Association of Pacific Ports News
October 2, 2020
In this issue...
  • APP's Port Efficiencies workshop coming up!
  • Turnkey solution provider: Albion Marine Solutions joins the APP
  • Member News:
  • Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $59.8 Million in awarded work resulting in a total of $416.8 Million of awards for the Third Quarter of 2020
  • Port of Long Beach achieves clean air goals with diesel soot down 88%
  • Port of Newport provides project updates
  • Port of San Diego celebrates completion of Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization Project
  • Port of Redwood City Port Commission reappointments
  • EA Launches sEAmless: A digital solution to cost-effectively manage environmental, health, safety, and sustainability information
  • Liftech and partners see new ferry terminal built at Alameda Seaplane Lagoon
  • CPC Corporation set to expand Port of Taichung LNG Receiving Station
  • New, multifunctional anti-pollution workboat set to join the line to advance Port of Keelung’s ‘Green Port’ ambitions
  • Hualien Port East Sand North Transport increases 1.6 million tons of operating energy

Port Efficiencies WorkshopOctober 8, 2020 (4:00 pm Pacific Time)

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. 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.

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.

  • Jay Rainaldi, Director, Government Relations, Yardi Systems, Inc.
  • Kris English, Chief Marketing Officer, PortLink
  • Rory McBride, Global Sales, Maritime, Midstream Lighting

October 2, 2020 — The Association of Pacific Ports is pleased to welcome Albion Marine Solutions as its newest Associate Member. In joining the association, Sergiy Yakovenko, Director, noted that he was eager to engage with the Pacific Port community. “With project managers and engineers experienced in a diverse range of services throughout many sectors, the Albion team is at the forefront of many disciplines, including all fields of marine, offshore, and oil and gas activities,” he said, adding that membership within the APP aligns with their own efforts of expansion into new regions and new projects, including terminal infrastructure development.

Member News

October 2, 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 $59.8 million.
The awarded work includes:
  • Atchafalaya River Bay, Bar and Crewboat Cut Maintenance Dredging Project (Maintenance, Louisiana, $13.8 million)
  • Shore Protection, North Reach Segment, Beach Renourishment Brevard County Project (Coastal Protection, Florida, $10.6 million)
  • Shore Protection, Fort Pierce, Beach Re-nourishment Project (Coastal Protection, Florida, $8.5 million)

October 1, 2020 — A newly completed study of air pollution at the Port of Long Beach has found reduced diesel soot — down 88% since 2005 — and lower emissions of greenhouse gases, which have dropped 19%.

The Port’s annual emissions inventory report, presented to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Thursday, shows the Port continued to demonstrate low levels of emissions for diesel particulates and sulfur oxides in 2019 despite containerized cargo at the Port of Long Beach growing 14% since 2005.

September 30, 2020 — Updates on several projects were presented to the Port Commission on Tuesday when the Port of Newport board met virtually for its monthly meeting.

Pier replacement at Port Dock 5 continues to move forward, according to updates provided by General Manager Paula Miranda and Director of Operations Aaron Bretz. Commissioners were updated on the efforts of HDR, the project management company overseeing the Port Dock 5 reconstruction.

September 29, 2020 — The Port of San Diego celebrated completion of an approximately $24 million public works project to modernize its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. On September 29, 2020, Port Board Vice Chair Michael Zucchet was joined by City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; Port CEO Randa Coniglio; International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 29 President Anthony Soniga; and Working Waterfront Group Co-Chair Dennis DuBard in a special media event. A video featuring congratulatory remarks from Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN Ret., Maritime Administrator in the United States Department of Transportation was played at the event since he was unable to be there in person.

September 24, 2020 — On September 21, 2020, the City council of the City of Redwood City voted to reappoint three incumbent commissioners to the Port of Redwood City’s Board of Port Commissioners. Commissioners Richard Claire, Ralph A. Garcia and Lorianna Kastrop will continue to lead the Port, along with current board members Richard Dodge and R. Simms Duncan, making key decision on priorities, strategies, budget and operations.

Richard Claire currently serves as the Board’s vice chairperson and was first appointed to the Port Commission in 2007 and reappointed in 2012, 2016, and now in 2020. He also served 21 years on the Redwood City Council, including four terms as mayor.

September 22, 2020 — EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it has launched sEAmless, a true Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, to efficiently manage and report environmental, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) data. EA leveraged decades of experience to design sEAmless to be an invaluable tool for EHS&S professionals to easily manage important documentation and records in a centralized database, providing the essential building blocks for any Environmental Management System program.

September, 2020 — The City of Alameda and Alameda Point Partners added a ferry terminal at the Seaplane Lagoon in Alameda. The terminal is compatible with the Water Emergency Transportation Authority ferries and operations.

Liftech provided engineering services for design of the new steel float including float structure and deck supports on the float for components that attach to the float, such as access platforms, ramps, stairs, ship ladders, guide pile collars, bitts, fixed and up-and-out ladders, interior ladders, gangway support yoke, and deck hatches.

September 18, 2020 — The Port of Taichung, TIPC on August 24th (2020) signed an agreement with CPC Corporation for the long-term lease of land adjacent to the port’s West Wharf Nos. 11 and 12. The land will be used to expand CPC’s liquid natural gas (LNG) receiving, storage, and re-gasification capabilities at the port. Work on new station infrastructure is expected to begin soon.

Port of Taichung President Sean Lu remarked that CPC’s lease of approximately 20ha of land adjacent to West Wharf Nos. 11 and 12 reflects strong growth in domestic demand for LNG as well as Taiwan International Port Corporation (TIPC)’s proactive support of national efforts to create a nuclear-free energy grid while reducing overall carbon emissions. CPC plans to reconfigure West Wharf No. 12 as an LNG receiving terminal. The company will also construct two 180,000m3 LNG storage tanks and a 1,600mt/hr gasification facility. The new station facilities will significantly enhance CPC’s LNG receiving, storage, and gasification capabilities at the port and help the company better meet LNG market demand in central and northern Taiwan. The Port of Taichung will continue working closely with CPC to facilitate station construction work and operations as a key part of overall government-led energy transformation efforts.

September 18, 2020 — Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) subsidiary Port of Keelung took delivery in June (2020) of its new anti-pollution vessel ‘Keelung 737’. This vessel was purchased from a French supplier to enhance cleanup and sanitation capabilities at the port. After completion of inspection and registration procedures and formal crew training, Keelung 737 will begin regular maintenance and cleanup duties in Keelung Port waters, helping keep the port clean and pleasant for city residents and visitors alike.

September 18, 2020 — In order to cooperate with the central government’s policy of expanding the transportation capacity of East Sand, Hualien Port Branch actively planned the leasing case of the back line and facilities of Hualien Port #20 Sand and Gravel Terminal at the beginning of this year, and the bid for the lease of 3.2 hectares including storage and transportation base and 1 set of enclosed shipping equipment. After public selection, “New Hualien Stone Co., Ltd.” (hereinafter referred to as New Hualien Stone Company) won the bid, and the contract was signed on May 1, 109. The shipping equipment is expected to increase Hualien Port by 1.6 million tons per year The East Sand North Transport Operational Energy.

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