In this issue…(View the email version)

  • APP welcomes Philippe Critot, Sales & Marketing Rep
  • APP launches Port Planner 2021
  • Now working on the January 2021 issue of Pacific Ports Magazine: Call for editorial ideas
  • APP’s first virtual workshop highlights Port Efficiencies
  • APP bestows Life Membership upon Lisa Pomasl
  • Western Wood Preservers Institute announces two winners for Lady Washington replicas!
  • Member News:
  • Port Alberni Port Authority’s floating dry dock report projects significant benefits
  • Port of Grays Harbor: Westport Marina dredging update
  • Anchor QEA Blog: Planning large-scale aquatic species restoration
  • Port of Portland’s PDX turns 80; shares early look at new airport design
  • Port of Hueneme wins 10th consecutive Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Port of Bellingham secures $6.85 million Federal grant in support of working waterfront
  • Port of San Diego Master Plan update leads to vision for cargo
  • Shey Harding Job Opportunity: Planning and Operations Junior Superintendent
  • Port of Long Beach receives FEMA grant to enhance security
  • More zero-emissions equipment moving cargo in Long Beach
  • Port of Benton launches new website targeted at promoting real estate and economic development in Tri-Cities

APP welcomes Philippe Critot, Sales & Marketing Rep

The Association of Pacific Ports is very pleased to announce that Philippe Critot has joined the APP team as our Sales and Marketing representative. Based in Los Angeles, Philippe will be a familiar face to many members in the Pacific Northwest marine industry given his extensive background in sales for business-to-business publications, affiliated conferences and online ventures in specialized markets.
As the Principal of Targeted Marketing Services for over 25 years, Philippe has represented such publications as Marina World Magazine (and marinaworld.com); Marinalife Magazine (and marinalife.com); and DredgeWire.com. He also worked with Northwest Publishing Center (NWPC) as the representative for four magazines and three directories, including Cargo Business News and Pacific Fishing. In addition, Philippe was successful in significantly growing sponsorships of NWPC events such as the Port Productivity Conference, the Northwest Intermodal Conference, the China Conference and the Alaska Conference.
The APP Executive Committee join Executive Director Jane McIvor in welcoming Philippe to the Association. The timing of Philippe’s arrival coincides with an increase in opportunities for engagement as Port and Associate Members begin developing communications and marketing plans for the coming year. As noted in the article below, APP is proud to release our Port Planner 2021 with an outline of initiatives and how you can participate.
Philippe can be reached directly at +1 323-660-5459 (office) or +1 323-578-2452 (cell) / philippe@pacificports.org.

APP launches Port Planner 2021

The overarching goal of the APP is to create a community for ports and supporting stakeholders that fosters good relations and collaboration among members and the maritime industry as a whole. Focused on all three prongs of port control — governance, management and operations, our robust communication and outreach strategies are dedicated to promoting the increased efficiency of ports and harbors.
As you develop your communication and marketing plans for the coming year, we invite you to learn more about opportunities to participate with the APP.
Download the APP Port Planner for 2021 or contact Philippe Critot at +1 323-660-5459 (office) or +1 323-578-2452 (cell) / philippe@pacificports.org to discuss the best options for you.

Now working on the January 2021 issue of Pacific Ports Magazine

Heads up! The APP team has started working on the next issue of Pacific Ports Magazine. If you have an interesting idea for an article, please contact Jane McIvor (the sooner the better — our editorial line-up will fill up fast!). 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 McIvor for editorial:
+1 604-893-8800 (office) or +1 604-418-8546 (cell) / jane@pacificports.org.
Contact Philippe Critot for marketing and advertising:
+1 323-660-5459 (office) or +1 323-578-2452 (cell) / philippe@pacificports.org
Download the APP Port Planner for 2021 for deadlines, rates and details.

APP’s first virtual workshop highlights Port Efficiencies

Thanks to a great moderator, engaging presenters and interesting topics, the APP’s first virtual workshop was a hit! Focused on Port Efficiencies, Doug Hayes (Executive Director, Port of Columbia County) led attendees through three presentations — Jay Rainaldi, Yardi Systems Inc.; Kris English, PortLink; and Rory McBride, Midstream Lighting.
The focus and timing for our next workshop is currently being developed. If you’d like to be involved or have ideas on topics of interest, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Jane McIvor: +1 604-893-8800 / jane@pacificports.org.

APP bestows Life Membership upon Lisa Pomasl

With a unanimous vote from the APP Executive and Board, Lisa Pomasl has been awarded a Life Membership in the APP. As the APP’s Executive Director for over 13 years, Lisa brought a high degree of professionalism to the role, consistently going above and beyond in assisting members. With strong organizational skills and attention to detail, Lisa was an integral part of the Association and it is with gratitude and recognition of a job well done that the Association is pleased to bestow this honor.

Western Wood Preservers Institute announces two winners for Lady Washington replicas!

The Western Wood Preservers Institute’s (WWPI) was so pleased with the entries of the contest to win a model replica of the historic vessel, Lady Washington, they couldn’t pick just one winner!
Congratulations goes out to Patrick Bray, Bray Yacht Design and Research Ltd., and Andrew Kostiw, TD Bank, for their entries demonstrating unique and innovative uses of wood. Andrew’s dog house (built while under quarantine) and Patrick’s plywood cruiser/racer sailboat were judged to be the best of the entries received although Ryan Pessah, WWPI’s Director of Government Relations reported on a tough deliberation to choose the winner. “The selection committee narrowed it down to these two but we were still split on whose entry was best,” said Pessah. “It was at this point that we decided both entries were worthy of winning.”
Models of the Lady Washington (shown above), are now making their way to both Andrew and Patrick. The vessel, a 90-ton sloop, refitted as a brigatine and named in honor of Martha Washington, represents a significant piece of America’s maritime history.
Many thanks to WWPI for offering two grand prizes. The WWPI represents the wood treating industry in western North America and provides regulatory, technical and market outreach services supporting preserved wood products. For more information about the Institute, visit: https://preservedwood.org/

Members News

Port Alberni Port Authority’s floating dry dock report projects significant benefits
October 19, 2020 — The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA), in partnership with Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd (CME) and with the support of the Floating Dry Dock Community Committee are actively pursuing Provincial and Federal Government support for a new floating dry dock marine facility in Port Alberni. A 2018 study definitively concluded a significant market opportunity for this proposed new infrastructure. A recently completed report by MMK Consulting projects significant economic impacts and benefits throughout our region if the floating dry dock were to be constructed and operated in Port Alberni.
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Port of Grays Harbor: Westport Marina dredging update
October 16, 2020 — The Port of Grays Harbor continues to make great progress on their Phase 3 Dredging Project for Westport Marina. To date, the contractor has removed over 33,000 cubic yards of material from the boat basin floor since September 21st, 2020.
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Anchor QEA Blog: Planning large-scale aquatic species restoration
By Merri Martz, Anchor QEA Senior Managing Scientist
October 15, 2020 — The Chehalis Basin, a region rich in native wildlife, working lands, and cultural significance, is economically and ecologically vital to Washington state and the region. It is also one of the only remaining river basins in the state where no salmon species are listed as threatened or endangered. And it is home to the most diverse assemblage of amphibian species in the state and numerous other native wildlife species.
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Port of Portland’s PDX turns 80; shares early look at new airport design
October 13, 2020 — The Port of Portland is well underway with several projects intended to update and upgrade the Portland International Airport, so it continues to serve the region for decades to come. And, on this day – PDX’s 80th Anniversary – it feels fitting to share a peek at some early architectural renderings of the largest of these projects: the airport’s new main terminal.
“We’re taking the airport that has served the region well for the past 80 years and updating and upgrading it,” said Chief Projects Officer Vince Granato. “While the space will look and feel different, we are keeping the heart and soul of the airport that Portlanders know and love – easy to navigate; bright, open spaces; and local shops and restaurants – it will still feel like home.”
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Port of Hueneme wins 10th consecutive Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
October 13, 2020 – For the tenth consecutive year, the Oxnard Harbor District, which owns the Port of Hueneme, is being recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award highlights the Port’s FY2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which was strenuously reviewed by professional financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.
“As a public agency, we have a duty to be transparent with our constituents, this continued recognition shows we hold this responsibility with the upmost importance,” stated Jess Ramirez, Oxnard Harbor District President.
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Port of Bellingham secures $6.85 million Federal grant in support of working waterfront
October 13, 2020 — The Port has been awarded a $6.85 Million U.S. Department of Transportation Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) Grant to upgrade the Bellingham Shipping Terminal, increase trade and commerce, and restore working waterfront jobs.
“This is great news for our working waterfront” said Port Executive Director Rob Fix. “The grant funding will allow us to modernize our Shipping Terminal to accommodate a much wider range of vessels and cargoes, and offer a viable shipping alternative to the crowded Canadian ports just north of Whatcom County. Increasing trade and commerce at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal will create working waterfront, family-wage jobs and support state-wide, Covid-19 related economic recovery efforts.”
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Port of San Diego Master Plan update leads to vision for cargo
October 12, 2020 — The Port of San Diego’s Port Master Plan Update process is ongoing and has already resulted in a major achievement – a breakthrough vision to redesign the industrial area of Harbor Drive and smartly manage the truck traffic passing through Barrio Logan and National City.
The Port is planning to create a better truck route that will also enhance pedestrian, bicycle and transit connections while making maritime cargo hauling more efficient and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This concept, called Harbor Drive 2.0 – A Greener, Safer, Healthier Harbor Drive, includes a “haul road” and intelligent transportation systems to separate trucks from regular traffic, encourage them to stay out of Barrio Logan, and much more. Through smart planning, the Port will reduce truck traffic impacts by redesigning the industrial section of Harbor Drive using intelligent transportation systems, while adding protected bike lanes, beautification and other elements.
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Shey Harding Job Opportunity: Planning and Operations Junior Superintendent
Posted October 9, 2020
Summary: Reporting to the VP of Marine Operations and Vessel Safety, the Vessel Planning and Operations Jr. Superintendent will contribute to the overall success and efficient work processes of the Marine Operations Department. This support role serves as a problem solver and self-starter who will help identify and mitigate common operational issues. Primary accountabilities are to internal stakeholders to help address administration, ship scheduling, agency husbandry follow up and duties related to the Port Captain.
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Port of Long Beach receives FEMA grant to enhance security
October 8, 2020 — The Port of Long Beach is using a federal grant to enhance video analytics throughout the harbor and maintain security systems that safeguard commerce at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.
FEMA awarded the Port $2,974,500 in June to augment the extensive security systems that monitor activities on the land and on the water in the harbor.
“Keeping our security systems and techniques on the cutting edge is critical to maintaining the flow of cargo through our piers,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “FEMA continues to be a great partner in protecting an important part of the U.S. economy.”
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More zero-emissions equipment moving cargo in Long Beach
October 8, 2020 — A container shipping terminal at the Port of Long Beach is now using new, zero-emissions cargo-handling tractors to test the readiness of the equipment to handle the workload at a busy seaport.
The terminal located at the Port’s Pier G is operated by International Transportation Service. ITS will demonstrate seven BYD battery-electric yard tractors for one year. Seven traditionally powered yard tractors annually emit 11 pounds of diesel particulate matter, 1,331 pounds of nitrogen oxides and 311 metric tons of greenhouse gases. International Longshore and Warehouse Union members are operating the vehicles.
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Port of Benton launches new website targeted at promoting real estate and economic development in Tri-Cities
October 7, 2020 — The Port of Benton has launched a new website – www.portofbenton.com – the new website focuses on an easier to use interface to see relevant information for site selectors and developers. The new real estate module promotes relevant properties for sale or lease and provides targeted fast facts to orient potential companies and their site selectors to the most relevant information in helping them choose the right site for their business. A preview of Tri-Cities facts and figures also appears on the site’s Economic Development page, which will be expanded to take advantage of industry specific ‘Capability Report Cards,’ to aid recruits in lifting the veil on collaboration, facilities, and opportunities to support industries.
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