Association of Pacific Ports News
August 19, 2020
In this issue...
  • Enter for a chance to win the Lady Washington!
  • APP's Annual General Meeting Presentations:
  • William Paape, Associate Administrator, Office of Ports & Waterways, U.S. Department of Transport / Maritime Administration
  • Trevor Heryet, Executive Director, Oceans Protection Plan, Transport Canada
  • APP and Green Marine enter reciprocal membership agreement
  • Member News:
  • Port of Nanaimo unveils new website
  • Port of Stockton unveils new quarterly
  • e-newsletter
  • Port of San Diego recognized for Shelter Island Public Boat Launch Facility project
  • Port of Long Beach posts biggest month ever
  • EA awarded contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest to support long-term monitoring efforts
  • Matson, Matson Logistics, Span Alaska rated among top freight transportation companies
  • Port of Long Beach delays new Clean Truck Rate
  • Port of Hueneme highlights environmental efforts in new video
Enter for a chance to win the Lady Washington!
Typically, one of the highlights of APP Conferences has always been Western Wood Preservers Institute’s (WWPI) grand prize draw of a model replica of the historic Lady Washington. The model of the 90-ton sloop, refitted as a brigatine and named in honor of Martha Washington, represents a significant piece of America’s maritime history. While we might not have our conference, the APP was very pleased to learn that the WWPI was still eager to hold the draw!

Contest details
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.

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.
APP's Annual General Meeting Highlights (I)

The Association of Pacific Ports was honored to have William Paape, Associate Administrator, Office of Ports & Waterways, U.S. Department of Transportation / Maritime Administration, present an overview of the U.S. Maritime Administration’s operations and programs. A recording of the presentation was made during the APP’s Annual General Meeting on August 11, 2020.

APP's Annual General Meeting Highlights (II)

The Association of Pacific Ports was honored to have Trevor Heryet, Executive Director, Oceans Protection Plan, Transport Canada, present an overview of Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan. The following recording of the presentation was made during the APP’s Annual General Meeting on August 11, 2020.

APP welcomes Green Marine as newest reciprocal member

The Association of Pacific Ports is pleased to announce a reciprocal membership with Green Marine. Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American marine industry. It is a rigorous, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 13 performance indicators.

Participants are shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations and shipyards based in Canada and the United States.The program encourages its participants to reduce their environmental footprint by taking concrete actions.

To learn more about Green Marine, please visit: https://green-marine.org/
Member News
Port of Nanaimo unveils new website

August 18, 2020 — The Port of Nanaimo has launched a new website! In addition to showcasing more imagery of Nanaimo and its working harbour, the site is well organized and provides a comprehensive guide to all port operations including facilities, berthing schedules, marina and port properties. Also featured on the site is a section focused on the Port’s engagement with the community. Project leader David Mailloux, Director of Communications for the Port of Nanaimo and his team are to be congratulated!

The site underwent a soft launch on August 10 with testing and tweaking being undertaken since then. Mailloux reported that feedback has been very positive and invited visitors to the site to provide comments and/or suggestions.

Port of Stockton unveils new quarterly
e-newsletter

August 18, 2020 — The Port of Stockton unveiled a new communication tool today — Dock Dispatch, News from the Port of Stockton. The quarterly newsletter will cover topics ranging from the environment to legislation to activities within the community as well as the latest news for the Port as well as interesting Port facts.

In the first issue, the Port reported on the launch of their 2020 Emissions Inventory. The initiative, kicked off in July by the Environmental Division, is a comprehensive study to identify sources of emissions and calculate the quantities of Greenhouse Gases and air pollutants resulting from Port operations. The inventory report will enable the Port to make informed decisions about how and where to reduce emissions through equipment upgrades to yield the greatest benefits to the local community.

Port of San Diego recognized for Shelter Island Public Boat Launch Facility project

August 18, 2020 — The Port of San Diego has been recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) San Diego-Imperial Counties Chapter with an Honor Award for the Shelter Island Public Boat Launch Facility project. The Honor Award is a component of the annual APWA Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works.

The project was honored in the program’s Structures category, which includes new public structures or the preservation or rehabilitation of existing public structures including municipal buildings and parks.

Port of Long Beach posts biggest month ever

August 14, 2020 — July marked the busiest month in the 109-year history of the Port of Long Beach as terminal operators and dockworkers moved 753,081 cargo container units, topping a record set two years ago.

Trade increased 21.1% in July compared to the same month in 2019. The previous single-month record of 752,188 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), set in June 2018, was surpassed by nearly 900 TEUs.

“Supply chain workers at the Port of Long Beach expertly handled a welcome surge in cargo that was brought on due to pent-up demand by consumers,” said Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach. “It was a good month, a bright spot, in the midst of the devastating effects of the coronavirus on the economy.”

EA awarded contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest to support long-term monitoring efforts

August 11, 2020 — EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest (NAVFAC NW) to support its long-term monitoring and operation and maintenance (O&M) of remedial action systems at Navy and Marine Corps Environmental Restoration sites. This IDIQ contract has a capacity of $36,791,892 and a total duration of 60 months.

Matson, Matson Logistics, Span Alaska rated among top freight transportation companies

August 10, 2020 — Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) subsidiary companies Matson Navigation Company, Matson Logistics and Span Alaska have all been rated by shipping customers among the top freight transportation companies in the industry’s leading survey of service quality.

The ratings were published today by Logistics Management magazine and Peerless Research Group (PRG), whose annual Quest for Quality Awards survey of qualified buyers of transportation and logistics services is considered the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence in the industry.

Port of Long Beach delays new Clean Truck Rate

August 6, 2020 — A new rate to support the transition of the drayage fleet serving the San Pedro Bay ports to 100% zero-emission trucks will be delayed until 2021. Originally due to start this fall, the $10-per-TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent unit) surcharge is being postponed until sometime next year due to the ongoing economic impacts of the U.S.-China trade war and the global pandemic.

Meanwhile, the ports are continuing to work with their industry and regulatory partners to develop the new Clean Truck Program, including the Clean Truck Rate approved by both ports in early March. Currently, only zero-emissions trucks are identified as exempt from paying the rate; however, other potential exemptions are under consideration.

Port of Hueneme highlights environmental efforts in new video

The Port of Hueneme’s new video highlighting their commitment to environmental sustainable practices is must-see for ports looking to implement similar initiatives.

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