In this issue…(View the email version)
- Register now! APP Technical Workshop: Port Efficiencies
- ABCMI and APP announce collaboration agreement
- Member News:
- Nautical Consulting International Blog: Vessel Traffic Service 101 for ports
- Port CEO Randa Coniglio announces retirement plans
- Great Lakes announces receipt of $118.8 Million in awarded work
- Port Alberni Port Authority awards Gillian Trumper Memorial Bursary to Paige Tardif
- The longest swing bridge in Asia inaugurated in Port of Kaohsiung
- Port of Skagit adopts “Bring your Child to Work” policy
- Port of Alaska making great progress on Petroleum/Cement Terminal
- Port of Long Beach sees best August on record
- Tonga reopens slipway after upgrade to facility completed
- Midstream Lighting’s newest recruit is all set to grow their maritime business
Register now! APP Technical Workshop: Port Efficiencies
Port Efficiencies Workshop — October 8, 2020 (4:00 pm Pacific Time)
Ports around the world are realizing the benefits of integrated management systems for everything from facilities to vessel traffic. New technologies from Yardi Systems, Inc. and PortLink provide port managers with the ability to consolidate management systems into a single, seamless hub that reduces redundancies and increases communication with port users. Our APP Technical Workshop highlights how these systems can be implemented at ports both large and small.
Attendees will also hear about the practical side of creating port efficiencies as Midstream Lighting describes how lighting design and planning can not only impact on a port’s ROI but will also reduce inefficient (and often bothersome to neighbors) lighting issues.
Moderated by Doug Hayes, Executive Director for the Port of Columbia County, our APP Technical Workshop highlights how these systems can be implemented at ports both large and small.
- Jay Rainaldi, Director, Government Relations, Yardi Systems, Inc.
- Kris English, Chief Marketing Officer, PortLink
- Rory McBride, Global Sales, Maritime, Midstream Lighting
ABCMI and APP announce collaboration agreement
September 18, 2020 — The Association of BC Marine Industries (ABCMI) and the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) are pleased to announce a collaboration agreement that includes reciprocal membership in both associations for Canadian ports. Noting that the two organizations share many goals – creating opportunities for growth, addressing issues such as maritime workforce and skill development, and promoting best practices and innovative technologies to name just a few – ABCMI Executive Director Alex Rueben and APP Executive Director Jane McIvor expressed excitement about the potential for collaboration.
“While ABCMI membership is focused on the industrial marine sector of Canada’s West Coast, many of the issues identified here are equally relevant for other jurisdictions,” Rueben said. McIvor agreed, adding such things as efficient port access, streamlining of permitting processes, and the scarcity of industrial land to the list of issues of interest for both organizations.
Nautical Consulting International Blog:
Vessel Traffic Service 101 for ports
By Captain Brian Tuomi
September 18, 2020 — In ports, effective management of the flow of marine traffic is a key to maximizing efficiency. Any number of complications, caused by human activities such as departure delays, or confusion from nature, tides, weather or such, can skew this traffic movement. Most ports now try to better manage the movement of vessels in and out of port as well as within the port using some form of vessel traffic service/management.
VTS as it is commonly called can vary from simple radio contacts to sophisticated systems with multiple stations and the most advanced radar and electronic sensors used by highly trained operators. Efficient movement of vessels is a prime concern but so is marine safety and security which are also attributes of an approved VTS system.
Port CEO Randa Coniglio announces retirement plans
September 8, 2020 — Port of San Diego President Randa Coniglio today announced that she will retire as the Port’s chief executive officer. Coniglio leads more than 500 employees managing the Port, a state special district responsible for more than 14,000 acres of tideland, bay and beaches along 34 waterfront miles in five cities.
Board of Port Commissioners Chair Ann Moore said Coniglio will help commissioners recruit her successor while continuing to oversee Port operations. Coniglio’s retirement date has not yet been set. Port Commission Chair Moore of Chula Vista will lead a search committee that includes Port Commission Vice Chair Michael Zucchet of San Diego and Board Secretary Dan Malcolm of Imperial Beach.
Great Lakes announces receipt of $118.8 Million in awarded work
September 16, 2020 — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States announced today the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $118.8 million.
The awarded work includes:
- Post 45 Contract 4 Charleston Lower Harbor New Work Dredging Project (Capital, South Carolina, $52.9 million)
- Emerald Isle, North Carolina Post-Florence Renourishment – Phase 3 Project (Coastal Protection, North Carolina, $30.6 million)
Port Alberni Port Authority awards Gillian Trumper Memorial Bursary to Paige Tardif
September 16, 2020 — The Port Alberni Port Authority is proud to announce that Paige Tardif is this year’s recipient of the Port Alberni Port Authority’s Gillian Trumper Memorial Staff Bursary to pursue her educational goals.
Paige is currently enrolled at the University of Victoria in her fourth year of Biology studies, with a concentration in Marine Zoology. With a goal of working in the field of how various species interact in the marine ecosystem Paige took full advantage of her time working at China Creek Campground and Marina. Working at that location gave Paige the opportunity to learn from many of our guests about lifecycles and migration patterns of Pacific salmon species. Paige has continued to learn and grow, personally and professionally over the number of years that she has worked with the Port as a seasonal staff attendant. Her supervisors, co-workers and guests of the facilities at which she has worked have seen Paige’s confidence and leadership skills consistently improve as a role model for her peers.
The longest swing bridge in Asia inaugurated in Port of Kaohsiung
September 11, 2020 — The Great Harbor Bridge, the longest swing bridge in Asia, was inaugurated on July 6, 2020, and has become the most popular tourist attraction in the waterfront area of Port of Kaohsiung. The Bridge, built by Taiwan International Ports Co., Ltd.(TIPC) at Basin Dock No.3 of Port of Kaohsiung at a cost of USD10 million, is both multi-functional and aesthetic. Its unique function of horizontal swing for 90 degree enables the bridge to maintain the waterway for ships while providing a convenient passage between the Penglai Port Area (Penglai Wharf) and the Pier-2 Art Center.
Port of Skagit adopts “Bring your Child to Work” policy
September 11, 2020 — The Port of Skagit recently adopted a new policy in response to the growing challenges that many working families are facing.
At its September Port Commission meeting, the Port of Skagit adopted a “Children in the Workplace” policy for Port employees. This policy creates some flexibility for Port staff who find themselves trying to balance the demands of work and home responsibilities with school resuming at home for most students. The new policy is a temporary measure that would allow employees to bring their school-aged children to work under certain conditions.
Port of Alaska making great progress on Petroleum/Cement Terminal
September 10, 2020 — Despite a late start due to COVID-19, the Port of Alaska is making good progress on the construction their new Petroleum/Cement Terminal. Contractor Pacific Pile & Marine has been hard at work on the $214-million project and expects to finish on time by the end of the 2021 construction season.
Port of Long Beach sees best August on record
September 9, 2020 — The Port of Long Beach had the best August in its 109-year history, marking a strong start to the peak shipping season, although COVID-19 continues to create long-term economic uncertainty.
Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 725,610 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container cargo last month, a 9.3% increase compared to August 2019. Imports jumped 13% to 364,792 TEUs and exports were up 1% to 126,177 TEUs. Empty containers shipped overseas climbed 8.5% to 234,642 TEUs.
Tonga reopens slipway after upgrade to facility completed
September 7, 2020 — Ports Authority Tonga is delighted to announce that the slipway upgrade project has completed and the facility is now ready to reopen after operations was suspended in January this year.
The Acting CEO – Mr. ‘Alo Maileseni said, “It has been over a year since the last vessel was slipped on the slipway. A significant investment in upgrading the slipway was made in order to meet the Authority’s objective to facilitate key infrastructure for servicing fishing boats, yachts and the interisland domestic vessels”.
Midstream Lighting’s newest recruit is all set to grow their maritime business
September 4, 2020 — World leaders in pioneering LED lighting, Midstream Lighting is delighted to announce Mark Nailer has joined the company as their Maritime Manager – EMEA. Mark has joined Midstream from the Hyster-Yale Group, the world’s largest forklift truck manufactures, where he managed their ports & terminals, and petrochemical applications.
When asked why he has joined Midstream, Mark said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of a young and dynamic company that’s growing and growing. Midstream really puts its customers at the heart of what they do. It goes beyond just selling lighting. It’s an innovator that seek and finds answers for its customers’ needs. In the ports & maritime market it helps create total ports solutions that cover important issues such as the environment, safety, operational throughput, and productivity – all classic concerns of the ports industry.”