Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for December 27, 2016


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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

When George W. Bush prepared to move to the White House for his first term as US President, the place was a mess. The Government Accounting Office reported that Executive Office staff, some of whom had been there 30 years, used words such as “extremely filthy” or “trashed out” to describe the conditions they had observed, and that office space contained a “malodorous stench” or looked liked there had been a party.

The mess was described as “pranks” by the previous occupants, who left vulgar graffiti derogatory to the incoming administration, voice mail announcements that had been changed to answer with obscene messages and signs comparing President Bush to a chimpanzee…

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Story1TIL Inks Deal to Replace Hanjin at POLB

By Mark Edward Nero

New cargo business could be coming to the Port of Long Beach’s largest terminal soon after the port’s harbor board approved an agreement to replace a vessel operator that declared bankruptcy four months ago…(Read full article)

Story2NW Seaport Alliance to Bid on Navy Ship Berthing

By Mark Edward Nero

On Dec. 19, the Northwest Seaport Alliance held a special meeting to approve a plan under which the Alliance would join Foss Maritime in an effort to win a contract to berth the USNS Bob Hope at a North Harbor terminal…(Read full article)

Story3Oakland Monthly Container Volumes Up Slightly
By Mark Edward Nero

Although an 11.5 percent increase in full container imports was a boon for the Port of Oakland last month, it was offset by a nearly 24 percent drop in empty exports, resulting in just a 2.3 percent rise in overall cargo volumes compared to the same month last year… (Read full article)

Story4POLA Names New Deputy Police Chief
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Michael Graychik as its deputy chief of police. Graychik was sworn in to his new position at the Dec. 15 Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners meeting… (Read full article)

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