Maritime Commerce Advisory Committee - May 19, 2016 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
May 19, 2016 - 11:30am
Location: 
Pier 1
San Francisco, CA 94111

Attendees:

   

Shannon
Carol
Dave
Shawn
Rich
Joe
Chris
Anne
Peter
John
Lauren
Michael
Aaron
Bobby
Carolyn
Ellen
Cathryn
Denise
Mike
Brendan
Diane
Steve
Gerry
Veronica
Marina
Dave
Hugh
Anita
 

Alford
Bach
Beaupre
Bennett
Berman
Bugard
Christensen
Cook
Dailey
Davey
Dickson
Gerbracht
Golbus
Guillory
Horgan
Johnck
Lucido
Lum
Nerney
O'Meara
Oshima
Perioni
Roybal
Sanchez
Secchitano
Thomas
Vanderspek
Yao
 

Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco
Baydelta
Port of San Francisco
Red and White Fleet
Longshoremen Memorial Association
Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco
Metro Ports
BAE Systems
Port of San Francisco
ILWU 10
Blue & Gold Fleet
Ellen Johnck Consulting
Metro Ports
Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco
Darling Ingredients
Port of San Francisco
Master, Mates, & Pilots
Inlandboatmen's Union
San Francisco Water Taxi
BAE Systems
Port of San Francisco
 

1.   Welcome

  • Self-introductions by all present.

 

2.   Maritime Update (Peter Dailey)

  • The Port ratified an agreement with Pasha Automotive Services at Pier 80. The Pasha Group is headquartered in San Rafael, CA, with approximately 2,500 employees worldwide.  The Pasha Group recently acquired Horizon Lines, a container shipping line, which provides service between the US West Coast and Hawaii.
  • Pasha offers shipping services between the US West Coast and Hawaii and operates auto terminals at San Diego and Grays Harbor, Washington. The new agreement will add San Francisco to its roster, and will permit on-dock car preparation and car detailing, with capacity for up to 96 ships and 150,000 vehicles per year.
  • For the full press release, please see article on Port website, http://sfport.com/port-san-francisco-and-pasha-automotive-services-sign-agreement-pier-80-operations.
  • This 15-year terminal management agreement is a great opportunity for the Port to partner with Pasha, automobile companies, labor, and stevedoring companies to revitalize Pier 80.
  • Pasha and the Port have worked hard to make sure that new jobs created at the facility, which are not ILWU jobs, are offered to District 10 residents of San Francisco. The Port is also working with the Mayor's Office of Economic Workforce Development to establish a City Build program, where candidates for non-longshore jobs at the facility can be vetted, trained, and sent to Pier 80 for work. Pasha will issue a written commitment to hire graduates of the City Build program.
  • Shannon Alford has joined the Maritime Division as Environmental Manager, replacing Jay Ach, who retired in 2015. Shannon attended Auburn University as an undergraduate and completed her environmental education at Johns Hopkins University. She has worked as an Environmental Specialist for the Port’s Real Estate Division for the past four years. Shannon has proven ability to work closely with tenants and stakeholders in a team environment.
  • Brendan O'Meara has joined the Maritime Division as Maritime Marketing Manager, replacing Jim Maloney, who retired in 2015. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Brendan’s previous position was Operations Manager with Ports America, a stevedore contractor in Oakland. He has strong experience doing business with shipping lines and freight companies, and he has a developed a good working relationship with the ILWU.
  • Hugh Vanderspek, longtime General Manager at BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair at Pier 70, is retiring at the end of May 2016. Port Maritime Director Peter Dailey presented him with a plaque to commemorate Hugh’s many years of service and friendship with the Port. Michael Gerbracht has been appointed as Hugh’s successor as GM at BAE Systems.

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Hugh Vanderspek (left) and Peter Dailey

3.   Maritime Berthing on Public Access Piers (Aaron Golbus)

  • Pier 19 is currently not available for public berthing due to regulatory issues, such as permitting and Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) restrictions.
  • In order to move forward with proposed Red & White lease application for Pier 19 South, the Port and Red & White are working to resolve these regulatory issues.
  • Maritime berths like Pier 19 should be utilized once dredged, otherwise siltation will take place, defeating the purpose of deepening the berths for vessel berthing.
  • Regulatory issues should be looked at for all piers with potential maritime use, not just Pier 19.

 

4.   Report on Waterfront Plan Working Group (Anne Cook, Ellen Johnck)

  • Anne Cook gave a status report on the Waterfront Plan Update.
  • Ellen Johnck, Carolyn Horgan, and Chris Christensen are the MCAC representatives.
  • All updates on the Waterfront Plan can be found on the Port's website: http://sfport.com/waterfront-plan-update

 

5.   Mission Bay Ferry Terminal Project  (David Beaupre)

 

6.   Pier 80-96 Maritime Eco-Industrial Strategy  (David Beaupre)

 

7.   Forward Calendar

  • Next MCAC meeting: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm, Pier 1, Embarcadero Room.