The “Storms Flooding and Sea Level Defense 2022” conference, produced by the Propeller Club of Northern California and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), heard that coastal protections will cost for: 1) Louisiana $50 billion; and 2) for Texas $34 billion.
In one instance, the cost of storm surge barriers to protect Texas’ Galveston Bay rose from $12 billion in 2019 to $17 billion in 2022.
On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District began ...
The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that U.S. ports and marine terminals remain exposed to cyber attacks on a number of different fronts.
In a presentation to the Propeller Club of Northern California, Commander Boris Montatsky, who serves at the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command as the Cyber Effects and Protection Division Chief, said there are six areas of risks at ports, marine terminals and on vessels:
Facility Access: A compromise “impacting physical access control systems can lead to supply chain delays ...
The Port of San Francisco, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and San Francisco city agencies, has developed seven Waterfront Adaptation Strategies based on over five years of public engagement. This is an impactful moment for the City as we plan for the future and address sea level rise risk now.
With the Draft Waterfront Adaptation Strategies now available for public feedback, the goal is to reach a Draft Waterfront Adaptation Plan (Tentatively Selected Plan) by summer 2023. ...
Captain Taylor Lam, Commander Sector San Francisco & Captain of the Port will introduce the United States Coast Guard Cyber Command and Commander Boris Montatsky. The Commander serves at U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command as the Cyber Effects and Protection Division Chief. In this role, he leads a diverse staff of three:
Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs),
Cyber Mission Team (CMT
Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch.
These elements inform and assess cyber risk across the Maritime Transportation System (MTS) as well as conduct cyberspace operations that ...
The 96th Annual Propeller Club convention, held in Athens, Greece between September 20th and 22nd, demonstrated the continued power of Greek shipping. The convention was hosted by the Propeller Club of Piraeus under the leadership of President Costis Frangoulis and General Secretary Danae Bezantakou.
The International Propeller Club of the United States convention was called to order by President Jim Patti and supported by Executive Vice President Joel Whitehead. As a reflection of its increasingly international composition, the organization will now ...
In 2021, Greg Regan was elected President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, a labor organization consisting of 36 unions that together represent workers in all areas of transportation. TTD focuses on federal legislation, regulatory matters, and policy issues that impact transportation workers.
In his current position, Greg leads and oversees TTD’s daily operation and serves as ...
With the arrival of Pasha’s new George III at the Port of Oakland on August 31st, Ed Washburn, Senior Vice President Fleet Operation, Pasha Hawaii, said the LNG powered ship will substantially reduce or eliminate emissions compared to conventional diesel-powered ships.
On September 6th, speaking to the Propeller Club of Northern California, Washburn provided highlights of how the new U.S. built vessel will reduce emissions: “In terms of emissions, particulate matter, which is a fine black dust is completely eliminated. ...
PCNC Welcomes PMSA’s Mike Jacob: Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Report, Tuesday September 6th @ 11 Via Zoom
Mike Jacob Discussed:
Ballpark/Condo Complex Approval Process
Regulatory Issues To Be Addressed
Status of Lawsuits
Mike serves as General Counsel and Vice President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Mike advises PMSA on legal, statutory and regulatory matters, and regularly testifies on behalf of industry at administrative ...
Steve Schult, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Blue Diamond Growers, Will Discuss:
Almond Export Costs for Southern California Rail Service
Repositioning Empty Containers
Exporting Via Houston and Norfolk
Oakland is Still the Cheapest Route
Steve Schult is Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Blue Diamond Growers. He leads the end-to-end inventory and service execution from orchard to table for the world’s largest nut processor. Steve serves on the Federal Maritime Shipping Committee National Shipper Advisor ...
The United States is facing growing challenges exporting agricultural products abroad at a time when it lacks the U.S. flagged vessels to support international trade, according to panelists addressing a Maritime Day symposium entitled “Do U.S. Exporters Need U.S. Ships?”
The presentations were made before the Propeller Club of Northern California on May 16th via Zoom.
In his welcoming remarks, Jim Patti, president, International Propeller Club of the United States argued that the United States needs to build more commercial vessels as ...