Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for December 20, 2016


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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor


In this space in January of 2014 we made our readers aware of the State of Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) plan to petition the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a no-discharge zone in Puget Sound, which would prohibit the use of USCG-approved types 1 and 2 marine sanitation devices. The actual, stated reasons given by the State Department of Ecology (DOE) amount to the following:

Other states have NDZs.

It is technically feasible.

It feels right.

The DOE further explained that the US Coast Guard….


Tuesday, December 20, 2016


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Story1Seattle-Tacoma Ports Record Biggest November Volumes in 5 Years

By Mark Edward Nero

Import and export volumes at the Seattle-Tacoma port complex last month were the strongest for a November in the last five years, according to newly-released data…(Read full article)

Story2Port of LA Receives Clean Terminal Equipment Grants

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles said Dec. 16 that it has secured a $5.8 million state grant to purchase and test a new fleet of 25 zero and near-zero emission yard tractors at the Everport marine container terminal…(Read full article)

Story3POLB Releases On-Dock Rail Proposal Draft Report

By Mark Edward Nero

On Dec. 15, the Port of Long Beach released a draft environmental study on a proposal to redevelop a rail yard to allow for the assembly of longer trains within the harbor. .. (Read full article)

Story4Port of Oakland Exec to Head Bay Planning Coalition

By Mark Edward Nero

A Port of Oakland planning and environmental expert has been chosen as the next president of the Bay Planning Coalition… (Read full article)

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