2012 Summer Conference - a great success

PNWA held an extremely successful Summer Conference June 27-29 at the Marriott Seattle Waterfront. The 2012 event saw record numbers of participants, with a total of over 120 attendees.  The agenda included a line up of exceptional speakers, with informative and relevant presentations, all of which can now be accessed below.  We would like to thank our speakers for the time they donated to participate in the event, as well as our 16 sponsors whose generous contributions help keep meeting costs and registration fees low: AECOM, Columbia River Pilots, ICF International, ILWU Local 8, Moffatt & Nichol, Northwest Grain Growers, PNGC Power, Port of Lewiston, Port of Longview, Port of Portland, Port of St. Helens, Port of Vancouver, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Shaver Transportation, The Dutra Group, and Westwood Shipping.     

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Speaker Bios


Washington Council on International Trade: Priorities for 2012    
Eric Schinfeld, President, Washington Council on International Trade

USACE, Seattle District: 2012 Priorities & Projects
COL Bruce Estok, District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District

Ocean Carriers: Market Conditions, Carrier Logistics and Changing Industry Dynamics
William Sheridan, APL Network Operations & Logistics, Western Region

Emissions Control Area Regulations: New Standards, New Challenges
Capt. Mike Moore, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
Guy Stephenson, President, Westwood Shipping Lines

Port & Inland Waterways Modernization Strategy - Options for the Future
Jim Walker, Chief of Navigation, USACE, Headquarters

Lower Columbia River Pile Dike Study
Carl Kassebaum, Senior Technical Specialist, AECOM

Global Coal Perspective - What is Driving Recent Market Developments?
Andy Roberts, Principal Analyst - Thermal Coal, Coal Market Research, Wood Mackenzie

Dredged Material Management - Corps Update & Innovative Disposal Solutions
Dave Gesl, Senior Regulatory Program Manager, USACE, Northwestern Division
David Kendall, Chief, Dredged Material Management Office, USACE, Seattle District
Eric Braun, Senior Navigation Program Manager, USACE, Northwestern Division
Carl McNabb, Senior Engineer, PND Engineers, Inc.

Case Study: Port of Tacoma, NOAA & USACE Efforts to Coordinate Bathymetric Surveys
John Hicks, Chief, Navigation Section, USACE, Seattle District


2012 sponsors