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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:

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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?

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For questions, please contact apmargaronis.com

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PMA’s McKenna Reports Thirteen LA/LB ILWU Workers have Died from COVID-19

Jim McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), reported that the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have seen the highest number of COVID cases among U.S. West Coast ports and that thirteen longshore workers have so far died.

McKenna, who spoke to the Propeller Club of Northern California on February 2nd, said that approximately half of the current 855 COVID cases afflicting longshore workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach had occurred since January 1st.

McKenna ...

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SSA’S DENIKE: LA/LB PORT CONGESTION WILL LAST AT LEAST UNTIL MARCH

Ed Denike, president SSA Containers, said that ocean carriers tell him that vessel congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is likely to continue until March.

Denike, who spoke to the Propeller Club of Northern California via Zoom on January 12th, explained that congestion delays have seen as many as 40 ships waiting to be unloaded that amounts to a 7-8 wait per vessel.

Causes of Congestion

The primary reason is the large increase in container ships arriving at the ...

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PCNC Welcomes USCG’s Captain Marie Byrd & Thanks Captain Anthony Ceraolo As Sector San Francisco Changes Command

Captain Marie Byrd on the left, Rear Admiral Peter Gautier center, Captain Anthony Ceraolo right at Sector San Francisco Change of Command

The Propeller Club of Northern California (PCNC) welcomes USCG’s Captain Marie Byrd who assumes command of Sector San Francisco.
PCNC wishes to thank outgoing Captain Anthony Ceraolo for his service.
The US Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony ...

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