Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for May 12, 2017

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Inter-Service Cooperation 
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
Earlier this year, when President Trump announced the addition of $54 billion in added Defense Department spending for the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard was notable in its absence. Meanwhile, many, including Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan, were rightfully concerned that cuts in the Department of Homeland Security would strip the Coast Guard of much needed operating capital.
In late March, however, the Homeland Security Department confirmed that the White House’s budget amendment for fiscal 2017 and budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would sustain current funding levels for the Coast Guard, allowing for the continuation of day-to-day operations, acquisitions, construction and improvements.

Among those improvements are much-needed new vessels, one of which was recently…

 Friday, May 12, 2017
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POLA April Cargo Volumes Set Record

By Mark Edward Nero
April cargo volumes surged 8.9 percent at the Port of Los Angeles compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the port May 11, making it the best April in the port’s 110-year history. With 714,755 TEUs, it eclipsed the April 2012 record of 707,182 TEUs…(Read full article)


Crowley Wins LNG Supply Contract
in Puerto Rico

By Mark Edward Nero
Crowley Maritime Corp. said May 11 that its liquefied natural gas (LNG) services group has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply additional volumes of containerized, US-sourced LNG to a major pharmaceutical company’s manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico…(Read full article)


Customs Withdraws Proposal to Revoke
Jones Act Waivers

By Mark Edward Nero

US Customs and Border Protection announced on May 10 that it is withdrawing a January proposal to revoke waivers that have been previously granted to oil and gas companies… 
(Read full article)


Newest BC Ferries Vessel Begins Service May 16

By Mark Edward Nero

BC Ferries, the contractor that provides ferry service along coastal British Columbia, announced on May 9 that its newest vessel,
Salish Orca, is expected to officially commence service at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 16… (Read full article)

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