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APS Stevedoring

Who We Are

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 Stevedoring started operations in Portland, OR managing the Honda and Hyundai terminals as well as vessel operations.  In January 2013 APS Stevedoring opened business in Vancouver, WA discharging Subaru automobiles.

APS Stevedoring began operations in Jacksonville, FL in February 2015 discharging Grimaldi Lines vessels with Fiats and Jeep Renegades.  We also started working for Volkswagen Transport VM, Bentley and Audi in Jacksonville in April of 2015.

APS Stevedoring is continually looking to grow into additional ports and commodities as opportunities arise.  A fundamental values of APS Stevedoring is openness towards true partnerships.


APS Portland wins PMA safety awards - AGAIN!

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.  

Derrick Sierra Promoted to Site Manager

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.

APS Stevedoring starts operations on the east coast

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.

APS has first operation in Vancouver, Washington

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 Portland wins PMA safety award!

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 Announces New East Coast Vice President

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.”


This is the home of the APS Stevedoring corporate headquarters.

Corporate Headquarters

3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 125
Long Beach, CA 90806
Richmond, CA

Honda and Subaru Port Operations


1311 Canal Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94804
Portland, OR

Honda Port Operations

Portland – Honda

6347 North Marine Drive
Portland,  OR 97203
Portland, OR


Portland – Hyundai

8235 N Marine Drive
Portland,  OR 97203
Vancouver, WA

Subaru Port Operations

Vancouver – Subaru

3309 NW Gateway Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98660
Jacksonville, FL

Jeep Renegades, VW, Audi, and Bentley


9980 Blount Island Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32226

Our customers

Vehicle Customers

Ship Carriers

Volkswagen Transport


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Auto Warehousing Company is proud to show who we are and what we can do as a company.  If you have any questions about how we can help please contact us.

The Leaders of Awc

“Leadership is an action not a position.”

John Hering is President of APS Stevedoring, LLC

John Hering

Steve Nixon is Vice President of APS Stevedoring, LLC

Steve Nixon
Vice President

Don Rupert is Vice President of APS Stevedoring, LLC

Don Rupert
Vice President

Mike Kim is Finance Manager of APS Stevedoring

Mike Kim
Finance Manager

Ben Thamert is Site Manager – Portland of APS Stevedoring

Ben Thamert
Site Manager – Portland/Vancouver

Derrick Sierra is Site Manager - Richmond of APS Stevedoring.

Derrick Sierra
Site Manager – Richmond

Tim Hust is Superintendent for Portland / Vancouver

Tim Hust
Superintendent Portland / Vancouver

Barry Bouchelle is Site Manager of Jacksonville

Barry Bouchelle
Site Manager - Jacksonville

Jason Vanier is Superintendent – Jacksonville

Jason Vanier
Superintendent - Jacksonville


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Auto Warehousing Company has over 50 years of experience providing the services, installation, and logistic needs of our Automotive and Railroad customers.  From our customers to our associates, all are treated fairly, equally, and with respect.
We believe in empowering our managers, thus allowing them to react quickly to our customers’ needs.

AWC continually embrace new technology allowing us to further increase efficiency and responsiveness to our customers’ needs. Continuing education and training is a priority at AWC, so our customers can reap the benefit of the most skilled workforce available.

Auto Warehousing Company is family owned and maintains that feel across the company.

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Web design is the planning and creation of websites. We design each website specially to suit the needs of the client and you don’t pay until you are 100% satisfied!


Webflow is the top drag-and-drop website builder for designing custom, professional websites without code. We use Webflow every day to create beautiful static sites for our clients.


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HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks from which all websites are created. We use the very latest versions of these technologies; HTML5 and CSS3 for building beautiful custom sites.

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If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.

 – Charlotte Brontë –

To see a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wild Flower, hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour.

– William Blake–

 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

 – Jane Austen –

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