Marine, CCTC, Wan Hai Lines, and Elite International as well as Zhongnan 1st, Huangan South, Nanti, and Zhong 2nd Roads, with exceptional results.