Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for Friday, January 20, 2017


Subscribe to Pacific Maritime Magazine 






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…



Friday, January 20, 2017


Have a news tip to share? Send an email to Mark Edward Nero

Story1Seattle Port Commission Chooses New Leaders

By Mark Edward Nero

On Jan. 17, the Port of Seattle Commission elected its officers for 2017, and Commissioner Tom Albro was chosen as the five-member body’s president, while Commissioner Courtney Gregoire will serve as vice president…(Read full article)

Story2Seaspan Appoints New Marine Operations VP

By Mark Edward Nero

North Vancouver, BC-based marine transport company Seaspan has appointed Director of Operations Paul Hilder to the position of Vice President, Marine Operations, the company said Jan. 10…(Read full article)

Story3AAPA Looks to ‘Maximize’ Number of Cruise Guests

By Mark Edward Nero

Maximizing the number of cruise guests and ensuring they have a favorable cruise experience are among the key topics to be addressed at the American Association of Port Authorities’ 2017 Cruise Seminar, set for Feb. 14-15 in San Diego… (Read full article)

Story4POLB Selling 5.6 Acre Land Parcel

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach is selling a 5.6-acre parking lot in downtown Long Beach. The port bough the parcel in 2011 while it was in discussions to buy a downtown building for use as a headquarters. .. (Read full article)

Pacific Maritime Magazine is published by Philips Publishing Group. All rights Reserved.

Philips Publishing Group

Philips Publishing Group, 2201 West Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199