MARITIME DAY PANELS MAY 16 & 18, 2022 Via Zoom

MAY 16, 2022:  DO U.S. EXPORTERS NEED NEW U.S SHIPS?

0900 (Pacific Time) 
WELCOME: Jim Patti, President International Propeller Club of the United States

0915 
Moderator: Stas Margaronis, President Propeller Club of Northern California
Paul Snell, Chief Executive Officer, British American Shipping, Long Beach California “Challenges for U.S. Exporters in 2022.”
Lars Jensen, Partner Vespucci Maritime, Copenhagen, Denmark, “World Container Trade Overview”
Bruce Jones, Author ‘To Rule the Waves’ & Senior Fellow Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., “Does China Rule the Waves?”
Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Associate Professor of History, Campbell ...

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PCNC WELCOMES LARS JENSEN: 2023 GLOBAL CONTAINER MARKET REVIEW TUESDAY JANUARY 17@ 11 VIA Z00M

PCNC WELCOMES VESPUCCI MARITIME’S LARS JENSEN 2023 GLOBAL CONTAINER MARKET REVIEW

JENSEN WILL DISCUSS:

  • Trends China’s market for imports and exports
  • Will there be an ocean freight rate war in 2023?
  • Changes in ocean carrier alliances 
  • Decarbonization challenges for ocean carriers
  • Maersk’s methanol shipbuilding plans
  • Advice for U.S. exporters in 2023
  • Will U.S. West Coast ports permanently lose business to U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports?

Registration is $15

WATCH VIDEO

Questions apmargaronis@gmail.com

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LOUISIANA WILL NEED $50 BILLION & TEXAS $34 BILLION FOR COASTAL & FLOODING PROTECTIONS & SOME MISSISSIPPI FRESH WATER IS UNDER ATTACK

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 ...

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US Coast Guard Cities Cyber Security Exposures At U.S. Ports

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 ...

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Draft Waterfront Adaptation Strategies

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. ...

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PCNC Welcomes USCG’S Captain Taylor Lam Maritime Cyber Security Presentation October 25th @ 11 Via Zoom

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 ...

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96th Propeller Club Convention Highlights the Power of Greek Shipping

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 ...

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PCNC WELCOMES AFL-CIO TRANSPORTATION CHIEF GREG REGAN:  RAIL & MARITIME UPDATES TUESDAY OCTOBER 11 @ 11 VIA ZOOM

GREG REGAN WILL DISCUSS:

  • SHIPPER/LABOR COALITION SUPPORTING RAILROAD REGULATION
  • CHALLENGES FACED BY U.S. RAILROAD WORKERS
  • SUPPORTING U.S. MARITIME
  • ATTRACTING WORKERS TO TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRIES

GREG REGAN, PRESIDENT,  TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT AFL-CIO,

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 ...

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Pasha Boasts New LNG Powered George III Will Substantially Reduce Emissions

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.

Reduced Emissions

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. ...

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PCNC Welcomes PMSA’s Mike Jacob: Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Report, Tuesday September 6th @ 11 Via Zoom

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 ...

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PCNC Welcomes Blue Diamond Growers’ Steve Schult & the “Almond Express:” Tuesday, August 23rd @ 1100 Via Zoom

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 ...

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