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:

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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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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 for Sector San ...

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Sea Level Rise Could Threaten California Cities and Ports by 2040

by Stas Margaronis

Sea Level Rising article

A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to California coastal cities and ports by 2040.

Elaine Forbes, executive director for the Port of San Francisco, told AJOT that rising sea levels ...

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