Executive Director's Note...

There's an old saying: "When you can't control what's happening around you, challenge yourself to control the way you respond." In this time of great uncertainty, I not only stand in awe of the dedicated efforts of the world's healthcare workers, but also in the way our ports, terminal operators, and supply chain partners continue to move much-needed supplies to where they're most needed. It evokes a sense of pride and of purpose to belong to such an important industry. We should take a moment to recognize and appreciate the crucial role our sector plays in today's society.

As the impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to upend daily lives and no aspect of our regular routine is left unscathed, remember that this too shall pass. Life will go on and a brighter future lies just ahead. It is with that sentiment, that the Association of Pacific Ports continues to plan and prepare for better times to come. While we continue to move forward where we can -- a more dynamic website, increased communications and greater engagement with the industry -- there are obvious disruptions that will present challenges. Our message to you is that we're still here and ready to respond in whatever way we can.

Feel free to reach out and let us know how we can help.

Best regards,
Jane McIvor
Association of Pacific Ports
jane@pacificports.org / +1-604-893-8800