Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for March 31, 2017

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March 15, 2017
EPA to Reexamine Emission Standards
for Marine Vessels
WASHINGTON- Today. Department of Transportation Secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will revisit the previous administration’s 2008 rule that finalized standards to reduce emissions of particulate matter (PM) by 90 percent and nitrogen oxides (NOX) by 80 percent from engines in marine vessels of under 30 liters…
Friday, March 31, 2017
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Economist Predicts US Cargo Container Trade Growth

By Mark Edward Nero
International trade is expected to grow for the US in 2017, as domestic economic conditions improve and the world economy accelerates, an economic forecaster predicted at the Port of Long Beach’s annual “Pulse of the Ports” peak season forecast on March 29…(Read full article)


Study: Cruise Industry Leads in Environmental Performance

By Mark Edward Nero
The cruise industry is a leader in the development of innovative technologies, the reduction of air emissions and wastewater treatment practices, according to a new study released March 30 by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)…(Read full article)


Port of Oakland Invests in Solar Power

By Mark Edward Nero

Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved an $8.9 million deal to purchase solar power for the next 20 years. The port said its municipal utility will resell the electricity to tenants, including those at both the seaport and Oakland airport… 
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Port of Seattle Opens 150 Paid Internship Slots

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle is kicking off its 2017 summer intern program with 150 paid roles for high school and college students, which is triple the number of positions offered just two years ago… 
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