The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Pacific Ports will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time via Zoom

June 29, 2021 – The Executive of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) is pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting of the APP will take place via Zoom on July 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Special presentation

Port and Regional Trade Competitiveness in an Emerging Post COVID World

Shifting economic conditions, customer expectations, the emergence of new technologies and environmental regulations are constant pressures facing ports and their customers. Moreover, confronting logistics and transportation challenges is required for increased port and regional trade competitiveness. During this time of heightened uncertainty and renewed optimism, the Association of Pacific Ports has invited a panel of industry experts to facilitate a guided discussion that offers insights into navigating the currents in a rapidly changing post COVID world.

Session Outline

  • Introduction
  • West Coast Maritime Cargo Trends Overview
  • Challenges & Opportunities
    • Major Ports and Competing Gateways
    • Regionally Significant Ports
  • Questions and Answers
  • Conclusion

Featured speakers

Ms. Hanh D. Le-Griffin (Ph.D.). is Director, Ports and Marine Terminals for Hatch Engineering and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Southern California. At Hatch, she directs and delivers marine terminal and port master planning and development projects in N  orth America and leads international marine terminal technical expertise training and integration. Responsible for technical due diligence of marine port asset acquisitions worldwide, generating capacity analysis and CAPEX, OPEX models to evaluate alternative financial and development scenarios. Project Manager and Technical Analyst for over 100 medium to large scale projects related to Maritime Freight Transportation, Port Operations/Planning and Freight Transportation System Analysis in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Caribbean, Panama, China, Japan South East Asia and Vietnam. Clients include transportation and government agencies (DOT), private infrastructure asset management groups, investment bankers, shipping lines and port operators, and international funding institutions.

Philip Davies (MA) is a transportation economist with over thirty-five years of experience in market research, freight planning, and intercity passenger transportation. Phil specialties include drayage, port operations, goods movement and land use, intermodal facilities and shortline railways, and economic analysis and program review projects encompassing transportation economics, logistics, social impacts, environmental issues and technology. Since founding Davies Transportation Consulting Inc, .he has led major studies on multimodal transportation, goods movement and land use, port trucking, port operations, intermodal facilities and shortline railways, economic analysis and program review, and aviation. Clients have included Saudi Railways Organization, Transport Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Seattle, Northwest Seaport Alliance, Portland, local governments, and the private sector clients.

Session Moderator
Darryl Anderson (MBA), a transportation and maritime logistics executive with expertise in international business development, cross-functional team leadership, and competitive market positioning, delivering positive outcomes with robust and sustainable gains. He integrates global macroeconomic trends with local market conditions, operational insights, and regulatory knowledge to enlarge market share and maximize margin for small and mid-cap firms. He helps clients identify and capitalizes on emerging business opportunities.. He has served clients from, or with projects interests in, North America, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, The Gulf Cooperation Council Region, West and South Africa. Darryl is an experienced transportation conference program manager, independent maritime journalist, published researcher and author whose work has informed senior decision-makers within government and in businesses across Canada and beyond.


Please register using the form below.

If you cannot attend, please assign a Proxy (click here to download the form) and return to

Please note: all are welcome however only those Port Representatives assigned voting rights will be eligible to vote (one per Port Member).

Once registered, you will receive instructions on accessing Zoom. Material for the meeting will be issued to those registered by July 22, 2021.

For more information, contact:
Jane McIvor
Association of Pacific Ports / +1-604-893-8800

APP 2021 Annual General Meeting