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APS Stevedoring, LLC is an auto and break bulk / general cargo stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, CA. Founded in 2011, APS Stevedoring is a private family owned stevedoring company committed to the values of customer services and long term relationships.
APS Stevedoring first began operations at the Port of Richmond, CA in October 2011 discharging Honda automobiles. In early 2012 APS started
operations in Portland, OR managing the Honda and Hyundai terminals as well as vessel operations. In January 2013 APS opened business in Vancouver, WA discharging Subaru automobiles.
APS began operations in Jacksonville, FL in February 2015 discharging Grimaldi Lines vessels with Fiats and Jeep Renegades. APS also started
working for Volkswagen Transport VM in Jacksonville in April of 2015.
In October of 2015 APS was awarded all auto/roro business for Mitsui OSK Lines in Jacksonville and Brunswick, GA making APS one of the largest auto/roro stevedoring companies in the US southeast.
APS started operations in Tacoma, WA in January of 2016 discharging Kia automobiles for Hyundai Glovis and Eukor Car Carriers.
APS Stevedoring is continually looking to grow into additional ports and commodities as opportunities arise. A fundamental value of APS is openness towards true partnerships.
April 29, 2015: APS Stevedoring discharged 998 VW units from the Chesapeake Highway for the first arrival of VWs into Jacksonville, FL. VW moved from the port of Brunswick, GA to Jacksonville with over 100,000 units expected annually.
October 2015: APS Stevedoring has begun handling Porsche cars in Jacksonville, FL. Porsche previously discharged at the port of Brunswick, GA. Porsche is carried by VW Transport with annual volume around 15,000 units.
October 2015: Announcing the APS management teams in Jacksonville, FL and Brunswick, GA: Jacksonville: Barry Bouchelle Site Manager, Jason Vanier and Hank Hart Superintendents and Mark Wisniewski Office Manager.
Brunswick: Buster Clark Site Manager and Jonathan Drury Superintendent.
November 2015: APS Stevedoring has been awarded all of the stevedoring business for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co. in Jacksonville, FL and Brunswick GA. Total annual volume between the two ports is expected to exceed 250,000 units. Manufacturers being handled include Nissan, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Mazda, Honda and Subaru.
November 2015: APS Stevedoring has been awarded the stevedoring for Sallaum Lines in Jacksonville, FL. Sallaum runs vessels from the east coast US to West Africa. Sallaum usually has two vessel calls per month in Jacksonville loading used cars and equipment.
January 2016: APS Stevedoring has been awarded the stevedoring for Eukor Car Carriers, Inc and Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd in Tacoma, WA. The first APS vessel was the GMT Astro for Hyundai Glovis on January 5th with 2515 Kia automobiles discharged. Expected volume for the two steamship lines is expected to exceed 85,000 units annually. Mark Mrzena is the Site Manager for APS in Tacoma. Mark joins APS with over 10 years of experience in the stevedoring industry.
January 12, 2016: APS Stevedoring reached one million units handled since inception on January 12, 2016. APS had two vessels working that day with the K Line vessel Viking Coral working in Richmond, CA and the Sagittarius Leader working in Richmond, CA for NYK. APS was founded in October of 2011 with the first operation in Richmond, CA. APS is now working in 6 ports on both coasts of the US.
March 12, 2015: APS Stevedoring's Portland operation took home two safety awards at the annual Oregon Area Safety Banquet. The APS Portland operations took the best safety performance for a Class C Stevedoring Company in 2014. APS Portland also won the Area Award for 2012. Ben Thamert and his team have now won the Oregon Area Award for 2 of its 3 years in existence.
March 1, 2015: Derrick Sierra has been promoted to the position of Site Manager in the Port of Richmond, CA. Derrick was promoted from Operations Manager with the retirement of John Gibson. The Port of Richmond auto facility sees close to 100,000 Subaru and Honda units arrive by ocean vessel annually.
February 22, 2015: APS opened their east coast operations in the Port of Jacksonville, Florida discharging 2,210 Jeep Renegade units from the CSCC Shanghai for Grimaldi Lines. This was the first shipment of the new Jeep Renegade for Jacksonville. The Port of Jacksonville expects about 45,000 Jeep Renegades to arrive this year.
January 8, 2014: APS had their first stevedoring operation in the Port of Vancouver, WA. Ben Thamert and his team working with ILWU Local 4 discharged 1,678 Subaru automobiles from the NYK Lines vessel Green Point. APS has secured a share of the Subaru import business each month for NYK.
APS Stevedoring wins PMA safety awards for 2012 accident prevention. At the recent Pacific Maritime Assocation’s 64th Annual Safety Awards Banquet in Oregon, APS Stevedoring, LLC received two awards for its Portland operations. On the local level, APS received the First Place Oregon Area Safety Award Group “C” Stevedor. On the coast level, a Coast Accident Prevention Award A (One-Year) Zero Injury Rate went to APS Stevedoring, Oregon, Pacific Northwest Area.
APS’ President John Hering commented on the company’s achievements. “This is a great accomplishment for a start-up company and says much about APS’ dedication to safety,” Hering said. “I cannot say enough about Site Manager Ben Thamert and the great job he and the entire APS team has done.” PMA safety awards rules are established by the awards committee. The awards committee is composed of members from all areas on the West Coast. Award winners are determined by companies attaining the lowest incident rate within their category. Companies are divided into categories and subcategories based on their type of operation and the number of hours worked for an entire year by longshoremen, clerks, and foremen. The categories are stevedoring companies, container companies, terminal companies, bulk operators and lines companies.
APS Stevedoring LLS, auto and general cargo/break bulk stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, recently announced the appointment of Donald E. Rupert as its vice president East Coast.Reporting directly to President John Hering, Rupert will be in charge of developing and overseeing business opportunities for APS Stevedoring in the U.S. East Coast and Gulf regions. Rupert has more than 35 years in the transportation industry, having worked for such respected companies as P&O Ports, Hoegh Autoliners, U.S. Navigation, Maher Terminals and Roadway Express.“APS Stevedoring is very fortunate to have someone with Don’s background join our family,” Hering said. “Don brings a level of respect and experience unmatched in the industry. I am looking forward to working closely with Don in developing new business and continuing to provide APS’s customers the finest quality service. Throughout Don’s career he has demonstrated the importance of developing and maintaining relationships, which is the core value of APS Stevedoring.”
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