Maritime Commerce Advisory Committee - July 19, 2018 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
July 19, 2018 - 11:30am
Location: 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Attendees:

 

 

Shannon

 

 

 

Alford

 

 

 

Port of San Francisco

2

Denise

Lum

Port of San Francisco

3

Shawn

Bennett

Baydelta Maritime

4

Ellen

Johnck

Ellen Joslin Johnck, RPA

5

Christopher

Christensen

ILWU Local 10

6

Ray

Paetzold

SF Bar Pilots

7

Jeff

Slusarz

USCG

8

Aaron

Golbus

Port of San Francisco

9

Catharine

Hooper

Maritime Consultant

10

Brandon

Chapman

Port of San Francisco

11

Dan

Johnson

Red & White Fleet

12

Cathryn

Lucido

Metro Cruise Services

13

Ryan

Martin

SF Bay Rail

14

Denise

Lum

Port of San Francisco

15

Dominic

Moreno

Port of San Francisco

16

Michael

Nerney

Port of San Francisco

17

Brendan

O'Meara

Port of San Francisco

18

David

Thomas

San Francisco Water Taxi

19

Scott

Thomas

San Francisco Water Taxi

20

Anita

Yao

Port of San Francisco

21

Ming

Yeung

Port of San Francisco

 

 

1.   Welcome

·    Self-introductions by all present.


 

2.   Maritime Update (Maritime Staff)

 

Cruise - Michael Nerney:

·    Ovation of the Seas will be in port summer 2019.

·    She is one of three very large Royal Caribbean ships measuring approximately 1100 feet long and weighs 167 gross tons.

·    The Port hired an engineering firm to do the analysis of berths.

·    The report was shared with the cruise lines and the San Francisco Bar Pilots.

·    Port will be implementing upgrade to current fendering at Pier 27 to accommodate larger cruise ships.

 

Shipyard - Gerry Roybal:

·    Pier 70 Shipyard RFP2 was amended to extend deadline to August 3, 2018.

·    An operator will be selected sometime in the fall 2018.

·    Please see the presentation on Pier 70 Shipyard RFP 2, A Ship Repair Revitalization Plan:

·    https://sfport.com/file/33545

 

Cargo - Brendan O'Meara:

·    Cargo had a very solid year.

·    Fiscal year 16/17 had 15 ships and 15,000 cars.

·    Fiscal year 17/18 more than doubled stats with 41 ships and 34,000 cars.

·    The upward trend should continue.

·    San Francisco Bay Rail will be receiving a new Tier 4 Green Locomotive in August 2018.

·    The Port partnered with the Air District, which is funding 70% of the cost of the locomotive.

·    We are currently negotiating an extension on the lease for SF Bay Rail.

·    SF Bay Rail is a short line operator, taking a lot of trucks off the road.

 

Fish - Anita Yao:

·    Squid season has brought squid boats from the fleet into San Francisco to offload catch.

·    The season quota is 118,000 tons.

·    Squid fleets are at Half Moon Bay, Morro Bay, and Monterey Bay.

·    There are 3 squid vessels tied up at Hyde Street Harbor and we expect 4 more.

·    Commercial salmon season will open again from July 26 and end on October 15.

·    We are expecting 20 salmon vessels to tie up at Hyde Street Harbor.

 

USS Tulsa - Aaron Golbus:

·    The US Navy will commission the USS Tulsa in San Francisco in February 2019.

·    The USS Tulsa is new style Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) commanded by two, rotating crews.

·    The commissioning committee is expecting approximately 3,500 guests.

·    Pier 30/32 is the designated berth.

·    In August, there will be a press meeting with the local commissioning committee, the ship commanding officer, and people from Tulsa, Oklahoma to plan the commissioning of the

vessel.


 

Ocean Clean Up Project - Dominic Moreno:

·    As a follow up to the Ocean Clean Up project presentation, the initial test of the cleanup system went well outside the San Francisco Bay near the Farralon Islands.

·    The 600 meter long apparatus "System 001" will be launched on September 8, 2018.

·    Ocean Clean Up project expects this to be a high media event.

·    For more information, visit The Ocean Cleanup website: www.theoceancleanup.com

 

The Billie J - Dominic Moreno:

·    The Billie J is a new 70 passenger powered catamaran ferry owned by Prop SF.

·    She started operations in June at Gate B with runs between Emeryville, Redwood City, and

San Francisco.

 

3.   SF Water Taxi (Dave Thomas & Scott Thomas, Owner)

·    The San Francisco Water Taxi started operations in 2016.

·    They have landings at Pier 40, Pier 1.5, Pier 15, Pier 39, and Fisherman's wharf.

·    Fares are $10 to hop on hop off all day. $5 if you are a local resident.

·    Please see the presentation here: https://sfport.com/file/33553

·    For more information, please visit the website: sanfranciscowatertaxi.org

 

4.   San Francisco FleetWeek (Catharine Hooper, Maritime Consultant)

·    FleetWeek is a City and County of San Francisco annual event taking place in October.

·    It is executed by the FleetWeek Association, a non-profit organization comprised of a board of volunteers.

·    FleetWeek involves the military in joint emergency preparedness regional exercises.

·    This year's exercise is on fuel management.

·    Brandon Chapman is the Port's representative for all the exercise meetings.

·    The air show will be from October 5 - 7. The parade of ships will be on Friday, October 5.

·    Vessels will be docked at Pier 30/32, Pier 35, Pier 15/17.

·    For more information, please visit SF FleetWeek website at: https://fleetweeksf.org

 

5.   Waterfront Plan Working Group (Ellen Johnck)

·    Part 3 of the plan will be closing out soon.

·    Diane Oshima has taken all the information, policy proposals, to be considered in the plan.

·    All meeting agendas/minutes/presentation/supporting documents on the Plan can be found on the Port website: http://sfport.com/waterfront-plan-update

 

 

6.   Other: and New Business; General Discussion; Agenda Topics for Future Meetings (All)

·    In August 2018, Red and White Fleet will welcome Enhydra, the newest and largest addition to the fleet; the first 600-passenger hybrid-drive vessel operating in the United States.

·    Jeff Slusarz with the USCG attended the annual statewide meeting held in Martinez. The meeting focused on abandoned vessel abatement.

 

7.   Forward Calendar

·    Next MCAC meeting – Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:30-1:00 – Pier 1

Bayside 1 & 2 Conference Rooms.