In this issue… (View the email version)
- Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the Lady Washington!
- Mark you calendar for APP’s workshop: Port Efficiencies
- Pacific Ports activity update
- Member News:
- Anchor QEA Blog: Trends in coastal hazards analysis and adaptation processes
- Maritime and Port Bureau, MOTC, examine and consider integration of International Maritime Convention
- Port of Redwood City reports decline in tonnage but remains cautiously optimistic
- Port of Tonga opens new Customs Brokers office
- Port of San Diego advances to next step for future shared accommodations hotel
- Two firsts for Liebherr Maritime Cranes
- Port of Nanaimo guidelines on shore leave and crew changes
- Lynker’s Fall 2020 Bottomfish Fishery – Independent survey in Hawaii earning praise
- 36 BB&K Attorneys recognized on the Best Lawyers in America List for 2021
- Great Lakes Dredge announces receipt of $117.8 million in awarded work
Deadline for entry coming up! Enter now for a chance to win the Lady Washington!
Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the Lady Washington! Deadline is September 4, 2000 (this Friday!). Entry is super easy…
Simply complete the form below and include at least two (2) and up to five (5) high-quality digital photos of a wood project at your home, office, or port. Entries must be received by September 4, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed by the WWPI selection committee and the winner will be announced on September 18. The prize — valued at over $600, includes packaging and shipping.
The APP sends a big thank you out to the Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI) for their generous donation of the Lady Washington replica!
About the WWPI
Preservative-treated wood products are an essential resource for maritime infrastructure. Preserved wood pilings, timbers and docks provide durable structures that can stand up to the rigors of an aquatic environment.
For those interested in using preserved wood products, Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI) has a host of resources to answer questions. A key resource is the Preserved Wood Technical Library at www.PreservedWood.org. The library features various fact sheets on preservatives, field treating and fasteners; Best Management Practices for production and specifiers; and an online Environmental Assessment Modelling Tool for aquatic environments.
Best management practices, or BMPs, minimize preservative migration into the environment and wood products treated to BMP standards are designed to be utilized in sensitive aquatic environments. The Specifiers Guide – Best Management Practices manual offers guidance to help users properly select, specify and install preservative-treated wood products in aquatic and sensitive environments…Click here to continue reading and fill out the entry form.
Mark your calendar! APP’s upcoming workshop: Port Efficiencies
Port Efficiencies — Virtual Workshop — October 8, 2020 (4:00 pm Pacific Time)
The next event for the Association of Pacific Ports will be a virtual technical workshop focused on Port Efficiencies.
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.
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.
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.
Pacific Ports activity update
From the August issue of Pacific Ports Magazine…
If there’s one take-away from this year’s Port Activity Update, it’s that those with a strategy of diversifying their port’s activities are weathering the storm that is 2020. Another takeaway is the stellar response from port management and executive. Without exception, each port activity update highlights sensible and measured steps taken to ensure supply chains remain fluid, staff are protected from the spread of COVID-19, and forecasts and budgets are adjusted quickly to ensure sustainable port operations.
While ports around the world — and the economies they support — are experiencing the loss of cruise ship seasons, blank sailings, interrupted supply chains and staff layoffs, APP Members are holding steady and responding capably. Click on any link below for a snapshot of port activities around the Pacific.
- American Samoa Port Administration
- Port of Alaska
- Port of Columbia County
- Commonwealth Ports Authority, Northern Mariana Islands
- Port of Hueneme
- Port of Nanaimo
- Port Alberni Port Authority
- Port of San Diego
- Port of Skagit
- Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
- Port of Umatilla
Anchor QEA Blog: Trends in coastal hazards analysis and adaptation processes
By Cris Weber, Anchor QEA Senior Managing Coastal Engineer
August, 2020 — Coastal areas are highly dynamic systems whose habitats may be threatened by a variety of factors. Especially when faced with extreme weather and water circumstances, these threats are considered coastal hazards. These include sea level change, winds, waves and currents, river runoff, sediment supply and transport, vertical land motions, and land use.
From natural hazards such as extreme weather and climate change to impacts of human activities such as urbanization and pollution, these factors can increase the risk of flooding and shoreline erosion. To better understand these changes impacting world coastal zones, observations and analysis of various types must be collected and analyzed to provide better project implementation and engineering solutions for coastal resiliency.
Maritime and Port Bureau, MOTC, examine and consider integration of International Maritime Convention
September 1, 2020 — The Port Bureau of the Ministry of Communications held today (1) a seminar on the “Review of the National Legalization of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)” to review the results of the domestic legalization of port laws and international maritime conventions in order to facilitate the government to formulate policies Or when amending laws and regulations, we can better grasp the international development trend and help Taiwan’s shipping industry to go international without any disadvantages.
Port of Redwood City reports decline in tonnage but remains cautiously optimistic
August 31, 2020 — Port of Redwood City announced this week that total cargo tonnage is down by 21 percent from a year ago – a phenomenon that has affected ports across the globe as they’ve grappled with decreased consumer demand, government mandates and canceled sailings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The total cumulative Fiscal Year 2019-2020 tonnage was 2.1 metric tons (MT) as opposed to 2.65 MT in Fiscal Year 2018-2019 – a reduction of 547,682 MT. However, the volume still exceeds the most recent tonnage shortfall in 2017 of 1.55 MT.
“Most of this decline took place in the fourth quarter of our fiscal year, which tells us it is a direct result of the statewide mandates impacting the construction industry due to COVID-19,” explained Port of Redwood City Board Chairman Ralph A. Garcia. “Prior to that, we were on track for our third record-breaking year in a row with cargo movement.”
Port of Tonga opens new Customs Brokers office
August 7, 2020 — Today marks the completion of the modification and upgrade works on the new customs brokers office at Queen Salote Wharf in Ma’ufanga, Nuku’alofa.
On behalf of the project contractor, Oregon Pacific International, Mr. ‘Ilaisia Tukuafu, handed over the keys for the new facility to the Authority’s Acting General Manager for Infrastructure and Technical Services, Mr. Andrew Niukapu following the completion of the work. The design and supervision services for this project were carried out by Mr. Lisiate Tupou and Quality Design Ltd.
Port of San Diego advances to next step for future shared accommodations hotel
August 24, 2020 — The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners has given staff the go ahead to begin environmental review for a proposed shared accommodations hotel featuring PODS and private/family rooms. This action is a significant step forward for the Port in providing lower-cost overnight accommodations near San Diego Bay.
The developer, STAY OPEN, was selected by the Board in May 2019 after a public, competitive process. The STAY OPEN team is an experienced, international hospitality team that proposes to develop and operate a shared accommodations experience located on Pacific Highway between the Port’s Administration Building and Palm Street…
Two firsts for Liebherr Maritime Cranes
August 28, 2020 — The LHM 420 is not only the first of this type in Argentina but it is also the first mobile harbour crane ever to be fully assembled with the aid of Liebherr’s new Remote Service tool. Close cooperation between Liebherr-Argentina S.A. on site in Campana and head office Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH in Germany lead to a smooth and timely handover of the crane to the customer.
In May this year the LHM 420 was delivered to Euroamérica S.A. in Campana, Argentina; fully disassembled and due for handover in June 2020. A number of mobile harbour cranes are already in operation in Argentina and serviced by the experienced local engineers from Liebherr Argentina S.A. However, this was a first for them too: the complete assembly of an LHM 420. Due to the current pandemic situation worldwide, the engineer from the head office, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH in Germany, was unable to attend in person, so all provisions were made, so that he could nevertheless be on hand to provide any support and assistance required. Cameras were installed on site, daily meetings were held to discuss the pending tasks, and the new Remote Service tool was ready for its first crane assembly.
Port of Nanaimo guidelines on shore leave and crew changes
August 21, 2020 — Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) is committed to provide timely information and guidance to consider for those working with the Port of Nanaimo. The purpose of this notification is to provide temporary direction and guidance regarding crew changes and shore leave within the NPA jurisdiction until a more unified Canadian Port Authorities protocol is developed nationally.
In order to be proactive and to prevent and minimize the spread of the virus and to contribute to the health and safety of those working within the City and the Port of Nanaimo – NPA intends to provide the following temporary direction and guidance based on best practices and recommendations developed by the Transport Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the World Health Organization.
Lynker’s Fall 2020 Bottomfish Fishery – Independent survey in Hawaii earning praise
August 21, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic has placed enormous pressure on all aspects of the Hawaiian community. In addition to the personal health and economic toll, it has hamstrung NOAA’s ability to perform annual surveys using their large research vessels to collect mission critical data. One such project is the survey of our local bottomfish resources. Normally, the 224 foot NOAA R/V Oscar Elton Sette would perform a significant share of the survey mission, but due to the unique challenges created by COVID-19, this mission (as most others nationally) has been cancelled.
In addition to the work done from the Sette, local bottomfishers, contracted through Lynker and our partner Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG), conduct hook-and-line sampling using a sampling design developed with PIFSC scientists. In a typical year, these cooperative research fishers conduct two-thirds of the overall sampling. This year they have stepped up to the plate and are conducting 100% of the sampling.
36 BB&K Attorneys recognized on the Best Lawyers in America List for 2021
August 20, 2020 — Best Best & Krieger LLP is pleased to announce that 36 attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for 2021, including seven who are making their first appearance on the list. Three BB&K attorneys were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” based on the extremely high positive feedback researchers received about their practices. In addition, one attorney was included on the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list, which recognizes attorneys who are still early in their careers for their professional excellence.
The lists, published today, reflect top legal talent in geographic and practice groupings and are created by peer surveys.
Great Lakes Dredge announces receipt of $117.8 million in awarded work
August 20, 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 $117.8 million.
The awarded work includes:
- Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico, Head of Passes Hopper Dredge Disposal Area Project (Maintenance, Louisiana, $44.9 million)
- Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Absecon Island, Atlantic County Beach Renourishment Project (Coastal Protection, New Jersey, $24 million)
- Coastal Storm Risk Management Project, South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach (Coastal Protection, Florida, $15.2 million)