Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for October 24, 2017




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Hamlet is Next 

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  

The “infinite monkey” theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will eventually produce the complete works of William Shakespeare. Before that, no doubt, he will produce an opinion piece calling for the repeal of the Jones Act.

That monkey will be in good company. The editorial boards of such imposing publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today have produced missives on the devastating effect the merchant Marine Act of 1920 will have on the hurricane-stricken island of Puerto Rico.

To hear these experts tell it, fully 70 percent of the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma would not have happened if a tramp freighter from the Maldives had been allowed to carry much needed supplies to the Port of San Juan from the port of Jacksonville.

Nelson A. Denis of the New York Times claims that the lack of German U-boats off the coast of Puerto Rico is proof enough that the Act has “outlived its original intent”…

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Story1Blue Economy Incubator for Port of Los Angeles

By Karen Robes Meeks

Real estate developer Morton La Kretz has inked an agreement with AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles to fund the La Kretz Blue Economy Incubator, which will focus on technology firms developing sustainable business models …(Read full article)

Story2SSA Marine Takes Over Tacoma Terminal

By Karen Robes Meeks

SSA Marine has replaced APM Terminals for stevedoring and terminal services for Matson at The Northwest Seaport Alliance Tacoma terminal…(Read full article)

Story3Stormwater Management at Vancouver USA
By Karen Robes Meeks

Earlier this month, the Port of Vancouver USA showcased its innovation in stormwater management, including its employee-generated Grattix and stormwater bio-filtration facilities … (Read full article)

Story4Port of Long Beach Seeks Grant Recipients
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach wants to hear from communities that could benefit from the next round of its Community Grants Program funding. .. (Read full article)

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