STORMS, FLOODING & SEA LEVEL DEFENSE CONFERENCE – DEC 3 – SAVE THE DATE!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD, JACK LONDON SQUARE, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

JOIN THE PORTS OF SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND, LONG BEACH, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, REDWOOD CITY, PORT OF HUENEME & PROPELLER CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

CONFERENCE AGENDA (view and download PDF)

PRESENTER BIOS (view and download PDF)

REPORTS & ARTICLES:

Sea Level Rise ...

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PMA and ILWU Pledge Joint Effort to Win Back Lost Market Share from East and Gulf Coast Ports

In an unusual display of unity, Willie Adams, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Jim McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) pledged to work together to help U.S. West Coast ports regain lost market share from rival ports on the East and Gulf Coasts.

Both leaders agreed that it was vital to lobby the two West Coast rail providers, the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe, to reduce the rates they charge ...

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PCNC Welcomes ILWU’s Willie Adams & PMA’s Jim McKenna – February 4

ILWU President Willie Adams and PMA President Jim McKenna jointly addressed the Propeller Club of Northern California on February 4th pledging to work more closely together to improve the competitiveness of California ports with rival ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The two leaders also pledged to support efforts to block the Oakland A’s ballpark and condominium complex at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal.

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California Conference Sounds Alarm about Sea Level Rise, Storms

Speaker at Propeller Club meeting says over 600,000 of the state’s residents will be exposed to flooding at the end of the century.

Speakers at a “Storms, Flooding and Sea Level Defense Conference” in Oakland, California, warned attendees about myriad dangers to coastal and inland residents in coming years from rising sea levels.

Sponsored by the Propeller Club of Northern California, the event featured about three dozen speakers, including representatives from seven of California’s ports, and had more than 150 attendees. Several ...

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California ports support sea level defense

The majority of California ports came together on December 3rd to announce their plans for improved defense against sea level rise recognizing that climate change poses a serious threat to U.S. ports and coastal communities.

The “Storms, Flooding and Sea Level Defense” conference was coordinated by the Propeller Club of Northern California and took place at Scott’s Seafood in Oakland, California.

Port Presentation Hightlights:

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Oakland A’s Kaval offers partnership but PMSA & ILWU are skeptical

Dave Kaval, president of the Oakland Athletics, wants a “partnership” with the Port of Oakland maritime industry so as to build the new A’s ballpark and “preserve and protect jobs on the waterfront.” 

Speaking to the Harbor Safety Committee of the San Francisco Bay on August 8th, Kaval said that the A’s have pledged to:

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PCNC Welcomes USCG’s Captain Marie Byrd – Sep 10

On September 10th, USCG’s Captain Marie Byrd told PCNC that the Bay Area is a vital source for petroleum and agricultural goods and that these resources could be at risk from an earthquake or other catastrophic event. USCG is working with Northern California Ports, the Harbor Safety Committee as well as the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) to support preparedness.

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HTA’S Jerry Moro – “Proposed A’s Ballpark Threatens Harbor Trucking & Port of Oakland Operations”

Jerry Moro, director of Northern California Operations for the Harbor Trucking Association, says plans for the Oakland Athletics’ baseball park to be constructed at the current site of the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal will generate so much car traffic that harbor trucking will be brought to a near standstill during baseball games and other events.

The result will be to place container terminal ...

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