As drivers of economic growth, facilitating trade and generating thousands of jobs, ports of the Pacific Ocean share a common vision: To provide an efficient, fluid, and cost-effective supply chain in a safe, environmentally sustainable and economically viable manner.

The Association of Pacific Ports (APP) assists Member Ports in achieving this vision by enabling the sharing of best practices and lessons learned, peer-to-peer networking, and professional development. Supported by Associate Members who provide a diverse range of solutions for both port operations and management, the APP is building partnerships throughout the Pacific.

Since February 2020, the APP has been focused on adding greater value for Members, including:

  • Increased communications with more exposure for ports and associate members, for example:

    • In lieu of the 2020 conference (now planned for 2021 in Nanaimo, Canada), Pacific Ports Magazine will be published for the first time. If successful in this format, plans include additional, regularly scheduled issues.
    • A new website with members receiving three months of free banner ads (plus discounted rates for additional months), enhanced member profiles and more information on the capabilities of the ports.

    • Member news is posted on a regular basis and pushed through social media.

    • Bi-monthly e-news (with banner advertising).

    • An annual report.
    • Once conferences and networking events start up again, a Capabilities Guide / Members Handbook that will be distributed by hand out.

  • Greater representation with organizations who share our goals. For example:

    • Once conferences and networking events start up again, the Executive Director, Jane McIvor, will be attending a number such events as Clean Pacific, Seatrade, Maritime Security Challenges, Pacific Marine Expo, and GreenTech.

    • In the future, an action plan will identify which conferences are the best for APP to have a display booth. The booth can be used to promote that Association and it members but can also be used by members as a place to display their own marketing material.

    • The APP is also working with a number of trade publications to increase exposure of both the association and its members – e.g., see MaritimeMagArticle-May2020 article profiling the APP. In addition, Pacific Maritime Magazine has agreed to be a media sponsor for our Annual Conference in Nanaimo – this includes articles within the magazine an advertising; Cruise Insight has included APP members in an article on port environmental sustainability (as relating to cruise).

    • Engagement with key government agencies and not-for-profit associations, for example, the U.S. Maritime Administration, the Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals Association, Green Marine, Cruise Lines International Association — North West & Canada, and others.
  • More engagement and improved benefits for Associate Members.

    • The APP recently established the Associate Member Sub-Committee with Jeannie Beckett (The Beckett Group) and Joe Carrillo (SSA Marine) as Co-Chairs. The Sub-Committee will be developing recommendations for Executive Committee and Board consideration.

  • Discounts on all APP events.

Questions? Contact Jane McIvor (jane@pacificports.org / 604-893-8800) to discuss your priorities and ideas.

Download our Port Membership brochure.
Download our Associate Membership brochure.

Filling the form below to apply Membership. Contact information is listed on the form.  APP’s membership year runs August 1st – July 31st. Dues for new members are pro-rated on a quarterly basis.

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