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PCNC PRESENTS “FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND FARMS STRATEGY FOR THE UNITED STATES” FEATURING DR HABIB DAGHER, UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

TUESDAY, JULY 13TH @ 1100 VIA ZOOM

DR DAGHER WILL DISCUSS:

  • New Floating Wind Turbines to Be Deployed Off Maine’s Coast
  • How Floating Wind Turbines Can Be Built at U.S. Shipyards
  • Training Next Generation U.S. Offshore Wind Turbine Workers
  • Support Vessel Requirements
  • Permitting & Finance Challenges
  • A Floating Wind Farm Strategy for California
  • New Business for California Ports
  • Building 3D Printed Boats 

BIO: Dr, Dagher is the founding Executive Director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC).  Under his leadership, the Center has grown from 4 ...

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U.S. Exporters Continue to Encounter Rough Sailing in 2021

Paul Snell, CEO British – American Shipping, warned that the recent consolidation of ocean carriers into now 17 carriers into a smaller number of alliances has been accompanied by downsizing and automation in which carriers “mimic each other” in emphasizing imports over exports and with the unintended effect of “devaluing” U.S exporters.

This consolidation is causing international trade to favor imports over exports to the United States and is creating long-term obstacles for U.S. exporters.

However, Snell emphasized that challenges faced by ...

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After COVID Losses, Port of San Francisco’s Forbes Hopeful About A Rebound and State Aid

In an interview with AJOT, Elaine Forbes, executive director, Port of San Francisco said the Port could be facing up to an $80 million deficit by the end of 2021. She is hopeful about an economic rebound in 2022 and that $250 million designated by the State of California for ports’ recovery might be partially utilized to reduce Port losses suffered during the pandemic.

Earlier this month, Forbes told the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: “The Port is in a crisis. ...

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PCNC & CBFANC Present “U.S. Exporter Strategies in 2021” – May 20

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021 @ 1030 PACIFIC TIME VIA ZOOM

1030: INTRODUCTION: Stas Margaronis, PCNC & Evey Hwang, CBFANC

1040: WELCOME: Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland

1045: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Paul Snell, CEO, British-American Shipping, LLC “How to Navigate Export Obstacles in 2021”

1100 PANEL DISCUSSION: “What Strategies Should Exporters Pursue In 2021?”

Peter Friedmann, Executive Director, Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AGTC)

John Lee, President, SW ...

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PCNC Presents: U.S. MARITIME DAY 2021: Salute to the Jones Act with Acting MARAD Administrator Lucinda Lessley – May 21

Friday May 21, 2021 @ 1030 Pacific Via Zoom

1030: INTRODUCTION: Stas Margaronis, PCNC

1035: WELCOME: Niels Aalund, President, International Propeller Club of the United States

Lucinda Lessley

1040: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lucinda Lessley, Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator, “Should the United States Expand Its Merchant Marine & Shipbuilding to Help U.S. Exporters” 

Lucinda Lessley serves as the Acting Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Previously, she was Senior Investigator with the House Committee on Homeland Security.  Prior to ...

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SEA LEVEL & FLOODING CONFERENCE: TEXAS, LOUISIANA, CALIFORNIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, ROTTERDAM, SHANGHAI & SALTWATER THREAT TO FRESH WATER

Retired Brigadier General Joseph Schroedel urged attendees at the “Strategies for Storms, Flooding and Sea Level Defense Investments” conference to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission to upgrade the nation’s flood control and waterways infrastructure. Schroedel also urged support for budgetary increases in the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which funds USACE projects.

The WRDA passed in 2020 included key provisions to invest in U.S. ports, harbors and inland waterways; build more resilient communities so that  the U.S. ...

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PCNC Welcomes PCC Logistics Brandon McDonnell, Darren Shems, STORM GEO, Ed Kearney, Founder Boundary Layer Technologies – April 28 @1100 via Zoom

 

Brandon McDonnell is Vice President of PCC Logistics who began his career in transportation while simultaneously attending Cal State Hayward.  His formal initiation into the industry commenced at PCC Logistics, situated in Oakland, CA in 1996. During his tenure there, he has held various positions ranging from operations to sales. McDonnell was a board member for several years of The Pacific Transportation ...

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Oakland’s Proposed New Ballpark and Condo Complex “Long-Term Threat” to Port

PMSA’s Jacob Warns Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Ballpark and Condos Pose “Long-Term Threat” to Port of Oakland Maritime Operations

Mike Jacob, vice president and general counsel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), called the recently-released City of Oakland draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) analyzing the Oakland A’s proposed ballpark and condominium complex at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal “inadequate.”

Jacob said the report was vague in its analysis of the complex’s impact on harbor trucking, air quality and container rail movements.

Jacob warned ...

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APRIL CONFERENCE: STRATEGY FOR STORMS, FLOODING & SEA LEVEL DEFENSE INVESTMENTS

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Source: https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/record-breaking-atlantic-hurricane-season-draws-to-end

APRIL CONFERENCE: STRATEGY FOR STORMS, FLOODING & SEA LEVEL DEFENSE INVESTMENTS 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 08:45-12:30 U.S. Pacific Time Via Zoom 

This is a joint event with the Society of American Military Engineers and the Propeller Club of Northern California. The focus is to support funding for national flooding and sea level defense initiatives. 

Participants include: 

  • American ...
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CSC Logistics’ Arsenault hails CMA CGM’s first port of call at Oakland

The decision by French ocean carrier CMA CGM to make the Port of Oakland its first port of call in a new service from Asia is a reflection of importers and exporters developing new markets closer to their customers: “First-call status demonstrates the market is viewing the Port of Oakland more strategically which will attract increased cargo volumes,” says GSC Logistics Harbor Trucking President Dave Arsenault.

CMA CGM First Port Of Call

In an interview, Arsenault who took over as GSC president ...

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PCNC Welcomes PMSA’s Mike Jacob’s “Analysis of Howard Terminal EIR”

PCNC Welcomes PMSA’s Mike Jacob’s “Analysis of Howard Terminal EIR & How the Maritime Community Can Respond”

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 @ 1100 Via Zoom

PMSA’s Vice President & General Counsel Mike Jacob will discuss:

  • What the Howard Terminal EIR says
  • Positives
  • Negatives
  • What Are the Next Steps

Berg Davis’ Luis Cuadra & Gabriela Jiminez will discuss the outreach campaign in response to the Howard Terminal EIR and what you can do…

Watch the Zoom Meeting Video Talk

Port of Oakland Feature: Howard Terminal Video

Registration is $15

Please Register Here:

For questions, ...

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PCNC Welcomes Lars Jensen of SeaIntelligence Consulting: Global Container Shipping Review

Tuesday, February 23 @ 1100 Via Zoom

Lars Jensen will discuss:
1) Trends in Trans-Pacific Container Freight
2) Are Blank Sailings Here to Stay?
3) Could the Spot Market Get Worse?
4) Advice for Agricultural Exporters 
5) Is De-containerization a Temporary Fad?
6) What Kind of “Normal” Will We be Returning to after the Pandemic?

Watch Video

For questions, please contact apmargaronis.com

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