Marr named President of Association of Pacific Ports
Jul 30, 2019
Port of Nanaimo CEO Ian Marr has been elected President of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP). Marr, who was named CEO of the Port of Nanaimo last fall, was chosen to head the APP at its 106th Annual Conference July 14-17 in Portland, Oregon. Nanaimo will host the event in 2020, from August 9-12.
The Association of Pacific Ports (APP) is a trade and information association founded in 1913 as the Pacific Coast Association of Port Authorities (PCAPA) for the purpose of promoting increased efficiency and effectiveness of the ports of the Pacific. There are currently 27 members of the APP and 47 associate members, from Canada, the United States (Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii), and countries as far away as Tonga and Taiwan.
“This is a great honour, and I look forward to serving as President of this great association,” says Marr. “We’re very excited about hosting this event next year in Nanaimo, and we expect over 60 delegates from our membership from all over the Pacific region to join us here.”
Marr, Director of Communications David Mailloux and Executive Assistant to the President and CEO Arlene Rolston made a presentation at the Portland gathering to invite members to attend the 2020 Conference.
There have been two other presidents of the APP from Nanaimo: Don Beaton in 1985-86, and Gino Sedola in 1995-96.
Port Chair Donna Hais says “We have been a member of the APP for many years, and through this, we are able to glean valuable information from other members that helps us here, and keeps us abreast of trends and issues that affect all ports. Having Ian lead this group is another feather in the cap for the Port of Nanaimo.”
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